If I were to describe last year’s E3 for Sony, I’d compare it to the big reveal scene in Jurassic Park. The audience is rumbling along in a jeep through lush grassland, with Sony playing the role of an excited Richard Attenborough. Suddenly, the audience gets a look at something they long thought to be extinct; actual gameplay of The Last Guardian-osaurus. Then Sony, smug bastards they are, casually let slip they’ve got a remake of Final Fantasy 7-saurus Rex in the works. Finally, the camera pans out to a herd of Shenmue 3-asaura drinking from a nearby lagoon. There was a winner last year, and it was Sony. This year the audience went in knowing there was no possible way they could match that show, but boy did Sony still try.
And here we go again. Another E3 is upon us, with the industry’s heavyweights gathering before the show floor opens to lay their cards on the table. Starting tomorrow we’ll get to see what Electronic Arts and Bethesda will bring to the table in the following year, with Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony and a repeat of last year’s PC Gaming Show to follow it up the day after. Here’s what I expect from the big guns. Read the rest of this entry
Only a few days ago, Microsoft launched a feature it hoped would set its Xbox One apart from the at-the-moment-probably-more-popular PlayStation4: backwards compatibility. Today, to much less fanfare, Sony has tilted their hand a little, teasing at the possibility of the PS4 following suit.
As a matter of fact, Eurogamer reports that the functionality is in fact live, right now, on your console.