- No restrictions on used games.
- No need to be online to play.
- No online checking in.
- PS+ membership carries over to PS4.
- PS Plus Instant Game Collection. A free game each month, and the first game is Driveclub.
- $399, releases before the end of the year. No more specific date was given.
It’s a point by point reaction to everything gamers hate about Microsoft’s Xbox One release.
Regarding used games and sharing, Sony was kind enough to release an instructional video on the subject.
Move over, Microsoft. The One is done.
Most of the rest of the event was a succession of games coming out for both the PS4 and the PS3, many known from their February event.
- The Last of Us
- Beyond Two Souls
- Gran Turismo 6
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- And finally, a Grand Theft Auto 5 PS3 bundle will be coming in 2014 for $299.
- Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited available on PS4 from day 1.
- New services. Redbox Instant
- The Order: 1886
- Killzone: Shadowfall
- Infamous Second Son
- The Dark Sorcerer was shown with an awesome tech demo. This was the incredibly detailed old man character from the February event.
- Diablo 3 for PS3 and PS4
- Final Fantasy XV (Was Final Fantasy Versus XIII)
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
- Watch Dogs
- NBA 2K14
- The Elder Scrolls Online, with the announcement of a PS4-exclusive beta.
- Mad Max
- Bungie’s Destiny Multiplayer Co-Op gameplay was shown off.
They gave a fair bit of attention to indie developers too, showcasing several indie titles.
- Don’t Starve
- Oddword: New ‘n Tasty
They also talked briefly about Gaikai, the online game streaming service that Sony can use to make their vast back-library of games available on not just the PS4, but many devices you might have. This puts yet another nail in the Xbox One coffin, as it’s a real workaround to the problem of backwards compatibility.
I don’t know about you guys, but my brain is still spinning after that event. What do you think? Are you leaning Microsoft or Sony after today? Or are you on another side entirely? I don’t see how Nintendo can follow this, but maybe you’re still siding with the Wii U. Let us know in the comments!
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