This blog will be about things I want to see that are related to Sony (PS3/NGP)
1. Price cut. Down to 199$/199e. In some stores you can already find it at around 260 euro's but there hasn't been official price cut for two years now. It is time for a new price cut, a big one! Hundred dollars is a minimum when console is over 200 bucks. I know some fanboys will disagree and selfishly say that 50$ is enough. Of course they have it and think it is still worth 600$, but to motivate new consumers and those that are not interested in PS3 you have to give them good offer, and I think 199$ with incredible line up will do wonders for Sony. We might see return of PS2 numbers. I have PS3 just to make that clear, so I couldn't care less when it comes to me, but I want to see more people get this great console.
2. Slimmer model. This is a bit unrealistic, since they will probably announce it at Gamecom like last time. Price cut at E3, then 2 months to clear the channel, and then release new model. Smaller model means cheaper manufacturing cost, that combined with price cut would make sense.
3. NGP price 250$/e and release date. I know this is far fetched, for NGP to have same price as 3DS. But I hope that there is at least one model with that price. I just hope Sony sees poor performance of 3DS as indicator for how much gamers are ready to pay for a handheld console. Let's not forget that PSP became huge in Japan once it reached 150$.
4. Removing XMB. Ugly unfriendly and slow PSN xmb needs to go. I hope there is an update that makes it more like steam or XBL.
5.NEW first party IP's. This is always the most exciting to me when it comes to the games. We heard that a new IP from a French developer DONTNOD is going to be shown at E3. I want to see more, especially something from Japanese developers would be nice. Team Siren hasn't done anything in years. SCEJ has been passive.
6.Top 3 PS3 exclusive (2011):
1.Uncharted 3 - Need I say more? Uncharted 2 was one of the best games ever made in my opinion. Sequel to than, day 1.
2.Resistance 3 - I played first two games. I wouldn't call them AAA games, definitely not the second one, but I am interested in the universe, and I am glad they took 3 years for this one. It seems like it payed off. Is 3rd game AAA one? I want to believe that.
3.Sorcery - I need something for my MOVE, otherwise it will continue to collect dust. This game seems like the perfect game for the MOVE.Santa Monica is assisting on development. At least it will be solid, I hope.
7.Top 3 multiplatform titles I want to know more about (2011):
1.Batman Arkham city - First game took me by surprise. I had no desire or interest but by accident my brother borrowed it from his friend. I was blown away by how good it was. I can't wait to see more on this game.
2.Metal Gear Rising - after more then 3 years, new Metal Gear game with Raiden looking bad ass?! Sign me in.
3.Assassins Creed:Revelations - Never played first one, but loved second and the Brotherhood. One of the best IP's of this gen.
8.Acquiring of second party studios - It would be nice to hear Sony say that they finally acquire Sucker Punch, and maybe Quantic Dream.
9.Japanese developers making a come back - Japanese devs have been sucking big time this gen. There are still gems from Japan like the Demon Souls, but considering that they dominated console market for over a decade it is really painful to see them where they are now. Let's hope Kojima comes out on Sony stage and blows us away with some amazing announcement. You know old style 8 minute trailer!
10.Considering that it has been moved for 2012, I had to put it here. The Last Guardian! I really want to play this game, but it getting delayed is a let down. But it was probably for good reasons, it will pay off in the end, I am sure of it. I also want to see more on Bioshock Infinite, Devils Third and other games that are for 2012. Although I am mostly focused on 2011, as I pointed out above. There are just too many games for 2011, and I won't be able to play them all anyways.
What are your most anticipated games / news you want to see / hear at this years E3?