I know E3 lasts a few days but really, after today, what’s left?
Microsoft started the day off with a good presentation. Here’s a list of the XBONE games coming out. $499 is more than I am willing to pay but hey, for all it does I think that’s a good deal.
EA and Ubisoft both had presentations. Basically Sports/Battlefied vs Assassin’s Creed/Rayman. Yay? Star Wars Battlefront does sound interesting though.
Sony had a pretty damn good presentation. Backwards compatibility (sort of), decent amount of games, $399 too. Oh, and you can share games and in 3 years when you want to play an old game (like I played FF10 a few weeks back) you’ll be able to, without the crazy DRM XBONE has.
I’m not pointing at a winner or loser here. That will happen a year after launch of these consoles. Considering that E3 is meant to showcase games for gamers though… I think there’s a clear advantage to Sony now. Do I think that Microsoft will go back on their earlier points of online requirements, Kinect and all that crud? Not really, as it would require a rather LARGE change to their architecture.
I think the first day of E3 was like a cannon shot across the bow of gaming from two massive companies. The next few months leading up to the holidays are going to be quite interesting.