The Sony Press Conference at E3 2013 is a wrap, and I feel it’s safe to say that this generation’s console war is pretty much over. Or, if not over, then severely lopsided.
In response to Microsoft’s used games restrictions, daily online requirements, and $499 price tag, Sony fired back with the reveal that the Playstation 4 would have no used game restrictions, no online requirements, and a more pocket-friendly $399 price tag.
On the used games front, Sony has gone as far as to kick dirt in Microsoft’s face with the following promotional video, in which the company takes a jab at Microsoft’s “game is tied to user’s account” system of game-sharing.
However, this is hardly the only shot fired at E3 this year. A host of first party and third party titles were announced by developers like Square Enix and Ubisoft, and these titles include some hotly anticipated exclusives, new intellectual properties, and the return of many venerable, beloved franchises. Which is not to say that the XBox One didn’t have similar reveals, but I guess I find it hard to get all that excited about a new Halo game when there’s another Kingdom Hearts on the horizon.
Square Enix revealed that the much-rumored, long-anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to the PS4, while the most buzzed about title in their catalogue, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, will be rebranded and, finally, released as Final Fantasy XV!
Among other new games on display, there were sequels (Killzone: Shadow Fall, inFamous: Second Son, and Gran Turismo 6), prequels (Batman: Arkham Origins), new IPs (Drive Club, Knack, and a videogame based on the MAD MAX films) and other inventive titles such as the steampunk-influenced The Order: 1886, and the photorealistic Beyond: Two Souls.
You can check out the full Sony press conference below with full video the big reveals!
The Ubisoft media event is now available in full. Check out the video of the major event below, featuring the debuts for some of the most anticipated titles in years: