Tuesday, 2 June 2009

E3 2009: Sony Conference Overview

Playstation 3:
Motion control - similar to Wii remote but requires eyetoy; true 1:1 tracking; first person shooter demoed; RTS demoed;

Agent - Rockstar PS3 exclusive; late 1970's espionage
Assassins Creed 2.
Final Fantasy 13.
Final Fantasy 14 - PS3 exclusive; online like FF11
God of War 3 - first public demo shown.
Gran Turismo 5 - rally, nascar, car damage.
The Last Guardian - Trico project.
LittleBigPlanet - new Disney costumes coming;
MAG - first public demo shown.
ModNation Racers - kart racer, LittleBigPlanet esque; PS3 exclusive
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.


Playstation Portable:
PSP Go - no UMD; does not replace PSP 3000 or UMD; 16gb internal flash memory, built-in wifi, bluetooth support; $250.
Hannah Montana PSP 3000 bundle - new lilac colour.
Rockband Unplugged PSP 3000 bundle

Assassins Creed: Bloodline.
Gran Turismo - full scale game, 60 frames per second, 800 cars, 35 tracks; many single player modes such as time trial and drifting; ad hoc for up o 4 players; trading of cars with other players
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - 10 years after MGS3; Kojima deeply involved with script and producing; made by MGS4 team
Resident Evil Portable- new title.

Media Go - simpler way to connect the PSP to the PC in order to receive PSN content.
Sense Me - sense listening habit, recommend playlist.
Video PSN - native for PSP; includes new channels such as E!, Manga and Showtime.


Wondering? said...

not much then. Have they got any more announcement times in E3 or is that it?

Anonymous said...

not much?? lol.. that's a lot son.

Anonymous said...

Yeah... That's more than Microsoft's. Don't know about Nintendo, didn't watch theirs.

Anonymous said...

Yer suppose it is, i wanted more to do with the PS3 system really, it needs an update in my opinion.

Farzan said...

Nice overview of the Sony Press Conference. I watch both the Microsoft and Sony conferences, but I liked Microsoft's more. Sony showed alot of games which was a good thing especially since most of them looked great, but their show just felt so boring. At least Microsoft packed alittle more excitement and the people on stage seems like they were happy to be on stage. Sony also showed off Motion technology which easily look liked a Wii rip off, but more advanced. Microsoft's Natal seemed alot more interesting and more future proof than Sony's wand.

I liked how Sony announced Agent exclusively from Rockstar, but they didn't talk about it or show anything from the game. Final Fantasy 14 was huge, but why announce another installment when 13 and versus 13 don't even come out till late next year. Gran Turismo 5 was cool, but it still has no release date. Its been mentioned at Sony's last three press conferences and it still has not date. The Last Guardian looked amazing, but the game was already leaked several weeks before E3 so it wasn't a big enough impact. MAG showed that the system is capable of having that many players online and running pretty smoothly, but the whole thing was boring. The guy was boring to listen to and thus made the demo just boring to watch.

Uncharted 2 looked fabulous and easily the best hing out of Sony's conference. PSP Go! was already leaked sometime before E3 and thus made a big impact. Overall, It was a solid conference and Id probably give it a solid C or C+. I would give Microsoft a B- for their conference.