Sony teases PlayStation 4 reveal with Evolution video

Two-and-a-half minute video details the history and success of the original PlayStation in the run-up to the expected PlayStation 4 unveiling.

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Sony has updated its site for PlayStation Meeting 2013--the February 20 New York event where the company is widely expected to formally announce the PlayStation 4--with a new video, titled PlayStation Evolution.

The two-and-a-half minute video potentially teases a new hardware announcement on February 20 by detailing the launch of the original PlayStation in 1995 and the introduction of the first DualShock controller in 1997, alongside notable titles like Crash Bandicoot, PaRappa the Rapper, and Gran Turismo.

"Recognising the power of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, Sony Computer Entertainment's marketing machine hit the event full force in 1995, with an aggressive marketing campaign revolving around the phrase 'You are Not Ready' in an attempt to turn the PlayStation into less of a product and more of a lifestyle," recounts the trailer.

Two different photographs of the PlayStation 4's devkit controller have surfaced in the past 24 hours, showing a front-facing touch screen, integrated speaker, headphone jack, and an illuminating light that suggests some sort of PlayStation Move integration.

The last few weeks has also seen numerous reported specification sheets for the PlayStation 4 made available online. Various rumours have said the device with have multi-user logins and will be focused more on new ways to play rather than technical power.

Sony's PlayStation Meeting will take place in New York on February 20 at 18:00 EST/15:00 PST/23:00 GMT. GameSpot will be in attendance and broadcasting the event live.

For the latest PlayStation 4 information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

267 comments
IamTakkun
IamTakkun

And this is when my life changed LOL

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Streaming PS3 games (milking consumers stupid enough to buy the games again is more like it) and not allowing used games on the system really should push people to want to buy the system LOLOLOL

whatever Sony

and try giving us a non crappy GUI

Vickman178
Vickman178

Sony released the Dualshock with rumble and analog sticks a year and a half after Nintendo created the rumble pack for N64 and released their controller which was the first to have an analog stick.


Even Sega beat Sony and released their Sega Saturn 3D control pad before them.

itchyflop
itchyflop

man used to love my ps1, good memories

wexorian
wexorian

Adapt ppl with game locks,always internet

soulless4now
soulless4now

Only a few days left until the inevitable. Can't wait. 

bigbadmamajama1
bigbadmamajama1

Playstation did not officially launch until the release of Final Fantasy 7.... This one game made the playstation what is is today.... without this game it would have been a Sega Saturn... Nintendo was super dumb by not catering to squaresoft during that time.

redbat41
redbat41

Good stuff i agree with petez34 very hard steering controls other than that good game it seems

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

The Playstation controller is better than the xBox360, It is more convinient I think don't you agree guys?

advanracer
advanracer

Good Times back in the day...compared to today's money grubbing gaming industry with their  "pay now, get it later" season pass schemes.

ronnet
ronnet

Making nostalgia a part of your campaign is smart, especially if you consider how much of the core gamer market has switched to Xbox. However they should have played this card lastgen. Xbox is entering its third generation which gives the brand almost as much seniority as Playstation. Microsoft can now make a similar video showing us gaming in 2002 with Halo, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, KOTOR and all the other great memories.

punisher1
punisher1

the video was pure fluff. And we know what ever they show now. wont be the finally product until E3. 

elsmitty
elsmitty

I've never liked PlayStation controllers.

64-bit
64-bit

ps the best selling console of all time ? what a lie. 

etryus
etryus

I used to love playing Marvel super heroes and MvC1 on my PS1. Good old days...

MazusCrowley
MazusCrowley

those were the days.. i miss my playstation..twisted metal 2, critical depth,nightmare creatures were the first it came with when i father bought it

jchristenberry
jchristenberry

I refuse to touch this thing until they prove their worth.  With the exception of the blue ray player and uncharted.  The PS3 was a massive disapointment for me compared to PC and Xbox releases.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@DeViLzzz Steaming games processed on cloud server is an evolution for console gaming. Yes Sony means to gouge it's customers by charging them for games they may already own but with this advancement we may get a even bigger push towards better games then can't be processed locally being playable on the system. 

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@itchyflop The graphics were so ugly on that.  All that pixellating going on.

Morokoo
Morokoo

@bigbadmamajama1 

It was planned for the Nintendo64 but the cartridges didn't have enough room to hold it all, so they moved to the less expensive PlayStation.

SamehH99
SamehH99

@earridaram Yeah, Teresa's story wasn't that good. If you give us a better story, I'll try the mom-in-law thing.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@oOhedzOo No way.  Xbox 360 controller now is way more comfortable.

DBZ19
DBZ19

@oOhedzOo hahahahahahahahhaaha reading some of your comments makes me laugh. Firstly, @TimeFrame By normal do you mean from your own alien planet. @spacerac hahahahahah I'm pretty sure the DS2 and DS3 were exactly the same in most dimensions . DS2 was far heavier - which i liked- then the DS3

 

Spacerac
Spacerac

@oOhedzOo I think the 360 controller is more comfortable but PS3 still has the better games. Also in my opinion the DualShock 2 is the best controller.

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

@oOhedzOo I don't like the ps3 controller, definitely think the xbox360 is made for actual people with normal size hands..

speedracer3190
speedracer3190

@oOhedzOo I do not Agree but I do like the controller. The 360 controller is much more comfortable, but that is just my opinion.

--_Kikaider_--
--_Kikaider_--

@ronnet I'd agree if the lifespan of the ps1 was 2 years long, but its lifespan alone mostly covers how long both the xbox and 360 lasted.

Plus, talking about games like Halo being ancient classics just feels wrong.

strongmokus
strongmokus

@64-bit "One of the best selling consoles of all time". You should check a doctor about your ear.

speedy5212
speedy5212

@jchristenberry

@jchristenberry Your avatar tells me , because of The Witcher 2 release, you were disappointed. Anyhow , PS3 has the most and the best exclusives this generation.

Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls,  3D Dot Game Heroes, MAG, Tokyo Jungle, Starhawk, Warhawk, The Last of US, Until Dawn, Time Crisis series, Heavenly Rain, Atelier series, LittleBigPlanet series, Modnation, Resistance series, Gran Turismo 5, Motorstorm series, Demon Souls, Ni No Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, InFamous series, Uncharted series, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, PS-All Stars, Journey, Sound Shapes, MGS 4, Flower, Dead Nation, Tales of Xillia, Ratchet and Clank series, Killzone series, White Knight Chronicles SOCOM series, Puppeteer, Record of Agarest War 2 Yakuza series, Disgaea series, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and numerous PS Move games

On the PC side , there are mostly F2Ps with the exception of games such as Diablo , Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2, Team Fortress 2, Civilization series, Total War Shogun 2. Iam honestly not well aware of most the exclusives on PC  so excuse me.

On the Xbox side, Gears of War series, Halo series, Forza series, PGR, Dance Central series, Naruto Rise of A Ninja and Naruto The Broken Bond,  numerous Kinect games, Alan Wake and Witcher 2 (PC+X360), Dust: An Elysian Tale, Blue Dragon,Tales of Vesperia, Crackdown series, Too Human, Ace Combat 6, The Idolmaster series, Infinite Undiscovery, Ninety-Nine Nights series Lost Oydessy, Fable series, Dead or Alive 4.

Iam still missing some XBLA titles but as you can see , PS3 has the biggest and the most exclusives.

I own both consoles and am not a fanboy.

TurboGuru
TurboGuru

@jchristenberry I agree. The operating system is the biggest fail. Endless updates, most of which are for updating the core OS, patches? Xbox normally has an OS update every 6 months and for the most part it is something of use like an addon or dash upgrade.

With that said, something feels different about Sony at the moment, and even that vid is strange. They are paying homage to their first console, back then is was all about gaming for gamers, none of this casual bullshit.... something tells me I may very well like the new PS4.

In contrasts, Microsoft needs to get its fucking act together because as of late I'm getting sick of their bullshit.... Kinect is selling really well? GTFO, and that statement last week about the PS4 not getting world wide attention....please give me a break!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@oh_its_on No I came on this site to get my point across and I have.  I came here to post and discuss things and had fun doing so.  Maybe someone like you posts things just to annoy people but I don't waste my time doing that.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@Morokoo @bigbadmamajama1  

Wow you people are hilarious.  Three likes for misinformation.

First Squarenix switched Final Fantasy Seven from N64 to the Playstation because Sony offered to publish Final Fantasy Seven if it was made exclusive to the Playstation.

Second Nintendo didnt try to cater to Squarenix because Zelda and Mario were saling better and Nintendo felt its first party titles were enough.

The Sega Saturn sold less then one third the N64, I dont think it would have dominated when Nintendo competing.

The Playstation was mostly known for being the console with adult content as for the lack of adult rated games one Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn you can thank the US congress for that.

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

@DBZ19 @oOhedzOo @TimeFrame  I still have the DS2, and yes its size is identical to the DS3. but their weigh is almost the same too. The Sixaxis is the one that's too light, and it feels little uncomfortable. 

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

@speedracer3190 @oOhedzOo In my experience, I get hand aches and fatigue whenever I play a game using the Xbox360 controller ,and that wasn't the case when I used to use the ps2 controller. I don't know if it's just me or something is wrong with how I was holding the controller. 

I hope controllers will be more convenient in the coming days.

marich7
marich7

@speedy5212@jchristenberry not to bash or anything but the phrase, "I own both consoles and am not a fanboy." should be indorsed or something, geez. What has the world come to when a gamer can barely make a comment without having to worry about some troll around the way? But I digress. Carry on people...carry on.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@psx_warrior @DeViLzzz @itchyflop yeah from where we came from, i remember clearly the steps, virtua fighter on the 32x for genesis, virtua racing, mario kart on the new snes with its mode 7 turnable floor system. Yeah the polygons were unstable on ps1 but growing up from the beginning of it all, including watching tron (haha) it made u appreciate the new more powerful system i dunno about you psx_warrior but i remember getting tekken for the first time, i went and got an overdraft because they were throwing out £40 free if you had one, i wanted that game so bad. Then the 2nd arrived and was 100 times better, wipeout with its audio cd play in y0uor car, oh wait there its a game too. Motorhead, so many great memories this could make a very interesting conversation. My one regret is chopping my ps1 in for a dreamcast (another great system).

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@psx_warrior My brother had it and it looked like dog crap and it hurt the eyes and thus I did not buy it.  I had other video game systems that truly were much easier on the eyes.

Vickman178
Vickman178

It was actually being developed for the N64 DD but because Nintendo was taking too long to launch the add-on they moved development over to the PlayStation.

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

@DarkNeoBahamut @oOhedzOo @speedracer3190 I completely agree, the Xbox360 d-pad isn't as accurate as the PS3's. It's unreliable.