Hardcore Gamer: While each company had their fair share of great announcements, it was Sony who came out swinging and on top.
They won because of a multiplatform game. :)
So which game was that? They won because of Uncharted 4, Horizon, FF7, Shenmue and The Last Guardian. In my opinion both MS and Sony had stellar E3 shows, but i think Sony just pipped it in the end. Edit: Not forgetting Dreams as well(thanks Abash)
MS won for sure we will always remember this show because of BC, a turning point for Microsoft Xbox One. The last Guardian took almost decade to make, Shemue 3 got a Kickstarter which to me SOny should be embarrassed and all these games are set for sometime in the future...MS is showing what we are getting by the end of this year. I guarantee that Sony pushed up many announcement prematurely because of BC announcement that people are still talking about now. So yes MS won this E3 much in the sameway the won at Gamescom last year by announcing exclusivity on TombRaider.
@Spid3r6 I have yet to see a video of grown men and woman weeping and jumping for joy on the announcement of BC. You guys conveniently forget that there has been no AAA exclusive games released on X1 since November last year, with the launch of Forza in September, it will be nearly 10 months!!! lol, yet you goad PS4 users that they have no exclusive games for the Christmas period, double standards much? As for BC, yeah it is a really good announcement, but how many people are really going to play last gen games for any length of time when newer current gen games are being released.
There is something wrong if the highlight of your show is to be able to play 360 games.
@SniperControl, you're BACKWARDS. "You conveniently forget" that Sony won't have any BLOCKBUSTER AAA exclusive games released FOR AROUND\OVER A YEAR by the time their 2016 blockbusters release. As for GoW3, I don't count that, because it is a remaster and you're ignoring ODST released last month. As for Tearaway, I don't count that, because you're ignoring Ori. Sony obviously has a problem with delaying too many games and making gamers WAIT, and before you mention about how Ms delayed Quantum Break, in the video of Aarron Greenburg about CoD, he mentioned they delayed QB due to OVER SATURATION of holiday games (2015 is the largest holiday ever for Xbox, or I suppose any console in history)... he also mentioned QB was delayed until SPRING, so don't plan on making that argument again next year when Uncharted 4 releases in the first half of the year, because it was a delayed 2015 holiday title.
Sony won, plain and simple. If you're an XBox fan you have a great 2015 and some good 2016 games to look forward to and BC. But Sony's conference was all about global domination, making fans dreams come true (which is ironic since Media Molecule's game is called Dreams.). Horizon slayed, The Last Guardian slayed, FF7 slayed, Shenmue slayed, and Uncharted 4 slayed. And for the 3rd E3 in a row they've dealt another deathblow to MS in the form of COD being a PS first game now (not as bad as the last 2, but it still hurts). Had MS shown off Recore, Sea of Thieves, Quantum Break, Scalebound, and Crackdown then we would have a different discussion and things would be neck and neck if those games demoed well, but they stuck to their 360 guns with Halo, Forza, Fable, and Gear, with a hint of Tomb Raider which is great for XBox fans and 360 fans, but it's not bringing one new person over to buy an XBO. PS4 brought legacy titles which will bring fans over from all platforms that remember playing these games. All that was missing from Sony's show was their 2015 line-up which is actually good with Uncharted Collection, God of War Remaster, Tearaway, Planetside 2, SOMA, Everybody's Gone to Rapture, Persona 5, Dragon Quest and more. There were even more PS4 exclusives being announced on the show floor after the conferences. Both shows were great, both shows could have 1'up their conference if they showed everything.
«we will always remember this show because of BC» Yeah Spid3r6! And you have no ideia how much! When MS give up from BC like they did with XB360 and they will do for the same reason: no boost sales! Everyone will talk about! Even more than you could liked! ;)
FF7 is timed exclusive. Which = multiplatform
Well he's right because ffvii is a timed exclusive. But I guess y'all don't get it except if ms do it. We would of heard so many excuse if ninty or ms did this. And let's not start on the kickstarter. A multi billion dollar company bright them out just to let us knew he's starting a kickstarter and that his game will be multiplatform and that they are taking credit for him deciding to make the game. How people gloss over they are take credit for this when its multiplatform and he doing what he would have did without them. The hypocrisy on the site is to a whole new level
While the huge surprises of Shenmue III and FFVILL Remake were incredible, they were only half of why Sony won for me. Dreams, Horizon, Uncharted 4, and The Last Guardian played a big role in Sony winning E3
People who think Microsoft won didn't watch Sonys conference...
They won because of games :)
So what does that say about everyone else? :)
Three words: The Last Guardian.
Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Gears of War
What's that? It's called Gears 4. Two words also as in "you lose"
I remember people saying Sony won E3 2009 because of Last Guardian & Agent. You might want to see how history looks back on that before claiming victory a second time for the same game.
star_lancer I remember some say MS won an E3 because of a multiplat steal, sorry, share...GTA.. I'm also sure you've not bemoaned those who chose quantum break as their winning title last year. E3's tend to be about wants coming. Sometimes that 'coming' takes a little longer than planed. Truth is most media have chosen sony as the overall best e3er this year. What Ive also noticed is that it was a good battle between ms and sony. For me, BC by MS was a top, top announcement but sonys new ip and trifector of long awaited games wanted by their fans edged it. No need to get all defensive though, its just a conference.
Although it looks amazing, I don't see how a re-announcement of a 6 year old game, that looks almost like it did on ps3, won Sony E3?! Uncharted 4 was shown already, and everyone's knows its gonna be amazing, but there was nothing shocking about it. Horizon was the one and ONLY game that really shocked and looked spectacular. But I don't think one game is enough to win the whole show. In the end it depends on what each person likes. I thought MS had much better E3, they showed 3 of their biggest franchises Halo 5, Gears 4, and Forza 6 in ONE show. On top of that they had some amazing diverse new games likes Sea of thieves and Recore. And considering they literally didn't even talk about Crackdown 3, Quantum Breal, and Scalebound, I personally think Xbox is killing it right now.
What was "shocking" about Halo 5? I haven't heard any journalists heaping the amount of praise they have on the behind doors UC4 demo towards Halo 5 or Forza, and yet they are somehow a bigger deal? As far as TLG, boiling a title like that w/ developers w/ that level of success in their history down to a graphical showcase is missing the point entirely. The level of nuance in the title obviously couldn't have been achieved on the ps3, and I guarantee that TLG will be very well received by all gamers on release, graphics will be the last thing on their minds I'm sure. As far as "amazing diversity" on show with titles like Sea of Thieves & Recore, I'm not sure we saw the same things. Sea of Thieves could be interesting but it looks like another mmo, possibly free to play title, could be cool could be garbage, we didn't see enough to make any judgment. Then in Recore's instance, we literally saw absolutely nothing even alluding to what the gameplay will be. It could be the most redundant title ever or it could be revolutionary, end of the day there's really no way to quantify that, whereas we actually saw gameplay of Horizon. If anyone's being honest with themselves, the only true new ip reveals we got out of either conference was Horizon & Sea of Thieves, but which one is being talked about by gamers & journalists? I haven't heard a single mention of Sea of Thieves so I'm guessing there wasn't much to show of it? You are definitely entitled to your opinion, & I understand how you got there, but there really is no downplaying Sonys showcase. As far as MS not showing their other announced titles, you are absolutely right, they are poised for one more great showing in Gamescom later this year. Meanwhile, Sony has no fewer than 3 more conferences to go in Paris Games Week, TGS & PSX. Says to me we are still only seeing the tip of the iceberg in regards to Sonys future, and a mostly full crystal clear picture of Microsofts next year or two. All fans have plenty to be excited about but I'm personally glad that Sony fans have a future of unknown possibility ahead of them to anticipate on top of potential generation defining titles like Uc4, NMS & Horizon.
Sony had the best conference but MS was good too. Like I've been saying though if you take away backwards compatibility would it have been as close as it was?
Eh, it was about even for me. Sony might of slightly gained an edge because they actually had something to show for Horizon whereas there was nothing shown for ReCore. The Last Guardian seems to get a lot attention but its only because of the studios background and not what they showed. If you never played a Team Ico game, then announcement of The Last Guardian is pretty meh.
tbh I have no idea why people kinda compare Horizon to ReCore. Seems like very different scale to me and Horizon more like a huge title Edit: My kid is going to fall in love with The Last Guardian, its far far from 'meh'.
I thought No Mans Sky and Firewatch looked cool as hell. Got to give it to Sony for having all the bases covered with first party, third party and cool new indies. Great E3 for everyone especially us the gamers who live for this stuff.
@jokerisalive Coming from me who lives in Wyoming it sparked my interest that Wyoming is the setting. Curious if this game (Firewatch ) is more serious or funny. And I think I have seen that it comes out this year still and looking forward to giving it a shot. And No Man's Sky. I can only imagine how many reincarnations I'm going to have to go through to visit all them planets. But dammit, I will.
thats cool bro that your in the actual place where the game is built around. Yes like I said I am excited for it as it is a neat looking game in its own right. Suspenseful and a cool graphics style.
What exactly is win? MS showed off 4 games that are coming out this year, saved 3 big games for Gamescom and Sony shows off updated graphics of an 8 year old PS3 game, FF7 which is a timed exclusive most likely, and Shenmue 3 on a kickstarter bid which who knows when or what kind of quality it will be. They did show off two great ones in Uncharted 4 and Horizon which I'm looking forward to, but where are the games for this year? If that constitutes win and keeps the fangirls bragging, then bully for them. Sony always brings smoke and mirrors to E3 and are the masters of illusion.
This is what i said above. You guys conveniently forget that there has been no AAA exclusive games released on X1 since November last year, with the launch of Forza in September, it will be nearly 10 months!!! lol, yet you goad PS4 users that they have no exclusive games for the Christmas period, double standards much?
The only double standard is by Sony fans currently making excuses for Sony going 10-12 months without a AAA title of their own.
@star-lancer Rightttttt........last exclusive was MLB 2015 at the end of March, still to release in 2015 is Tearaway, Nathan Drake collection, The Tomorrow People and Everyone's Gone to the Rapture, pretty sure i've missed few as well. God knows where you got 10 - 12 months from? Lol
SniperControl When people are ignorant to the facts they lie...plain and simple. Lets laugh. Persona 5....you forgot that one
MLB is a PS4 exclusive? Did the PS3 & Vita versions recently disappear off the face of the Earth? Plus, YOU said "AAA exclusives" (read your first comment again). On what planet is Tearaway, Tomorrow People, Persona 5, Everyone's Gone to Rapture, Nathan Drake Collection, or any other PS4 release scheduled for 2015 release considered AAA? PS4's last AAA was Bloodborne in April. The next one will likely be Uncharted 4, probably early next year. Sure, there will be numerous small titles for PS4 in that time, just as there have been several small titles for Xbox One in the past 8 months. Actually, reading your first comment again, it appears you want to use only AAA titles for Xbox One while looking at ALL PS4 games in a desperate attempt to make PS4 look like it has an advantage it really doesn't have. Make up your mind - you can't have it both ways. Actually, it's pretty hilarious that you mention the Nathan Drake collection considering your response to the announcement of Backwards Compatibility for Xbox One. I thought people don't care about old games anymore? Besides, if PS4 had BC, you could play all the Nathan Drake (and God of War) games without having to buy a whole new disc.
@Starlancer OK, by your logic, lets take out the equation Tomb Raider, Fable and Gears which will appear on PC at some point from the X1's exclusive stable, which leaves Forza and Halo as X1's only trip A titles. As for BC, the Nathan Drake Collection is getting subtle upgrades like an increase in FPS to 60FPS, along with a texture upgrade and better AA, in turn getting something that is not BC, but infact a better experience. Just makes me laugh, when i see the xbox diehards on here are slagging of Sony gamers for having nothing to play over Christmas when for most of the year, the X1 has had a handful of titles itself, stinks of hypocrites.
Fine, as soon as those games are OFFICIALLY announced for another platform, we'll take them out of the equation. Until then, they are Xbox exclusives.
Sony don't need to drop games this holiday. They know everybody will be playing fallout 4!!!
lol...another trait of that type is the constant goalpost shifting .... i mean, next dude will say uncharted isnt a ps4 exclusive because there's an uncharted app on the playstore. LMAO
Wait so what was the last exclusives worth buying before bloodborne? I guess infamous and that game was a shadow of its former self. I still don't see a reason to buy either console when all the games are coming out the end of next year. Xbone have some stuff the end of this year, but I feel Halo and forza, is enough. I'm better off waiting a year or two. Ps4 has been over hyped since release. It mostly fanboys yelling about gfx and how their console perform better than xbone. Don't believe look at every article. Look at every game article besides bloodborne their first game worth bragging about. Every other game gfx gfx gfx our game looks the best Eva even though the gameplay is subpar but I can watch it like a movie. Lol they let the subpar gameplay slide because they can enjoy the story now. The games since launch has been tech demos and designed like this. Focus on gfx and story. They will hype it because of the gfx, and once the release the game isn't as great they will defend it and enjoy our b rated movie. They still defend the order and knack. Even haze and lair. They defend sony saying get a second job and paid online now. They defend No BC, onlive.. I mean psnow, and timed exclusive and multiplats means exclusive if its sony. They constantly tell people how is worth getting right now but say bloodborne, than tell other platform fan its not worth getting their platform for one game.. Huh the hypocrisy. One game and games in a year in a half.
To be fair Sony could have shown Gow, Until Dawn and The Drake Collection or Persona 5 for example or the many other smaller games still to come this year but they didnt need them to fill their E3 presser and Im probably not the only one surprised they didnt show off Rachet & Clank either. So it depends on what you think the E3 conference is for. Im also sure they could reveal (not show gameplay of CG trailers revealed a year ago) 3 big games at Paris and TGS, that is if they want to. Just my opinion
MS's BC was something cool? C'mon, if I buy a Xone is to play new games. If I wanna play x360, i keep the thing with me. Sony won by far once again. Nothing for holidays? hahahaha - For me this is just bull**** People who support Sony, buy a console to endure years and years... Like was with PS3 that dlivered most of the best games of the last generation at its second half of existence. E3 once again proved it. A ton of of different games, even for the former xdudebros, the biggest of all is supporting PS4, COD.
Nobody is forcing you to play old games on your Xbox One. You can play the numerous AAA & indie games announced for release in the coming year. It's pretty sad when haters like you think it's BAD to give players MORE options.
Why is such a big deal that games for XBox one comes this year, has been announced in this E3? Don't tell me you had miss last E3? MS already had announced Halo 5, Tomb Raider and Forza... Didn't you knew that?
What do people see in the last guardian? Cause i dont see the hype
Because the Last Guardian created by people who made ICO and Shadow of Collusus. Two amazing game and Last Guardian will be amazing.
Never heard of those games sry . Im kinda new into playstation
Last Guardian is a game that has been in limbo for 8 years with Team ico only being a part of it for maybe 1 or 2 of those years. It has been vaporware. After E3 sony said they are not even sure it is coming out in 2016. Vaporware.
Also, I believe it will come out in 2016. Yoshida said that it will come out. I know it scary to hype about this, but we need to believe and hope.
That much salt has got to be bad for your health, RPG. Team Ico has been in development of the game from the start, and they still are now. Do you have any links to the contrary, or to your claim Sony doesn't know if it'll make it next year? Or are you just continuing to troll? Edit: And sorry, but it'd be damn hard for any one feature to outdo the announcement of three legendary games. Indeed, it's pretty damn sad that people are saying BC was the highlight of Microsoft's show, rather than any game.
Some people like art, some people don't. If it's not for you it's not for you, and you'll never get it. But if I can explain, it's the same effect that Journey had and why it won so many GOTY awards. It's something new, refreshing, and takes you away from the same shooters, open world games, RPGs, etc... that are all trying to copy and paste or outdo each other. It a game that feels, and there are few AAA games that make you feel anything besides adrenaline and excitement, where as this makes you feel wonder and discovery. It's the ultimate palate cleanser, because sometimes you just need a break from all the action and enjoy a game that simply lets you breath. Again some people like art, some people don't.
It is a game likely to evoke deep emotions from you at some point, that what the first 2 games did and that is what people expect. That is what the hype of for.
Ueda Team Ico Makers of 1. Shadow of the Colossus 2. ICO :)
I must've been watching a different conference. Outside of uncharted I thought it was mad weak. But, to each his own. Glad their fan base enjoyed it. Oh, an horizon looks good too.
So sit there and just watched one ? Oh my god, really ?
Sony most definitely won though the MS fanboys will say "the only winners were us, gamers" because they know Sony killed it. Don't get me wrong, MS did an awesome job, Sony was just more exciting.
Call of Duty deal. Boom.
Lol at twitter. Lots of xbox users going crazy.
Judging by a scale of entertainment, I'd give it to Sony. Last Guardian, and Horizon with full gameplay demos, and Uncharted gameplay did it for me. Not to mention FF7 remake, and early DLC for zombies! I am pleased.
Sony won. Why tears are so salty.
I honestly have no idea why xbox fans are saying BC is a game changer. Realistically would most people use this feature?. Say you pop in gears once say a month. Would it kill you to just switch on your x360 for this?. Why would it be a killer feature to switch it on on the X1 instead?. Is saying cabinet space a killer feature for people?. Honestly last gen I only used BC on my PS3 for ICO and SOTC. Once the PS3 games started arriving in droves. There was really little to no point in replaying old PS2 games on my PS3. Heck I hardly had time to to replay early PS3 games like Resistance, folklore and Uncharted with new PS3 games backlog I had, still have actually.
Why would you have to pop in ps2 versions of popular games to play them, lots got 'remastered' for the ps3. Would I use BC on my One? Yes, I have friends who have no interest in buying a One that still play multiplayer games on Xb360, and I don't want to switch wires around just to play with them. Is BC a big deal? It shouldn't be. Is it something to complain about MS focusing on? It shouldn't be. Is it a nifty feature that I will personally use? Yeah, it is. Oh, is it free for everyone? Yup. I don't get why people keep making it out that a free added feature is a bad thing.
Who said it is a bad thing?. It is excellent MS is able to provide BC with no added cost to X1 gamers. Lets be clear on this. What I am saying is it is not the second coming of christ that many xbox fans are saying it is. It is really hard for me to believe that many people don't have TV's with at least 2 HDMI inputs so why the need to switch wires?. Even then if you have to. Would the ability to not switch wires say once a month or saving cabinet space be considered a game changer?. It does not make any sense.
N4G is such a sony fanboy site its unreal.. are you guys drunk Sony did not edge out Microsoft at all give credit where credit is due.
Are you seriously kidding me? They announced games we knew about and BC! There was nothing else mind blowing about the conference.
Would you rather everyone say Sony blew them out of the water? Stomp a mud hole into MS? They are saying edged out, meaning almost tied, and you are complaining about bias. LOL!
Someone please refresh my memory. What AAA titles did Sony show that are releasing this year?
What AAA has MS released this year? Please refresh my memory since half the year has gone by and I haven't seen one.
My point is Xbox One has several AAA exclusives coming between now and the end of the year. PS4 has nothing and please don't start rattling off a bunch of indies.
I disagree I actually think Microsoft won this e3. but I loved sonys conference also. I own both consoles and after this e3 I am real glad I have both. there are so many great games coming for both systems.2015 16 will be a gamers paradise I am excited. Was really hoping to see granturismo maybe next time for now forza 6 looks amazing.