As far as online play is concerned, we know Xbox 360 will have more Xbox Live. Unfortunately, we still don't know if Sony is planning a similar service for the PS3, or whether they will, as they have done in the past, leave it up to game developers.
Nintendo showed off a little box with a long light on the front, but what's inside it remains anybody's guess. The word is that you will be able to download and play games dating all the way back to the NES.
The consensus on both the Nintendo Revolution and the PS3 is that, at this stage, they are largely smoke and mirrors. There is still plenty of room for surprizes on the console front over the next six months.
Compared to last year, PC games barely made it onto the radar. Nevertheless, the PC platform is still the center of the universe for most online gamers, and there are a number of titles on the way that will cater specifically to this crowd.
Now very close to release, Battlefield 2 is poised to be one of the most popular shooters of the year. Expect plenty of modern day vehicular warfare, impressive graphics and physics, scaleable maps, integrated voice chat, and a command position on each side to give the action some depth. I had heard rumors that they were going to support more players, but the number on the official site is 64. Look forward to jumping into Battlefield 2 as early as this summer.
Battlefield 2 Screenshots
Battlefield 2 Hands-On - GameSpot
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Splash Damage has been working on the next Enemy Territory game for a couple years now. Oddly enough, it will be set in the Quake universe, before the time of Quake 2, and it will pit humans against the alien Strogg invasion. An assortment of high-tech combat vehicles will be available, along with some maps large enough to make use of them. They intend to focus on the same objective-based multiplayer gameplay of earlier Enemy Territory games.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Preview - IGN
Set in Europe during the late Renaissance, Tactica Online aims to be a turn-based, multiplayer, persistent world, strategy game. How's that for something different? Rather than a single character, you will control a squad of characters which you can tailor to your liking. No AI mobs to grind through here, all the action takes place against other players. It looks like there will be options for team play and guild support. We could be witnessing the birth of an entirely new genre. Stay tuned for the beta which should start later this year.
Tactica Online Preview - GamersInfo.net
Tactica Online - Official Site