The most important gaming convention of the year is only a couple days away and our previous Pre-E3 articles consisted of the companies that are kicking off E3 by having a press conference for their new products, and we have been saving the best for last. We talked about Microsoft’s home entertainment system, EA’s exciting Star Wars news, Ubisoft’s CEO guarantees their upcoming titles to be more connected, immersive, and interactive for the next-gen consoles.
We have extremely high expectations for Sony and their next-gen console the PS4, which has been voted the most anticipated console over the Xbox One according to Digital Spy. PlayStation’s E3 2013 press conference will be on June 10th at 5:30 Pacific/8:30 Eastern, and the next three days after that, they are holding a PlayStation LiveCast show from the event. Check out the schedule below:
You can watch Sony’s live events taking place in multiple ways: PlayStation.Blog, PlayStation.com, Ustream, a virtual E3 booth in PlayStation Home, Facebook, Google Plus, PS Vita’s Nico Nico video app, and even on your PS3, look under your XMB’s What’s New section. Even if you miss the live event, the footage will be available on some of these websites for viewing later.
We are expecting Sony to show us the next-gen console, its price, and its release date. We would also want them to clarify on the confusion of used games. Is it going to be playable? Would we need to buy some code for it to work? It has been a question that even Microsoft hasn’t cleared up yet, so Sony can win big points for telling us their plans for used games.
Sony confirms that there will be over 40 games at the E3 event for the PS4, PS3, and the vita. Sony states, “Expect to see Beyond: Two Souls from Quantic Dream, Destiny from Bungie, DriveClub from Evolution Studios, The Evil Within from Tango GameWorks, Gran Turismo 6 from Polyphony Digital, inFAMOUS: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary from Guerrilla Games, The Last of Us from Naughty Dog, Tearaway from Media Molecule, Wolfenstein: The New Order from MachineGames and many, many more.”
The console itself may not have backwards compatibility, but with the power of cloud services Sony is teaming up with Gaikai, making it possible to stream games from previous generations before. Users will be able to try the games for free and purchase it whenever they please.
Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House, states that Gaikai will “deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service” with a “broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”
E3 is usually an event that is closed off to the public, and the unique thing about Sony this year is that they are letting 40 PlayStation fans in to their live Press conference. Check out the invitation below:
It seems that Sony has a lot planned for this years E3 and beyond. We hope to see Sony hold their promise of keeping the PS4 a gaming platform, and reveal a new generation of gaming. Do you have high hopes for Sony?
Just in case you missed the other articles: