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Sony puts the focus on games and gamers during PS4 keynote at E3

Sony used its E3 keynote address to bring gamers up to speed on the titles they can expect to grace the new PS4 console within the first year of its release.

The company said 140 games are in development, 100 of which will come within the first year of the console’s lifespan, while over 40 will feature at least some element of PS4 exclusivity.

During the event, which also saw the company reveal the design and a very attractive Xbox One-smashing price point of £349, the company showed off a host of exclusive titles and brought updates and new footage from many of the games it debuted during the February launch event.

A brand new piece of IP from Sony Worldwide Studios was first on the block. Although plot details and exposition were thin on the ground, The Order 1886 showed a vision of 19th century industrial London (only with Steampunk-style weapons) during some kind of outbreak or invasion. You can see the trailer below.


There was also an update from Square Enix on the new PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy game, which is now offically called Final Fantasy XV and the first live gameplay demonstration of Bungie and Activision’s Destiny, a futuristic first person shooter that’s also coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4. You can see both below.

Sony also showed off The Elder Scrolls online from Bethesda, which will debut in Beta exclusively on the PS4, while it also brought an extensive gameplay demo of the eagerly-anticipated next-fen games from Ubisoft, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag and Watch Dogs. The latter will have around an hour of gameplay that’s exclusive to the PS4.

Intriguingly, there’s also going to be an adaptation of the film Mad Max coming to the next-gen console.

Sony also took the time to bring us up to speed on a host of pre-announced games with the latest trailers from the likes of Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack and Infamous: Second Son, all of which are scheduled to launch alongside the console or arrive on the scene shortly thereafter.

Attendees at the E3 expo in LA will get hands-on time with a host of these titles during the event so we look forward to finding out what they’re made of.

Overall, with the new line-up of games, coupled with the announcement of a cheaper console, with no restrictions on used games and no enforced online connectivity, we’d have to say this was Sony’s day at E3. What do you think? Have Monday’s events shaped your purchase decision? Let us know in the comments section below.