Sony’s PlayStation presser at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles will be remembered for a lot of great things, maybe most notably for the way in which the company allowed its fantastic line-up of games do its talking.
With Days Gone, Kojima’s Death Stranding, Resident Evil 7 and Insomniac Games Spider-Man project all revealed during the conference, largely to great reception and rapturous applause, one game, in particular, stood tall above the rest, Santa Monica Studio’s – God of War.
A perfectly orchestrated reveal, God of War‘s introduction to proceedings was enough alone to send shivers down the spines of most gamers at home, not to mention inside the packed Shrine Auditorium. The orchestra itself beautifully built up the atmosphere, leading perfectly into God of War‘s gameplay, it’s perhaps a mixture of both great presentation and gameplay footage that has seen that very God of War reveal trailer become PlayStation’s most viewed video of all time on its YouTube Channel, overcoming Final Fantasy VII’s trailer from PlayStation’s 2015’s conference.
At the time of writing (December 21, 2016), PlayStation’s God of War E3 2016 Trailer has raked in a whopping 14,397,823 views in the past 6 months, overtaking Final Fantasy VII E3 2015 Trailer, which currently boasts 14,388,267 views.
Only Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare managed more views in 2016 with 50,408,604 and 36,253,348 views respectively, but these were multiplatform reveal trailers, while Red Dead Redemption 2‘s Reveal Trailer on Rockstar Games YouTube channel has just over 9 million views.
Sony Santa Monica developer and Director for God of War, Cory Barlog recently revealed that the game was almost done shooting, and teased that we could see more of the re-introduced title once its video hits 15m, which its very close to now achieving.
Until that moment, check out the God of War E3 Trailer in its entirety below.