Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sony's E3 Expo highlights

Sony is the last of the big 3 developers of E3. The Playstation 3 has had a tough time trying to break into the console market. What with losing exclusives to the Xbox 360 or having games being available on both consoles (hence leading consumers tend to go for the cheaper of the two) Sony has still a long way to prove that their current-gen console is worth the purchase. The PSP however has had more success (though not as much compared to the phenomenon that is the DS) which has led to the development of 4 different iterations of the same handheld, the latest being (a badly kept secret) the PSP Go. 

With so many mistakes so far can Sony still manage to eke a portion of the gaming market? We'll take a look at what they offered in their conference this year to find out. You can only go up once you hit rock bottom. 

PS3 Games

  • Stars the hero of the original Uncharted; Nathan Drake
  • Will have multiplayer 
  • 1st person shooter
  • Play with 256 players at once
  • Releasing Fall 2009 (US)
  • Last game in the God of War series 
  • Releasing March 2010 (US)

  • Sequel to Square-Enix's MMORPG: Final Fantasy XI
  • Developed by Rockstar North of Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt fame

  • Developed by Team Ico of Shadow of the Colossus fame

PSP Games

Little Big Planet
  • No information
  • 35 Tracks
  • 800 Cars
  • Game will be played at 60 frames per second
  • Releasing October 1 (US)
  • Set 10 years after MGS 3
  • Releasing in 2010 (US)

Resident Evil (Working title)
  • No information

Sony Hardware

  • No new information, read more about it here
  • You can watch the hands on demo here.

Motion Controller

  • Two-part controller which the PS3 camera tracks while the player is holding them
  • I don't really know how to explain this but watch the video to see what it does
  • Releasing in Spring 2010 (US)

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