by Brian LeTendre
The other day I talked about a few things I’d like to see and hear from Nintendo at this year’s E3, which starts Monday. Since both Microsoft and Sony will be holding their press conferences Monday, I’m squeezing both of them into this next entry.
Without further ado, here’s what I’d like to see from Sony and Microsoft this E3:
1. No announcement of the PS4. I am loving my PS3, and I think there’s plenty of potential to still be tapped from this console. PS3 is really hitting its stride now, let’s not ruin it by announcing a new console.
2. Strong support for the Vita. The Vita launch was a disaster. The system has tons of potential, but very few games, and it’s not selling. We need to see a price cut, and a strong schedule of both first and third-party games.
3. Kill the PSP. The fact that the PSP is still alive and well, with new games still coming out for it, is really hurting the PS Vita. Sony needs to stop splitting their handheld audience and push everyone to move toward the Vita.
1. No Xbox 720 announcement. As with the PS3, I am totally fine with the Xbox 360 and don’t see the need to rush into the next console cycle. Let’s enjoy the Golden Age of XBox 360 for another year or two.
2. Some great Kinect games. I bought a Kinect over a year ago, and there have only been a handful of decent games to play with it. I don’t want to see existing games with Kinect functionality added in, I want Kinect-specific games.
3. An MMO. Sony’s PS3 has DC Universe Online and Free Realms on their console, and it’s high time that Microsoft launch an MMO on the XBox 360. I’d love to see a sword and sorcery RPG like Dungeons & Dragons Online or Lord of the Rings Online. Both are free to play with microtransactions, and that should mesh fine with the way the XBox Marketplace already allows for DLC. Microsoft could even launch their own first party MMO based on the Fable franchise (I believe they own the IP).
What are you hoping to hear and see tomorrow from the big two?