Bullshit. They announced plenty. Killzone, inFamous, GT, Driveclub, Knack, The Last Guardian, The Witness, Mad Max, The Order: 1886, and probably a few more that I can't think of off the top of my head. I don't count 9 exclusives as "a few-" given that they all look like quality games and given that many of them have developers with extremely strong histories, they will likely all be very good games. 9 strong first-party titles within the first year of a console's lifespan is an incredible lineup. They've also got plenty of cross-platforms like Watch Dogs, Destiny, Mirror's Edge 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Battlefield 4, Batman Arkham Origins, etc etc. When they did the indie presentation and had 8 separate developers out there showing off independent titles that would at least debut exclusively on PS4, if not stay exclusives, that was a major turning point that showed Sony are very serious about keeping to their promise of supporting indies. (Also, self-publishing, which M$ does not have.) Some interesting support for MMOs and some F2Ps, including but not limited to The Division, Planetside 2, and Warframe. The freezing pretty much only happened on AC4, a cross-platform title.Jaz wrote:They only announced a few actual exclusives, some of their game presentations crashed, and the console itself was revealed... it basically looks like a slanted DVD player. It looks nice but... not great.
They didn't reverse either on Kinect or DRM policies, which was the breaking point for most people. Those concerned about their privacy are not going to reverse their decision for Halo 5 and Forza. They showed actual games, with most of them cross-platform. Sony and Microsoft are certainly *not* even in terms of announcement points. Microsoft's presentation was entirely neutral- it wasn't bad in any stretch of the word and at least they didn't talk about TV the entire time, but it didn't sell me in the slightest. Given that Sony have had two positive conferences (if nothing else, because of Microsoft's blunders with the used games issue) and have generally built up a large hype train, there is absolutely no way you could consider them even, either objectively or in the public eye. Just go compare the reactions of the audiences in any of Microsoft's announcements with, say, Sony's announcement of used game support.Jaz wrote:Microsoft certainly reversed on their poor reveal. So I guess Sony and Microsoft are now even in terms of announcement points.
We've had fairly detailed specs for a while. It's fairly clear the PS4 will be more powerful. It's running a GPU with something like 1.85 TFLOPs of processing power as opposed to One's 1.2 TFLOPs- the GPUs themselves are fairly similar but Sony has the advantage of using 8GB of GDDR5 RAM versus 8GB of DDR3 as Microsoft are doing. Sony's CPU is also slightly better, 8 cores at 2.0ghz each versus Microsoft's 8 cores at 1.6ghz each (both custom AMD units)Jaz wrote:Neither announced much amazingly exciting though, at least for those who are enthusiastic concerning technical details. No detailed specs or actual usages of the consoles(as in, opening the drives, etc)
tl;dr > Sony's presentation was good. They showed a strong line-up of first-party titles, showed many indie titles, showed plenty of cross-plats, showed they cared about the consumer, and presented a console that is $100 cheaper than the competition's, doesn't go Big Brother on you, has a superior online service for less money (PS+ is truly spectacular and I don't even mind that it is necessary for multiplayer on PS4- and only for multiplayer, not for streaming services the way Gold is), and generally showed that they actually listen to what consumers like and dislike. That's good. Microsoft's presentation was better than what they originally revealed because they focused on games, but they didn't reverse on what people disliked the most- used games and Kinect.
Not that I'm not a fanboy, but there is plenty of objective support for why Sony was the clear-cut winner in the presentations. And hey, if nothing else? These conferences are all about drawing in public support. If you look at surveys done last night or today, asking if people are planning on getting the PS4 or XBO, or if you look at comments and places like reddit.com/r/gaming, it is clear that the public overwhelmingly supports PS4 at this point. That may not be permanent and there will likely be a silent majority that will mean the sales themselves will not be a massive landslide, but it is clear who appealed more to their consumer base between the two, and that's simply unarguable, unless you're an M$ fanboy.