The next conference up is Sony’s! After Microsoft announced a startlingly high $499 price point for XBox One, it’s up to Sony to swoop in and save the day. Or, you know, out-disaster Microsoft. We’ll see.
Stick around, I’ll be live blogging Sony’s conference 7pm Mountain time, 6pm Pacific. Watch along here.
9:04 No release date. And we’re out.
9:03 THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE US DOLLARS/399Euro/349pounds.
9:02 $399. BOOM X BOOM.
9:01 Gaikai will give PS4, PS3, and Vita systems PS3 games FROM THE CLOUD.
9:00 Destiny finally wraps.
8:57 Suck it, Microsoft.
8:55 Destiny demo drags ever onward.
8:52 I somehow missed this. Online multiplayer is going to require PS+ on PS4. So close to perfection, Sony.
8:47 World premiere of Destiny on now.
8:44 PS+ memberships will carry over to PS4.
8:43 No online check-in, no online connection required.
8:42 If you buy a game, you can sell it to a store or a friend, lend it out, or keep it forever. Cutting deep.
8:41 Thunderous applause.
8:41 NO USED GAME RESTRICTIONS.
8:40 Jack Tretton retakes the stage. Let’s get the business announcements in!
8:39 Umm, yeah, actually.
8:38 I think I’m watching a Mad Max trailer.
8:37 The Elder Scrolls Online. Apparently narrated by Dumbledore. Beta on PS4 first.
8:36 Thankfully moving on to Bethesda’s next Elder Scrolls game, I hear Dumbledore.
8:34 Lebron is trash talking his video game self for NBA 2k. Ugh.
8:33 Finally moving on from Watch_Dogs… to talk sports. Oh no.
8:29 This just keeps going. Yawn.
8:25 Watch_Dogs dude rolls out. Save us.
8:23 The game keeps glitching out. Yikes. Super embarrassing.
8:20 Assassin’s Creed IV being shown in-depth. I can’t even focus on the screen. I’m still in bleary-eyed bliss at the idea of Square Enix actually making games again.
8:19 FFXIV is coming to PS3 and PS4. My god Sony, unbelievable. You win.
8:17 Now we’re looking at Kingdom Hearts. It’s III, IT’S III!!!!
8:16 Ohahahdhfasjdhfdaldas it IS Final Fantasy XV.
8:15 I have no idea how this game plays. Real time action, apparently.
8:13 Versus trailer is happening. I can’t believe my eyes. It exists. But what’s it called?
8:13 Versus teased, promises more in the next few days.
8:12 Square Enix time. Boom.
8:11 Blizzard is bringing Diablo III to PS3 and PS4.
8:11 All these indie games getting their console debuts on PS4.
8:10 Oddworld: New and Tasty coming to PS4. Remake of the original.
8:08 Other indie silliness ensues. Including Octodad: Deadliest Catch. Does not include giant enemy crabs, muahahah. Finally, a joke that lands.
8:07 Indies can now self-publish on PS4 Store.
8:06 Transistor, coming 2014. Looks amazing, great simple art style.
8:04 It’s on to indies. Super Giant Games is up.
8:02 And the trailer descends into 4th wall silliness. What is going on?
8:01 So this is that old man we saw representing the PS4’s power earlier
8:00 Quantic Dream is bringing The Dark Sorcerer.
7:58 All inFamous coming Q1 2014, rest are launch games.
7:55 Onto Killzone: Shadowfall, Driveclub, inFamous: Second Son, Knack. Thankfully back to trailers now.
7:52 The Order 1886. Looks cool. No gameplay shown though.
7:51 Looking pretty steampunk. Guns ‘n’ horse drawn carriages, plus blimps.
7:51 First one by Ready at Dawn.
7:50 12/20 new IPs.
7:50 20 PS4 games planned for system’s launch year.
7:49 Seriously? Social media talk? You’re here to talk GAMES!
7:49 Head of Sony Worldwide Studios is on to finally talk games. That still means more talking.
7:47 Netflix and other streaming service talk. Move on Sony.
7:44 Sony Pictures bringing unique content to PSN. I don’t care.
7:43 Parallelogram. That’s the word I was looking for.
7:42 Okay, Sony Pictures dude Michael Lynton is up now.
7:39 Here it is… it looks like ahh… trapezoid?
7:38 Andrew House here to blather on. SHOW US THE BOX.
7:37 Now onto PS4.
7:36 GTA V getting PS3 bundle for $299. Special headset also coming.
7:36 PS3 getting exclusive DLC, including 1960s Batman skin.
7:33 “Special partnership” bringing Arkham Origins to PlayStation. Yeah okay.
7:31 Gran Turismo 6 is up next. I have to give Sony props for just blowing through all these game trailers. No awkward chats or demos.
7:31 Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls, Dafoe apparently less important.
7:29 Willem Dafoe: The Game on now.
7:28 Now for the profound singing of a child. Umm, another something, this one called Rain.
7:27 Something called Puppeteer coming, looked very LBP.
7:26 Yep, still looks amazing.
7:26 Moving on to PS3… The Last of Us first.
7:26 Vita owners will be able to remote-play PS4 games.
7:25 God of War 1+2 HD coming to Vita, as well as Flower, and Walking Dead.
7:24 Arkham Origins, Counterspy, Destiny of Spirits, Killzone, Tearaway, coming to Vita.
7:23 People love the Vita “once they get their hands on it.” Oof.
7:23 Vita, he swears is “just beginning its lifecycle.
7:22 Starting with PS3 and Vita news.
7:21 Jack Tretton hits the stage like a baws to Radioactive.
7:19 This is a montage of everything. i cannot begin to name all these games.
7:17 Sony finally opens with umm dubstep. People inside of shapes. I saw the word “Vita” briefly, guess it’s not dead.
7:16 Sweet relief. It’s here.
7:13 Come ooooonnnnnn.
7:02 Starting late. Come on Kaz, show us your true power.