The E3 Expo kicked off yesterday in Los Angeles with major announcements from industry leaders regarding next generation video game technology and upcoming game releases from both original and licensed content.
Microsoft unveiled its latest gaming technology: voice search with Bing on Xbox and Kinect for Xbox 360. The interface uses voice commands to trigger Bing on Xbox searches Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, music, video and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Microsoft also shared a trailer for Halo 4, which will come out next fall.
Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled PlayStation Vita, its next generation portable entertainment system with 3G/Wi-Fi capability. PS Vita will launch at the end of this year. In addition, Sony Computer Entertainment previewed its 3D display, which hits stores this fall.
Entertainment Arts presented its roster of game releases, including next generation release of classic titles such as FIFA 12, Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, Madden NFL 12, NHL 12, Sims 3 and NCAA Football 12. New game releases include Star Wars The Old Republic, Need for Speed The Run and Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning.
Ubisoft tapped Steven Speilberg and Peter Jackson to help introduce The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Ubisoft also previewed Assassin's Creed Revelations, Rabbids and Just Dance 3.