Sony E3 conference streaming via PS Home

Plus, visit Sony's actual E3 booth in the virtual world

E3 is, unfortunately for most of you, an industry-only event, but Sony seems to be making every effort to bring the show to you.

The platform holder has confirmed that it will stream its entire press conference via a "special screening room within PlayStation Home".


As Sony explains: "The press conference, which will be the first ever live streaming press event in PlayStation Home, will show Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA, on stage as he unveils exclusive, never-before-seen footage of new titles across Sony Computer Entertainment's suite of platforms and reveals all of the major announcements the company will make at the E3 expo, taking place June 6 through 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center."

The show kicks off on June 6 at 5 p.m. PT (1am BST, June 7).

PlayStation Home users will also be able to have a look around a detailed virtual replica of Sony's inevitably enormous E3 show floor booth. "At the start of the show on Tuesday, June 7 at 12 p.m. PT, when users login to PlayStation Home, they will be invited to visit the virtual booth," explains Sony.

"Once inside, users will be able to tour a detailed replica of PlayStation's E3 booth earning exclusive virtual items at each area as they check out the content showcased on the show floor, including a 3D render of PlayStation's Next Generation Portable (NGP)."

There's more: "Once their tour is complete and all virtual items have been unlocked, users will be awarded access to the upstairs VIP area that will showcase specific PlayStation Home content, including the first level of the never-before-seen upcoming Scribble Shooter game as well as a virtual item package that features companions, furniture and ornaments."

So you'll be right there with us when, we pray to the heavens, Sony reveals that the NGP's real name is NOT Rita Sulliva... we mean 'Vita'.