E3 2014: Xbox One, PS4 and PC highlights

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Keeping up to date with all the news from the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014, better known as E3, was a tough task. With companies like Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Ubisoft and EA making big announcements, accessing all the news that matters to you is near impossible.

Luckily, we’ve created this handy guide that outlines what Xbox One, PS4 and PC gamers need to know. Check out the relevant sections below, and find out about the games you’ll be playing in a few months’ time.

Xbox One

The Xbox One line-up looks strong, with a number of top titles scheduled for release before the end of the year. This includes additions to some of gaming’s biggest franchises, including one that only Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners get to enjoy: Halo.

In November, fans will be able to get their hands on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which brings together the first four Halo games in HD and 60 frames per second. There’s also new content such as live-action digital series Halo: Nightfall, produced by Ridley Scott, and a beta version of the next big instalment, Halo 5: Guardians. This game won’t be available until late 2015.

Another first-person shooter franchise favourite is COD, and a new game has been confirmed for November release. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set in 2054, so it’s packed with interesting new weapons and features. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will once again enjoy exclusive access to downloadable content, for a limited time.

Xbox One

Xbox One

There are also some new titles to look forward to, most notably Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. This third-person action game has a refreshing irreverent attitude, with vibrant graphics, quirky weapons and an eccentric storyline. We’re also looking forward to playing Microsoft-only platform-puzzler Ori and the Blind Forest, which has showcased some beautiful graphics, later this year.


Although many of the top titles, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, are cross-platform, there will be a few perks to having a PS4. One of the most exciting is the Keys to Kyrat feature on Far Cry 4, which will allow you to enjoy multiplayer with PSN friends who don’t own a copy of the game.

PlayStation 4 Console

PlayStation 4 Console

There are also some exciting Sony exclusives, including an addition to the popular LBP franchise. LittleBigPlanet 3 will see Sackboy joined by new characters OddSock, Swoop and Toggle, and gives players access to over 8.5 million levels from the well-established community. It’s out this November.

If this whimsical game isn’t for you, how about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End? This PS4-exclusive action-adventure game is set for release in late 2015. Developer Naughty Dog said: “The next generation of Nathan Drake will explore what it means when Drake is forced back into the world of thieves. He will embark on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure.”


If you have a gaming PC or gaming laptop as opposed to a next-gen console, there’s still plenty of E3 news you’ll want to hear. We got a closer look at Civilization: Beyond Earth, which throws players in a hostile alien world and asks them to align themselves with one of the three human ideologies, called Affinities. This brings a fresh new perspective to the series.

Chillblast Fusion Sword Gaming PC

Chillblast Fusion Sword Gaming PC

We were also reminded that there’s not long to wait until the release of Elite: Dangerous. Glorious E3 trailers showcased incredible graphics and a huge play space. Sims 4 is also on the way, with characters who are zanier than ever and even more opportunities for customisation.

And don’t forget that plenty of cross-platform games will be available on PC. That includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 4, Dead Island 2, Batman: Arkham Knight, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Battlefield: Hardline and GTA 5. That should keep us busy for a while…

Which games are you most excited to play? Let us know in the comments below.

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