Jun 25, 2015

News from the gaming front: E3 2015

Ansley Kilgore

E3 2015The video game world witnessed some groundbreaking announcements during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 2015 event in Los Angeles last week.
We’ve compiled news highlights from the show to keep you informed on the latest happenings in the video game industry.

E3 2015: Five Days in LA that Left Gamers Stunned

E3 presented new console and PC games, including the next FIFA game, which was introduced by the world’s most famous footballer, Pele. As expected, this year’s event included a large focus on virtual reality (VR) technology, with Ubisoft and Sony making heavy investments in VR titles. However, few VR games were readily available for play, which will presumably change in the near future when new VR headsets hit the market. Read entire article here.

Virtual Reality is Finally Growing Up

The virtual reality headsets on display at E3 included some expected household names, as well as other game publishers that have risen to the challenge. The Morpheus VR headset from Sony PlayStation and the Oculus Rift headset are both anticipated to be released in first quarter 2016. As part of the PlayStaion console ecosystem, Morpheus has a well-established distribution mechanism, and the Rift headset requires a powerful PC. Additional headsets were unveiled from Fove Inc., Starbreeze and others. Read entire article here.

HoloLens Brings 3D Media Into the Physical World

What could be more fascinating than virtual reality? Augmented reality. Specifically, Microsoft’s Hololens demo that populates the user’s surroundings with holographic images that look real. The Minecraft Hololens demo stole the show at E3, making digital objects appear as part of your field of vision. Microsoft hasn’t announced a definite release date at this time, but Hololens could be available in fourth quarter of this year. Read entire article here.

These Are the 10 Most Promising Games of E3 2015

The E3 show is large enough for everyone, not just the big game publishers with seemingly unlimited budgets. While Microsoft, Sony and other huge names may get most of the spotlight, here’s a top ten list of awesome games that didn’t get as much attention. Read entire article here.

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