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 Post subject: SCEA New Content, Hardware And Network Services at E3
PostPosted: June 10th, 2014, 10:46 am 
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Sony Computer Entertainment America Unveils New Content, Hardware And Network Services That Reinforce PlayStation® Is The Best Place To Play
SCEA Showcases Genre-Defining Games and Services for PlayStation Platforms and Much More at the 2014 E3 Media & Business Summit

LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual E3 Media & Business Summit press conference today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) unveiled a line-up of premiere content for the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system, including Destiny from Bungie & Activision, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from Naughty Dog, Far Cry™ 4 from Ubisoft, Batman: Arkham Knight from Rocksteady & Warner Bros Interactive, The Order: 1886™ from Ready at Dawn, the highly anticipated No Man's Sky by Hello Games, and many more.

SCEA also unveiled an exclusive PS4 Destiny bundle that includes a custom glacier white PS4, provided an update on its original content series "Powers," introduced PlayStation®TV (PS TV) for the North American and European markets, and discussed the rollout of "PlayStation™Now" (PS Now) in the United States and Canada.

"With the success of PS4 − the number one next generation platform globally − and the announcements we made tonight around exciting new content, platforms and services, PlayStation is delivering unique and powerful entertainment experiences that speak to the hearts and minds of gamers," said Shawn Layden, president and CEO of SCEA. "PlayStation offers something for everyone, whether you want to lose yourself in a massive virtual world with tons of social interaction like Destiny or you're looking for a more intimate, unique experience offering plenty of challenge like Entwined. Our unwavering commitment to gamers will ensure that PlayStation will always be where the greatest play happens."


Only on PlayStation

Since the biggest console launch in history back in November, PS4 momentum continues with more than 7 million units sold worldwide. SCEA will strengthen its robust software portfolio with new game announcements revealed live on stage at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Featured titles included The Order:1886; Bloodbourne™, a new IP from critically acclaimed game director, Hidetaka Miyazaki; Little Big Planet™ 3; inFAMOUS First Light; and Entwined, a new IP from Pixelopus, a small team within San Mateo Studio composed of recent graduates from various academic programs, such as Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center and San Jose State's Animation Program. Entwined was immediately made available for PS4 via PlayStation Store for $9.99. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and The Last of Us™ Remastered, by acclaimed developer Naughty Dog, rounded out the press conference demonstrations from SCE Worldwide Studios.

Play it First, Play it Better

SCEA also debuted some of the biggest and best partner titles including Far Cry 4, which was demonstrated live for the first time in co-op mode. PlayStation gamers who buy Far Cry 4 at launch this November on either PlayStation®3 (PS3) or PS4 can invite some of their PSN friends to play with them even if they don't own the game. In addition, SCEA announced that starting this Thursday and lasting through the weekend, PS4 owners around the world will get a chance to play the Destiny First Look Alpha by visiting PlayStation gamers will also get their hands on the Destiny Beta first, starting July 17. The Destiny experience on PlayStation features an incredible amount of exclusive in-game content for PS4 and PS3, including weapons, armor sets, ships, an entire strike and multiplayer map.

At the press conference, first gameplay of key franchises Dead Island 2 and Mortal Kombat X were unveiled, along with a new partnership with Disney Infinity that includes an exclusive Disney Infinity 2 collector's edition for PS3 and PS4 where the Incredible Hulk will only be available at launch on PlayStation. Other partnerships announced include Grim Fandango remastered exclusively for both PS4 and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), Let it Die exclusively for PS4 by creator Suda 51, the console debut of Giant Squid Studios' Abzu on PS4, and a gorgeous demo of No Man's Sky by Hello Games that will launch first on consoles on PS4. A new trailer from Battlefield: Hardline showcased the console exclusive Beta that's now live on PS4. Partnerships with both Devolver Digital and Paradox Interactive revealed the exclusive console debuts of great franchises like Broforce, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Not a Hero, Titan Souls, The Talos Principle, and the sequel to the multi-million selling PC game, Magicka 2. Another key announcement featured Grand Theft Auto V coming to PS4 with the ability to transfer progress from Xbox 360 and PS3 directly to PS4. Batman: Arkham Knight from acclaimed studio Rocksteady helped close the press conference with a breathtaking gameplay demo and an introduction to the Scarecrow Nightmare Missions that will only be available on PlayStation. In all, the content illustrated how PlayStation delivers the best place to play now and in the months to come.

In addition to a diverse portfolio of games, PlayStation also brings PS4 to life in new ways through innovation and original entertainment content. SCEA provided an update on Project Morpheus, the virtual reality system introduced last March, which has inspired a phenomenal response from the development community. The company showcased how it is fully leveraging the power of PlayStation®Camera to deliver an entirely new medium to gaming, with two new playable game demos to be introduced at E3.

Brian Michael Bendis, executive producer of "Powers" unveiled on stage the first details of the PlayStation original content series, which will be available in the United States this December with every PSN user in the United States receiving the first episode for free. The entire series will be available for free to all U.S. PlayStation Plus members.

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