Gameondaily offers its thoughts on the E3 conferences and picks a winner.
Sony. Next question. Really both brought games...but Sony killed and had much more exclusive games. Though tlg wasn't mentioned...nor was quantum break. So both has something for tgs and pax...but sony handed ms an a$$ kicking. Mike Tyson vs. Glass Joe kind of asstastriphy <----new word made to describe the level of actual boot in butt level. This was overall a better e3 than last year for both parties.
I'm sorry but as a sony fan I would have to give it to microsoft. Game after game after game and what the hell are we getting for fall that is playstation exclusive? Crap to be honest. 30 minutes of no games and That new guy who replaced Jack Tretton talking about statistics I will call him Crap Layden from now on. What a bad first impression for gamers, and I never really wanted a person to get off the stage more than that guy. Thank god I didn't buy a ps4, I will stick with my PC and the multiplatforms this year. For me it was Ubisoft>Microsoft>Sony > EA Very underwhelming to be honest from Sony. All the cool looking games are multiplatform and most of them are coming in 2015. Even uncharted looked awesome but for god sakes give us something for 2014. A big pile of nothing Enjoy your GTA 5 Ps4 owners(although I believe it is coming for all the other next gen platforms as well.)
So, for AAA exclusive games we have: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ xbox - sunset overdrive, fable legends, quantum break, forza horizon 2, phantom dust, platinum games game, crackdown, halo collection, halo 5 and KI season 2. Along with a good line up of indies. (deemed a failure) ps - blood bourne, uncharted 4, tlou remastered, driveclub, the order, little big planet 3. Along with a good line up of indies. (deemed a success) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I genuinely don't get it. Grant it, both have me excited, how is the xbox one's showcase not better? Let alone a "failure?" (as many on here claim) : : @tony but only 1 of those 4 is exclusive? If we count 3rd party reveals or timed exclusives, then yes I agree, sony wins there, but exclusives MS has a fighter, fps, open world super power game, unique gameplay mechanic (phantom dust), JRPG (I assume), racer, adventure game, and a story driven game (quantum)all exclusive from renowned studios. I prefer MS' showcase, some may not, but it is hard to argue that MS did not have the better show with such variety and quality studios. : : @kingtrash so games from last E3 (as well as shortly following events, tgs, vga, gamescom etc) dont count? In that case. Xbox - platinum games game, crackdown, phantom dust, halo collection. PS - Bloodbourne, tlou remastered, little big 3. Same result, however, not sure why you want to completely skip upcoming games?
The last four presentations from Sony alone were huge for me. MGSV GTAV Batman and ending on Uncharted?? Not to mention the awesome opening, an LBP3 announcement and PSTV coming to the US, it was obvious for me. Sony had more standouts, they win it. I didn't expect it at all, but they did.
Sunset overdrive, halo5, fable, quantum break, ki....all at last years e3....just saying. Drive club. The order were at e3 but tlou wasn't why include halo1234...but not tlou? Sony had 19 games Xbox 20...but take away last years games and see why they failed. Also EVERY 3RD party game will likely be better on ps4...smh yeah...plus Sony had a larger amount of indies...which was not included into the 19 games I stated.
I think some Uncharted4 gameplay would have been EPIC for sony but overall I definitely liked what Microsoft showed more.
I'd honestly say it's a tie, both had their fair share of multiplats and exclusives. Sony had announced LBP, Bloodborne, and the Suda51 game while MS announced Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Phantom Pain. Already announced for Sony was TLOU remake, The Order, and Uncharted. And for MS there was Halo remake, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends, and Halo 5. Both delivered on games, which is good. Sony did a bunch of time on TV and apps, but they had half an hour more than MS so I won't hold that against them. I know they must've pissed a bunch of fans by announcing the first two exclusives the first half hour, making everyone think their entire conference will be like that only to spend so much talking about TV and f2p.
What games you playing this holiday season on PS4?
MS won that by a longshot. They had more exclusives in between all the multiplats. How any gamer can walk away not at least a little worried for PS4 for the rest of the year. Multiplats are bad for MS and good for PS? Edit: and while I'm at it, this was the largest case for owning both consoles plus a WiiU. Yes I will be playing Destiny and CoD but damn...what else Sony? Driveclub? I'm good. If I buy a cheap Bone I can at least go through that backlog until gen 8 actually starts in 2015.
Just going by graphics Sony won. And the the best game from the MS conference was Witcher 3 which is a multiplat.
@jbsleek The ps4 destiny beta...
i'd give sony a C and ms a c+ , liked the way ms concentrated on what was coming in 2014 first
The gamers won. Microsoft convinced me to purchase an XBone today, which is something new because I was against their stance with the Camera and DRM. I have a deep down love for all the games Sony shown, though a little too much focus on Indie games. All in all, both were equally as awesome.
I think if Nintendo show the new Zelda and the new Shigeru Miyamoto game tomorrow, Nintendo might have a shot of taking E3.
Neither, but they both better than EA.
@nick Almost nothing new at all was shown at the MS conference.Just CGI trailers for games we already knew about. LBP, Bloodbourne, GTAV PS4, Grim fanfango, Ratchet and Clank Redux and many smaller reveals. That's why Sony won it out in my opinion.Tho i will say MS had the better pacing.The long winded rant by Shawn was so boring
For the quality of what I saw, Sony. They showed more of what I want to play. MS should be thankful Sony slowed things down in the middle for awhile. If I was to vote based on quantity, whether I'd want to play the games or not, MS. Also, comparing the best looking games, Sony won that too. Edit - At the beginning I thought Sony was on pace to destroy MS's show, then it slowed down, then it picked back up again. Overall I did think Sony won, but it was close and MS had a good day as well.
MS had better pacing and better demos. Sony had a few though. Batman was great and far cry was good too. Sony had to many indies. As for the rest of the year MS has the games as well.
Sony no question. And Sony won it easily by continuing to build on their original vision rather than back tracking half a dozen times and removing a key piece of hardware upon which the console was designed. PSNow is the future of gaming. Vita TV. Boom. So much exclusivity. Just incredible. Bloodborne was jaw dropping.
Sony and Microsoft both had great conferences, but there was just so much more shown at Sony's conference. Sony went for Microsofts throat when they announced that GTA5 players on PS3 and XBOX 360 could transfer their game saves over to the PS4. I thought that was the funniest announcement of the show.
Both were about the same. MS showed a bunch of games, it was great but nothing was really mindblowing, however, it had amazing pacing and ran flawlessly. Sony had the most surprises, and the best showings IMO, but the middle section slowed the pace too much IMO. So the question should be who had the better showing and who had the better announcements. Announcements go to Sony, Show goes to MS for flawless pacing. Both we're solid B performances to me. MS Highlights: COD AW, Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Master Chief Collection, Phantom Dust, and The Division. Sony Highlights: The Order, LBP 3, Bloodborne, Far Cry 4 (WOW), No Man's Sky (WOW), GTA 5 and Last of Us, Batman Arkham Knight (WOW), and Uncharted (WOW). Both had good shows, MS wins for better pacing, and flawless presentation while Sony wins for wow moments, and getting valuable exclusive content like Far Cry 4 letting you play with friends who don't have the game, Dead Island 2 beta & exclusive character class, and more.
I personally think both MS and Sony where underwhelming. They both showed nothing but trailers of what to come and the gameplay they did show were for games we already knew about. There was nothing exciting at the Sony conference with the exception of No Man's Sky which could be a timed exclusive anyways. Other than that there wasn't really anything that grabbed me and said get a PS4 now! And why didn't Sony show off BloodBorne gameplay? Wasn't it leaked already? Grim Fandango re-mastered?? I like Grim Fandango but...c'mon...Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle would have been 100x better. MS did the same as nothing popped at me that made me want a Xbox One now. But I can say I was more excited seeing Phantom Dust and a Crackdown trailer more than the Uncharted tease. Also seeing Conker got me excited but his only use will be in Project Spark...which isn't a bad idea but I would have loved to see his own game. Lots and lots of third party games which I think will make up a lot of this new generation. Lots of times exclusives and timed DLC from each company. Lets See what Nintendo has to offer before we go and crown a king.
Nick. How exactly are decade old games (halo collection) and a small a$$ xbl downloadable (killer instinct AAA)? Lmao If killer instinct is "AAA" then games like Planetside 2 and Everquest next should be considered AAA 10 times over despite being f2p. Youd have to be a complete idiot to look at those games side by side and say they have the same budget. Fluff much? You also forgot sudas game bud. Hell, even add japanese centric games like lily bergamo and yakuza isshin. -_-
I think Microsoft had more games but ubisoft and sony had better games imo. That was my first time seeing No man's sky, and that was my fav game announced, the art style was so hypnotizing to me
@NickSetzer: Quantum Break wasn't shown here and Killer Instinct is already out, Season 2 is just DLC. People don't count DLC as their own games unless you also want to count inFAMOUS First Light. Sony also showed off plenty of F2P titles and Loadout and Planetside 2, some of the best F2P games ever. You also forgot Let it Die! by Suda51, ABZU by the makers of Journey, and a remake of Grim freaking Fandango! And then there were the indies, some were meh, and some were amazing. Broforce, Not a Hero, and Hotline Miami 2 are gonna be amazing.
I think Sony won based on the quality of games shown, not quantity. Plus they had the Only major AAA from a first party that actually showed the in game engine (uncharted), which blew me away.
@ georgeenoob: and there you are at it again - back to stealth trolling sony. also, the phantom pain was announced/shown during sony's presentation, not MS's. but again, you're sort of right - it was a tie, but only in the sense that both of them didn't show a heck of a lot of gameplay. as far as the games that were show, though, sony edged MS out by a fair margin. @ mrpsychotic below: free to play means it's not hidden behind a paywall - meaning you *do not* need PS+ to play any of the F2P games on PS4 (when you need XBL to play them on xbox). and everyone (even those on xbox) knows that certain things are available for a small fee in any F2P game. you're just acting bitter, and hurt - i think it's bed time for you, little guy. *pats you gently on the head* and i'd ask you to explain how MS won, but you can't.
@Nick It's obvious who you're favoring. Way to dumb down Sony's presentation. You forgot to mention Sony also has Grim Fandango and OG R&C remaster. Plus, don't forget Let It Die. Whether the game looks underwhelming or not does not matter because there are different kinds of gamers that enjoy different games. So fix your list. MS: Sunset Overdrive, Fable Legends, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 2, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Crackdown 3, Halo Collection, and Halo 5. KI Season 2? That's not a game; it's an expansion. Sony: Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remastered, The Order, LBP3, Let It Die, Grim Fandango, R&C remaster, and DriveClub. That's 9 vs. 9. As for the people bragging about what they're going to play on PS4, remember LBP3, DriveClub, TLOU Remastered, and don't forget all the other third-party titles, because they matter too. PS2 will be awesome too.
Wait.. wait.. there are people in here that actually think MS won E3? Are you freakin' serious? lol Sony spank the ever loving isht out of MS' little keynote. MS showed off nothing but CGI trailers while PS4 was all gameplay. Uncharted 4 destroyed all. UC4 1080p/60fps vid for those that haven't seen it yet. http://nd.images.s3.amazona...
Microsofts exclusives look more exciting plus 8 player co-op and 4 player co-op for Dead Rising I'm gonna be tired I'm up all night playing already, i wanted get some heavy project spark time in but looks I'm gonna be to busy, and I gotta work in the morning. Glad everything is digital now so I don't have to get up and change the dics. Hell I don't even have to press a button to record clips or broadcast.
Both had strong showings but one of them played it safe while the other one showed many excitign new things. I mean, Sony could've shown 75% of the stuff MS showed as well because it's also available on PS4 (in superior quality). Sony on the other hand excited people with stuff you can't get anywhere else... and for most people, Bloodborne was the game of the show.
@nicksetzer1 So DLC on Xbone counts, but not on Ps4? Every single non-first party game shown for Ps4 was an indie game? Quantum Break counts, but not the Ratchet remake? And a troll comment like that gets so many agrees and a well said...why?
Sony, since it wasn't just 3rd party games, games we've already seen and loads of CGI trailers. Plus dat white PS4 Destiny bundle announcement. T_T
@Lukas, Best answer ever. For me Gamers won. Especially if you support multiple consoles. They both had good show but Sony did have some awesome exclusives. UC4 put the cherry on top.
I go with MS this time around. I think Sony's conference lacked focus and didn't bring a single new high profile IP - nothing of the scope of a new UC; where is Guerilla's new IP? MS had a better mix over all; Letting Insomniac go MS is Sony's loss. Also, to much focus on Zombies (3 dark titles!) but no fun factor games (colorful, fresh, bright games). Even though, I must say, from a Sony perspective it was worth watching MS's conference because the covered plenty of multiplatform titles - which will run awesome on the PS4 - and were not there at Sony's conference. The Halo collection is actually something which might make me buy a XO. Now, add a Gears of War remake and I am in. Games I always wanted to play but too late to get a 360 for. Now that my son's getting my PS4 and that white Destiny PS4 is very tempting, maybe a cheap XO can tie me over till end of the year...hmmm One thing, though, Nomade Skys (is that spelled right?) might just be what I always wanted to play - seamless surface to space travel. This hasn't been done in a long time (if ever - maybe Elite back in the day but not in that scope).
Lemme get this straight...E3 just started TODAY...and we're picking winners? WTF?
When the hell am I gonna be able to use my ps4 for something... There's no way Sony wins anything with all of 0 games that are interesting coming out this year.
When you actually own a PS4 you will figure it out with all the games on PS4 that look better and play better than the competition.
Both were good, but Sony's was better, more games and less CGI trailers. Plain, pure and simple.
@morganfell, I have them both , friend me I'm evil clown1 on the ps4 and batt26 on Xbox . I think MS won I can play Sony's best games in the box . The order and blood born are CG movies with occasional point and shoot intermissions. I'm sorry, I'm being honest here, when it comes to games. MS.
Why Sony did of course. Major sites/news media give their verdicts on the main E3 Conferences http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
@nicksetzer1 Dude, you cant just blast off a list of AAA exclusives within a vacuum, and get away with it. While good on paper, most of xbox's reveals where awful. And rehashed halo for 2014(?) Man, they are scrapping the bottom of the barrel. If we are gonna count re-launches of old games...how about 2013's game of the year the last of US relaunch? Plus, you didn't name everything Sony had to offer. Like the second son DLC which is basically a soft prequel, given that it doesn't require the original game. Grimfandango, and Sony has a much more diverse, and stronger line for indies, including the breath taking ABZU from the creators of journey. And did you forget NO MANS SKY ? Ill forgive you for that. Also, sony actually remembers that its in the hardware business. Games, games, games are great...but xbox is a console first...not a software developer like ubisoft. They didn't address those who bought their xboxone (for $100 more) with kinect at all... They hedged their bets on keeping it safe, and they failed. And no new updates on xboxlive...WTF ! At-least Sony had things waiting for SO members when they got home, some free stuff, betas, including a new game called Entwined. E3 feels more soulful when its not just a bunch of trailers. Lastly, i just had more fun at sony's press. Did they sort of bore me with all the TV crap...ya, they did. TBH, MS press conference was more streamlined and better edited. However, im still more excited for sony games, and showings. THAT BATMAN GAMEPLAY DEMO! And also what they are doing with destiny. Plus a sleek white play-station, and addressing backwards compatibility with PS online. I understand MS strategy...i just dont think turtle-ing worked this time. Sony was more nimble, and thus pulled out ahead this year. JMO
Preject Beast revel and the No Mans sky HOW THE HELL IS NO ONE MENTIONING NO MANS SKY Anyone who is a sci-fi fan should have went ape over that game. I hope you people change your toon around release. I can't wait for it
It was an excellent e3 from all involved. This was about games and everyone delivered. MS has some nice exclusives, so does Sony, and the multiplats look excellent. For the record, I am a Sony person but you have to acknowledge that MS appear to be listening to their fans.
KI but you dont mention the F2P games that Sony will release. Planetside 2. No Man's Sky
I say MS had a slightly better show... MS gets a B SONY gets a B- Though Sony's LBP 3 was a surprise, and there farcry 4 announcement was pretty huge... Even people that don't own the game can play FC4 co-op with you. Wanted way more uncharted 4 and first party exclusives from Sony though
FC4 was announcement was sweet. Though I think one that amazed everyone was Grim Fandango remastered. That and No Man's Sky timed exclusive, that game looks amazing.
No mans sky does look sweet. I know you guys are disagreeing but if you know my history I am a huge Sony fan, so I didn't take pleasure in saying I think MS had a SLIGHTLY better show.
Seriously, I'm a PS gamer for the most part but I cannot believe people think Sony won or even did well at E3. It was well below Sony standard. Multiplats, TV, apps, timed exclusives, exclusive dlc, and a handful of exclusives coming next year. Was like watching an MS conference. Meanwhile, MS at least has games coming the rest of the year. Sony has what? You fanboys are a joke. Credit to MS for at least trying this year despite being killed in sales. They might catch up since Sony is clearly complacent...
Both did great but seeing MKX, Far Cry gameplay a sneak peak at Uncharted and announcing GT5 for the ps4 i'll have to slightly lean towards Sony. ;)
What up with the grappling hooks? First it's BF Hardline, then it's Rainbow Six Siege, and then Far Cry 4.
InTheLab: MS has games coming at the end of the year, but what have they had for the rest of it? They've had Titanfall in March and Kinect Sports Rivals in April, then nothing for 5 months until Forza Horizon 2. They only have 3 games coming out for the rest of the year, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, and Halo Collection. Sony has Driveclub, Helldivers, Planetside 2, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Oddworld still to come out and throughout the year they've already had inFAMOUS SS, MLB The Show, and FFXIV ARR. Edit: Oh yeah, there's also LBP3 that comes out in November... So Sony has more games for the rest of this year and they've had more games throughout the year too.
@zeuanimals So 1 AAA racing game, a F2P game (these should not be on consoles) & 2 maybe 3 indi titles. (GG xrd is that released as an indie?) If this was MS everyone would be laughing, but its Sony so it a a good thing? Also I have to agree with a lot of people, the Sony conference was crap, sat up till 3:30am watching it, for what a few CGI trailers, most dire footage of games (The Order looking at you!) & stuff we already seen (I did NeoGaf) & TV, TV, TV, TV & TV oh new TV & TV peripheral. (LBP got me good though, but it doesn't look as good as the PS3 versions) MS got slandered for a year due to the latter few. Sony get oh can't wait oO All we heard for a year & 6 month is Games, Games, Games, Games that's what we want!!! Feck TV. Games! now we have TV & everyone is OK I can't wait for it! I just don't get it, I really don't.
Definitely Sony. Nathan Drake had me excited. :3
I could say the same, definitely Microsoft. Masterchief had me excited.:3
"but sony handed ms an ass kicking." @King I would not absolutely not go that far. Sunset, Overdrive Halo remaster and Forza Horizon 2 are all coming out this holiday plus beta's to Halo 5 and Fable Legends. I don't think Sony mentioned released dates for its games except for 2015 releases. A bunch of indie focused (just like MS) some fun looking F2P games third party money hats (just like MS) the only thing that's really holding them back is a slow fall launch. MS announced Platinum Games new Ip, Crack Down 3 and finally a brand new Phantom Dust as new games. UC4 stole the show but doesn't equal a immediate win because they had TV, Youtube apps and all and stats talk. I Dunno Sony's E3 was great but I think MS might a edge a win because they simply have more AAA's coming out this holiday.
"MS announced Platinum Games new Ip, Crack Down 3 and finally a brand new Phantom Dust as new games." And Sony had Suda 51's new game, a new game from From Software, friends that didn't buy FC4 being able to play the game in co-op, LBP3, No Man's Sky timed (game looks amazing).
I think LPB3 had a confirmed release date of November 2014 and July 29 for TLOU.
MSFT and it wasn't even close. MSFT showcased 3 games XB1 owners will be playing this fall, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Collection, and Forza Horizon 2, what did sony announce. Also lets compare actual exclusive content. XB1-Fable Legends, DR3 DLC, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Collection, Forza Horizon 2, Crackdown3, Scalebound, Phantom Dust, Project Spark, KI Season 2 ps4-lbp3, bloodborne, uncharted 4, driveclub, the order. PS are we really going to ignore statistics- statistics-statistics, tv-tv-tv, movie-movie-movie. MSFT showed games for 82/90 minutes
ps4 list not made by an xbox fanboy The order 1887 uncharted 4 Magicka 2 h1z1 bloodbourne let it die little big planet 3 no mans sky Kingdom Under Fire 2 planetside 2 Grim Fandango the last of us remastered Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number The Talos Principle Entwined Not a Hero Everquest: next ABZU inFAMOUS: First Light (It's standalone) Why is it my list is bigger than truefans I wonder?
I like how you mention the Halo remaster, but not remasters for the last of us and Ratchet and Clank. You mentioned DR3 DLC, but not infamous DLC. You also ignored Entwined, Let it Die, ABZU, and Grim Fandango. Nice try though.
Standard truefan work. Easy to debunk. Better luck next year, MS.
@djplonker Notice how he also bolsters his list with dlc while not extending that same benefit to his Sony list? Dishonesty. That's how you can tell who he really thought had the better E3.
I wish it was possible for people to lose their last bubble, you're so clueless and bias it's almost untrue. At least get a little perspective instead of riding MS D the whole time, it's just sad.
Dude you are pathetic. Both shows were great and fairly even when it comes to content. "MSFT and it wasn't even close. MSFT showcased 3 games XB1 owners will be playing this fall, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Collection, and Forza Horizon 2, what did sony announce." LBP3, Infamous: First Light, The Last of US remastered "Also lets compare actual exclusive content." Funny how you are counting Dead Rising DLC but won't mention Infamous. Just like you mention the Halo collection but not he Last of us remaster. Double standards.