Conferences from the Big Three start today.
The 2011 E3 Conference (Electronic Entertainment Expo for you noobs out there) starts today, and the keynote speeches are coming hard and fast today, with Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony all giving their keynote today, with Nintendo having their keynote tomorrow morning.
It’s pretty easy to say though that most people reading this blog are interested in what will happen with the Sony keynote, especially what will happen with the NGP. What most people will be interested in is what the NGP’s price will be, it’s launch date, the different models it will have (there will be a 3G version and one without supposedly), and also what extra software features it will have. Another big question is what will this new device be called? A lot of bloggers out there seem to be finding proof that it’s the PS Vita (Vita being Italian for life), but who knows! Bloggers have been fooled before, and it seems like everyone doesn’t quite like the name, if I were a betting man and went with my gut I would say that the PS Vita is a software application for the device, and not the name, but hey, you can all prove me wrong today right?
Sony’s Conference starts at 5pm Western Pacific time (LA time, so 3 hours later for Eastern NA) and it goes on for an entire 5 hours. You can watch this keynote live from the Playstation blog or inside Playstation Home, where you can also visit the Playstation E3 booth, and get lots of info about the new games that will be coming out for your favorite gaming systems this year. In past years you were able also to download the E3 Press conference in HD from PSN, we’ll see if that’s possible again this year, because sadly the Sony Keynote is starting at 4am where I am at the moment, so I’ll be a little hard-pressed to stay up for it, but we’ll see maybe I’ll wake up early and catch the end of it, I wish I was there!
My Predictions for the NGP are thus:
PS2 games playable on the device (the HD remakes) – Leading me to make PS2Classics.com
Call of Duty NGP a launch title
Release in November this year in all territories (hopefully)
250-350 price range, higher for the 3G option
PSN games playable on the NGP
There you have it, a few predictions that might make me look like a fool, but hey Micheal Pachter does it all the time and and he’s Rich and famous (well… gamer famous). The other keynotes will be interesting as well to see, especially with Nintendo unveiling it’s new home Console, that is said to have a 5 inch touch screen on it. They’re always out there with something new so maybe we’ll be surprised, maybe not! Microsoft has also been keeping this one pretty close to the chest with only two exclusive games for their system announced so far for this year, there’s a rumour that there will be a Halo 1 remake with current Gen graphics, some people are even making the guess that MS will showcase their new box, we’ll find out today. For all the streams you can check out numerous sites like Gametrailers or Joystiq.com as well as the official websites of the console manufacturers. Have a Happy E3 everyone, I’ll be writing up all the cool news tomorrow morning (after I get a good night’s rest).