The trailer of Assassin’s Creed IV was leaked earlier today then pulled by the official channel, but a copy of it remains for now. Swab the deck and shiver me timbers, it is coming October 2013 and will be available for the next gen consoles.
For me, the most jaw dropping moment of E3 wasn’t the look at some of the really cool games we have coming out later this year and early Q1. It wasn’t the “2nd-screen” philosophy of the Wii U or Xbox Smart Glass. It was a look at what we’ll be getting with the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
“What? Wait – there was nothing from Microsoft or Sony about their next-gen consoles!” You cry – and you’d be right. Nothing – from them. However those awesome folks at Square Enix unveiled a tech demo of what we can expect from the next Final Fantasy. Simply titled “Agni’s Philosophy” the demo was to showcase that such footage would be 100% real-time with no pre-rendering. Not only does this clip give us a taster of what we might expect from the next installment of the series – it is just mind-blowing to think all of this is real-time generated.
Oh, the rumor-mill is alive and kicking this morning. With E3 kicking off one week from today it was to be expected that news sources would be reporting on all the hypotheticals to tide us over. So it is time to take stock and look at what we actually know before we get all excited and start reserving our place in the line outside Gamestop.
Xbox 720 – Codename: Durango
If rumors from Kotaku are true, the next Xbox will not feature or have any announcements from Microsoft at E3. Where most companies would jump in and use the event to generate buzz, Microsoft actually avoided E3 with the 360 announcement as well, instead opting for a special show on MTV a few weeks prior to the expo in 2005. So, while we can rule out hearing any news over the next few weeks – don’t think that we have to wait until E3 next year before we garner anything. In fact, we already have some juicy details that provide a foundation of what we can expect.