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  • 11 June 2014, 8:42

Microsoft Shows Off New Call Of Duty At E3

E3 has kicked off with announcements from rivals Sony and Microsoft.

The Seattle-based maker of the Xbox One was first to go at the games event. Hours after the console went on sale for a reduced price of 349, Microsoft focused on titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

Upcoming games teased during the event included the futuristic Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, driving sequel Forza Horizon 2 and cartoon-like shoot-'em-up Sunset Overdrive.

Advanced Warfare has a multi-platform release on November 4, but Microsoft said the DLC would be available first on Xbox Live.

It also emphasised the "hundreds" of independent titles coming to Xbox One.

And the previous Halo games will be remastered for the new console - at the same time as first-look access to the new title, Halo 5.

There was also a strong emphasis on new games coming to the platform, including Assasin's Creed: Unity and the next game in the Lara Croft franchise, Rise Of The Tomb Raider.

Sony's presentation was less focused on games themselves. Instead, the company said it would be launching its PlayStation TV, a 60 device that connects to a PS4 and lets users play on a second TV, this autumn.

It will also come with access to video and music streaming services, as well as the 1,000 games on the PlayStation Network and streaming service PlayStation Now.

The Japanese company also had the premiere of Mortal Kombat X, the long-running, gory beat-em up title. Sony also showed the PS4 versions of Batman: Arkham Knight and Grand Theft Auto V - the first showings of these titles, which will also come to Xbox One and the PC.

Sony closed its conference by showing off exclusive titles Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and LittleBigPlanet 3.

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