Sony teasing "When Worlds Collide"

Official PlayStation Facebook page, Twitter channel releases teaser for new project with outer space imagery.

The official PlayStation Facebook page and Twitter channel today released a teaser image with the words "When Worlds Collide."

The image shows what appears to be a purple-hued planet blocked out by some other planetary mass. No other information is available.

A NeoGAF forum member points out that the line "When Worlds Collide" was used on the Christmas 2009 issue of Edge to promote Dust 514, suggesting today's tease is related to the game.

When Worlds Collide is also the name of a 1933 end-of-the-world science-fiction novel from Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer.

The story focuses on a group of North American scientists who race to build a spacecraft to escape earth, which is doomed by environmental disasters brought on by a runaway planet on a crash course for earth.

When Worlds Collide was adapted into a 1951 film of the same name and was reportedly the inspiration for 1998's Deep Impact.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

243 comments
devilscry
devilscry

hopefully it'll be jak and daxter instead.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

It's from Insomniac... Another R&C for the PS4. Cool, but i was expecting so much more.

Coldpain
Coldpain

They need to update this post. It's ratchet and clank. There is a second photo on twitter that says "Heroes Return" at the bottom. It's most likely a crossover title.

SMUNirvana1
SMUNirvana1

Really hope it is God of War, Romans VS. Greek gods? That could be really the new that the series needs to rejuvenate itself.  That or finally ditch Kratos and get a new protagonist.  

erix43
erix43

Sony did the whole rising monolith thing with their PS3 ad when the baby calls it "Mamma" as it is rising. . . This seems a little similar. I've always liked the mystique of Sony Advertising. I Love you Sony! Though I'm buying both the Xbone and PS4 hehe... 

masta_js
masta_js

That is a hybrid solar eclipse so that means that the ps4 console release date is November 3 2013. What else would it be?

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

I think it has something to do with Dust 514 since PC gamers and PS3 console gamers united into one gaming universe despite being on different platforms  ! If it is not lol - my best guess is it might have something to do with Cistern painting code in GOD ascension.

Hurvl
Hurvl

That image reminds me of the tv-series Heroes.

cboye18
cboye18

Doesn't quite matter...if the current gen already sucks compared to past gens, why should I even bother with next gen.

Galafael
Galafael

The movie When Worlds Collide is getting a revamp at the moment. Director Stephen Sommers and producer Steven Spielberg are going to re-make this classic movie, possibly this could be a game to go alongside the movie. 

Another possibility is it being the game to a 2010 released pen&paper RPG called When Worlds Collide. It is 525 pages long and has a very detailed character selection and development system as well as a highly detailed skills system. Converting this book into a game should not be too difficult as the story and most RPG mechanics have already been established. This might be Sony's answer to CDPR who are also releasing a game to a pen&paper RPG called Cyberpunk 2077 


frozengrudge
frozengrudge

A sequel to Rogue Galaxy? or maybe Star Ocean? I hope it's a space-themed rpg and not another FPS

robertcain
robertcain

It's celestial themed so it may not be Dust 514; maybe it's something to do with Planetside 2 coming to PS4 or even a completely new IP.

vladfromhell
vladfromhell

jesus what a band of noobs and dumbs. guys heloooo is ps vita and ps4 together. just simple as it.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

I'm gonna go ahead and say this is not going to turn out to be worth anyone's time.

It's probably something related to the incredibly lame FPS Dust 514

Or it's something else lame sony is throwing at us.

Im backing ps4 this gen, but sony is extremely lackluster with their campaigns.

RobDev
RobDev

that NeoGaf forum member has waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy to much tim on their hands.

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

Sony is actually going to ram another planet into the Earth!!!

SolidTy
SolidTy

God of War 4? Dust 514 again? Final Fantasy 15? Kingdom Hearts 3? A NEW IP?...color me intrigued.

rennan1234
rennan1234

Two worlds collide... seems to me that two franchises coming together in one game.... who knows what is going to come up....

Sampawende
Sampawende

Nooooooo way ! Xbox1 on PS4 will merge !

Behold !       "PS-BOX4"

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Well I'm an avid amateur astronomer and this immediately jumped out for me, as that more or less looks like a solar eclipse and since there is going to be a solar eclipse on November 3 (which I just happened to have been thinking of today), could this be a teaser/sign that the PS4 is seeing a November 3 release date?

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

@masta_js Nice. It's gotta be referring to the ps4 and vita merging on the solar eclipse. November 3 it is.

Galafael
Galafael

@Hurvl That's it! I knew it reminded me of some poster but I couldn't quite remember. Don't know if a Heroes game would be good though...

4bearz
4bearz

@vladfromhell The funny thing is that its from insomniac leaked by Sony so no it is not the 2 systems linking........

LE5LO
LE5LO

@vladfromhell "what a band of noobs and dumbs."

You're insulting others for speculating, when you're doing it yourself. That's pretty funny.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@VenkmanPHD Personally, Idon't think it is Dust 514 related, why would they go through the effort, but I am also tired of these types "teasers" where they show a very generic picture with a few words.  Just tell us what it is and stop wasting our time.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@RobDev All "internet detectives" have waaaaayyyyy too much time on their hands.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Galafael Perhaps it would have to be called something else than Heroes to avoid getting sued for copyright infringement, because people might think it's tied into Heroes of Might and Magic. Stranger things have happened, lol.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@rtircoklled @VenkmanPHD When the generic teasers with a few words ends, the generic buzzwords and other non-revealing info begins. Then the CGI-trailers showing nothing of the actual game take place and during or after that time they might have issued when to announce the announcement of the teaser to the short gameplay trailer. This is merely the beginning of a very tiresome marketing campaign, that doesn't get any better up until release.

Desmondo123
Desmondo123

@VenkmanPHD @Devils-DIVISION That is a place holder release date. Sony have not officially  confirmed anything other than holiday 2013.