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Sony will return to theaters its E3 2015 press conference

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Sony will stream its E3 2015 press conference to North American theaters, E3 producer Geoff Keighley announced on the PlayStation Blog. Rather, Sony will once again bring its E3 showing to theaters: as previously reported, it did the same for E3 2014. This year, however, the PlayStation E3 Experience will begin Monday, June 15 at 5:45 p.m. Pacific (8:45 p.m. Eastern).

Sony has also upped the ante this time around. Not to worry, tickets will still be free. But, because they went like hotcakes last year, it will be available in over 150 percent more theaters. Sony’s E3 2015 press conference will be available in at least one theater in every U.S. state, including Hawaii and Alaska, and three Canadian cities. The full theater list will be available the morning of Wednesday, May 27, so keep your fingers crossed for a nearby location.

Once again, the PlayStation Experience won’t be just a live stream. Theater attendees will receive some extra goodies, including a gift bag of PlayStation merchandise and codes. Last year’s showing gifted beta access for Destiny and Battlefield: Harline, as well as a poster and VIP laminate. While this year’s rewards can’t be revealed just yet, we can bet they’ll be worthwhile. Everything’s free, after all. Keighley will also be hosting “an exclusive 30-minute in-theater post show with extended footage and developers,” he said, wringing some extra details out of the conference’s stars.

Tickets will be made available alongside the theater list on May 27, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 p.m. Eastern) via the E3 Experience storefront. While some (20 percent) of tickets will be available for first-come, first-serve walk-ins, the lion’s share (80 percent) will be reserved beforehand. So dust off your F5 key and get ready for the curtain to rise come Wednesday; it’s going to be tough to get a spot.

Source [PlayStation Blog]

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