Microsoft 'insider' responds to PS4 - Report

Unnamed source says "victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact."

A "Microsoft insider" speaking to CVG has responded to Sony's next-generation tease. This unnamed person said future platform supremacy will be awarded to the company with the most substance, not the most flash.

"Victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact," this person said.

In addition, a Sony insider told the site that the company is not focusing on outperforming the Xbox 720 in terms of raw power. Previous reports suggested the PS4 and Xbox 720 would be feature the same graphics card.

"The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system," the person said.

Sony last night invited gamers to "see the future" of the PlayStation brand on February 20 at 6 p.m. EDT. The company will hold an event in New York City that evening where the PlayStation 4 is to be revealed, if a report from The Wall Street Journal proves accurate.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

Discussion

633 comments
zowbaid
zowbaid

Haha, and the trash talk wars begin!

jeffrobin
jeffrobin

Wow don't I look the fool, not you of course everyone knows stoned idiots who don't know what they are doing are very cool (sarcasm in case you are stoned now and it doesn't register, actually I doubt it would register straight somehow) Well done sir.

iempire68
iempire68

kinect and siri like crap isn't substance, it's flash. focus on a gaming console with more exclusive titles.

woodyfr
woodyfr

Everyone loose or does better one day.

They will make a lot noise too because they have money, but for me the winner will the one who listen to the gamers and makes the best games.

Triton
Triton

I could care less, I'll have one of each system. I win!

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

"Time will decide the winner"

From EddieMatrix GameSpot

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Looking forward to see Xbox 720 got nailed by a home-brew console.

M-Mniny
M-Mniny

wow ... "WAR" and "Victory" .. such strong words ..

say it again .. with DRAMA this time !

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

Sounds like they didn't want to answer the question in the first place but got harassed into doing it.

jhcho2
jhcho2

In case that MS dude didn't know....noise DOES lead to impact. Noise leads to hearsay. Hearsay leads to hype. Hype leads to sales (unfortunately). Anyway, news which is based on what an 'insider' says will normally be followed by some secretive information. This is nothing more than ramblings of someone who is obviously getting very defensive. It might as well have been Microsoft's office janitor.

tgwolf
tgwolf

...That was one of the most awkwardly-pathetic attempt to glorify a product that I have heard in a long time, they just now HANDED the victory to Playstation giftwrapped and with an apology note!

shock_88
shock_88

...I learned nothing from this article

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

WOW.... I know this guy who hear a guy say that he worked for EA and he said that the future of gaming will be better than now or have ever been. 

News at 11:00

bluefox755
bluefox755

I think, and I hope I'm wrong, that MS is betting and banking on their new kinect technology...if this is the case, I will not be an xbox customer any longer.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

"..the hardware business is a really tough business.."

-a microsoft guy-

Heirren
Heirren

Lol. The funny thing is the comment itself. Big impacts usually make a lot of noise.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

I just love these article that are based on inside source but gives no name because it seems like anyone could do that by simply saying they work for this company then just say bunch of bs and people actually believe it

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

8 years has been too long, let the games begin ! 

either way the consumer/gamer is gonna win. 

accesdenied
accesdenied

right... so says the company who was giving xboxes to celebrities, and hosting large parties with lots of press and flash.  this guy is full of s--t

Terminator95
Terminator95

Bill gates and Crap Box can cry me a river.

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

Who is "this" person? Or "that" person? Why should we care about anonymous people have to say in a mud slinging contest? It could have just as well been me who said it. Would that make it worthy of reporting on?

If you want to take note of what anonymous people are saying, just look at the fan war in the comments section and you'll find enough of that.

Gobbomob
Gobbomob

Be as it may, don't get spending more money replacing consoles for red/yellow light crap like you made me done for the past few years.

Defender1978
Defender1978

My Xbox 360 literally makes more noise than my PS3.

swamptick
swamptick

I am looking forward to both consoles.

Dirty_Hairy
Dirty_Hairy

So this guy comes out and makes noise about how they don't make noise?

franizarduy
franizarduy

Victory will go to those who makes more impact" yeah, impact in everybody's pockets.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

M$ is true Sony is making too much noise just see there r 4 articles of PS4 on the news wall

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

It sounds like Sony is going to produce a console just slightly more powerful than the PS3.  More along the lines of the Wii U.  

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

"victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact."

the definition of why PCs are superior

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@DaneGamer yeah anytime I read an article that is about something said by someone claiming to work for a company (inside source) but refuses to give their name I call bs unless proven otherwise I mean come on anyone can say that they work for this company or that company and make up bs like this

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@jenovaschilld .... may I ask what are you waiting for??? games are still coming out now, and when the next generation they will continue to come out. So what do you expect will be different next gen??  Better graphics yes but it will be the same. What I mean is GTA3 to GTA4 there was some change but not a big one mostly better graphics and now with GTA5 coming to this gen and next gen what will be the difference. and when GTA6 launches what will be the difference?? COD 35 on next gen will be the same game mechanics/ gameplay, the improvements over the last 3 generations have been less and less each gen Xbox to Xbox 360 And I think to the next Xbox or PS1 to PS3 and I fell to PS4 the changes are less and less. 

To many times its our idealism or belief how the games will be how we imagine them to be.  But after the initial euphoria has subsided, reality will hit that these are the same games, and not much has changed.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@swamptick IF next gen you see the same games GTA5, Halo5, GT6, Killzone4, GOW: stab and slice, COD, Bio-shock, MOH, BF, ... ETC ... then what  will it be worth it?  will you still be excited. 

jark888
jark888

@franizarduyLMAO. Anyway, that's pretty true. The company which make profit most is the winner because more profit indicates popularity and addictive level of entertainment.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@StarkJJ They BOTH are!!  Sony and Microsoft are coming out with 1080P @60fps consoles which in and of itself will consume a lot of power in conjunction with better graphics and the ability to use Kinect and move.  THAT IS about it. for around $400.00 price tag there is not much more that they can put power to.

beavisj
beavisj

@StarkJJ Thats what I'm thinking, especially if there are games on current gen that are also going to be ported into next gen. Is it going to look slightly better than current? 

If they want us to change over to new systems, then they better "WOW" us. 

emptycow
emptycow

@StarkJJ lmfao are you nuts sony knows if they put out a system like the wiiu it would be  business suicide if ps4 was just a half step and xbox 720 was a huge step sony would be done 

emptycow
emptycow

@PDXmauler97true thats why just now pc games are pushing the new engines pc has been running unreal engine 3 for the last 8 years and right at the moment new consoles roll around thats when the pc gets unreal engin 4 also just  two games on pc run frost bite engine 2  and zero run unreal 4 ....   on xbox 720 and ps4 im sure 95% of the games  will run on a next gen engine  this is  called standards the pc should have some ..... if pc  has no standards then i see no reason in getting a $2000 $1200  etc pc so i can play a game with a 8 year old engine at 60fps or 10000000 fps  whatever  its still a last gen engine  thats what i call a joke 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@PDXmauler97 You know this is a thing between consoles...unless you consider PC's are consoles too.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@Ravenlore_basic @jenovaschilld Actually 'let the games begin' was more in reference to game companies warring rhetoric we see each new console generation. As the months dwindle down to the release of 8th gen systems the console makers will snipe at each other and this is also the time when they begin cutting prices and doing everything they can to entice new owners onto their system and not others. 

As for what will be different?, well having been old enough to see 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th and now 8th gen systems come out - I have been fortunate to see that every new generation of consoles brings on change - no matter the power of the machine, no matter what others think is the brink of what games can do or be. New consoles is more like an injection of creativity just because all the rules are now different, what could not be done on one console now can, options you didn't have before are now presented and even things developers were not looking even looking for.

New franchises usually get their start with the next gen consoles, and sadly old ones sometimes die. But the gamer will always win, reaping the rewards of low cost entertainment and seeing a new media take its art to a new level. I already know what the new games will be like, they will be different and the same. And somewhere out there will be a game I didn't even see coming. 

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

@aniforprez @emptycow @PDXmauler97

Lol and why I love having a read :D

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@PDXmauler97 @sladakrobot  

good question but that term is a dinosaur now, now third parties manufacture the components put inside of consoles. it's more of a definition for the set of gamers, rather than the hardware itself.

*edit: replaced a word*

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@PDXmauler97 I would say:A piece of hardware made from a manufacturer which focuses on playing games.Easy to handle,requires almost no technical knowledge,standard hardware,connect with everyhomes livingroom tv's(except vectrex i guess).
Sure,todays consoles differ from those consoles 25 years ago up to 7 years ago since they offer downloads(i am mixed feelings about this->more buggy games at release),access to web,music and tv-services but honestly said,i never wished those things and never asked for them.