Back in May Microsoft’s Xbox One was unveiled at a special media event, bringing with it a number of ill-favoured key policies, such as enforced Digital Rights Management (DRM), a compulsory Kinect camera and a £429 price tag (the latter of which was announced at E3). As a result of these unpopular decisions Sony’s PlayStation 4 quickly became the leading ‘next-gen’ choice in many gamers minds.
However, a lot has changed since then, with us now arriving at a point where things are a lot more even. So, with the playing field levelling out, does it really matter which ‘side’ you pick?
Sony announced at their E3 press conference that the PlayStation 4 will arrive in the UK in time for Christmas at a £349 price-point, coming in cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
For your cash you’ll get a 500GB “Jet Black” machine, along with a DualShock 4 controller, headset and all the necessary wires. The PlayStation Eye camera is not bundled with the console, and will be sold separately for around £45. Additional DualShock 4 controllers will set you back £55.
Driveclub and Killzone: Shadow Fall were confirmed as launch titles for the new home console.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, saw Sony once again join Nintendo and Microsoft as the big players to whet people’s appetites for their upcoming wares. Although there was plenty on offer from the people behind the PlayStation brand, it was clear that the unveiling of their next portable console – PlayStation Vita – was due to dominate their presentation.