E260: PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One – the hardware, the games, the verdict

PS4 vs Xbox One

PlayStation 4 and Xbox go head-to-head in the latest issue of Edge magazine, which is available now in printon iPadAndroid and Zinio. You can take a look at the latest subscriber offers here, which are discounted for a limited time.

Because the battle between these two boxes won’t be won on silicon alone, our new issue’s cover feature sets them against each other across multiple categories, from input methods to indie support. We’ve also produced two different covers:

From a two-way conflict we move on to a contest featuring a much larger field of participants. During the celebrations of our 20th anniversary in August we asked you to vote for the best game that has been released since Edge was launched in 1993, and you responded in force. Now that we’ve recovered from the strain of collating your votes, we reveal the victor, along with the 19 also-rans, in order of popularity.

Up front in the Knowledge section, we run the rule over two new pieces of hardware, Nintendo’s 2DS and Valve’s Steam controller, while also looking into why Japan isn’t ready for the next generation just yet. In the Hype section there’s a closer look at Dark Souls II, Metal Gear Solid V, Deep Down, Hohokum and more, and there’s industry insight from our regular columnists, Steve Poole, Leigh Alexander, Brian Howe, Clint Hocking, Tadhg Kelly and James Leach. We also peer into the making of Towerfall and profile UK development stalwart Sumo.

The new issue of Edge magazine is available now in printon iPadAndroid and Zinio. You can subscribe now at a specially discounted rate here to save money and get the print edition before it hits physical and digital newsstands.