Jun 11
By Adam Philbin In Blog No Comments

There are high expectations for this year’s E3 conferences. Microsoft filled in the blanks surrounding the Xbox One, and now it’s Sony’s turn to elaborate on the PlayStation 4. Specifically, what will it actually look like, and how excited should we really be?

You can watch the video stream of Sony’s E3 conference below, which goes live at 2AM GMT. Below that may be some words if we stay interested and awake enough to liveblog it all.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 201312:47 am

Hello. Bit late isn’t it. Maybe Sony will show us some new games tonight.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 11 June, 20131:05 am

Wait until the fanboys pit footage of Forza 5 and DriveClub side-by-side.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:12 am

Sony are starting the conference with the classic “making everyone wait at least 10 minutes” trick.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 11 June, 20131:13 am

I get excited about the launch titles MS and Sony are showing, but then remember the launch titles from previous eras – rushed out pap that fail to do anything different from what we’ve seen before. Perfect Dark Zero was terrible.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 11 June, 20131:13 am

Still, pretty confident that DriveClub will turn out better than Midnight Club.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 11 June, 20131:14 am

Oh, The Bouncer – that was another one. Looked amazing in the screens, that did.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:14 am

Ridge Racer 7 was pretty good. Erm… Maybe. Drive Club is looking excellent though, and if Sony fail to deliver, Ubisoft’s The Division looks excellent.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:21 am

It’s Mr Jack Tretton!

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:24 am

Starting off with some talk about the PS Vita. “People like it, when they get their hands on it”, hinting that not many people are actually buying it. But the average Vita owner buys 10 games apparently, mostly from the online store.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:27 am

A nice little sequence for The Last Of Us, out later this week…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:30 am

Beyond looking quite good. Forgot it was a PS3 game.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:32 am

Still mildly baffled why Gran Turismo 6 isn’t a PS4 launch title.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:37 am

Batman Arkham Origins for PS3 in October if you’re into that kind of thing.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:37 am

On to the PS4 now…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:39 am

Sony’s Andrew House. Not a doctor sadly.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:40 am

The PlayStation 4 everybody.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:41 am

Not totally unlike the Xbox One.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:42 am

That was brief. And now, Michael Lynton.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:45 am

There was some talk about TV there. Mr Lynton has gone away now.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:49 am

Shu Yoshida walks on to the stage, to some mildly camp music.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:50 am

Shu talking about how me makes friends with strangers on Twitter.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:54 am

The Order, a new IP from ReadyatDawn studios. Seems to be a kind of zombie game set in Victorian London.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20131:57 am

Now a bit of a montage, showing Killzone Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Infamous: Second Son, and Knack. Drive Club looking very pretty.

They’ll all be launch titles.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:03 am

Quantic Dreams’ The Dark Sorcerer… Interesting trailer.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:05 am

Adam Boyes comes up on stage. Looks like he’ll be talking about indy games.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:09 am

Transistor, which we’ve seen before, from Bastion developers Supergiant Games. A style halfway between Final Fantasy VII and general hipster indy art.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:11 am

A bunch of indy games will be coming exclusively to PS4.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:19 am

Final Fantasy Versus XIII or Final Fantasy XV, whatever they’re calling it. Seems to be set in a slightly more realistic world. Lots of CGI still.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:20 am

Kingdom Hearts 3.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:24 am

A man from Ubisoft giving a demo of Assassin’s Creed 4, piratey edition.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:25 am

Now some Watch Dogs, incase you missed it in Ubisoft’s conference a few hours ago.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:35 am

It’s a digital Lebron James plugging 2K games’ NBA title.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:38 am

The Elder Scrolls Online coming to PS4 in Spring 2014. Yeh, it’s no Skyrim…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:40 am

Mad Max coming to PS4. Presumably without Mel Gibson.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:41 am

“PS4 supports used games”. Somehow Microsoft managed to make that a selling point. Big cheers.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:43 am

“PS4 doesn’t require you to be online to play.”

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:46 am

Drive Club (“PS Plus Edition”) will be free to PS Plus subscribers, as well as the usual PS Plus free games.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20132:59 am

Ending the show on Destiny gameplay. It looks quite good. Quite Halo-y too though.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20133:01 am

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20133:01 am

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20133:02 am

PlayStation 4 will cost $399. That’s $100 less than the Xbox One.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20133:03 am

That’s £349 for us Brits (bit of a bad exchange rate but not too bad). Or €399 in Europe.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 11 June, 20133:06 am

So not a terrible conference then. Thin on really interesting new titles, although Drive Club is looking very nice, as are Ubisoft’s titles, and the price seems good.

Well done Sony.



Published Tuesday 11th June 2013 by Games Asylum


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