Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sony press conference @ Gamescom 2013

Gamescom 2013 began today in Cologne Germany and  ends August 25th.
I just got done watching Sony's Press Conference and again I gotta say Sony's doin' it right.
They've been consistent with their message since February's PS4 reveal and I feel they've got nothing but positive momentum on their side at this point.
So here are some of the key points I've taken from their Gamescom conference...

  • PS Vita price drop to $199.99
  • PSVita memory cards price reduction
  • The Playroom pre-intalled on all PS4's (looks gimmicky to sell PS4 eye)
  • Plenty of Indie Dev love <3
  • Netflix, Hulu  etc. will not require PS+ subscription
  • Good demo of X-play using Assassins Creed Black Flag
  • Exclusive Watchdogs PS4 content. 4 additional missions/ Dedsec white hacker coat/ Hacking boost
  • 12 GB PS3 price drop to $199.99 ( you may say 12GB is nothing but you can get a WD Scorpio Blue HDD for $75, so $275 for a 500BG PS3 ain't bad!)
  • Andrew House dissing M$ and their flip flopping policies with the XBOne\
  • Launch date US 11/15 EU 11/29 available in 32 countries at launch!
And there were some new game trailers to see also...

Everyone's Gone to Rapture

RIME


Shadow of the Beast


inFAMOUS Second Son


Gran Turismo 6


War Thunder


Interestingly there was nothing mentioned about Gaikai, Online Multiplayer and PS+ subscription service at all....but we're getting a Watchdogs movie! I thought I saw that back in 2007....I think it was called Live Free or Die Hard.