The Recap - 06/17/13 'Microsoft is shooting itself in the foot and PS4 doubling pre-orders'
Welcome to another Recap episode where we go over the day's biggest headlines, making sure that you're caught up in all things video games.
DayZ creator Dean Hall is considering bringing his zombie-infested survival game to the PS4, and possibly the Xbox One, but only after the PC version is complete. When asked about next-gen consoles, Hall said he "absolutely" likes Sony's approach to indies.
At E3 last week, Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb was asked why the physical copy of a game would not work as sort of a fail-safe system should the Xbox One not be able to connect to the internet in the 24-hour time period. Sounds simple enough; pop in the disc and continue playing -- you know, like how things work today.
At E3 last week, Microsoft also revealed a $499 starting price point for the Xbox One. And while the PS4 will be $100 cheaper at $399, Sony has still yet to reveal the cost for its own first-party titles. Back in February, Sony America CEO Jack Tretton suggested that games for the PS4 will "welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games."
The PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by two units to one at GameStop, a GameStop representative told GameZone. This was according to a local retailer who didn't specify whether this was chain wide or just at the individual store; however, I think we can presume, given what we already know about the two systems' sales, that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One overall. Whether it's at a rate of two to one everywhere is still a bit of a mystery.