Sony's rumoured PlayStation 4 reveal event will be live-streamed

Sony confirms gamers will be able to watch February 20 PlayStation Meeting event live online.

Sony's PlayStation Meeting on February 20 --where the company is inviting gamers to "see the future" and, presumably, the first glimpse of the PlayStation 4-- will be live-streamed over the Internet, Sony has confirmed to GameSpot.

More information about watching the stream live will be made available in the coming days. The 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.

Previous rumours have said Sony and Microsoft would seek Apple-style reveals for their next-gen consoles. Apple announcements are usually private events rarely streamed in public, though the company did broadcast its most recent announcement of the iPad Mini.

The most recent PlayStation 4 rumours have said that the controller will feature both a dedicated Share button and a PS Vita-style touchpad. Last week GameSpot's Mark Walton stacked what is believed to be the PlayStation 4 components against the PC.

For more information on the future of the PlayStation, check out GameSpot's coverage.

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148 comments
Imatyta
Imatyta

It will be 0:00 where I live, but there is no way I will be missing it. Sony will embarass itself if they don't show PS4 and at least a few games for it. I know PS3 is still awesome, but I myself want a new generation console.

Sampawende
Sampawende

18:00 EST ? On Wednesday ? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!

It's exactly the starting time for my maths class :"""""(

NexusSpawn
NexusSpawn

Can't wait. One things bugs me though: Didn't Sony say something about the PS3 that it will be the focus for Sony for another x years? I can't remember the exact words. On the other hand, this was before all the leaked information about the presumed dev kit leaks.

jark888
jark888

My guess is it could be something most of us wouldn't think of. Some surprising cool ideas, perhaps.

carolino
carolino

before >  "we wont show ps4 until next box"

now > "come see the future on stream this February"

bluffing bastards ^^

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

great, this is long time coming. wouldn't hurt to watch it.

bjvill
bjvill

The odds of that announcement having nothing to do with a successor to the PS3 are about the same as the odds of Sony's entire marketing team suffering simultaneous heart attacks.

Which would be happening if this announcement isn't about a PS4.

Jake518
Jake518

I think I might have to watch that then. There's a lot of hype around this event.

xolivierx
xolivierx

you are funny. I know what the announcement will be. They will finally tell us : We're sorry, but , we're never going to give you a Final Fantasy 7 HD.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

And what's the name?

Playstation Direct?


=D

DouglassIndust
DouglassIndust

Never was a Playstation Fan but this sounds pretty cool.

maddog123
maddog123

It's gonna be a hypercube visible only in the 4th dimension. you'll need special goggles to perceive the consoles presence. The controller will sense your every thought and come with a 4th dimensional being to assist you in the gaming excellence to ensue.  Then, the console will be hailed as a deity, and its games as prophets. All hail the new PS4!

whitetiger3521
whitetiger3521

Can't wait to see what type of controller the PS4 is gonna use!

penguinmania420
penguinmania420

It's a me Mario telling you that Playstation sucks Yoshi's ballsa and will never have the mushroom power to be great like a me and my adventures in Mushroom Kingdom!

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Live streaming, can only be PS4 announcement.

pingp00p
pingp00p

@LukeWesty is that something u enjoy doing? You're the one who mentioned it and brought it up....


Adavanter
Adavanter

I'll admit I'm going to be crushed if it's not a PS4 reveal... The games coming in March-May I'm hoping are the last hoorah of this gen. Then we can roll right into next gen glory.

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

I've never had more than 1 console per gen, I could have afforded all of them plus a PC but didn't wanna spend all my time playing so many games so I've been all about the Xbox and 360 for the last 13 years but I'm definitely over the online fee that microsoft has been forcing onto ppl and the Sony exclusives are a great incentive. I just hope Sony can make a console that's more dev friendly so I won't have to go through the problems the PS3 has with ports and multiplat games.

monson21502
monson21502

bet its just a ps vita price drop confrense or a new ps3 super slim xs

nccpeter
nccpeter

I don't know if I can get excited with a new PlayStation  I got the ps3 mainly for the blue ray drive. Hopefully they can surprise me with something remarkable.

mingolo
mingolo

Hmm.....live streamed....which means I can probably watch it on Xbox Live 's web browser, hehe. As long as it is on HTML5.

cinerius
cinerius

Please Sony, just stay away from all the gimmicky social stuff and touchscreen pads. Please.

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

I can't wait for it :)

Adavanter
Adavanter

I'm just excited period. New consoles! Finally! I've always bought every console and been able to enjoy gaming's full spectrum. Ah the benefits of not being a fanboy.

That said... I'm just happy we are making the jump. It's hard to imagine games like Uncharted, Killzone and Halo looking 3 to 6 times better than they are now.

emptycow
emptycow

world wide wiiu sales for the week  33,549   ps3 world wide sales for the week 102,538  xbox 360  world wide sale for the week 75,559    at this rate we could have only 2 systems in the "next gen wars" the nintendo wiiu is not selling fast at all its getting beat every week but 7 and almost 8 year old systems every week i dont think i ever saw a "next gen "system that has so little support   its nnot doing good at all  nintendo is lucky is the wiiu is the next gamecube 

JJames3dCG
JJames3dCG

@carolino  Acutally what they said is "Why go first when you can let your competitors go first and not tip your hand."  We all assumed that "competitor" referred to Microsoft. IF Feb 20th does turn out to be a PS4 announcement, then they could have been referring to Nintendo as their comp.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

@xolivierx Definition of fail troll. When one blames one company for something it has no say over.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

@maddog123 OOOOoooooooooh

The Orbissssssss

The Orbis is our master.

The Orbis chooses who will stay and who will go.

Ooooooooh

I have been chosen by the Orbis. Farewell my friends, I go to a better place.

leimonides
leimonides

@connorx94 now that would he quite the joke!

bimastrike871
bimastrike871

@Humdinger80 totally see where you're coming from, I think Sony learned their lesson with custom advanced architecture and went with off the shelf components for the PS4. Although its still heavily optimized, developers will have a much easier PC like experience building tools and creating for the PS4.

MordeaniisChaos
MordeaniisChaos

@Humdinger80 I'd still rather pay for the superior online experience that Xbox offers. Until it's between "pay for good online" and "don't pay for good online" I'm still on MS' side. I don't want free games, I want the PSN service to get better. + is cool if you want free games, and even cooler if you like the ol' bait and switch, but for people like me waiting for the PS platform to finally get a comparable online feature set and the same quality XBL Gold offers it's kind of a bummer.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

@nccpeter 4K BluRay drive and $20,000 out of your pocket to enjoy it on their 4K Bravia Ultra HDTVs :)

96augment
96augment

@emptycow Wii U sales will pick up when there's a new Mario, Metroid, or Legend of Zelda game.

oflow
oflow

@emptycow thats because theres just so many mario and zelda games you can rehash. Nintendo needs some new IPs.

maddog123
maddog123

@RPG_Fan_I_Am @maddog123  PS4 will connect with other PS4s to become skynet.  Then it will create autonomous cybernetic organisms with alloy hyperchasy endoskeletons covered by living tissue to enslave us.

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

@bimastrike871 "developers will have a much easier PC like experience building tools and creating for the PS4." This is most important to me, I don't even mind the apparent jankyness of the PSN I'm not that big of an online player anyway so if the PS4 is more "dev friendly" I'll definitely be jumping ship.

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

@MordeaniisChaos @Humdinger80 I've been fine with microsoft and the xbox but since the my first 360 at launch, I've gone through 4 360's and have renewed my gold every year since then so feel I've given them enough of my money and have been happy to do so but I just feel like a change I guess. It also seems to me that the games I want to play are multiplatform anyway and don't care for xbox exclusives which are all FPS, but have always been curious about Sonys which are not great games by review standards other than the Uncharted series but almost always interesting and different.

Midnight_Twelve
Midnight_Twelve

@MordeaniisChaos
The ol' bait an switch lol wtf? 
PSN is free. There is no bait or switch.
You can pay for PS+ and get free shit if you want but multiplayer is free; web browsers; free youtube's free; some of the games are temporarily free and discounted, sony sees it literally,  like a plus.  MS thinks of it like a subscription fee, like WoW, which is a huge mistake and very un-consumer friendly. 
I couldn't play spartan ops with out live. End of discussion. 
@Humdinger80 
I think it comes down to the American method and logic for development and hardware v.s. the Japanese way and school of thought.  Little things like organization and priorities get moved around a ton from culture to culture, specifically in big dev pipelines for huge pieces of tech like a console.  
Neither are really right, it's just that stuff get's lost in translation especially context which is so key to understanding comp-langs and developing for something a little foreign.