PlayStation Experience 2017: Everything You Need To Know

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PlayStation Experience 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Your essential guide on badges, panels, playable games and more at PSX.

Would you look at the time! We’re just one week away from PlayStation Experience 2017! As we inch closer to this year’s big community show, this essential guide will help you make the most of your experience, whether you’re joining us at the Anaheim Convention Center or tuning in from home.

Show Hours

PlayStation Presents | Friday, December 8, 2017: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
*Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket.
Show Hours | Saturday, December 9, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Show Hours | Sunday, December 10, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

Badge Pickup

PlayStation Experience 2017

For those joining us in Anaheim this year, scooping up your badge will be high priority! See below for full details on when and where to pick up your PlayStation Experience 2017 badge — and be sure to bring a valid form of ID when you pick it up.

Early Bird ticket holders can attend the Friday night PlayStation Presents special presentation. If you are interested in attending, we recommend picking up your badge as early as possible as you will need it to enter.

You can pick up your badge Friday, December 8th, 2017 starting at 10:00am. Badge pick-up will be located at the Anaheim Convention Center outside of Exhibit Hall B. You will need to show your government-issued photo ID and your PSX 2017 confirmation. Full badge pickup times below:

Friday, December 8th, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, December 9th, 2017: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, December 10th, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Experience PlayStation 2017 App
PlayStation Experience 2017

Make sure to download the Experience PlayStation smartphone application before the show starts! It will be your key to unlocking rewards, game demos, and more! Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the app is like your sidekick who lives inside your pocket, giving you all the tips and tricks to get the most out of PSX 2017.

Here are some of the features:

  • RSVP for PS4 and PS VR demos
  • Book appointments for Autograph sessions
  • Log in with your PSN ID to get access to the QUESTS section
  • Scan with the app to unlock rewards
  • Scan PlayStation Collectible Cards to build your digital collection
  • Just in time for PlayStation Experience 2017, attendees can use the app to enjoy numerous improvements and great new features. Make sure to have it ready when the doors open!

    PlayStation Presents

    Early Bird ticket holders, we’ve got something special cooking just for you on Friday night. Starting at 8:00pm Pacific time, you can listen in on candid discussions with some of PlayStation’s top developers, get updates on some key titles, and hear some special announcements. Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller will also be dropping by! Your badge will be required for entry, so make sure to pick it up.

    Watch Live at

    Can’t make it to Anaheim? Stream the show live at By logging in with your PSN ID, you can unlock bonus content by watching PlayStation Experience live and VOD content starting at 8:00pm Pacific, Friday, December 8.

    You can also stream PlayStation Experience from Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.


    Whether you’re attending in person or streaming live, Saturday is going to be jam-packed with exciting discussions from some of the top voices in gaming. Here’s what’s in store:

    Saturday, December 9
    11:00am: Accounting for Accounting+: Squanch Games and Crows Crows Crows
    Join Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland (Squanch Games) and The Stanley Parable designer William Pugh (Crows Crows Crows) as they examine the comedic opportunities of VR with Accounting +, on PS VR December 19, and trade notes on the exciting new medium of VR gaming.

    12:30pm: Media Molecule Presents Dreams
    Join Media Molecule studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm.

    2:00pm: IGN Ranks the Top 10 PlayStation Games of all Time
    IGN's Podcast Beyond crew is here to figure out the 10 best PlayStation games ever, and they need your help! Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us? Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Journey or Shadow of the Colossus? Is it too soon for Horizon Zero Dawn to make the list? Help us build the best of the best that PlayStation has to offer. Help us celebrate 20+ years of PlayStation at PSX!

    3:30pm: Ghost of Tsushima: From Concept to Reveal
    It’s been a month since we announced our newest title, Ghost of Tsushima. Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve watched so many reaction videos and read many of your comments with smiles on our faces, so we thought PSX was a great opportunity to share a little more with you all.

    Join us on Saturday at 3:30pm as Nate Fox (Creative Director), Jason Connell (Creative/Art Director), Billy Harper (Animation Director), Ryuhei Katami (Associate Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment) and moderator Brian Altano (IGN) discuss how we approached making the debut trailer and what inspired us to make this game. We’ll share epic concept art that’s driving the tone and visuals for the game, and share a little about our reference trips to Japan and working with new team members that are helping make Ghost of Tsushima even better. Also be sure to stop by our signing session after the panel and come say hi. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.

    5:00pm: Uncharted 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Join us as we celebrate the Uncharted 10th Anniversary at PSX 2017 with an unprecedented gathering of the cast from throughout the series! Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Graham McTavish, and Robin-Atkin Downes reflect on the series and share their memories with guest moderator Greg Miller (Kinda Funny). We’ll also be hosting a special signing session with the cast prior to the panel. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Experience app for time and location!

    6:30pm: The Last of Us Part II: Meet the Cast
    Join Naughty Dog and the cast of The Last of Us Part II as they discuss the making of the cutscene teaser trailer that was revealed just a few short weeks ago at Paris Games Week. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, co-writer Halley Gross, and key members of the game’s cast discuss the writing process, casting, performance capture, and more. For those attending the event, there will also be a signing session following the panel.

    *All panels take place in the Anaheim Convention Center

    Playable Games

    We’ll have 100+ playable games on the show floor this year, including unreleased titles. Don’t worry, you’ll have two days to try your hand at as many as you can. Here are some of games we can share right now, but there will be more waiting for you once the show floor opens on December 9.

    • 20XX
    • A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher
    • Aegis Defenders
    • At Sundown
    • Boundary
    • Brawlhalla
    • Call of Duty: WWII
    • Chasm
    • Children of Morta
    • Code :Hardcore
    • Crossing Souls
    • Dead by Daylight
    • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
    • Deadbolt
    • Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
    • Detroit: Become Human
    • DJ MAXRespect
    • EarthNight
    • Fantasy Strike
    • Far Cry 5
    • fault milestone one
    • Fight Knight
    • Fighting EX Layer
    • Flipping Death
    • Fortnite Battle Royale
    • Frantics
    • Gang Beasts
    • Gran Turismo Sport
    • Guacamelee! 2
    • Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition
    • Hidden Agenda
    • Horizon Chase Turbo
    • Hover
    • Iconoclasts
    • Immortal: Unchained
    • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    • Knights and Bikes
    • Knowledge Is Power
    • Lost Soul Aside (PSX 2017 Special Version)
    • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
    • MLB The Show 17
    • Monster Hunter: World
    • Moonlighter
    • Mothergunship
    • Mulaka
    • Night in the Woods
    • No Heroes Here
    • Omen of Sorrow
    • Pig Eat Ball
    • Pinstripe
    • Riverbond
    • Russian Subway Dogs
    • School Girl/Zombie Hunter
    • Shadow of the Colossus
    • Shape of the World
    • SkullPirates
    • Sonic Forces
    • Sonic Mania
    • Strange Brigade
    • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
    • Super Daryl Deluxe
    • Super Meat Boy Forever
    • Tera
    • That’s You!
    • The Adventure Pals
    • The Cat and the Coup
    • The Church in the Darkness
    • The Forest
    • The Gardens Between
    • The Night Journey
    • The Swords of Ditto
    • Tokyo Xanadu EX+
    • Tower 57
    • Trove
    • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    • Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST]
    • Vane
    • Walden, a game
    • War Theatre
    • Way of the Passive Fist
    • World End Economica
    • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
    • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

    PlayStation VR

    • Anamorphine
    • Bow to Blood
    • Bravo Team
    • Dark Eclipse
    • Farpoint
    • Golem
    • Gungrave
    • Knockout League
    • League of War: VR Arena
    • Medusa and Man
    • Moss
    • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
    • Shooty Fruity
    • Sprint Vector
    • The American Dream
    • The Inpatient
    • The Persistence
    • X Animal
    • Xing: The Land Beyond
    Capcom Cup

    Capcom Cup 2017

    Capcom Cup is returning to PlayStation Experience 2017, with the finals taking place on Sunday at 2:00pm Pacific time. Watch the top qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour compete for more than $370,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the Street Fighter V world champion.


    We’ve got some fancy folks joining us at PlayStation Experience this year, and you’ll have your shot at autograph sessions with a handful of them! While we can’t announce our full lineup just yet, below are some of the teams you could get a chance to meet.

    You spoke, we listened. This year autographs will be managed via the Experience PlayStation smartphone app. If you are excited about this list make sure to download the app early and keep your finger on the trigger when the sessions open up. Space is limited and RSVPing is the only way to get to get in!

    Posters will be provided or you can bring an item of your own to be signed. Please note only one item per person is allowed – we’ve set up these sessions to fit as many fans as possible.

    Saturday, December 9
    Time Teams
    12:30 pm Accounting+
    3:00pm Uncharted 10 Year Anniversary
    4:30pm God of War
    5:30pm Ghost of Tsushima
    8:00pm The Last of Us Part II
    Sunday, December 10
    Time Team
    12pm Monster Hunter: World
    1:30pm Greg Miller
    3:00pm Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris
    Collectible Cards

    Back in October, we announced that collectible cards are coming back for PlayStation Experience 2017. For those unfamiliar, we have about three dozen limited-edition, foil-embossed cards scattered throughout the show for you to discover. Attendees can also earn PlayStation Trophy cards by taking part in quests. Use your wits, divide and conquer, and by the end of the weekend you could find yourself with the entire set.

    PlayStation Gear Store

    We recently unveiled just a taste of the of the PlayStation Gear one will find this year at the PlayStation Gear store. With our biggest lineup of clothing, collectibles, and limited edition products, you are bound to find the perfect gift for yourself and everyone on your holiday gift list. Last year, many items sold out quickly — don’t wait until the last day to get your favorite gear! And be sure to bring a Visa or Mastercard; we won’t accept cash.


    Whew, did you catch all that? Now you’ve got everything you’ll need to have an unforgettable PlayStation Experience. Make sure to check back to PlayStation.Blog for more updates throughout the week, and keep this post handy as we get closer — we may add other information to help you get the most out of the event.

    We can’t wait to celebrate everything PlayStation with you next week — see you in Anaheim!

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    • Awesome. I’m glad the autographs are much more organized than last year. I can’t wait!

    • Will we be able to register for multiple signing sessions (if we are fast enough) or will it be limited in some way?

    • Wish I could go so I could get a hands-on look at Guac 2, Crossing Souls, Detroit, Knights & Bikes, Gardens Between, Shadow of the Colossus PS4, VANE, and Moss! Hope whoever goes has a great time, and reports back! :-)

    • 4th time going and I can’t wait to see the posse!

      • First time goer so Im gonna ask a pro.. Can I take a backpack with me To the event? Thanks

      • @ OmG_iTz_JP This is my 4th psx as well, and there have never been any issues bringing backpacks. It’s very common for people to bring gaming themed backpacks, such as the Infamous sling bag that came with the CE, and I’ll be walking around with my nice new Destiny 2 CE survival bag.

      • @Darklink415

        Thank you I wanted to be extra sure, Thats a cool bag brother

    • Thank you thank you thank you for changing he autograph system. I am even more stoked for this year now!

    • Can items not-related to Uncharted and Last of Us Part II be signed in their sessions?

      • Yes, within reason (our staff will be making judgement calls). Please note that you can only get one item signed per session, so choose wisely.

    • Will the gear store be open on Friday night for early bird access?

      • Does anyone know if the showroom floor is open for early access, or is it just presentations? Also, is the store open then too!?

    • Sad that DMCV didn’t make the cut.

    • I bought the bundle with the VGA admission, where can I pick upt the admissions for that event?? Haven’t received an update on that matter.

    • has the app not been updated for psx yet? I don’t see it as an option to look at?

    • 5 bucks says the first signing is Kojima.

    • Two fast questions

      1) How can we tell if we have early bird passes or not? I did not see any option to select for those when I registered a while back.

      2) If we do not have early bird is there anything to do on Friday that we can attend or is it just badge pickup?

      • Go look at your email your got when you purchased your tickets, should say if its an early bird pass or not

      • It’s likely you have a standard 2-Day ticket if the Early Bird option wasn’t up when you registered. There isn’t anything official happening on Friday besides PlayStation Presents, but Kinda Funny is having a community viewing event for it in the Hilton Anaheim lobby.

    • So from what I read, it sounds like we will no longer be using our badges to scan at demo booths, like the previous 2 years, instead we use the app on our phone to scan something at each demo booth to get rewards. Is that correct? Also we will still be able to wait in line to play demos if we don’t RSVP right?

      • Correct – you will use the app to scan in at booths to unlock rewards. Some demos will require RSVPs, some won’t – keep an eye on the app for more details.

    • I can’t wait! I’m going all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I will be arriving at noon on Friday. Will the PlayStation Presents be able to accommodate all early bird ticket holders?
      Thanks a bunch and see you soon!

    • Quick question, it sounds like we need to rsvp to book certain demos. Does that mean if we don’t book in time that we miss out on playing the game and getting the collectible card too?

      • Was literally about to ask the same question. I don’t want to miss out on a card because the RSVP list filled up too quickly. Hopefully the games with cards you’ll be able to wait in line too to play and get a card. Please clarify.

      • If that happens, approach a staff member who clearly has cards, calmly and respectfully explain the situation and ask if they will just give you a card. I’ve found that they will almost always say yes.

    • Awesome, I’m glad that we can do the scanning now, most devs kept the scanning phones in their hands, so it was hard to get a hold of.

    • Are we allowed to bring a backpack into the convention? I want to get some things signed but don’t want to have to carry them around all day.

    • I purchased my early bird ticket back around August. Will I need to arrive at 10AM like everyone else to pick it up, or can get it later that day?

    • PSX ’17 101 is nicely done, but will watch it online. Have fun.

    • What if the app isnt compatable with my phone? Will i still be able to attend autograph signings and demos?

    • I have proof that I paid for my ticket through an Amex bill, but never received confirmation code. How do I get it?

    • 3 questions.
      1.How will IGN determine the top games? By most sold, most played or by user reviews?
      2. Last years show was interrupted online due to some server issues. Will that addressed this year?
      I would like to be there but due to injuries from my military service I won’t be able to make it at all ever. Is there any way that people like myself could get their hands on some of the on-site goodies without having to pay an arm and a leg from a third party scalper?
      PS day 1 gamer…. Seasparrow.

    • Will there be any announcement when Experience Playstation is updated with PSX info? Don’t want to miss signing up for sessions and found out later that it has already been filled.

    • Is the Playstation Presents event on Friday is exclusive to Early Birds only? And in the pick-up instructions email I read that the line begins saturday morning at 12:01am, but I am not sure if that means noon or midnight…

    • Why wasn’t there an option for 1 day tickets? That’s a little silly for those of us that can only make it to one day.

    • what about the main thing ” PlayStation Keynote ” ?

      there is no mention of it ?

    • Anyone by chance know how much is charged for Parking for this event?

    • Who can I talk to about lack of photo ID? I recently lost it and have to go in to replace it tomorrow.

    • Sweet! Guns of Icarus still coming.

    • At the part of PS Gear…lololololololololololololololol…must be some sort of trolling or another symptom of the world going crazy and backwards.”We won’t accept cash”…really?…unbelievable.

    • Will last years cards be sold this year as well? I like the card hunting, but most of the devs who had the cards were greedy and sometimes only gave it to people they knew. So I gave up tracking them down.

    • there’s a fire will that effect the event

    • If spiderman isn’t at the show I’m gonna cry

    • How do I find out if I have an early bird ticket

    • Can’t wait!!! This will be my first time!!

      Can we bring in GoPros??

    • I can’t wait to head out to Anaheim tomorrow. This will be my first PSX this year. One question though: is my badge required to RSVP for an autograph session via the app? I haven’t picked up my badge yet (probably not until tomorrow) and I don’t want to miss out.

    • I like the personable presentation so far. Another game I’d like an update on is Wild.

      • I don’t have very high expectations in terms of announcements, but something from Studio Japan may surprise me.

        I would also hope to see some gameplay for 13 Sentinels from Vanillaware, but I doubt it – they will focus on promoting the PS4 release of Dragon’s Crown.
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