Sony inviting gamers to 'see the future' February 20

PlayStation maker releases teaser video for event next month.

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Sony is inviting gamers to "see the future" next month. The PlayStation maker has released a 45-second teaser video (embedded below) suggesting the company will make a significant announcement on February 20 at 6 p.m. EDT. The "PlayStation Meeting" will be taking place in New York, according to an invite sent to GameSpot by Sony.

The teaser video does not share any concrete information as to what may be divulged at the event. A previous report suggested Sony would hold an Apple-style press event in March to unveil the PlayStation 4. It is not clear if this is the same event.

Analyst consensus is that the PS4, along with the Xbox 720, will be announced in the coming months and released during the back half of this year.

Speculation about the PS4 has run rampant. Previous and unconfirmed reports suggest the system may block, or in some way inhibit, users from playing secondhand games. Still other speculation suggests the console will introduce a new controller that could feature a rear touchpad and a Share button.

Discussion

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Gle4se
Gle4se

ps4vsxbox720 or console vs pc, it doesnt matter. My point in this is  , if I buy a console I will buy it if it is a different experience from pc. let's face it, e-sports on console is retarded. Consoles have great exclusives and are fun to play it I just dont understand why games like HALO4 are made for consoles. they would be better on pc and developers would get more money because of e-sports. and I still dont understand why Metal Gear Rising or DMC are made on pc. Im a huge fan of metal gear tough. If they make a new console make it a console experience not a PC follow up. People are raging about the future of the Wii U but I think It's something I would buy because I can't have that on my PC.
I mostly play SC2 and Battlefield 3 and they are great on pc (bf3 has a lot of problems tough)

I dont know if you guys understand but someone down there was saying that SteamBox will destroy PC gaming, it won't steam won't leave PC. And I believe it will kill consoles before PC if they continue with this Concept-less Ideas of the PS3 and Xbox, if I wanted that I would just plug a xbox gamepad on my pc and play, same thing , better graphics and performance. 

Of course they won't see this or change anything but, for console developers : Be different.

bannermanner
bannermanner

I absolutely hate the beginning of each generation.  Software droughts and unfulfilling launch windows, ho!

That being said, my purchase of whatever it will be is inevitable.  When I'll do it is another story.  Depends on exclusives, because that's all I owned my PS3 for.

mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

I'd be excited about the future of games if it weren't so chock full of intrusive DRM and iron fisted security measures. always online monitoring, limited plays, the death of used games, and selling unfinished games for 60 bucks then selling the fix as well, cameras that read the number of friends in the room and charge more money so they can watch.

way too greedy, way too aggressive.. i'm out

onionking108
onionking108

I seriously doubt they will block used games...the backlash from consumers would be catastrophic, IMO.  Of course these big companies are "looking into" this kind of technology, but I think we're a long way from seeing it implemented.  At least I hope lol.  I think a move like that might kill a lot of the industry.

antidustmite94
antidustmite94

if sony blocks used games with the ps4 im boycotting the system and my next gen gaming will stop with the ps3

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

until they can effectively erase pixels and make games look graphicly like a pixar movie, im not ready for the next generation.

grbolivar
grbolivar

Feb 20th, 2013 6PM EST: R.I.P. Nintendo! (and Micro$oft).

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

no more awesome proprietary game engines like Killzone or Uncharted, Shadow of the Colossus, it's all going to be PC slop from now on. There will be good games on PS4 but Microbribe won, it's all being forced into PC development now with is pathetic. Expect bland, boring, linear games... shooter, shooters and more shooters. Console gaming is about to die thanks to Microbribe. Once they completely ruin consoles they'll quit making them and it then they'll go back to just making Windows again. I hope Apple and Android put them out of business.

TheSkilledOne06
TheSkilledOne06

Would anyone be able to attend this event? Because i live in nyc..ill most likely just walk around Manhattan till i find it >_>

Jarten
Jarten

The article's title has 'See the future'. Makes me think of computer or gaming glasses or something.

persianlink
persianlink

Reminds me so much of the Microsoft surface trailer. Who needs specs or data if we got juicy special effects and dubstep? WTF?

GamespotSux_IKR
GamespotSux_IKR

Sony will announce the PlayStation Time Machine.

Travel through time     ..in 3D

prodigest
prodigest

How much better can the graphics be for the next gen systems, compared to what we have now?

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Before wondering how awesome next gen games would be,did you ever wonder how pricey they would be?

EMelville
EMelville

See the "Future".. and taste the "Rainbow" -- this February 20th

DL_gamer
DL_gamer

Current gen was (is) so disheartening. Most of the great games from the previous gen didn't get a proper follow up or didn't even show up in this one. All I see are FPS being released one after another. I feels like playing the same game over and over. They care too much about graphics and not that much about gameplay and story anymore. I remember when I could play a wide variety of genres back then but now seems it's all about shooting. Not that shooting is bad ( I did like last Hitman for example) but there used to be other kinda games (we don't have a great racing since NFS in PS2 for example, good plataformers like Crash Bandicoot, a nice Role playing like last Final Fantasy games). Looking forward to have really fun games and not just cinematic graphics with no real content.

179107199999
179107199999

didn't read the article because the future is already here.DLC bs online passes and other stupid foolishness is on the horizon.I don't care about power and graphics or even gameplay at this moment.What I care about is us consumers getting a fair price for a full game with no tacked on BS.This current Gen hasn't even maximized what Consoles can do anyway.All they did was tack on facebook, movie streaming services and motion control games.Nothing in my eyes was truly significant to the evolution of gaming.The next gen is shaping to be worse than this.If Consumers are actually going to be treated properly then I'll change my tune.But I don't see things changing anytime soon

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Is it a announcement that I can get a refund on my vita or more vita games are actually coming?  If its a closer look at a new ps console I may find myself a little excited but not enough to go out and buy it on launch day do to my latest launch day purchase not getting any love from you sony just saying...

tgwolf
tgwolf

I don't want to see the future at this point, not unless this draconian move against used games is dropped and out of the question. I am at the point of disenfranchising with Playstation beyond the PS3, and that is TRULY lamentable and tragic.

Kag359six
Kag359six

With Sony heading downhill financially, I wouldn't be surprised if it was some mobile technology announcement, and them declaring that they are finished in the console market.

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

On another note. A shorter version of that would look perfect as a start up sequence

feryl06
feryl06

Just a few things to remember Sony---don't over price the system on launch like the PS3, include backwards compatability and I hope the rumors of not being able to play second hand games isn't true...

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

2 year old tech is the "future" these days?

Napalm_354
Napalm_354

Well then, here is to the future Dark Souls, Dragon Dogmas's, Final Fantasys, God of Wars, Uncharted and Metal Gears...... so what was the reason that the Xbox exists again?

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

or effectively house hundred or thousands of pc's and npcs on a screen, each acting differently.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@Quezakolt I'd say it's right on time.  The 360 and PS3 are falling farther and farther behind compared to the same games you can get on PC.  It's not just a matter of how games look to gamers.  When the gap between different platforms grows too wide it becomes more difficult and more expensive for devs to port games amongst them.  Having to maintain a growing list of various game engines and supplying staff to develop for them takes it's toll on everyone involved.  This isn't the longest lasting console generation but it has gone the longest without interruption from next gen tech.  At the alarming speed that technology is evolving we can't really afford to have gaps this big again.

killerweee
killerweee

@prodigest A lot.  PC graphics should be leaps and bounds a head of consoles but developers are making game first for consoles and porting them to the PC.  The result sub-par PC graphics.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@gamefreak215jd Why would games be any more expensive than what's out now?  Consoles are basically playing catch-up to PC tech, which already has some amazing looking games out there.  Voice acting and motion-capture aren't going to cost any more than they already do.  The only additional cost comes from paying out staff the extra hours it'll take to build new gaming engines but once that foundation is laid out the hours level off too.  I suspect that the PS4 will also be a lot easier to develop for than the PS3 was which will also lighten the load for everyone, so no, I don't see a price increase as inevitable.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@DL_gamer

thetravman said the truth 

if you're saying every game on this gen just had shitty sequels 

then you're doing it wrong 

try the witcher 2 or dark souls to prove my point 


thetravman
thetravman

@DL_gamer Quit looking at the mainstream and actually witness the gems that came out these past 6 years. There have been many great games this generation.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@DL_gamer  

Nah there has been lots of great game released on this gen with great story lines etc, yeah the bad same old same old games out weigh the good ones, but there still has been some great ones.

Relztem
Relztem

@tgwolf Microsoft are also working to stop used games, and Steambox will have the same story. While it's not a popular move, it seems inevitable.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

@Kag359six if Microsoft wins as the PC shooter pusher, then console will go out of business. There will be only Microsoft PC shooter, XBROKE dumbed down shooters, and mobile iOS or Android gaming, so in essence gaming will have been destroyed by the west, much like the state of the world, the war mongering west ruining life on earth.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@DarkSaber2k how do you know that since the specs for it hasn't even been announced all that we have seen are rumors and leaks from people that are claiming be part of a dev team

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@Napalm_354 dumbass, dark souls isn't an exclusive

and you're forgetting the xbox exlusive pc ports like metro 2033 and the witcher 2 

sure PS got more exclusives but got a really shitty software that doesn't support party chat

digi-demon
digi-demon

@Napalm_354 Must have been a good reason because Xbox brand not only survived against the 'best' of the 'best' it also outsold most of them in the process. 

Gamers who play - play games - not consoles or pc's... games.  

Btw where is Last Guardian?... anyone?

Gle4se
Gle4se

@DevilD2005 AC3 kinda did that , GTA IV has a couple too, but a thousand? why would u want a thousand NPC's?

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@killerweee @prodigest I second that and I'm a console gamer.

Also it's not just about graphics.  More powerful consoles means more innovative options, improvements in response times, more intelligent AI, increased number of enemies on screen, etc.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@Relztem @tgwolf if the future is that sucky 

then the only resort is sticking to the last gen 360/PS3 

the only good thing about PC are the steam sales, but selling/buying used games is a MUST for me. cause today some games like NBA homecourt or the battle for middle earth 2 are fucking expansive to buy new cause they are pretty rare 

Napalm_354
Napalm_354

@digi-demon Oh, I agree on both counts, its a free market out there. My comment was a more personal prespective, there isn't much in xbox library that interests me, and a few things that do I can get on pc. Simply more stuff on PS that I like.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Thats the dumbest thing I'v heard, getting rid of the name Playstation....

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@digi-demon @Napalm_354  

Nah where i'm from most have PS3'z, I have both and I play my PS3 all the time and the xbox only when a 360 exclusive is released.

But I think most Xbox users opted for it because it was the cheapest at the time and stuck by it, if they bought a PS3 with PS+ they like myself would probs turn away from the xbox.

digi-demon
digi-demon

@Napalm_354 Maybe the best thing Sony can do is start over and get rid of the tired PlayStation brand....

No one says 'im on playstation' these days its all 'i'm on xbox'