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Published on March 26th, 2015 | by gareth


Does The Success Of Bloodborne, And Recent Moves By Sony Put Them Firmly In Control Heading Into E3 and Beyond

This week Sony released their latest exclusive for the Playstation 4 with Bloodborne and once again showed gamers that they have a strong commitment to gaming as well as continuing to push the potential of their system forward.

The release combined with the pending firmware update which will bring many new features such as a way to decrease game load times and more options for external hard drive use will likely be more signs that Sony is just scratching the surface of what they system will eventually offer.

As for Bloodborne, it appears to be an early hit as reports have several online retailers and some stores out of stock for the game as well as it being one of the higher ranked sales items at Amazon.com

While the game is not unique in its premise or gameplay, the combination of the Dark Gothicesque horror and fast paced action appear to be scoring well very early with fans.

Unlike The Order: 1886 which was met with mixed reviews early and currently has a 65 and a 6.7 score from reviewers and critics on Metacritic, Bloodborne is enjoying rave reviews with a 93 average from critics and a solid 9 from gamers.

Sony has set themselves up very well for the coming months as they will likely shift their focus to E3 2015 in June where fans and media from around the world will wait to see what titles and features the company is prepared to announce yet.

The news this week was not all golden for Sony as reports have emerged that a round of layoffs has hit their San Diego studio ahead of the release of MLB 15. The move is likely part of their restructuring which has seen the company enjoy an increase in profits as well as stock price in recent months so while painful for the employees and their family, it does show that the company is focused on the long-term and as such has a clear plan for the PS4 and the future.

It seems that Sony can do no wrong with their fans currently as the PS4 continues to sell and the exclusive titles for the system have been met with strong sales even when reviews were not so kind. Bloodborne is giving Sony a high selling game that is backed by solid reviews and will only help push sales and demand for the system forward.

What Sony will announce at E3 is up to much speculation but based on their past moves and trending success, I would expect something major to be announced as Sony seems determined to press the accelerator down and not let up with the PS4 which as a gamer is not only very exciting, but shows that they are playing for keeps this generation and beyond.

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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