E3 2013: Taking the Wraps Off Xbox One and PS4

E3 2013 at Los Angeles Convention Center | E3 Insider

E3 2013 at Los Angeles Convention Center | E3 Insider

The first day of E3 2013, which kicked off last Tuesday, brought exciting news to gamers. This is true to those who are looking forward for more Xbox One announcements, as well as Sony’s big reveal about their much-awaited PlayStation 4.

Microsoft: Xbox One Price, Availability and Games

During the event, it was announced that Microsoft’s Xbox One will be available in stores starting November, and that it will cost $499.

In addition, it was revealed that a number of games will be available for Microsoft’s gaming console. This includes shooters such as Titanfall and Ryse: Son of Rome, open-world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, zombie game Dead Rising 3, racing game Forza Motorsport 5, as well as familiar titles such as Metal Gear Solid V and Killer Instinct. There are also games for the kids such as Project Spark and Minecraft Xbox One Edition.

Aside from the abovementioned titles, there are also the games-turned-TV series like Quantum Break.

Other cool announcements made at the event were the new Halo for Xbox One and the Battlefield 4 DLC coming first to Microsoft’s upcoming gaming system.

The Xbox One is now available for pre-orders.

Sony Reveals PlayStation 4 at E3 2013

Sony started their presentation by revealing the design of the highly anticipated PlayStation 4. The console’s design is a homage to the PS2. In addition, Sony’s upcoming gaming console—which is $100 cheaper than the Xbox One— will be available this holiday season.

They also announced that PS4 will support used games, and that a PlayStation Plus membership will cover PS3, PS Vita and PS4. However, playing multiplayer games on Sony’s next console will require users a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Moreover, an extensive catalogue of PS3 games will be available in the cloud by 2014. The Sony game cloud promises “amazing gameplay” that is “fast and responsive”.

Regarding upcoming PlayStation titles, Sony showed the first gameplay footage of Bungie’s Destiny, with an announcement of the game’s exclusive content coming to PS4. Sony Santa Monica also showed off The Order 1886 and a bunch of cool Indie games.


With the announcement of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, the holiday season is going to be a giddy time for console gamers.

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