Jun 10, 2011

E3 2011: Sony Keynote Thoughts

Sony needed to pull this off without a hitch, and depending on who you asked, they did. Sony started off right by coming out and apologizing for the PSN breach and they were extremely classy about it, giving everyone, be it customers, retailers, and third parties their due.

Uncharted 3 stole the show completely, and I am not sure it was wise to lead with it, as everything else after it looked very under-done. I was really hoping for a bundle with all three Uncharted games, but instead Sony tried to shove 3D technology down everyone's throat. And then there was Sly. And Ryan was happy. And then it was gone. The EVE Online shooter entitled Dust 514 looked like a generic shooter, but I really want to see how it is implemented into EVE Online proper.

Ken Levine then came on stage and dropped a couple bombs. BioShock Infinite on the PS3 will support the PlayStation Move. I am not sure how well that will work, specifically when it comes to spell casting. That being said, I am sure the game will perform well regardless. To lead into the Vita, he announced that there would be an exclusive version of BioShock for the handheld.

After that, it was all about the new Sony handheld, the PlayStation Vita. Uncharted was shown, and made everything look like horse crap once again. The biggest news that I was the most excited for was Street Fighter X Tekken showing up, a definite nod to the hardcore. Following was the price announcement, which is probably worrying Nintendo with their 3DS that isn't selling very well to begin with being matched with the Wi-Fi version of the Vita.

All in all, the absolute gorgeousness that is Uncharted has me itching for a PS3, but I want to see more of Vita in action before I jump onto that boat. Now if only I could find a TV that has more HDMI inputs...