Gamescom is here, and while no giant blockbuster announcements are expected like at E3, we got news on Day 1 that rocked the competitive gaming world. Back at our coverage of the Sony E3 Event we found out that the tables had flipped, and unlike last generation, PlayStation 4 would now get timed exclusive DLC when it comes to gaming’s largest FPS franchise, Call of Duty. Now to put the nail in the coffin, Call of Duty: Black Ops III Game Designer Director, David Vonderhaar, announced that all official Call of Duty eSports competitions will now be using Playstation 4 at their events, and “PlayStation is the new home of Call of Duty eSports.”
Now all Sony needs is a Mountain Dew and Doritos sponsorship deal and the Consoles War is officially over. The PlayStation 4 is currently outpacing the PS2 in sales, despite having massive issues(like constantly being DDoS’d causing PSN to go down so often they had to create their own version of Is It Down which isn’t always on top of things anyway). Despite those and other issues, the biggest takeaway from this is Microsoft was again blindsided in a big way by Sony.
During Microsoft’s E3 Event this year, Microsoft unveiled their new Xbox Elite Controller which was made with competitive gamers in mind expected to come out October 31st, a week before Call of Duty: Black Ops III, along with a hefty price tag of $149.99. A lot of time and money was put into it, including marketing. Now it’s dead on arrival. As we say on the battlefield, real and virtual….SHOTS FIRED!