Whose cuisine reigned supreme this year?
Sony showed the best exclusive games but Microsoft had the better conference in general
Microsoft won! Sony did show amazing gameplay videos for their upcoming exclusives but no surprises on the new exclusives front. The intermissions was awful and the musicians were there for no reason other the filling the void made by the lack of new games to show. Definelly the best Microsoft press conference in recent years. Definelly the worst Sony press conference in recent years.
MS showed nothing new or exciting it was all predicatble stuff aside from Battletoads
I wouldn't say no surprises cuz RE2 Remake and Control came at a lotta gamers' surprise but yea I give Microsoft the edge
Finally Microsoft wins an E3 conference after a long while. But Sony's exclusives looked great. But why show so little and no release dates? Also Shenmue, when is that coming out?
"aside from Battletoads" You trollin', lol.
remove all the world premiere games which are also coming to ps4 then slap it on sony's presentation. xbox loses. halo gears forza saving xbox all over again endless cycle.
My only knock on Sony was the stupid intermission and no SOCOM?
What the heck did Microsoft show that was so special?
Microsoft showed mostly PS4 games and Sony showed PS4 exclusives. So I'm going to go with Sony.
No one won this E3. Lets be real for a minute here. Its was the most average E3 showing in recent memory. MS showed nothing new and exciting (apart from Ninja Theory's acquisition) and Sony left us wanting more even if their game play videos were the best part of the whole E3 conference. I hope they left the exciting stuff for PSX! Boring and uninspired...
Sony was honest. Their show was brutal and specific. They also made anything Phil Spencer ever said about console power immaterial. Sony had confidence in their games. They didn't throw 40 multiplatform games at you and wave their hands to try and distract you from the standard HALO (no gameplay) Gears, and Forza. If you think MS had the best conference and is leading the field in pushing video games forward then you were one of the people over whose eyes Redmond was successful in pulling the marketing wool. Come this time next year and those physics calculations and cloud power in Crackdown haven't shown up and you realize nothing MS has promised is materializing, just remember what happened. Some people never learn.
@MakoD The only thing I will say is that Sony can do a lot better at PSX and Paris game week this year. We have to wait another year (E3 2019) for Microsoft to announce new games.
Agreed. I'm not really a fan of what Sony showed but I can definitely see why many would feel that Sony's games look more interesting. They have a broader appeal. All in all, MS did the one thing they really needed to do, which is to show the world that they really are committed to making games (even if their holiday lineup is sparse). Speaking of sparse, wasn't that the moment in time when Sony finally got down to business and pumped out games? OT: Phil talked yesterday about how the studio acquisitions were going to affect games output. It sounded to me like MS has more games that could have been shown and that they may be making some more announcements later this year too.
@ tontontam0 - Forza was expected, yes, but what it delivered was not. 72 player online, dynamic weather, dynamic seasons that are even unique year over year, terrain deformation upgrades in muddy and snowy conditions, a 60fps mode, and more. - Gears 5 seems to be a lot more story driven, which is what MS needs to focus on, right? The combat looks really intense too and that's where the fun is in gaming so gears is pushing both boundaries. - Gears Tactics is basically X-Com, so it's not even close to the same gameplay of the main franchise. This genre could use a new AAA addition and if it's as good as X-Com it's going to be pretty sweet. - Halo Infinite is attempting to reboot the series in some ways, and even though it's a long way off it's good to hear that they intend to rethink how Halo is made (look what the new God of War did for that series). Also, a new engine means that even an open world experience is plausible; 343 can build the engine to suit their goals. - Battletoads!!! - Both of the SoT DLC updates look really fun too, adding significant amounts of content to the game and definitely going to keep player interest high. - Let's not forget that even though it wasn't revealed at the show, Rigor was announced too. At any rate, I don't think you watched the same conference I did because it's not just the expected Halo, Gears, Forza that debuted this year.
Really Microsoft won what did they show good that’s not coming to PlayStation halo had no gameplay Spider-Man will trump Forza this holiday gears is milk to hell and crack down is forever MIA there was known need to show what everybody already new all Microsoft did was promote multiplac for Sony there’s no way I’m buying a one x now after they mention the next Xbox is in development when the one x just came out lasted year
I agree with affrogamer, not with you, well only partly. Yes, no surprises from Sony, amazing gameplay videos, boring filler, etc., etc. and MS their conference was anything but boring, they've learned well from Sony in the past few years, much better... BUT, what I do not agree with and what I don't get from you is that you complain about Sony not having any new games to show, yet all MS did was the same thing. Sure, FH4 is new, Gears is new, Halo was just a teaser and we all knew those 3 were coming already anyways, no surprises there AT ALL. Then they showed DLC of games we know or showed games we've seen before but the majority of the games MS did show were games that are multiplats which weren't exactly surprises either... So presentation: MS much better than Sony Exclusive content: Sony much better than MS Surprises: neither had any Number of games shown: MS showed more, most were multiplat tho So fifty/fifty I feel...
@Aenea "Sure, FH4 is new, Gears is new, Halo was just a teaser and we all knew those 3 were coming already anyways, no surprises there AT ALL." No one saw Battletoads comming which you´re trying to forget. And yes. FH4 is new and will feature a 60fps mode for the X. So, pretty DANM AMAZING if you ask me. Halo Infinity is NEW and will take the franchize in a new direction. It may be not exciting for YOU, but it´s definelly exciting for HALO fans like myself. Gears 5 also will be different from everything with see so far on the franchize, which is good and refreshing. I´m sure that Microsoft reafirming that their AAA games would be day one on Game Pass took the haters and naysayers by surprise. And i´m 100% sure that 5 studio acquisiton announcement took the world by suprise! 5 NEW STUDIOS!
Tbh it was a tie for me. if I only had a ps4 or a xbone, both company conference wouldn’t had convince me to buy the other. It was really good tho. I do say Microsoft had a better presentation and Sony had the better exclusive. I literally almost turned it off when the guy in the beginning was performing lol. They redeemed them self quickly thank god. What about Nintendo though?
I thought it was about a tie. Playstation showed the 2 games I cared most about in The Last of Us 2 and Resident Evil remake. Their exclusives looked very good but they allowed XBOX One to reveal way too many third party games that are also coming to PS4, and that probably made the XBOX One conference more exciting that it needed to be. Will any of this affect sales? I still think PS4 had the better exclusives and still getting all those third party games XBOX One revealed. So, I don't think it's going to matter much in sales. In that case I think PS4 took care of business and did what they needed to, But as far as just who won the showing, the conference itself, I guess XBOX One.
@lighting I don’t think it will affect sales. It’s 2018, people have access to internet and can easily find out if any of those games are strictly Xbox exclusives. If We are judging which conference was more entertaining, then yeah I would say Microsoft was a little more entertaining.
The games that impress from sony were in the last e3 and some of them in the 2015 e3! From MS we saw new halo, forza, gears, ori and new studios acquisitions. MS did won. But i must say that the must impressive game was on ps4 conference......ghost of tsushima, what a piece of art!
I dont think youve been keeping up with sonys last couple e3s Neither the last of us 2, ghost of tushima or deathstranding were at any of them.
remixx116, so it is the first time sony talks about the last of us 2, ghost of tushima or deathstranding? Weren't they present on others e3? Whatever you say Sir!!
@alb You are gonna bite those words. 343 is still working on that engine. They haven't even finished making halo infinite. Expect like 4-5 years before it releases, I wonder how many e3 that will be at
@alb "remixx116, so it is the first time sony talks about the last of us 2, ghost of tushima or deathstranding? Weren't they present on others e3? Whatever you say Sir!! " I think the only one that has been at E3 before was death stranding. Now remix is using some fuzzy logic to get around death stranding being shown at a previous E3. But for the others, those were at different shows, not E3.
@yeahright Actually Spiderman was at e3 2016
Totally agreed! The games were phenominal at sonys's stage but wernt that mich announcements.. MS won by sheer number of games they showed
Agreed. MS had the better overall conference moving forward and Sony had the better exclusive now conference. As a gamer of both, this E3 was better by far than years past
Ms had more variety in their exclusives even if it were the big three plus some timed. they also had more 3rd party which will look best on Xbox. They also had announcements to bolster xbox's future games.
Both companies banned on a lot of things not coming out anytime soon..
Conference wise I'll give it to MS but it was propped up with a bunch of 3rd party games I know I'm getting for my ps4, but where it matters most Sony won with their exclusives shown period. Plus that RE2 surprise was boss lol.
Im really surprised to see your agree/disagree ratio so positive.. I completely agree. As a game show, Sony pulled it out. But, as a conference Microsoft had the better show overall.
Both were good I say. Not amazing but good none the less . Win win for us gamers this year . Was hoping for the rocksteady new game and a new MK ,but fair enough still happy .
Microsoft definitely had the better conference this year. That doesn't happen often.
Well i thought both were decent, but if i had to pick. Then Sony would edge the win for me as it had the most games from the two that interest me the most. But overall now i would say Capcom are the winner of E3 2018 for me personally, DMC 5 and Resi 2 amazing.
Sony and Microsoft won for me
That last of us 2 gameplay was beautiful. Spiderman looked meh. I'm getting a pro for tlou
I enjoyed the spiderman demo, it was very...spiderman. Came off somewhat classic
Anyone who watched that Spider-Man gameplay and calls it "meh" should get their head examined.
In spidey's defense he's lame AF. Don't get me wrong the core mechanics are solid and it's sure to get great reviews but I never really cared for him. It's my thoughts, reflective of the specific character not the game as a whole
Shouldn’t the headline say Xbox vs PlayStation or Microsoft vs Sony instead? Besides who cares which had the better conference when you already know which platform will receive the most games
MS had more surprises even if they were 3rd party multiplat games, the real kicker is the aquisition of the studios. Glad to see they are actually taking it seriously when it comes to building their first party. That being said Sony gave me what I've been waiting for, for me personally nothing tops finally getting gameplay on these games I've been dying to see, though dying light 2 came close. So to me it's more a quality vs quantity deal and I'm biased given how much I love tlou. Biases aside to me they kinda time for different reasons personally
They should have been aquirying these studios years ago. They don’t get an A on the homework for turning it in late.
You’re right. So what do you want from them? They didn’t acquire them years ago, and they are now. Would you rather them keep going without acquiring new studios?
This has to be one of the most irrational and illogical responses....we are talking about what was presented to us today, not what you feel like should have been done. You don't give today's classwork an F because you feel like the subject matter should have been done years ago.
@Sitdown In your own words "we are talking about what was presented today" - none of those studio acquisitions presented new Xbox exclusives. That is the problem. His analogy was spot on.
You would have gave them an F no matter what
Yes, this was a step in the right direction not a resolution to all their issues. And sending a paper in late is much better then not ever sending it in.
@Mmmkay "Microsoft has shut down so many lately" In last two years MS shut only 1 where as Sony shut two.
Microsoft was pretty damn good. Session was the best exclusive announcement from Microsoft imo. Sony was alright. Ghost of Tsushima looks awesome, but anyone else feels like it's too early for Nioh 2? RE2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5 were my favorite announcements so far. edit: Seesion is not an exclusive apparently. It's coming to Steam. oops.
Apparently you can play it on steam and it's no Skate replacement. We need another Skate game!
Didn't we already have this conversation in few other articles that now exploding and very hot news.
I would say both. I love this e3 compared last year. Too much hype last year then it totally disappoint me.
Surely its the gamers who win?
Yep. Great E3.
Between the two there wasn't a real winner or loser. But if you want to look at the reality of it. Between Sony's strong 1st party. And MS stance on games and diverse showing and future new AAA's. Obviously its the consumer that's winning at the end, if you really look at it.
Sony won easily. A more laid-back show yes, but they deliever as usual - the top-notch games just keep on coming. And my wallet keeps on crying hehe :)
I disagree. Sony delivered a lot of what we were already expecting other than Nioh 2 and From's VR game. The trailers were awesome and the games look awesome, but let's be honest...….folks watch E3 for announcements and Sony had few. Laydon said that would be the case before the show. So it is was it is. Sony already has a stellar lineup of game and I'm guessing they are gearing up for new hardware. Either way, Sony did not win, imo. Microsoft brought the goods. The through out Halo, Forza, and Gears for their core fans and a whole slew of multiplats. Ending with Cyberpunk2077 was genius. I was more excited watching the MS conference as a Windows 10 gamer than I was watching Sony as a PS gamer, frankly. And then there were the studios. Microsoft finally has the studios to create games rather than contract them out to others. Best news from them in a while. So I'm definitely of the opinion that MS won.
Halo, Forza and Gears ?!! Seriously, now you sound 100% X-bot to be honest. Those are the same old same old so how can that be"brought the goods" ? Cyberpunk is multiplat like 85% or so of M$ show, Sony says "thx for showing those for us so we can focus on other titles" ;P 1 new M$ studio as the others already done games for them before so no news there. So as I said, Sony won easily. :) (IMHO)
"Sony says "thx for showing those for us so we can focus on other titles" uh.....if Sony had been able to show those multiplats then maybe they wouldn't have had some dude blowing on a pipe and a bullshit intermission. You are calling me an "x-bot" just because I'm being honest. I watch E3 for announcements. The trailers of games we already know are coming are fine, especially gameplay, but E3 is about the spectacle of things we don't know were coming. Sony didn't have much of that at all. There are reasons for that, I'm thinking. They already have a ton in the pipeline coming out in the next few months and a new gen is approaching. I expect next E3 to be killer for Sony, but no....this one was far from it. Disagree? Fine. But drop the bullshit xbot nonsense. I gave MS all kinds of shit for their lack of first party games. My history of complaints is well-documented. I'm not going to turn around and complain more when they actually bring about the changes that I and others said needed to be made. More studios. More first party games.
@Razzer We'll agree to disagree then :) "but E3 is about the spectacle of things we don't know were coming." - I didn't know what to expect from the "Big 4" before Sony revealed tonight's gameplay from them so I think they delivered in a huge way tonight. But that's probably just me then ;)
And that is why we differ. Different expectations.
I think Sony was better by a little. But their show had problems if you think they won easily you are fanboying man. And you call people who disagree xbots? Come on dude..
I Choose Exclusive games and its gameplay over 1 billion investment ,studio buying dramas,Cloud power bullshits. Sony won Handsdown
For Microsoft: Exclusives announced: 1. Halo Infinite 2. Forza Horizon 3. Session 4. Tunic 5. Battletoads 6. Gears of War 5 Multiplats announced: 1. Sekiro 2. Life is Strange: Captain Spirit 3. Tales of Vesperia Remaster 4. The Division 2 5. Devil May Cry 5 6. Jump Force 7. Dying Light 2 8. Just Cause 4 9. Cyberpunk2077 Goodies: • The Division, Fallout, Skyrim, Halo MCC, Ashen on Game Pass • Sea of Thieves DLC • 5 New First Party studios announced • PUBG DLC • Bunch of Indies in a montage • Cuphead DLC • Gears of War Pop • Gears of War Tactics • Streaming Service in development • Next Xbox is being architected For Sony: Exclusives announced: 1. Nioh 2 Multiplats announced: 1. Resident Evil 2 2. Control Goodies: • Déraciné (PSVR) I am not making this up.
What?? So the 4 big games showing gameplay wasn’t considered goodies or black ops 3 for free goodies. Kingdom hearts 3 special edition wasn’t a goodie. I am surprise they didn’t show off days gone, Shenmue, and dreams game.
Neither was Ori or Crackdown. We knew about these games before.
Yeah but the gameplay was new. No one knew what kind of game ghost or death was gonna be like. Shit I still don’t know how death is gonna be like lol