Both Microsoft and Sony have announced released dates and prices at E3 along with a launch line ups. Microsoft does have the better list of confirmed games while Sony’s advantage is the policy on used games
Game on as Microsoft and Sony battle it out at E3
Microsoft and Sony have gone head to head at E3 as the “next-generation” console war heats up between the Xbox One and the PS4.
We finally got a glimpse of the PS4 as it was released to gasps from the packed sports arena in the LA convention centre – and there was more surprise as the announced the price point of seemingly reasonable 399 dollars or 350 British Pounds.
Only hours before Microsoft had announced a price for the Xbox One which disappointed many by coming in at a 499 dollars or 429 pounds.
Both companies will seek to rejuvenate sales in a market increasingly dominated by mobile and tablet game sales.
Length list of games announced for Xbox One
Microsoft’s main goal throughout E3 will be to convince gamers that there new Xbox One system is first and foremost and a games console and not a “jack of all trade but master of none” multimedia device.
Already they have promised “games,games,games” to be the focus and they did not disappoint with glimpses of many new games including Metal Gear Solid V, Crimson Dragon ,Dead Rising 3 , The Witcher 3,Forza 5, Battlefield, Below and a little glimpse of Halo 5.
There was a light hearted moment during the showing of Crimson Dragon when the sound failed and the audience decided to incorporate their own sound effects as dragons battled onscreen in front of them.
While dozens of games have been showcased there has been rising concerns that many are sequels or reincarnations of old games which will lead to further problems differentiating the new generation from the current one.
What’s the difference?
While the Xbox 360 was able to lean on HD for comparison to the previous generation that is obviously now commonplace and Microsoft will struggle to get gamers hyped for something as routine as better graphics especially when the difference from what we have seen so far is not as much.
Keep tuned for more E3 coverage as we look in detail at new releases and any further announcements.