With the release of The Last of Us, the PS3 exclusive has managed to the top UK sales spot beating out Animal Crossing New Lead and Grid 2. According to reports the Sony and Nintendo first party exclusives accounted for half of the boxed game sales last week.
New bit of controversy to add to the growing pile for the Xbox One revolves around its E3 demo units, which have been reported to be PCs in disguise. According to reports, many if not all of the demo units at Microsoft’s E3 press event and at the booths were PCs with Xbox One comparable hardware.
Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s Chief of Interactive Entertainment defended the always online requirement for the Xbox One post E3 press conference. According to Mattrick, Microsoft expected the backlash they are seeing online. It almost seems like Mattrick is stating something similar to what former Microsoft employee, Adam Orth was saying.
Sony Santa Monica and Ready At Dawn debuted a brand new game called The Order :1886 which looks quite fascinating. The steam punk infused era game takes place in an alternate history where certain things such as technology have advanced faster than our history.
As promised by Bungie, the studio delivered a 12 minute Destiny gameplay session on stage at Sony’s E3 press event. The demo wasn’t pre-scripted, as it was an actual game play in session. The game looks phenomenal and addressed many of the questions asked during its first reveal.
Sony just wrapped up its press conference and it was quite a show. The company came out swinging and by many accounts may have the best presser of E3. Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America delivered the goods on the PS4’s used game policy and online requirements.
During EA’s press event, the publisher unveiled Mirror’s Edge 2, probably one of the biggest reveals at the show. However, it appears that rumors of ME2 being exclusive to Xbox One turned out to be false as the game has been confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC via DICE’s twitter.
As expected it wouldn’t be a Microsoft E3 press event without something Halo related. According to a teaser video revealed at the show its most likely Halo 5. The next iteration of Halo will be coming to the Xbox One exclusively in 2014. The game is said to use dedicated servers using Microsoft cloud servers, moving away from P2P hosted gameplay.
One of the early reveals during Microsoft’s press conference is the long awaited title Ryse from Crytek. The game was originally supposed to be an Xbox 360 Kinect title. From the stage demo it appears that the game is no longer Kinect driven but may be augmented by it. Other titles such as Crimson Dragon a Kinect based game was shown along with Project Spark.
Two games that have been rumored to be Xbox One exclusive have been confirmed at Microsoft’s press event. Titanfall, developed by Respawn Entertainment was officially unveiled at Microsoft’s even along with Capcom’s Dead Rising 3.