PS4 vs. Xbox One: 50% PlayStation Sale, New Apps and Games, and the Real Xbox Cloud Explained
By Gel Galang | June 17, 2014 2:34 PM EST
Before going deep into the new games, as well as the ongoing sale for the PlayStation devices, there's a nice possible update on the PS4's app features, particularly the much-requested mp3 feature.
A PlayStation 4 controller is displayed at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014.
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However, it's possible that Sony is looking at expanding its multimedia features, if a career opportunity vacancy is to be believed. DualShockers spotted the ad, which is mainly looking for a development and maintenance of multimedia applications.
While there is no mention of the mp3 app specifically, there is mention of a need to "review, debug and enhance already produced code," which can be a hark to the already mp3 app available for the PS3.
The Drop Introduces New Games
For those who are looking for more games while waiting for "Destiny," PlayStation's The Drop brings a new batch of games for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, starting with the "EA Sports UFC," where Bruce Lee will share in the action.
PS3 players will get quite a number of games, including "MotoGP 13," "Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time," "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction," "Battle Princess of Arcadias" and "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack," all of which are digital releases. The PS Vita will also get a digital release of "Magical Beat," a colourful and pixel-art puzzle game.
Only at PlayStation Sale Ongoing
Following many announcements at the E3 2014, Sony has announced the Only on PlayStation Sale the not only gives 50 per cent discount for PS fans but also PS Plus members have an even bigger discount at 75 per cent.
All of the discounts for the games included in the list will take effect on June 23. Check out the full list for the Only on PlayStation Sale below:
- "Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition" (PS4): $7.49 (sale price)/$3.75 (PS Plus price)
- "Flower (PS4/PS3/PS Vita): $4.99 (sale price)/$3.49 (PS Plus price)
- "ICO" (PS3): $9.99 (sale price)/$5.00 (PS Plus price)
- "LittleBigPlanet" (PS3): $14.99 (sale price)/$7.50 (PS Plus price)
- "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" (PS3): $9.99 (sale price)/$5.00 (PS Plus price)
- "Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time" (PS3): $9.99 (sale price)
- "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction": $9.99 (sale price)
- "Shadow of the Colossus" (PS3): $9.99 (sale price)/$5.00 (PS Plus price)
- "Tearaway" (PS Vita): $24.99 (sale price)/$17.49 (PS Plus price)
- "Twisted Metal" (PS3): $9.99 (sale price)/$5.00 (PS Plus price).
Xbox One's Cloud: It's Really Dedicated Servers
Ever since the Xbox One had touted its digital-inclined goal, one of the things that were touched on and hyped about in the previous E3 last year was the Xbox One cloud.
However, during the E3 2014, Eurogamer has spotted there was no mention of the term "Xbox cloud" or an explanation of what it is after a year's worth of possible development. What was discussed, however, are dedicated servers, the same thing that has been seen in "Titanfall," the Xbox exclusive game.
And Microsoft has already confirmed with Eurogamer that this is the exact meaning of what "Xbox cloud" is.
"Xbox Live is the service. Dedicated servers is the benefit. That is the reason why these games are going to be better, why the experience for multiplayer is going to be better," said Microsoft's Phil Harrison to Eurogamer. "And we're being clear, hopefully around all of the games that will take advantage of it, whether it is a game like Forza Horizon 2, or whether it's Halo: The Master Chief Collection, particularly the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta," he added.
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