Microsoft’s just tied a big green bow around its Xbox Reveal event. As expected, the press conference raised the curtain on Xbox One, the next generation console from the Redmond-based manufacturer. Throughout the conference, the company touched upon many topics, including television, music, movies, and, well, a few games. But how has the reveal affected your excitement for the PlayStation 4?
There was a massive disparity between the North American firm’s press conference, and Sony’s earlier in the year. While the PlayStation maker focused fairly firmly on games, Microsoft placed much of its attention on media, spending the opening 30 minutes on television, before cycling right back around after a brief interlude for Microsoft Game Studios.
However, it did show some pretty impressive technology. The ability to cycle through television channels on the fly with Kinect seemed neat, if not necessarily our first point of interest when it comes to next generation gaming. It confirmed that there’ll be a Blu-ray player in the console, and that the system will ship globally later this year.
As for games, it announced a special relationship with Electronic Arts, but it wasn’t entirely clear what this will entail. FIFA 14 will get exclusive Ultimate Team content on the Xbox One, but the game is still coming to the PS4 as confirmed by the publisher this evening. Call of Duty: Ghosts, meanwhile, will net timed exclusive content on Microsoft’s machine – but, again, this is coming to the PS4, too.
The presentation offered a stark contrast to Sony’s, which was practically bulging with games. As a reminder, the Japanese giant trotted out Killzone: Shadow Fall, DriveClub, Knack, inFAMOUS: Second Son, and many more – some of which received stage demonstrations. At least the Xbox maker had a box to reveal, something that was missing from Sony’s presentation.
So, how has it affected your hype for the PS4? Are you more excited for Sony’s machine than ever before, or has Microsoft caught your attention? Perhaps you’re not particularly interested in either system – particularly with the PS3 maintaining plenty of momentum. Feel free to speak your mind in the comments section, and place a vote in the poll embedded below.
How has Xbox One's reveal affected your anticipation for PS4? (68 votes)
- Massively, I'm now much more interested in Microsoft's machine3%
- I don't really care about either system13%
- It hasn't, I'm still buying the PS4 on the day that it releases84%
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