Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are working on new consoles much sooner than expected. In addition to a more svelte $299 Xbox One S (above), available this fall, Microsoft unveiled plans for a vastly more powerful Xbox, coming in 2017.
Sony said it would begin selling a virtual-reality headset for $399 on Oct. 13. Microsoft’s 2017 Xbox is intended to better support VR games.
Nintendo, which confirmed a new console but said little else, showed a new iteration of Zelda. Sony said it would revive its once popular God of War series.
This appears in the June 27, 2016 issue of TIME.