Posted on June 11th, 2013 under Games
, PlayStation 4
Another nail in the coffin for the Xbox One.
Sony dedicated part of their Monday presentation to gamers while giving the finger to the Xbox One. If you don’t already know, the PlayStation 4 will support used games and will not need an internet connection to play them.
Now once you stop trying to air-props Sony and laugh at Microsoft remember Sony is telling you to pay to play online now. Multiplayer games on the PS4 will need a PlayStation Plus subscription.
Not really mentioned anywhere else — probably because it’s nothing really “new” — but the cost for PlayStation Plus is another kick in the balls for the Xbox One. Not only will the PS4 console cost $100 less than Xbox One ($399 compared to $499) but the yearly subscription to play games online is $10 cheaper than Xbox Live — $49.99 as to $59.99.
Sony saw Microsoft digging their own grave and decided to pick up a shovel and help out.
A lawsuit is a dangerous thing for a company trying to keep secrets. The ongoing legal action between Activision and former Call of Duty employees forced Bungie’s hand to reveal their next game and possible release times for the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4.
Bungie created the Halo franchise for Microsoft before separating in 2007 to make their own destiny. And make their own destiny they are doing. Bungie partnered with publisher Activision in 2010 and is currently working on their next MMO code-named “Destiny”.
In a contract filed as part of the Activision lawsuit, Bungie’s new “massively-multiplayer-style” action shooting game is due in the fall of 2013, probably in time for the holiday season. Bungie is also under contract to release new versions of Destiny every other year, alternating with expansion packs, nicknamed “Comet”, which will start in the fall of 2014.
According to the contract, Destiny will release for the Xbox 360 and… the Xbox 720! PlayStaion 4 will see the sequel to Destiny in 2014.
Start saving your pennies (if you’re in Canada, your nickles) now because the next consoles are creeping closer.
Source: The Seattle Times