- whether it's streamed to the system or the game is built in such a way that core assets are DL'd first for quick play ala World of Warcraft
- They're going to miss out on some of the key parts of the console because the infrastructure either isn't there in their part of the country
- Sony said they're reworked the entire architecture of the system to be more developer friendly and this is why it's no longer possible to run legacy games
- People still care about Killzone?
- Watch Dogs! It's sad when Watch Dogs is the best game at the conference. This was the best game at E3, too. But this is already confirmed to be a multi-platform game. It's even confirmed for the Wii U! So what is it doing here?
- Diablo 3? Diablo 3?! You show up at Sony's big event to talk about a port of a PC game that was already kind of divisive?
- So obviously, I wasn't very impressed. While the guys on the stage were certainly passionate, what they were talking about wasn't much to get passionate about.
- Both. They stated both. You will be able to demo a game via streaming, and you can do the core asset thing if you purchase the game.
- We're continuing to move toward an internet-embracing culture. This machine is likely designed to be relevant 7 years down the line. You can't fault a company for trying to make future-proof technology, especially when the majority of Nintendo's (and likely Microsoft's) featureset revolves around online connectivity as well.
- Better new games and more multiplatform releases > ability to play older games
- Killzone 2 and 3 are two of the biggest games on the PS3
- Exclusivity is a thing of the past. Developers can't afford to remain console-exclusive anymore.
- The bigger news is that Blizzard is making their first console game in 13 years, likely due to the financial pressuring of Activision. I imagine that this is not the last of this effort, and we may see Titan release on next-gen consoles.
- Name me a better press conference for this past generation. There is none. This machine looks leagues better than anything Nintendo has for us (you know, the bricking, last-gen tech WiiU with only a select few interesting games worth playing). And despite being a big Microsoft fan for the early portions of the Xbox 360's release, I expect Microsoft to fall on its face given their tonal fuck-ups over the past 3-4 years.
>1: Yeah, I admit I was getting a drink during the early part of the conference. So I did miss that crucial detail thanks for filling me in.
>2: Future-proofing is well and good, but I'm still concerned about how quickly adoption is going to happen. I think I remember an article from 2010 saying that the PS3 was the most-connected console to the Internet, but a 2012 article saying that only 45% of this generation was 'constantly connected'. We'll see how it goes.
>3: Point conceded, I edited the original post.
>4: Every time I hear about Killzone being big, I keep remembering how the original Killzone was supposed to be a 'Halo killer' (which wasn't what it was sold as if I remember) and Killzone 2's own issues with being prerendered.
>5: I know we've moved towards a console era where exclusivity is the exception to the rule. But I can't help but think they'd have been better served showing Watch Dogs at E3.
>6: That message got lost in the immediate 'Diablo 3, you're wasting my time' reaction. If they bring something besides Diablo 3, it could be worth it.
>7: In terms of console announcements? No, they're all pretty dry and uninspiring. I'm reserving judgement on the Wii U since it has a couple months to turn things around. But I expect Microsoft's to be even worse than this.