Sony teases "the future" of Playstation - countdown to 2/20/13

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#1 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

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In what looks like some sort of PS4 announcement, Sony has started an official countdown to February 20, 2013 at 6 PM EST. 

Looks like things could get VERY interesting, and much sooner than I think any of us expected, if this reveal is indeed the PS4. *crosses fingers*

Bring on the next generation!

#2 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -
I am officially hyped. I wonder what they will show with it. Sony's studios have been working on a lot of unannounced stuff. You can really feel that a new generation is starting to ramp up. Even just here in the PGD. Sh*t is starting to get heated again. Those old arguments about which company is doing it better are flaring up. Nothing beats the anticipation of new hardware for me. Total nerdout.
#3 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

omg!!!!!!!

#4 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Looks like things could get VERY interesting, and much sooner than I think any of us expected, if this reveal is indeed the PS4. *crosses fingers*

Vari3ty

Not me. They had to reveal it before GDC in March so devs could openly talk about their games. They couldn't reveal it at GDC because MS would do the same and they will both have to share the spotlight. Now, they both can reveal their next console on their own time. 

#5 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82C4Nu_Jq8

Never has a video with nothing has gotten me so hyped. 

From gaf:

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#6 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vari3ty"]

Looks like things could get VERY interesting, and much sooner than I think any of us expected, if this reveal is indeed the PS4. *crosses fingers*

S0lidSnake

Not me. They had to reveal it before GDC in March so devs could openly talk about their games. They couldn't reveal it at GDC because MS would do the same and they will both have to share the spotlight. Now, they both can reveal their next console on their own time. 

Ok so you were right. :P

Honestly though I kind of thought maybe sometime around late March, but I had no idea we'd possibly see anything in the middle of February. Goddamn I'm so hyped, these next 20 days are going to drive me crazy with anticipation.

#7 Posted by c_rakestraw (14599 posts) -

February 20 needs to get here already. I can't wait!

#8 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -

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Interesting.  That looks very similar to the PS2's design.  Hard to tell obviously, but it'd be cool to see a sleek black rectangle instead of a bloated George Forman grill.

#9 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

The gaf thread is amazing.

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#10 Posted by Shame-usBlackley (18266 posts) -

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

#11 Posted by Primordialous (1276 posts) -

I'm more interested in the next MS announcement, but depending on what I learn throughout the next few months my views may shift.

#12 Posted by Jbul (4835 posts) -

Hell yeah.

#13 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

Shame-usBlackley
For sure. They've made some missteps, but when they focus their efforts and attention on games, they do amazing stuff. Honestly the only thing I've got reservations about is the controller. If they want to add functionality to it, fine, but I want to recognize it as Dualshock when I see it for the first time. Price wise, I think it'll be fine. The leaked specs show a much more conventional and affordable system than the PS3 was.
#14 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

2/20? That's only a few weeks away. If it's anything about the PS4, my interest is peaked!

#15 Posted by Jbul (4835 posts) -

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82C4Nu_Jq8

Never has a video with nothing hasth .  gotten me so hyped. 

From gaf:

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S0lidSnake

Just watched the video a few times. Aside from the video being 44 Seconds long, did anyone else notice all the 4's in the video? Haha. Seriously. One at the beginning is very visible as is one right before the Playstation symbols show up at the end.  Slow motion helps alot. :)

#16 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Its hard to believe our first peek at a next gen console is so close. I can't wait to see all the games that are in the pipeline.

#17 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

I wonder if that video is previewing a possible logo in there?

#18 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Its hard to believe our first peek at a next gen console is so close. I can't wait to see all the games that are in the pipeline.

CarnageHeart

New IPs finally. 

#19 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
OMG!! THE ONE DAY ALL MONTH I PROBABLY WORK TILL AFTER 6. How does that happen, they could pick any day this month and they pick the one where I work late in Denver. I'm going to miss this live, damn. That said I am super excited! Next gen!!!!
#20 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="CarnageHeart"]

Its hard to believe our first peek at a next gen console is so close. I can't wait to see all the games that are in the pipeline.

Vari3ty

New IPs finally. 

Not counting The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Beyond, Pupeteer and all those other new IPs Sony showed at TGS? ;p All are coming out this year. (With the exception of The Last Guardian of course. That's never coming out.

P.S It just hit me. We might just see The Last Guardian in 20 days. With PS4 quality graphics no less. Someone hold me.

#21 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

OMG!! THE ONE DAY ALL MONTH I PROBABLY WORK TILL AFTER 6. How does that happen, they could pick any day this month and they pick the one where I work late in Denver. I'm going to miss this live, damn. That said I am super excited! Next gen!!!!dvader654

You were going to miss it anyway. It;s in NYC so -2 Mountain Time... it would've been 4PM Denver time. 

Who reveals a new console at rush hour anyway? Oh that's right, its Sony. 

#22 Posted by Jbul (4835 posts) -

For those thinking I'm the crazy old uncle who's lost his mind, pause the video at the 4 second mark, and the middle of the 27-second mark.   The 4 second mark is an upside down 4, but clearly visible.  And the 27-second mark is very clearly a 4 as well.

 

 

ANYONE ELSE SEE IT, COME ON MAN! :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#23 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

Shame-usBlackley

You are setting up yourself for disappointment. VGLeaks and Digital Foundry have already confirmed that the console will ship with a move controller and a camera. 

#24 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shame-usBlackley"]

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

S0lidSnake

You are setting up yourself for disappointment. VGLeaks and Digital Foundry have already confirmed that the console will ship with a move controller and a camera. 

As long as that isn't the only controller it's shipping with things will be good. If they keep all that crap still optional that is.
#25 Posted by syztem (7703 posts) -

Please no DRM, please no DRM, please no DRM.

#26 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Please no DRM, please no DRM, please no DRM.

syztem

Ugh god I forgot about this one, this anti-used games crap better not be true. 

#27 Posted by syztem (7703 posts) -

[QUOTE="syztem"]

Please no DRM, please no DRM, please no DRM.

Vari3ty

Ugh god I forgot about this one, this anti-used games crap better not be true. 

Although it's not like we'd find out on the 20th; this isn't something they'll talk about willingly. It'll be one of those "oh by the way" things.

Hopefully there isn't too much of a push towards digital distribution either. I don't have the bandwidth to download current generation titles, and I can only imagine how much of a Bluray next gen games will fill.

#28 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shame-usBlackley"]

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

S0lidSnake

You are setting up yourself for disappointment. VGLeaks and Digital Foundry have already confirmed that the console will ship with a move controller and a camera. 

That leak didn't make it sound like a pack-in to me just a supported controller.
#29 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

[QUOTE="dvader654"]OMG!! THE ONE DAY ALL MONTH I PROBABLY WORK TILL AFTER 6. How does that happen, they could pick any day this month and they pick the one where I work late in Denver. I'm going to miss this live, damn. That said I am super excited! Next gen!!!!S0lidSnake

You were going to miss it anyway. It;s in NYC so -2 Mountain Time... it would've been 4PM Denver time. 

Who reveals a new console at rush hour anyway? Oh that's right, its Sony. 

That is what I mean, I work usually till 5 when I visit Denver which is 7 EST. Its the only trip I have that is in that time zone.
#30 Posted by Systems_Id (8155 posts) -

Very, VERY excited to see what Sony has in store for gamers. All of the rumors and speculation concerning Orbis has me believing Sony learned from the mistakes they made with the PS3. 

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

Shame-usBlackley

That and not charge over $400 for the damn thing. 

Oh how I would love for Sony to go for the juggular and release the PS4 at $350.

#31 Posted by syztem (7703 posts) -

Very, VERY excited to see what Sony has in store for gamers. All of the rumors and speculation concerning Orbis has me believing Sony learned from the mistakes they made with the PS3. 

[QUOTE="Shame-usBlackley"]

Please don't mess this up, Sony. All you have to do is lead and the industry will follow you. Make the case for conventional gaming by forming a rebuttal to all the extraneous horseshlt present today. Focus on games -- that's what got you here, and that's what will safely carry the market forward. 

Systems_Id

That and not charge over $400 for the damn thing. 

Oh how I would love for Sony to go for the juggular and release the PS4 at $350.

I've been guessing $499 out of Sony and MS. $350 or $399 for the bad version that no one really wants and $499 for the one with the real hard drive/network/controllers/whatever.

#32 Posted by F1Lengend (7883 posts) -

Its hard to believe our first peek at a next gen console is so close. I can't wait to see all the games that are in the pipeline.

CarnageHeart
I swear, it feels like yesterday we were playing Warhawk together. Definitely went by faster than the PS2 generation for me.
#33 Posted by Systems_Id (8155 posts) -

I've been guessing $499 out of Sony and MS. $350 or $399 for the bad version that no one really wants and $499 for the one with the real hard drive/network/controllers/whatever.

syztem

No way either of them charge over $399 after the disasterous start the PS3 had.

#34 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
The gifs on gaf! :lol:!
#35 Posted by Pedro (21037 posts) -

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Interesting.  That looks very similar to the PS2's design.  Hard to tell obviously, but it'd be cool to see a sleek black rectangle instead of a bloated George Forman grill.

rragnaar

That is just the logo

#36 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

lol gaf is hilarious with their gifs. And F1, you must be smoking some good sh*t if you think this gen flew by. The damn thing has dragged on for far too long. Warhawk feels like ages ago. So does MGS4. 

#37 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

That is just the logo

Pedro

Pedro, any last words before Sony devs blow us away with awesome graphics? :P

#38 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Wallstreet Journal reporting that PS4 will be revealed on the 20th AND that the PS4 is coming out this holiday season. 

That should clear any doubts over whether or not it;s getting pushed to 2014.


 

Sony said we'd 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th, and it appears to be true: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.

Though Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and others had originally telegraphed that the next PlayStation might not be ready as soon as the next Xbox, it appears to have been a feint. We may see what the so-called PlayStation Orbis has to offer in as few as three weeks.
#39 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
Sony must believe they have something incredible to blow it open like this. How much of a reveal do you think it will be? Will we even see the console? The controller? Obviously we will see some tech demos, probably a real game or two. No price, or date I think
#40 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Wallstreet Journal reporting that PS4 will be revealed on the 20th AND that the PS4 is coming out this holiday season. 

That should clear any doubts over whether or not it;s getting pushed to 2014.


 

Sony said we'd 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th, and it appears to be true: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.

Though Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and others had originally telegraphed that the next PlayStation might not be ready as soon as the next Xbox, it appears to have been a feint. We may see what the so-called PlayStation Orbis has to offer in as few as three weeks.S0lidSnake

Oh man, this is going to be incredibly entertaining to watch. The PS4 and next Xbox might be launching very close to one another this fall. 

Microsoft must have been really caught off guard by this one. Here Kaz Hirai was saying in an interview they would let Microsoft announce the next Xbox first... obviously that was a ploy to throw Microsoft off. 

#41 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Sony must believe they have something incredible to blow it open like this. How much of a reveal do you think it will be? Will we even see the console? The controller? Obviously we will see some tech demos, probably a real game or two. No price, or date I thinkdvader654

I think we'll see the console and controller along with maybe one or two games.

As interested as I am in seeing the console itself, I have even more interest in seeing what they're doing with the controller. Is it the same Dualshock again? Or a slightly modified version? Or did they do something entirely different? So many questions, hope they get answers on the 20th. 

#42 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -
No matter what flag you stand behind a new generation is always an exciting thing. Lots of blood will be flying around here this year. I'm rooting for Sony because they are the ones with the games, let's see if they can be console quarterback again, instead of the towel boy.
#43 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
I'm so hyped. I want the King back on the throne. Nothing against the others its just I think the best eras were when Sony was in control.
#44 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

Wallstreet Journal reporting that PS4 will be revealed on the 20th AND that the PS4 is coming out this holiday season.

That should clear any doubts over whether or not it;s getting pushed to 2014.


Sony said we'd 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th, and it appears to be true: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.

Though Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and others had originally telegraphed that the next PlayStation might not be ready as soon as the next Xbox, it appears to have been a feint. We may see what the so-called PlayStation Orbis has to offer in as few as three weeks.S0lidSnake

Wait a second...

Didn't I hear Kaz Hirai say that Sony was in no rush to reveal the PS4 and would rather wait first until Microsoft does or am I hearing that wrong?

#45 Posted by Heirren (16516 posts) -
Smart move by Sony. Showing the ps4 before Xbox will take away some of the wow factor when ms unveils their console.
#46 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

[QUOTE="S0lidSnake"]

Wallstreet Journal reporting that PS4 will be revealed on the 20th AND that the PS4 is coming out this holiday season.

That should clear any doubts over whether or not it;s getting pushed to 2014.


 

Sony said we'd 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th, and it appears to be true: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.

Though Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and others had originally telegraphed that the next PlayStation might not be ready as soon as the next Xbox, it appears to have been a feint. We may see what the so-called PlayStation Orbis has to offer in as few as three weeks.Metamania

Wait a second...

Didn't I hear Kaz Hirai say that Sony was in no rush to reveal the PS4 and would rather wait first until Microsoft does or am I hearing that wrong?

You're not hearing it wrong, he definitely said that. But by the looks of this it appears he said it to throw Microsoft off guard. 

#47 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

[QUOTE="Metamania"]

[QUOTE="S0lidSnake"]

Wallstreet Journal reporting that PS4 will be revealed on the 20th AND that the PS4 is coming out this holiday season.

That should clear any doubts over whether or not it;s getting pushed to 2014.


Sony said we'd 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th, and it appears to be true: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.

Though Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and others had originally telegraphed that the next PlayStation might not be ready as soon as the next Xbox, it appears to have been a feint. We may see what the so-called PlayStation Orbis has to offer in as few as three weeks.Vari3ty

Wait a second...

Didn't I hear Kaz Hirai say that Sony was in no rush to reveal the PS4 and would rather wait first until Microsoft does or am I hearing that wrong?

You're not hearing it wrong, he definitely said that. But by the looks of this it appears he said it to throw Microsoft off guard.

That's definitely an excellent possibility. I wonder how Microsoft will react if it's true? Will they come out of the woodwork and reveal the XB720 afterwards?

#48 Posted by BranKetra (48117 posts) -
PS4 and The Last Guardian yeah!
#49 Posted by c_rakestraw (14599 posts) -

Sony must believe they have something incredible to blow it open like this. How much of a reveal do you think it will be? Will we even see the console? The controller? Obviously we will see some tech demos, probably a real game or two. No price, or date I thinkdvader654

I think it'll be a quick one. They'll show the console, couple tech demos and at least one game, talk about its multimedia capabilities, and call it a day. I'm certain they're gonna be saving a lot for E3. They shouldn't have anything particularly noteworthy for the PS3 to show by then, so they should be able to focus primarily on the PS4 there.

#50 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

That's definitely an excellent possibility. I wonder how Microsoft will react if it's true? Will they come out of the woodwork and reveal the XB720 afterwards?

Metamania

MS is going to throw the biggest bash you will ever see. Last time they revealed it on MTV when they were going after the hipster crowd. Now they are going after everyone's living room. I wouldnt be surprised if they booked an hour on NBC/CBS or ABC to reveal this show. They are going to get every major celebrity out there and have usher blow everyone of them. 

Of course, they are also going to show the biggest game of this fall and steal the show with next gen Call of Duty by Infinity Ward.