Nintendo and Sony took pains to avoid mentioning their next-generation console systems at this year's E3 videogame conference. But their publishing partners had plenty to say.
While no independent publishers were willing to come out and call the graphically-intense games they had on display "next generation," many quietly confirmed that they were showcasing what consumers can expect to see when the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 finally hit the market in late 2013.
Ubisoft, Square Enix and LucasArts all had titles on display at E3 that push the graphical envelope — and while they will likely appear on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, these systems appear to be little more than launching points.
Ubisoft made the biggest splash at this year's show, announcing the new title "Watch Dogs" at its pre-show press conference. While the game is currently slated forMicrosoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3 and the PC, company officials quietly hint that other systems will be named later — indicating that the 2013 title is part of the launch lineup for the future iterations of Xbox and PlayStation.
Gamers went crazy upon seeing the game's trailer, which was streamed online. It was not only a new intellectual property, but it was also a notable graphic improvement over existing games today.
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