E3 2014 is inching closer and closer with each passing day and industry insider Ahsan Rasheed - also known as "Thuway" - has revealed some interesting tidbits about what we may (and may not) see from Microsoft and Sony.
They better have something, Sony can't be that stupid when they know MS is going to go all out full force at this E3. I mean you would be getting every project prepared thats ready to be shown to counter them. Sony Bend, Sony London, Sony Japan, Media Molecule, Sony Santa Monica, GG, NaughtyDog, Project Beast etc "This might pain people to hear this, but a majority of E3 will be dedicated to third parties showing off their titles" This really ticks me off, it's a Microsoft/Sony conference, the main things they should be showing is stuff from THEIR studios. I mean EA has their own conference, Ubisoft do, maybe there should be another third party show which houses only third party games, stuff which isn't Ubisoft/EA
I kind of doubt that Sony will show all their games in one show. They might have several games in development but from a business sense it makes sense to show at different events. It does not make any sense for a company to announced 10 new games and keep quiet for the next 12 months.
I wouldn't want them to show all of them "It does not make any sense for a company to announced 10 new games and keep quiet for the next 12 months." Well lets all be honest it's not like they showed that much off last E3 so they have been pretty quiet so far. They must have built up the announcements by now. Even if you keep one or two for Gamescom and VGA's that would do nicely.
I remember when it was said that MS blew their AAA load all at E3 last year and that sony had more announcements just spread out. A year later and it hasn't really panned out that way
To be honest, I think Sony will announce a Last Of Us 2 at E3, as that would be pretty big and go up against MS nicely. As much as I love E3 and don't want to put a downer on things, I don't expect too much in the way of new announcements, it's not really needed with the upcoming big hitters like Destiny, Driveclub, Halo, Uncharted, The Order, FFXV, Gears etc. That being said, I would kill for a Borderlands 3 announcement.
like always Sony fans Ok with anything they do even if it's no games. wow talk about delusional
Why does the title only say Sony??? ""if you’re expecting either SONY or MICROSOFT to flood you with first party exclusives, prepare to be disappointed.""
It is a video game expo you know
This doesn't mean much tbh because judges week is meant for titles that are in playable form. "For a game to be voted on it must be playable, and because of this if a game isn't shown at this event, chances are very high it's not shipping this year " http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Works for kotaku http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Look at the rules for it to be at the event ---> http://gamecriticsawards.co... There will still be surprises for all three but like Rashid Sayed said it's not going to be all for one show there is Gamescom and TGS and Sony showed a lot at Gamescom last year.
Good find; but to be honest, I didn't even know there was a judges week. So this was news to me and made me a little disappointed at first until I heard the definition. Thanks for clearing that up...
As a Sony fan, I could totally see Sony completely shitting its pants this E3. I don't expect anything for the Vita. I predict that Sony comes out really lame and makes MS look crazy good. Last thing they want to do, I know, but they've been missing a lot of opportunities lately. I have no interest whatsoever in the bone but until Sony starts showing some effort, I won't be picking up a Ps4, either.
I think Sony will try and have a strong show but I agree with Rashid. Sony, more so than MS or Nintendo, use a lot of shows to show off new games. If I recall, Sony at gamescom (august) for the last few years have been much better showings for them compared to E3. But you never know... cant take an 'insiders' word for everything. Just have to see what Sony shows and see if it is comparable to MS.
Let's see how many games Sony announces this year that was already announced last year. We will see. Now the Sony fan want to downplay e3 and talk about other conferences. E3 is the BIGGEST gaming conference on the planet, the reason why is cause every major studio is there. Microsoft has changed the game with all this pre e3 news, something I feel every major studio should do. E3 just seems to short, if your a fan. Can't wait to the 9th.
All I'm going to say is sony has been really boastful about sales and the most powerful console ever. Yet have only made a blanket statement about 1000+ devs making games. They have been suspiciously quiet, when they are typically not so quiet. @dericb11 Do you honestly think I really care about disagrees, if I did then I would never comment. Lol some people take this stuff way too seriously.
@truefan1 At this point whenever I see you comments I will disagree with you regardless of what is said. You have evolved from a "Troll" to "Complete Dumbass". Congrats to you.
If you're gonna be a troll at least do it right. You can start by not sounding so desperate for an opening to insult Sony. The stupidity of your insults is only matched by youre freakishly obsessive habit of knob gobbling Microsoft any chance you get
If have to edit your comment to bring up your disagrees then obviously you do care. When don't care about something you ignore it.
@Truefan1 Congrats man, just congrats for the disagree it's a true honor but not to insult, Sony's is bring out their big guns just like MS is !
Oh dear lord more Thuway news. I hope he messes up as badly as Famousvoldermort so we don't have an article every time he farts.
Agreed. This Thuway guy does my head in. The fact that he gets so much attention is even more annoying. Stop feeding him!
All of them are getting pretty annoying. Just Tidux and Shinobi are a lot less vocal.
Uh oh Sony might drop the ball that would be disaster.
The only reason MS "fans" come in here and say that, is because they are insecure about MS's conference being a total washout. Both conferences will be awesome. You buy your games for your X1, i will buys games for both.
Well that escalated quickly!
Nah, I'm a pretty big MS hater but I agree with him. Sony should keep the momentum up since MS has been looking pretty clown shoes this gen but they seem pretty lethargic lately. @Bundi: Things tend to here.
hmmm...according to some, Sony has no games now, and it doesn't seem to be hurting them. If they don't bring games, how exactly will it hurt them? OT: I think both shows will be pretty good. Sony and MS will try to keep the focus on games. How they point that focus may be different. I imagine Sony will spend some time on PSNow and VR. Sadly I don't think they'll spend much time on the Vita.
Getting a bit sick and tired of all these leaks, they are ruining E3 for everybody. Most of the stuff that comes out of there mouths is BS anyway. Let the games do the talking!
Oh well, not long to go peeps, we will finally see ourselves what they bring to the show
With all these leaks, probably we are not gonna have a big surprise on E3, only the expectation to be confirmed what we already know.
Sony is not going to show anything till E3. This will be the biggest E3 for years. Can't have games leaking if they haven't got lot of them. Microsoft will have more anyway who thinks differently, will be surprised. Microsoft is showing games already, its a given. Doesn't mean Sony fans will not be happy with want they've seen at E3 and believe Sony has won. People will always vote favourably for the company they've chosen to buy a console from. Sony would have to be showing less quality looking games compared to Microsoft. For Sony fans to accept Microsoft won E3.
Microsoft have a lot fewer studios than Sony does, bear that in mind before trolling every article bro.
Its my view can i not have one? Just because Sony has more studios doesn't mean games are being made for this year, the next, or after. Its cost money to make AAA titles and Sony isn't exactly flush with cash. Sony let go lot of devs across all their first party studios. The workforce isn't the same as it was for the PS3. Trolling. Occasionally i do rant and go off topic, but 90 per cent of the time, i just give an opinion take it or leave it, your choice. You have a disagree option.
While Sony does have more studios they have also had a lot of layoffs and big names leaving from their best teams
At the end of the day we have no clue what it's really like in these studio's as none of here work in them. Speculate all you want but about the layoff's but nobody knows how it really is, the layoff's may be bad or even good for the studio's.
@ KNWS & lifeisgamesok if Sony studios are so short-staffed then why are these studios still open? and if these studios are still open what are the devs doing? just sitting around getting paid for doing nothing? use your head people! Microsoft have fewer studios and so will never outnumber Sony in the games department... btw studios like Guerilla Cambridge & Ready at Dawn have been promoted to full PS4 development, SCEA just recently moved into a brand new building in Silicon Valley, hiring happened at Sony Santa Monica (along with the lay-offs from the Stig game), Sony have been funding indies everywhere with another top notch one announced today by Tarsier Studios, etc. etc.. so unless you bring actual facts that Sony studios are a lot smaller than they were last gen, you are trolling I'm afraid (KNWS).
Sony has no games for E3?, So Uncharted 4, Driveclub, The Order 1886, Little Big Planet 3, Everyones gone to the Rapture, Deep Down, Sony Bend, Guerilla Games, Sony London, God of War 5, Quantic Dream, are just a fragments of everyones imagination?? Thats just the games that i can think off, sure there are loads i've missed off. Just give it a rest, you are trying way to hard.
PlayStation has always had more exclusives than Xbox. If you actually look up the facts, the PS4 has more games than the bone. I mean, are you displaying your ignorance just for kicks?
The crazy thing is Sony has been hiding in the shadows since the launch of the PS4. They need this E3 more than MS does in the games department, as of now. This could be a huge disaster for them and for all the people who bought a PS4.
so thuwau is now unreliable when its not good sony newa?
Why just mention Sony the article? I read the same article from another site and both Microsoft and Sony.
Thuway is about as useful as Ann Franks drum kit. Why does he gain so much credibility?
Looks like E3 will flood us with multiplats instead of exclusives and thats not a bad thing.
It's not a bad thing if your console of choice isn't providing enough exclusives :/ But, why anyone would buy new hardware for multiplats is beyond me.
Wow your such a Dudebro. 90% of what I play on consoles are multiplats so of course it interests me. Also Sony will provide plenty of exclusives so I'm not worried about that either. Your acting like buying a console to play games like the elder scroll series, GTA, Red Dead Redemption, the witness, fallout, The Witcher 3, Wolfenstein etc is a bad thing. Saying that multiplats are bad is just retarded in my opinion.
If you bothered for even a second to read the article it says that sony didn't showcase anything during judges week. The person being quoted then automatically gets this impression:" errrr nooo dey isn't Gonna show anyting!" jumping to this conclusion is highly unjustified... But who knows.
Sony will counter attack with their Indie titles! Yay!
Or maybe another catalogue of consistent GOTY games like last gen, while the competition is left in the dust? I know which is more likely, starting with Uncharted 4.
While Microsoft milks the rehashed garbage! Yay!
Methinks Sony might be keeping their cards close to their chest, after all it's E3 and showing anything beforehand might dampen the anticipation. But still they've gotta have a good hand because M$ has upped the ante. Are these poker references doing anything for you? Seamus says meh.
Sony is obviously keeping quiet about their line up you would have to be a bit dim to think they have nothing to show. As stopokingme said, revealing new title's before the biggest gaming show would kill the anticipation. I hate leak's it spoil's it for me.
this actually makes me more excited as most of my favorite series are 3rd party games
I doubt this is true. If it is true I want Microsoft to play it up in their confernce and mock Sony for it. Seemed to work well last year for Sony at E3.
My biggest fear is that we might end up having an E3 rehashed from last year's. Some games got pushed away since last E3 (watchdog, driveclub) and others will come out this fall (Destiny) So there might be some surprises here and there but they will heavily stress the titles we already know about from the different reveals since the last E3, from Rime to Batman Arkham Knight.
Good thing I have both a PS4 and XB1 if this is true. I'll be pissed, but not as pissed as someone who only has a PS4 at the moment. Sony has to go hard at E3 with the XB1 now the same price of the PS4 their biggest advantage is now gone. Hoping Sony has some new annoucments but I'm pessimistic.
Nothing special from Sony at e3??? Ouch!! Expected.
"That Sony showcased nothing during Judge’s week could also indicate it wants to keep things under wraps for its E3 media briefing so keep an open mind for now." Sony and Microsoft aren't leaking ANYTHING right now. This is a yearly thing, by the way. They don't usually give everything away at Judge's Week.
People tend to forget that Sony presents at 3 conferences each year... and everytime there is something else announced or not previously shown... Sony's E3, Gamescom and TGS. These will all have announcements and new games which we haven't heard of yet. I know more eyes are on E3, but Europe is Sony's biggest market, and no doubt they will be holding back some exclusives. I would rather they go all out though, and counter MS. More games, exclusive first parties... and then just show them again at Gamescom. This may be needed to stem the Hype and flow from MS's conference. I think we all expect MS to have bought rights to a major third party game. They will also announce DLC, content first, and advertising intiatives (most likey from EA, with BF, Star Wars, etc). This is big news, and a in my opinion not good for the industry or competition. Paying for games instead of investing and growing studios doesn't help anyone in the log term. Bring the exclusives Sony! From all your studios. Judges week only shows the PLAYABLE games.
Without an xbox price drop - Sony wouldn't have to really do anything special at E3, other than show up. With an xbox price drop - Sony now NEEDS something to shift focus back onto PS4. Although, I'm not entirely sure the consumer focus is necessarily off of the PS4 - it's just important to strategically ALWAYS respond to your competition in any way you can. We've yet to see what lasting effect the xbox price drop will have on console sales - short of an initial expected spike in sales, we don't know how much better the xbox will be able to compete with the PS4. Oh, and as always, no one cares about the wiiu lol...
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