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Recently, Sony has made a huge effort in welcoming indie developers onto PlayStation platforms, and the results speak for themselves; incredible original experiences like Journey and The Unfinished Swan, and impressive ports such as Thomas Was Alone and Terraria. So it’s pretty frickin’ awesome to hear that this philosophy will continue with the PlayStation 4.
Ubisoft has announced that Aveline de Grandpré, the heroine in Assassins’ Creed III: Liberation, will be returning in Assassin’s Creed IV.
She will be featured in missions exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 versions of ACIV.
Without a doubt, the most welcome news to come out of Sony’s conference was that the PS4 will support used games, and won’t require an internet connection. But almost as good as that was the fact that PlayStation Plus subscriptions will incorporate PS4 games and features at no additional cost.
Rather than show a quick trailer and leave it at that, EA has been streaming live footage of Battlefield 4′s online multiplayer throughout E3. Here’s a 6-minute video that includes some of the best moments.
Another big announcement during Ubisoft’s conference was The Crew, a new racing IP developed by Ivory Tower with assistance from Ubisoft Reflections.
EA and BioWare have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be releasing on PS3 and PS4 in fall 2014. The debut trailer has also been released, with a lot to get excited about.
The PlayStation DUALSHOCK design has remained pretty much unchanged since the original PS1, but the PS4 introduces the newly improved DS4 that adds a touchscreen pad to the face of the controller and a light bar to its top in addition to usual six-axis sensors and rumble feature.
When the PS4 was revealed during February’s Future of PlayStation event, the DUALSHOCK 4 was actually the only thing physically present on stage. It was the first thing we would come to associate with the PS4 and would blend the touchscreen aspects of the Vita along with the precise control of the DUALSHOCK 3. It was different from the design we’ve become accustomed to, and yet familiar enough.
Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed The Walking Dead will be receiving a new DLC chapter entitled 400 Days that will introduce five brand new characters to the episodic franchise.
During their press conference, Sony presented a teaser for a tech demo created by Quantic Dream, running in real time on PS4. Well now the full 12-minute video is available online, and it’s pretty awesome.
Let’s be honest; the reveal of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in March was undermined just a bit by the fact that everyone had already made the connection between The Phantom Pain and MGS back in December. For this reason, it’s vital that the game is presented in a positive light at E3. Well, we’ve watched the trailer, and Kojima doesn’t need to worry.
Atlus has announced that Daylight, an upcoming survival horror game developed by Zombie Studios, will be available on PS4 early next year.
Undoubtedly the biggest surprise to come out of Ubisoft’s conference yesterday was the announcement of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The publisher arguably stole the show at E3 2012 with Watch Dogs, so could it be possible they’ve done the same this year with The Divide?
Judging by the first footage, they just might have.
Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/£349 and will release in the US and Europe this holiday season.
The news comes from PlayStation’s annual E3 press conference, where Sony’s Andrew House announced the price, saying “it’s a very compelling price that offers incredible value given the amount of entertainment PS4 will provide to gamers over the next decade and beyond.”
Sony revealed a new trailer for Beyond: Two Souls at their E3 press conference earlier today. It features protagonist Jodie getting up close and personal without the use of her unique ability.
Sony announced The Order: 1886 as one of their many new IP’s at their press conference earlier today, and it’s shaping up to be a thrilling but grim supernatural tale.
Bethesda announced earlier today at Sony’s E3 press conference that The Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to PS4. Better yet, the beta will be exclusively available on PS4 first.
Avalanche Studios, developers of Just Cause 2, has revealed its game based on Mad Max and that it will be coming to PS4. With a teaser trailer below, there’s reason to get excited.
Alongside Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix also announced the rebranding of Final Fantasy Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV. A new trailer with gameplay accompanied this announcement and can be seen below.
Square Enix dropped big names at Sony’s press conference including Kingdom Hearts III, the long awaited sequel to Kingdom Hearts II on a home console.
It is currently in development and you can see footage below.