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?
Microsoft confirmed Tuesday at their Gamescom media briefing that each Xbox One console sold in Europe will come bundled with a copy of EA Sports’ FIFA 14.
The deal, which was first hinted at by CVG, is seen as a move to blur the lines on cost differences between the upcoming Xbox One and Sony’s rival platform the PS4.
Sony is to host a press conference at the upcoming Gamescom 2013 trade show in Cologne, Germany — as confirmed over on the company’s official European PlayStation Blog.
The event, which will be streamed live online, promises to showcase “the future of all things PlayStation” offering a glimpse at both “announced and unannounced titles”.
Beyond showing upcoming games it’s hoped that more specific details regarding the PlayStation 4, such as a set UK launch date, will be shared.