Sony wins. End of discussion.
Sony FINALLY debuted their long-awaited next-gen console, the Playstation 4; it kind of looks like Playstation 3 and Xbox One had a weird baby. Luckily, this baby is only $399, and while that is still pretty expensive for a console it’s WAY cheaper than Playstation 3 and $100 cheaper than Xbox One. Playstation 4 hits the shelves “this holiday season”.
Perhaps the greatest news to gamer everywhere is this:
That’s right folks, Sony challenged Microsoft head-on, and gauging social media interactions, has won. And as long as you want to play single-player games on discs that you own, an internet connection is not required.
Just in-case you can’t figure out the whole “Playstation 4 supports used games”, Sony put together a nice little instructional video for you:
Folks, this is old school Nintendo v. Sega here.
Now, to the games. Sony only debuted one new PS4 exclusive, The Order: 1886. Set in foggy old London, this shooter looks pretty great. We also got updates on a handful of PS4 exclusives that were discussed at the PS4 “reveal”. Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Infamous: Second Son, and the incredibly interesting Knack.
We also got footage (notice how Microsoft didn’t?) of some upcoming multiplatform games. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag looks pretty impressive. Also a new installment of Final Fantasy, with a pretty creepy looking villain. The best surprise, however, was the announcement of a new Kingdom Hearts! Although many thought the new Kingdom Hearts would be a PS4 exclusive, the diehard fans of this game are quite happy with what was revealed. Bungie also revealed it’s new after-Halo project, Destiny, which looks a lot like Halo.
All-in-all, Sony knocked this presentation out of the park; mainly by listening directly to gamers.
Good job, Sony!