E3 is over, for this year at least, and things are beginning to settle back to normal on the news side of things. The conferences might have been a disappointment for some, but that’s probably because a lot of the best stuff we saw is still a long way off. At least we can now start up the rumour mill for E3 2015!
This week wasn’t exactly light on news, was it? One of the biggest things to come out of Sony’s E3 Conference was the Uncharted 4 reveal right at the end. Titled ‘A Thief’s End’, the trailer shows a bruised and battered Nathan Drake wanting to get back into the game, one last time.
Naturally, the reveal sparked a huge amount of excitement, with tatoemonkey describing the Uncharted franchise as “unquestionably the greatest game series to ever grace my PlayStation”.
There were also questions about whether this could be the last outing in the Uncharted series. Andrewww calls the series “much too important for Playstation” to drop, as Kennykazey points out “Naughty Dog does like the old bait-and-switch”. “If it truly is “one last time”” says seravok, “I hope Naughty Dog go out with a bang”, which I think many Uncharted fans would agree with.
Another highlight to come out of Sony’s Conference was the confirmation that GTA V was headed to the new gen consoles, and to PC. hazelam says the new version of the game “looks amazing, even better than the current gen version, and that’s already pretty damn gorgeous”.
Lots of readers were quick to state they were tempted to repurchase the game, but a few wanted to hear that there would be an upgrade plan for existing owners such as Severn2j who said that “if they do have a discount for this, I will be throwing money at them.”
Last year the game grossed $1 billion in just three days, so it will be interesting to see how strongly the game does when it is re-released later this year. I think having a discount scheme would help enormously, however I can see the release going just fine even without it.
With the likes of Forza Horizon 2, Driveclub, and The Crew soon to be gracing the new gen, the racing genre seems to be making use of the powerful consoles. Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of Project CARS on the PS4, and it looks superb, not to mention the game’s Project Morpheus support.
While many users such as commented on the impressive visuals, they also pointed out one very important thing about any racing game: the handling. DividSmythe says “that does really look stunning. Driveclub doesn’t have a chance unless PC handles poorly”. Other users, such as p9ul pointed out that Slightly Mad Studios also made Shift, as as a result wont “bother [with it] as it’ll be barely playable”. This view was echoed by cc_star, although currently he still favours Cars over Driveclub because he loves “that it’s not fantasy locations and has real tracks that go beyond just Silverstone, taking in Brands Hatch, Donnington, Oulton Park, Caldwell, Snetterton etc. too”.
Is that something many of you will be taking into account when you come to choosing a racer? Does the lure of real-world locations such as those seen in Project Cars or The Crew trump ‘fantasy’ locations, or are you more along the lines of freezebug, who says at the end of the day, it’s all about “getting in the garage and altering the transmission ratio or brake balance and suspension settings”?
It seems E3 took up a fair amount of your gaming time this week, as it doesn’t look like there are many achievements out there!
On the fastest platinum front, Forrest_01 was the only person to claim it for a new game, this time for Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension on PS3.
R1MJAW has been playing through and completed Pixeljunk Shooter, bar all the multiplayer trophies, while a group of us on Wednesday night boosted a couple of pesky Red Dead Redemption online trophies in our bid to get the platinum.
I guess that’s it for the Chronicle this time, normal service will resume next week with the return of Tef, and as always, you can check out the latest trophy update below. Bye!
A inferior race has been busily tapping your latest trophies into his tables, and you can head over to page 2 to view the latest 2014 leaderboards.
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