Hope they show actual gameplay and not cgi especially for games like horizon and god of war
It's not very likely that CGI is going to be used. That hasn't really factored into Sony 1st party games for quite a few years now.
When CGI is used, it's pretty much only for their TV ads near launch - exceptions exist of course.
If Horizon 2 shows up at the SOP, I would be incredibly surprised if it were CGI: it's not likely.
This is one of the big reasons I get bored at SOP. That and the same typical games they show are shown everywhere else. They need to learn to get those big surprises that an ND does. If they shocked me with Zone of the Enders 3, those out of left field WTF moments that ND's are so good at. People lost their shit at Deadly Premonition 2 just after announcing a port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions. SOP. Boom Persona HD collection and then suddenly BOOM Silent Hill 2 remake trailer. Does not have to be specifically these. Just an example of wow that caught us by surprise. Sony has yet to come close to that IMO.
I would disagree that Sony hasn't achieved this with any SOP. And I also think that it doesn't matter. Sales of PS4/ PS5 hardware and software show that Sony's decisions on SOP are having the intended effect.
That said, I wouldn't expect this SOP to be much different. I'm sure there will be one or 2 surprises, at the very least, but with PS5's barely able to stay on shelves, there's no reason to go big. Of course, I hope they do.
As long as the presentation is good, and they show off good games, that is ultimately what is most important.Last edited by twintail - on 24 February 2021