By Jesse Tucker
E3 is officially underway and all of the biggest game and hardware developers are showing off their new stuff. This is a handy guide of highlights for those without the time to sit through hours of press conferences and interviews.
Sony Press Conference
Sony has revealed in their press conference that the PlayStation 4 will launch at $399. Unlike the Xbox One, the PS4 will not restrict the buying, selling, or lending of used games in any way, and will never require an Internet connection to play single-player games. Existing PlayStation Plus accounts will carry over to the PS4, but PlayStation Plus will now be required in order to play games online. For previously revealed details on the PS4, check out PlayStation 4: Rumor & Reality.
Newly revealed PS4 exclusive games:
For a constantly updating list of all confirmed and rumored PS4 games, check out IGN’s guide.
Microsoft Press Conference
Microsoft has revealed in their press conference that the Xbox One will launch in November and cost $499. Xbox Live Gold members will now receive two free game downloads every month, beginning with Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II. Xbox has also now partnered with streaming service twitch.tv so that gamers can stream their play sessions in real time and even view comments beside the game while they play. For previously revealed details on the Xbox One, check out Xbox One: Rumor & Reality. Microsoft also revealed a new, slightly smaller model of the Xbox 360.
Newly revealed Xbox One exclusive games:
For a constantly updating list of all confirmed and rumored Xbox One games, check out IGN’s guide.
Although Nintendo did not hold a press conference this year, they did have an online presentation.
Newly revealed Nintendo games:
There are tons of big games being revealed and detailed at this year’s E3. Destiny, Titanfall, Metal Gear Solid V, Thief, Assassin’s Creed IV, Mirror’s Edge 2, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, The Witcher 3, Bayonetta 2, Battlefield 4, Dark Souls 2, The Elder Scrolls Online… This is just the tip of the iceberg, and there are way too many games to list here, so check out IGN’s constantly updating guide to the games of E3 and see what catches your eye.