Who Won: Sony Scrambling To Counter Xbox After E3 Showdown

The E3 is the ultimate trade show for gaming companies and connects video game enthusiasts to developers and related professionals from the industry. With big players such as Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony putting their best foot forward to thrill enthusiasts, it offers an overview of the best product releases. And this year’s event was no different.

With companies having learned from each other’s weaknesses and strengths, the question is no longer about who won but who will be the ultimate winner and who are currently working to compensate.

Delving into the battle between Microsoft XBox and Sony, the two who dominate the industry, Sony revealed some amazing exclusive games at the E3, which included Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Dreams, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and What Remains of Edith Finch, which offers a spooky gaming experience.

Microsoft Xbox, on the other hand, unveiled Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears 4, and Cuphead.

As for who won, Sony is the likely winner, according to Yahoo Tech, if the highly anticipated Last Guardian turns out to be as the company promised, which is a surreal, HD experience.

However, Microsoft made a game-changing backwards compatibility update announcement for the Xbox One. This will make Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One. Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, offered the following statement in regards to the new development.

“Millions of people made investments in 360 content… We thought the right thing to do was to make that content go forward, but we didn’t know [how difficult it would be]… The approach that we’ve taken is to actually emulate the full Xbox 360 hardware layer. So the [operating system] for the 360 is actually running when you run the game.”

This is according to Gamespot.

That said, Sony is currently scrambling to counter this cachet and has made an announcement that the new PS4 model, dubbed Ultimate Players Edition, will come with one terabyte of space.

GizMag offered the following about the new development.

“It’s perhaps a little surprising that Sony didn’t announce the new product during E3, where chief competitor Microsoft had more than just games on show, with new accessories and backwards compatibility support. Sony’s announcement of a 1 TB console might also sound familiar – Microsoft did the exact same thing just before E3. The 1 TB Xbox has a little more going for it though, offering a different finish from the existing system, while bundling in a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.”

As such, only time will tell who will win in the end.

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