Bloodborne 2? Deep Down? – Sony CEO Teases Japanese Developer Game Reveals for E3

Bloodborne 2? Deep Down? – Sony CEO Teases Japanese Developer Game Reveals for E3

Speaking to Time, Sony CEO Shawn Layden had some interesting comments about what we can expect from Sony during E3. During the interview Layden said that the resurgence of console (specifically the PS4) popularity is drawing in many different types of games as well as more traditional Japanese creators. He said the following:

Layden says the Japanese publishers are also coming back, listing off recent games like Resident Evil 7, Nioh, Nier: Automata, Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV as examples. “That’s super important for us,” he says. “I think a lot of Japanese developers lost their way chasing the mobile games yen, if you will, but they’re coming back to console in a major way. And speaking of, we’ll have some big announcements at E3 in that precise vein.”

Hmm. Very interesting. We know that rumors have been circulating recently about Bloodborne 2 getting a reveal, and we also know Deep Down is somewhere out there in hiding. With those games developed by big Japanese studios at From Software and Capcom, it’s certainly possible that these are games he is intimating as announcements of both/either of these games would be huge AAA reveals. It would be right in line with the great string of releases we have already seen this year, both the action titles he mentioned and the recent wave of traditional JRPGs that have been coming to the console like Valkyria Revolution, Akiba’s Beat and Dark Rose Valkyrie.

Thoughts on the hints left for us? What Japanese made games would you like to see revealed at E3 next week? Sound off in the comments!

More on Bloodborne 2

More on Deep Down


Editor at Fextralife. I look for the substantial in gaming and I try to connect video games to the emotions and stories they elicit. I love all things culture and history and have an odd fondness for the planet Jupiter. I think my dogs are pretty awesome too.

View my other posts

4 comments on “Bloodborne 2? Deep Down? – Sony CEO Teases Japanese Developer Game Reveals for E3”

  1. Avatar TSMP says:

    I would love to see more info on Deep Down. Probably a bit early to say, though…

  2. Avatar Emergence says:

    Well we know they renewed the trademark in February. They have to be tired of getting asked about it and this is the time of year for it. Capcom usually has a really big installation on the E3 floor (last year was insane) but a huge chuck of it was RES7 and a Monster Hunter Zepplin. You’d have to figure they need something to fill the floor more with.

  3. Loengrind says:

    I don’t want to see Bloodborne 2 at E3 2017. It will be quite disapointing if they don’t show us something new.

  4. Avatar announakis says:

    I hate to say but I think the platform of the next FROM game will determine what I will purchase soon…BB2 would mean buying another PS4…

Log in to leave a Comment