The stage is set.
E3 2013 is already shaping up to be a colossal PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One war, during which time gamers are hoping to see only one thing: More games .
At this point, I think they're tired of hearing about all the other features and advancements; I think core gamers are thirsty for some actual game announcements, especially after last week's terrible Xbox One unveiling. At least Sony focused on games during their presentation of the PS4 back in February, but they have to maintain that focus. Besides, Microsoft has already said they'll be bringing plenty of titles to E3, so Sony can't just sit on their laurels and relax. Doing so would be a critical mistake.
To be more specific, this isn't just about the games; this is more about exclusive software. PlayStation has basically owned that particular crown for several generations running (considering PS3 vs. 360 exclusives, it's not even close), and many hardcore gamers believe that trend will continue. We're all expecting to hear that inFamous: Second Son will be dated for the PS4 launch, for example. That would be four exclusives for that system's release; Killzone: Shadow Fall , inFamous: Second Son , DriveClub and Knack . And those are just the ones we know about right now.
But didn't Microsoft say they've got "15 exclusives" coming in the first year? You have to assume at least a few will be available at launch. We know about Forza Motorsport 5 , for instance. So really, it's going to be an exclusive battle and while Sony may have the edge – they usually do when it comes to exclusives – that doesn't mean Microsoft can't still wow the crowd. …it just seems unlikely at this point, that's all.