One of the big stories from this year’s E3 was the announcement of the open Beta of Destiny for the PS3 and 4. Destiny (if you did not already know) is a new first person shooter from the company that brought us the first three installments of the Xbox only Halo franchise. This is part of what made the news of the Sony oriented beta so interesting.
If you have never heard of the developer Bungie then you probably are not a Halo fan. Bungie is the company that was responsible for Halo 1-3. Now they are working on another project that is to be a little less exclusive, Destiny. As Bungie is only known for their work on Halo the industry and consumers are sure to be keeping an eye on Destiny to see if Halo was a fluke or if Bungie can really write a game.
Microsoft has finally released a driver that allows you to use the Xbox One Controller on a PC. For some this is big news and they have been waiting for it since shortly after the release of Microsoft’s latest console. For others this might not be such a big deal as you can simply use the older Xbox 360 controllers or buy a PC game controller if you really need to get your PC gaming fix (many PC gamers still use a keyboard and mouse).
Xbox One sales are hardly catching up with the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft decided to prevent that problem in two ways. The first is a new cheaper version of Xbox One, which is on sale without the Kinect camera, and other one is the optimization of software to compensate for the difference in performance.
Sid Shuman from Sony Computer Entertainment revealed that the PlayStation 4 was so far sold in more than 7 million copies worldwide. Software sales also marked an increase amounting to 20.5 million copies sold through the PS Store and in standard retail stores. Shortly after Microsoft responded with their sales results which are a bit lower, 5 million consoles sold worldwide which are followed by 2.9 games on each console.
A bit later than usual Sony has released a list of games that PlayStation Plus users will have the opportunity to download for free during April and play them as long as they have an active subscription.
Multiplayer component of Guerilla Games' last chapter of the Killzone series, Shadow Fall, will be available for free for seven days, starting from Monday, 3rd March. A week of free game play comes just before the arrival of the first map pack which will be available free of charge from Tuesday.
Klei Entertainment has confirmed that Don't Starve on the PlayStation 4 recently counted more than one million players. Charming survival title on Sony's console is currently available for free to all subscribers of the PlayStation Plus service.
Both Microsoft and Sony have announced details of their console sales in all markets in which they are possible to buy. Sony has sold a total of 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles, while Microsoft on a smaller market sold three million copies of Xbox One.
In July last year, Sony has spilled some cash and bought a service for streaming of video games called Gaikai, after which was announced that they have serious plans for it. Even then it was clear to almost everyone that Sony is preparing something big, and now we have got official confirmation.