The first PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2017 Southeast Asia (SEA) in Malaysia took place two days ago on Saturday, 5 August 2017 at KL Live, Kuala Lumpur, and Gamehubs had the privilege to attend, experience and enjoy the history in the making.
PSX 2017 SEA features hands on demos of yet to be released PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR game titles from Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3 to both fans and media in the SEA region. During the day of the event, media were allowed to enter the event hall an hour earlier than the public to try out all of the games that were offered as well as taking as many photos and videos as we want before the public stampede. The demo games that were exhibited are:
Besides trying out demos, attendees were also given a chance to meet their favorite game producers on stage and during the autograph session like GT Sport's Kazunori Yamauchi, Monster Hunter: World's Ryozo Tsujimoto, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session's Ayano Ueda, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite's Tomoaki Ayano and Kansuke Sakurai, and last but not least, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV's and Malaysia's own Wan Hazmer.
One key thing to take away from PSX has to be the queue. The end of the line could not be seen for almost half of the day as more and more people started to line up and enter KL Live, and it stretched all the way towards Raja Chulan monorail station.
There are people who came as early as 11 pm on the day before the event started to be the first in line, talk about passion and dedication. It even took hours for people who started queuing at 7 am to enter the event hall due to the overwhelming crowd. The long queue started clearing at approximately 4pm and it was much easier to enter and get your hands on the demos since the crowd was slowly dispersing at the time.
Every attendee also stood a chance to win themselves freebies through the lucky dip before exiting the event hall. I managed to win myself PlayStation paper clips in a PS4 inspired mini box, it may be nothing much but it is definitely a valuable keepsake.
Overall, the event was one heck of an experience for all of us here at Gamehubs. Hopefully, PSX will return to Malaysia next year, in a much better venue of course. Visit our previous article by clicking here to know more about the games that were featured during PSX 2017 SEA. And for more on site coverage of the events, check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/gamehubs.