E3 2014: Sony press conference was solid...almost


Sony's showing at E3 2014 wasn't all that we've come to expect, but one thing is for certain though, it was more exciting to watch that Microsoft's own press conference that was focused more on games than anything else. How is this even possible considering that Microsoft showed nothing but games for 90 minutes?

It all comes down to how the press conference was delivered, and Sony showed that it knows how to plan and execute a press conference. Sure, the middle of the conference was a bore to some with all the numbers and TV talks, but it was nonetheless exciting. PlayStation TV sounds exciting, the company's plan to offer its own TV shows on PlayStation devices sounds exciting, along with the coming of PlayStation Now.

We did like what Sony had to say about Project Morpheus, and it goes to show how Sony views gaming as a far more important medium than Microsoft so far. The company has invested a lot, and although it lacked vision in the past, Sony is finally rolling back the years of the glory days that were the PlayStation 2 era.

The final 30 minutes were a blast with several big announcements. Most of what Sony showed was multiplatform video games, though, unlike Microsoft, Sony managed to come away with exclusive DLC content for quite a few of the multiplatform titles it showed. Not to mention that Sony showed a lot more live gameplay, while Microsoft focused too much on CGI trailers and previously recorded gameplay trailers.

It was quite surprising because we all thought Microsoft video game focus would have taken the crown at E3, but that wasn't the case. Sony came out with a lot more purpose and confidence since the company was not forced to rethink its vision.

At the end of the day though, if we were to rate the Sony conference, we'd give it a solid B, mainly because the Uncharted trailer was a disappointment. Truly, nothing to get excited over unless just looking at Nathan Drake with updated graphics gets your brainwaves in an uproar.

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