Sony taking PS4 on the road for its "Road To Greatness" tour

Play unreleased games as part of nationwide tour that kicks off today and hits destinations like the Rock on the Range and Summerfest.

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Sony is taking the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on the road for a new nationwide tour that it is calling "Road To Greatness."

The multi-city event kicks off today at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, and makes stops at other music events like Rock on the Range (May 16-18) and Summerfest (June 25-July 6) , as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series May 9-10 in Kansas City.

The full schedule is below, and more events will be added in the future, Sony says. Right now, there are only two events scheduled for locations east of the Mississippi River: the Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis, TN) and Rock on the Range (Columbus, OH).

As part of the Road To Greatness tour, you'll get to go hands-on with "dozens" of new and unreleased PS4 and PS Vita games (none were named) and also compete in tournaments to win special PlayStation prizes.

Sony's Road To Greatness tour comes after Microsoft already held a far more extensive worldwide tour leading up to the launch of the Xbox One in November. Microsoft's tour hit dozens of cities in the United States as well as many international destinations.

EventDateLocation
Stagecoach Music FestivalApril 25-27Indio, CA
Beale Street Music FestivalMay 2-4Memphis, TN
NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesMay 9-10Kansas City, KS
Rock on the RangeMay 16-18Columbus, OH
RocklahomaMay 23-25Tulsa, OK
Free Press Summer FestivalMay 31-June 1Houston, TX
Country JamJune 19-22Grand Junction, CO
SummerfestJune 25-July 6Milwaukee, WI
MLB FanFestJuly 11-15Minneapolis, MS

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

61 comments
fede018
fede018

What is the PS4, a fucking band?

BoozerX
BoozerX

Xbone: Take it easy, please.

Sony: F%$# that.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Just remember folks.


1. PS4 is slightly more potent than the Xbox One.

2. The best PC built in console's price range that beats them cost $528 that beat soundly all Xbox One games and MOST PS4 games.

3. Without the Kinect, the Xbox would pretty much equal the cost of a PS4.


That said? NO PC is as cost efficient (bang for the buck) than these consoles. They are not weaker than the PC but more powerful. Those consoles can give you more for less.


PC gamers waste effort and money to feel good about themselves.

Console gamers just sit back, save money and play reliable systems for a helluva lot cheaper knowing full well that their consoles are tech far superior to that of a PC.


All hail the mighty common sense that is the console.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

MLB, DriveClub and The Order are my guess..

So wish this was coming to other parts of the world though :(

cboye18
cboye18

I heard the next gen consoles are like 5-6 times more underpowered than modern gaming pc's and you need a subscription fee in order to most games completely. It might be better to sell my PS3 and invest in a gaming pc.

blackace
blackace

Mostly midwest states. What ""dozens" of new and unreleased PS4 and PS Vita games" are they talking about? There's only about 3-4 exclusive games schedule to come out before the end of the year for the PS4. Maybe they are talking about 3rd party games like Dragon Age, Evolve & Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.

enoslives7
enoslives7

I hope fanboy fights break out. 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

It's hilarious to learn there's an actual event called Summerfest, not to be confused with WWE's Summerslam.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

yes, this is really necessary, I mean poor Sony has been struggling to sell it's newest console. It really needs this "tour" to increase buzz and take the systems to the people who just aren't picking up the consoles at an acceptable pace.........


:-\


funny how Microsoft just releases misleading sales data and makes promises and hypes non-existant and potential future features. 


and Sony takes it's console to the people, so they can actually see it for themselves and make their own assessment. 


I really think this is the primary difference between the two companies. One is telling you its great, and implores you just trust them. 


the other shows you the console, and gives you the features and tells you to make up your own mind. 


I cant' imagine why one has been at the top of the industry for the last 20 years, and the other is always in the role of "plucky challenger"

poksmote
poksmote

anyone else notice with the update to the news page you can't see the writer until you actually click on the article

EPaul
EPaul

smart of sony to strike while the iron is hot

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

So even sony admits that everyone is stuck waiting for greatness.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Hoping Sony brings this tour of theirs to the east coast. like New York city at least.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Will anyone from Gamespot be attending one of these events to find out what games are being shown?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I'll have to catch this on video even thought I'm close Columbus OH, I'm not wasting my Gas just for a road trip and Gas prices are high as Hell.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Kinguard73 Games on the consoles have far to many compromises in the graphics department because you get what you pay for with these consoles, the games are expensive and if you want to do any of the extra console things it'll cost you extra for a yearly price and the free games you get on PS4 you only own them as long as you have the service.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Kinguard73 Yep, and it takes a PC will far higher specs than a console to achieve the same graphics quality as that console.

The PC version of Watch Dogs will look better than the PS4 version, but only on an $800+ PC. 

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@cboye18 Well already proven No pc can match PS4's power and price point. Closest is 528 dollars and it still couldn't beat all of their games. Like Xbox One; with the PS4 you just simply get more bang for the buck that not even the mighty PC can do without more money invested.


So outdated? behind the times? More like efficient, powerful piece of tech PCs simply can't match.

PC masters are slave to the dollar. All hail the common sense that is PS4.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@cboye18 I wouldn't sell the PS3, though, unless you are truly done with it - it's not worth that much money on resale but has a lot of value for netflix, blu-ray, and of course any games you still haven't played

tommynj
tommynj

@cboye18  This is correct. They are both severely underpowered for this generation.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@blackace  No one said they were exclusives, so there are plenty of games to choose from.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Very good. You deduced that the majority of games are multiplats. Superior multiplats, I may add.

mcmflyguy
mcmflyguy

@enoslives7 i'm going to just show up wearing all xbox gear. and when its my turn to play I wont even move the character, or press a button. just stand there.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

WWE Summerslam always starts in August and Summerfest is in July so no confusion there.

blackace
blackace

@Jdzspace Microsoft did their tour with the XB1 before Sony did. They actually did it before the system launched. That's probably one of the reasons the system sold so well at launch.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Jdzspace I fondly remember first playing a PS2 at Rockfest in Chicago the summer after its release.  Dynasty Warriors and Ready 2 Rumble boxing were there.  Getting hands on that first time really does leave an impression.

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

@poksmote  the number of comments is not  visible either,I hate the new UI for homepage and news page

blackace
blackace

@bunchanumbers I would like to know what the unreleased games they will be showing besides Drive Club, The Order, Deep Down and a couple others. They must be showing 3rd party games as well.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Pretty much this but I don't expect anything coming out from Sony exclusive games anytime soon since they take a long time to come out.

eddienoteddy
eddienoteddy moderator


@Gallowhand Not that I am aware of, unfortunately. I live in  Massachusetts, so if Sony adds a New England date I will try to go! 

tom2750
tom2750

@lonesamurai1 @Kinguard73  so what with PS+ on the PS3 for only 50$ a year you got like 50 very highly rated and pretty new AAA an AA games a year so that is by far worth it by far superior to anything on the PC or other consoles and games on the consoles make far to many compromises how the fuck would you know? you don't even play on a PS4 or any next gen console for that matter and games are not more expensive like i said PS plus and also PSn have had sales that have rivaled or even been better then steam sales earlier this year i got games from a PSN sale for cheaper then they were on steam sales and also when buying retail games consoles get much more and much better sales pc games being cheaper is something PC elitists that are ignorant like to say because they have no clue and also no on the PS4 besides online game play you can do everything else without a fee also so many devs have said if developers want to they can have games on a console run as good as they would on a PC with much better specs because consoles can be optimized much more then PC and have multiple other advantages but yes you definitely know more then the people who actually make the games obvious sarcasm is obvious you are an elitist in denial that consoles will soon have games running as good as they do on a PC that is more powerful then them its already starting to happen ff14 runs in max settings and 1080p on the and still keeps the same frame rate as a high end PC running it in max settings and 1080p this has even been admitted by the people who made ff14 and consoles always have and always ill have much better exclusives PC will never have games as good as uncharted 2 or god of war 3 or the last of us or red dead redemption or nino kuni etc fuck PC online communities are shit on PC go fap to your gabe newell posters

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Spartan_418 @Kinguard73 The PC version of Watch Dogs will look waaaay better than either console version and it will only continue to look better as PC hardware gets more powerful especially at 4K resolution.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Kinguard73  PS4 can barely perform at 1080p 60fps without using graphical tech tricks, Gaming PCs don't have to do that, not to mention playing ALL of you games at 4K resolution I doubt these consoles can play movies at 4K resolution much less games.

Those who prefer to game on consoles only are very cost conscious but not everyone has to be, so if cost and bang for your buck is important to you than that's what you paid to get 1080p 30fp but those who have money and want much much more from their gaming experience (and when it comes to PC Gaming that doesn't just mean graphics) they know that the mighty PC is the only way too go.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@EasyComeEasyGo   It's a reference to an incident back when WWE Raw had a guest host each week and one of them messed up and called the PPV "Summerfest", which then became a running joke.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

That's the one thing bugs me, I can't see the number of comments and I wish they fix it.

noandno
noandno

@sleepyinmorning  You still see them in the lower right corner on the thumbnail's picture. And I agree. The interface is getting worse

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I take it it's not that a big deal and since we are getting close to E3, I'm sure Sony does not want to ruin any big surprises.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Sucks that you got suckered into buying a crappy Xbone.

My sympathies.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Even if it was $399.99, I still don't want it. PS4 all the way.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@tom2750 Man you are completely CRAZY NUTS, because these crappy graphically deficient consoles were built with the very idea of saving (Sony especially) money. Sony and Microsoft are tired of building consoles and not making as much money back as they'd like to make and it certainly shows.


The developers who know how to make a beautiful game and at the same time squeeze nearly every drop that a console has to offer have already been commenting about these game boxes, without insulting the gamer and outright saying "damn these consoles are weak as heck" but they can't say that to the gaming public without making major ripples in the water, but they're thinking it, Cevet Yerli and a couple of others have had the balls to state their displeasure with next gen consoles lack off umph!!


As far as cost goes nothing can beat PC Gaming's prices of games whether it's boxed or digital and you know it. Devs know that they can't price PC games at to high a price because they don't have to pay licensing fees on PC and they can't rip us on DLC because we prefer mods anyway, but console gamers have to take what their masters give them or refuse paying which in turn means nothing to play which is already the case for next gen consoles. 


Microsoft and Sony will constantly do things to separate you from your money because these are devices and products, their devices and products and you'll play by their rules and that's it


PS4 will never have games that look or play like Project CARS, Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, Assetto Cersa, Watch Dogs, Witcher 3 and a myriad of others and Oculus will be far better based on the fact that it serves much better and more powerful hardware than Sony's device does because PS4s power is lacking severely as I said before.


By the way my son and I have one of each of the new consoles and he still prefers his gaming PC and he's only 11 years old.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@lonesamurai1 Which doesn't disprove my point, Watch Dogs' PC system requirements are extremely demanding. It'll take an $800 or $900 PC to exceed the PS4 version's graphics quality. 

tom2750
tom2750

@lonesamurai1 @Kinguard73  yes 1 game used a "graphical trick" and it was only in multiplayer its funny because kill zone shadow fall single player is visually better then crysis 3 running in 1080p and max settings on a high end gaming PC

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Spartan_418 The point is PCs are capable of 4K and beyond while the PS4 can't even run 1080p 60fps and make it look convincingly acceptable. 

You also make a good point, PC Gamers who can't afford  4K Gaming or aren't interested don't have to pay for it. Gaming PCs come in all shapes sizes and speeds just like people, unlike consoles with their one size fits all approach.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@lonesamurai1 Pretending that every gaming PC in existence is capable of running games in 4k?

I missed the part where everyone owns a 4k monitor, let alone a PC powerful enough to run new games at 4k.

That's called trolling. 

realshooter305
realshooter305

@blackace @eternal_napalm  we get it u have a gaming pc as do i but the world dosent revolve around you. there are many 3 world countries with ppl who cant or dont know how to build a pc so they have consoles stop thinking ure the kool kid on the block n yes i spell horrible so what 

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@EasyComeEasyGo knowing how many comments an article has does help in knowing which article the trolls are camping. aka the article we need to be at.

Riddick123
Riddick123

@EasyComeEasyGo  I don't think Mr. luv  knows anything about crops either.  He does know about games and all the consoles he has in the basement however.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I'm a Nurse Practitioner, I don't know anything about growing Crops, sorry to dissapoint.