1 Year Later: Did Sony Keep Their E3 2013 Promises?

Back in June 2013, it seemed like Sony pretty much stole the show from Microsoft with their E3 briefing. But do their promises still hold up now, almost a year later? Following yesterday's look at Microsoft's big press conference from last year, it's time to examine Sony's.

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GamerSciz1359d ago

If you don't care to read the article or don't like Kotaku (or both) I will sum it up for you.

Sony made around maybe 30 promises or so. In the end they kept around 26 of them. Only a few weren't kept and for the most part they were minor ones.

Stuart57561359d ago

Absolutely correct, stuff like 'Flixster' not becoming available and times when they said a game would come out in 2014 then it got delayed, nothing major but it does mean that Sony are honest and don't go bull****ing people. Remember the very first Rising trailer on 360's conference and the dude asked Kojima 'and it's exclusive to 360, right?' Kojima had no idea what he'd said and just nodded along and then the douche acted like it was goin to be 360 exclusive. It was all straightened out afterward. I remember thinking that they would surely know beforehand whether it was exclusive or not and they were simply trying to drum up some 360 hype. Sony though always straight to the point, and deliver.

arinaborina1359d ago

what r u talking about? kojima was on xbox for the first time on 2013, never for rising.


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WitWolfy1359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

Idiot, he said something like "Kojima what will Solid Snake be up to this time?" and Kojima replied "said who said anything about Solid Snake."

Darkstares1359d ago

"The Promise: 20 new SCE Worldwide Studios games will be launched for the PS4 in the console's first year. P

True? Well, in the six and a half months since the PS4's launch, there have been four (or five if you include the pre-installed Playroom): Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall on November 15, 2013, inFamous Second Son on March 21, 2014, and MLB 14 on May 6, 2014."

I wouldn't exactly call that minor. I also wouldn't count some of the promised updates to the hardware like DLNA, MP3 support, resume and play, and the ability to take control of another players games to be minor either.

So far the major strengths are obviously the power of the hardware, the controller and the indie game support.

Tiqila1359d ago

consoles first year is not over yet. There might be more games to come and if it ends up being 15 instead of 20 games in the consoles first year than I am more than satisfied.

LordMaim1359d ago

The first year ends on November 15, 2014: Five months from now.

To put it in perspective, the busiest season for releases is always Q4, so that games are in store in time for Black Friday/Christmas. Less than a week from today, I'll bet you'll see a lot of those games shown at E3.

hellzsupernova1359d ago

not too badly really. They delivered for the most part bar a few delays.

Eonjay1359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

Pretty much but there is that one nagging promise of 20 games from WWS in the first year. They said that multiple times. How is that even possible or do they mean by end of fiscal 14? And TLOU and Beyond don't count because they aren't new.

hellzsupernova1359d ago

I do not believe they ever said they would be released in the first year though I thought they said 20 first party games in development

US8F1359d ago

Yes, 20 (or 30) in development and 12 coming first year

Tiqila1359d ago

also, first year of ps4's lifecycle isn't over yet.

SkippyPaccino1359d ago

Technically they still have till the end of November ;-)... Might not be 20 but it will be close

Eonjay1359d ago

Here is an ign article with the same quote.

Even if you take away the Order its seems so unlikely unless there is some technicality like XDev indies or E3 is the mother of all bombshells.

hellzsupernova1359d ago

Holy crap. That means E3 could be insane?

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