You all know by now that Sony is kicking it into high gear as the ‘09 season lineup starts out with anxiously awaited Killzone 2. But does Microsoft have what it takes to hang with the big dogs this year?
So the question lies: Does Microsoft have what it takes to compete with Sony in ‘09? Coming out of a year that was said to be one of the greatest years in gaming history, but each company has passed all that, and each company needs to have a good strategy for ‘09.
So far from what we have heard, Sony seems to be in a good position right at the start of the year with PlayStation HOME in open beta and getting all warmed up. The blockbuster, and said to be technically the most advanced game to date, Killzone 2. And all of the other announced games to be released this year. What exactly does Microsoft have to compete? We have heard of only a few titles to be released including Grand Theft Auto: Lost and Damned (DLC), Halo Wars, and Ninja Blade, but other than that, will we be seeing a game that blows everyone away and shows how great the 360 is? And what about Alan Wake? These are the games Microsoft NEEDS to compete with Sony this year.
So can Microsoft compete with Sony in ‘09? Yes they CAN, but we will need to see much more than what we have already heard from them. This is only the beginning of the year and there still is a whole lot more to come. I expect to hear some big announcements from Microsoft in the near future and at E3 ’09, but until then, it looks like Sony just put on their work clothes and MS is chilling in happy hour.