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

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#51 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="dvader654"]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 thinkc_rake

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.

That's what I think. E3 is the big one. And then you also have GDC in March. They have to save something for both those conferences, right?

I think we will see some specs, the actual console, the new controller and some tech demos. The Sony will end it with maybe one or two game trailers or walkthroughs. My money is on a Killzone 4 walkthrough. Uncharted 4 trailer and walkthrough will be saved for E3. 

Good thing is that Sony has enough exclusives to end every show with a big game. Killzone 4 or The Last Guardian on the 20th. Gran Turismo 6 or Sucker Punch;s new IP at GDC. God of War second team's new IP or Uncharted 4 to end E3. 

Then you have Ready At Dawn's new IP for PS4 as well. Teuf has been suspiciously absent in recent weeks, maybe they are putting in 16 hour days to put the final touches on the demos.

Oh and I forgot about Evolution Studios. My god! Feb 20th is going to be amazing. I am expecting this Motorstorm CGi trailer in realtime. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqzpU-MyVRg

#52 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
I'm still thinking of ways to get out of work... but I dont think i can. Rather save some days off for E3 and real vacations.
#53 Posted by Gamefan1986 (1317 posts) -

All of this may actually mean that E3 this year will be exciting for the first time in like 5 years.

#54 Posted by D3s7rUc71oN (5180 posts) -

Ridge Racer will be shown :lol:

#55 Posted by BlendThree (119 posts) -

It's the controller I'm most curious about- all this talk of motion sensors and LCD screens.. Not sure what to make of that.  Even if Sony reveals the system on the 20th, we could still be talking about a year or more before official release no?

#56 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -
I imagine that it is going to be nearly identical to the Vita reveal. They showed tech demos, a game or two, and the design of the system. They got it out of the way before GDC and E3 so that developers were free to talk about what they were working on. The difference this time being that the devs are actually working on PS4 games as opposed to the Vita.:P
#57 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

[QUOTE="Metamania"]

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?

S0lidSnake

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. 

I think Bungie's Destiny might be a timed exclusive to the next Xbox, say for a year or something and then it could come to the PS4. Depending on how good the game is (and I have no reason to think it won't be good), it could make a compelling case for a launch title, even if it is only timed. I don't see Call of Duty having nearly as much attraction anymore. 

#58 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

I think Bungie's Destiny might be a timed exclusive to the next Xbox, say for a year or something and then it could come to the PS4. Depending on how good the game is (and I have no reason to think it won't be good), it could make a compelling case for a launch title, even if it is only timed. I don't see Call of Duty having nearly as much attraction anymore. 

Vari3ty

Yup. Rumors are that Destiny is indeed a timed exclusive along with a bunch of other titles. 

#59 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Ridge Racer will be shown :lol:

D3s7rUc71oN

Sadly, that is probably true, but I hope it isn't. Ridge Racer was never all that great and lately its been trash.

#60 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

[QUOTE="D3s7rUc71oN"]

Ridge Racer will be shown :lol:

CarnageHeart

Sadly, that is probably true, but I hope it isn't. Ridge Racer was never all that great and lately its been trash.

Ridge Racer was a decent racing at the PSOne launch all those years ago and made some improvements over the years. Now look at it; it's now a Burnout Paradise clone, which is very unfortunate.

#61 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
Ugh, I don't know how I'm going to get up at 5am to watch this....but I probably will.
#62 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

This has gotten my nerd juices flowing. It's so mysterious itcan't just be a game. Please be a PS4 announcement. :) After having a 360 this gen and getting rid of it last year I'll be moving back in with Sony next gen (used to have a PS1, PS2 and PSP).

Anyone else notice how the sigh at the end of the video is reminiscent of the PS1 opening logo? Could just be me getting too excited.

#63 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

[QUOTE="c_rake"]

[QUOTE="dvader654"]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 thinkS0lidSnake

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.

That's what I think. E3 is the big one. And then you also have GDC in March. They have to save something for both those conferences, right?

I think we will see some specs, the actual console, the new controller and some tech demos. The Sony will end it with maybe one or two game trailers or walkthroughs. My money is on a Killzone 4 walkthrough. Uncharted 4 trailer and walkthrough will be saved for E3.

Good thing is that Sony has enough exclusives to end every show with a big game. Killzone 4 or The Last Guardian on the 20th. Gran Turismo 6 or Sucker Punch;s new IP at GDC. God of War second team's new IP or Uncharted 4 to end E3.

Then you have Ready At Dawn's new IP for PS4 as well. Teuf has been suspiciously absent in recent weeks, maybe they are putting in 16 hour days to put the final touches on the demos.

Oh and I forgot about Evolution Studios. My god! Feb 20th is going to be amazing. I am expecting this Motorstorm CGi trailer in realtime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqzpU-MyVRg

I hope with the next Gran Turismo Polyphony Digital goes for quality over quantity. Having a thousand plus cars is great, but if it means not properly modelling them and not polishing the heck out of all of the tracks, being limited to a few hundred vehicles (with all types of vehicles, not just supercars) would be better.

As for Evolution Studio's Motorstorm, yeah, that should be awesome. I just hope that for the love of God they forgo story segments (an idiotic suggestion made by Edge back when they reviewed Motorstorm 2) this time around :P.

I am really looking forward to Media Molecule's original game (which they state takes creation much further than LBP has).

#64 Posted by Shame-usBlackley (18266 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.

No, I'm okay as long as Sony keeps the focus on the games, and looking back on this generation, they were the only company that really did.

#65 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
Show me the hardware and the games. I don't give a sh*t about social features and all the namby pamby bullsh*t. If that's what they're focusing on they can screw off.
#66 Posted by Archangel3371 (15232 posts) -
Cool. While I'm looking forward to Microsoft's reveal more I'm certainly looking forward to Sony's as well. I'd love to see Killzone 4 and Uncharted 4 along with a new Ridge Racer that is hopefully a return to it's roots and not like the disappointing previous game. Really looking forward to the design of the new system and what it's controller will be like.
#67 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

[QUOTE="CarnageHeart"]

[QUOTE="D3s7rUc71oN"]

Ridge Racer will be shown :lol:

Metamania

Sadly, that is probably true, but I hope it isn't. Ridge Racer was never all that great and lately its been trash.

Ridge Racer was a decent racing at the PSOne launch all those years ago and made some improvements over the years. Now look at it; it's now a Burnout Paradise clone, which is very unfortunate.

Yeah, once upon a time Ridge Racer was a solid game, but I thought the most interesting thing about RR and Tohshinden (remember that one?) was how fast they were coded and how nice they looked (their ads were screenshots, something I am surprised we don't see more often).

#68 Posted by SulIy (112 posts) -
Hopefully we don't go through that awkward initial phase where Sony tries to turn the system into a westernized shooter box, like we did with PS3. (while the Xbox 360 simultaneously tried to turn into a Playstation around the same time) Don't over specialize, offer a broad spectrum of games, and DO NOT launch the system without a damn good lineup of games. Also, please do not let Kaz Hirai say 599 US Dollars. The flood of Neo Gaf gifs onto the forums after that would be too much. Also, no Ridge Racer. That sleeping dog needs to be allowed to stay as such. Ridge Racer 6&7 were just painfully archaic.
#69 Posted by Jbul (4835 posts) -

You guys see this?

 

According to the WallStreet Journal, the February 20th press conference will focus on the Playstation 4's "social features", and not games.

 

C'mon Sony, don't tell me about Facebook and twitter, give me the f***ing games.

 

 

#70 Posted by c_rakestraw (14579 posts) -

You guys see this?

According to the WallStreet Journal, the February 20th press conference will focus on the Playstation 4's "social features", and not games.

C'mon Sony, don't tell me about Facebook and twitter, give me the f***ing games.

Jbul

I wouldn't be surprised. Always figured E3 would be the big game showcase, anyway.

#71 Posted by syztem (7702 posts) -

You guys see this?

 

According to the WallStreet Journal, the February 20th press conference will focus on the Playstation 4's "social features", and not games.

 

C'mon Sony, don't tell me about Facebook and twitter, give me the f***ing games.

Jbul

Oh well, it's something we're going to have to hear about eventually anyways. I'm sure MS will do the same thing and really try to pitch more social network integration going into this generation. Gotta keep trying to appeal to that secondary market, unfortunately.

#72 Posted by Archangel3371 (15232 posts) -

You guys see this?

 

According to the WallStreet Journal, the February 20th press conference will focus on the Playstation 4's "social features", and not games.

 

C'mon Sony, don't tell me about Facebook and twitter, give me the f***ing games.

 

 

Jbul
This doesn't bother me at all as I know the games will come and I pretty much know what to expect of the. I love all the ancillary features brought to consoles this gen and I want to see it grow and improve next gen so I'm looking forward to this aspect of these next gen system unveilings.
#73 Posted by F1Lengend (7883 posts) -
If i had it my way, there would be no leaks until E3 where Sony and MS reveal their consoles in full, along with the upcoming games. That would be our first look of the system. Showing it in Feb 20 in a limited fashion, then again at GDC then finally show the last pieces of the puzzle at E3 is anticlimactic.
#74 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Let's see what comes from Sony.

#75 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -
If i had it my way, there would be no leaks until E3 where Sony and MS reveal their consoles in full, along with the upcoming games. That would be our first look of the system. Showing it in Feb 20 in a limited fashion, then again at GDC then finally show the last pieces of the puzzle at E3 is anticlimactic. F1Lengend
I think it would have the opposite effect. If they do indeed tease it now they could only give a few details away, then more at another event and so on. Drip feed us details like Rockstar Games do when they announce a new game. It makes you even more excited for it.
#76 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related. But I hope it is something good. The more gaming goodness the better for everyone.

 

 

 

#77 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related.

Maroxad
Care to elaborate?
#78 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related.

MonoSilver

Care to elaborate?

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

#79 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"][QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related.

Maroxad

Care to elaborate?

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

lol Now i've seen it all. 

#80 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"][QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related.

Maroxad

Care to elaborate?

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

You just named 5 killer AAA franchises. So....what exactly has Microsoft done in the last few years to compete with that? 

#81 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"] Care to elaborate?burgeg

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

You just named 5 killer AAA franchises. So....what exactly has Microsoft done in the last few years to compete with that? 

Don't care for MS. But at the same time, their first party efforts did not tick me off like say Uncharted or InFamous did.

#82 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

[QUOTE="burgeg"]

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

Maroxad

You just named 5 killer AAA franchises. So....what exactly has Microsoft done in the last few years to compete with that? 

Don't care for MS. But at the same time, their first party efforts did not tick me off like say Uncharted or InFamous did.

What did those franchises do to tick you off? Did a guy dressed as Nathan Drake sneak in to your room at night and give you electric shocks or something?

#83 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"] Care to elaborate?S0lidSnake

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

lol Now i've seen it all. 

Have you seen a man eat his own head?

#84 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"][QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Meh, sony.

After their recent efforts in the last few years, I will probably stay the heck away from anything Sony related.

Maroxad

Care to elaborate?

Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, InFamous and LittleBigPlanet. Still they did publish Flower and Journey, so they are not all bad. But overall, I am not happy with their first party or consoles at all.

Five highly rated games that sold in massive numbers... Nevermind. Sony seems to be the only company focusing just on games. Microsoft are hell bent on filling their console with social features, adverts and trying to make us all buy a Kinect because sofas are so last year. Nintendo lost the plot a bit with the Wii U (I still don't fully understand it).
#85 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

I am not saying that no one can enjoy them. I am saying that I found those games really tedious. 

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

[QUOTE="burgeg"]You just named 5 killer AAA franchises. So....what exactly has Microsoft done in the last few years to compete with that? 

burgeg

Don't care for MS. But at the same time, their first party efforts did not tick me off like say Uncharted or InFamous did.

What did those franchises do to tick you off? Did a guy dressed as Nathan Drake sneak in to your room at night and give you electric shocks or something?

They ticked me off by providing me with some of the worst experiences I had in this medium.

#86 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

I am not saying that no one can enjoy them. I am saying that I found those games really tedious. 

[QUOTE="burgeg"]

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

Don't care for MS. But at the same time, their first party efforts did not tick me off like say Uncharted or InFamous did.

Maroxad

What did those franchises do to tick you off? Did a guy dressed as Nathan Drake sneak in to your room at night and give you electric shocks or something?

They ticked me off by providing me with some of the worst experiences I had in this medium.

Worse than the kinect garbage Microsoft have been shoving down our throats for the last few years? Really?

#87 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

[QUOTE="Maroxad"]

I am not saying that no one can enjoy them. I am saying that I found those games really tedious.

[QUOTE="burgeg"]What did those franchises do to tick you off? Did a guy dressed as Nathan Drake sneak in to your room at night and give you electric shocks or something?

burgeg

They ticked me off by providing me with some of the worst experiences I had in this medium.

Worse than the kinect garbage Microsoft have been shoving down our throats for the last few years? Really?

Ignore Maroxad, he's just baiting you, seeking to throw the thread off topic.

DontFeedTheTroll.jpg

#88 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Ok back on topic. So I've been thinking about this whole video recording and editing thing the PS4 is supposed to have. Do you think it will have functions like the ability to splice different clips together in to one video? Or the ability to add your own commentary on your video? And a big thing I've been wondering is if it would be possible to save more than your last 15 minutes. Just having a start/stop recording option or something. Or maybe have a setting that makes it so that when the next 15 minutes are up that 15 minutes are automatically saved to your hard drive and then the next 15 minutes of recording starts, and once that's up that is then saved and stacked on to the video that was just saved. That keeps going until you turn that feature off. That way you could record as much as you like in one go but keeping within the 15 minute limit thing. Or maye I'm talking crazy...

#89 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

Ignore Maroxad, he's just baiting you, seeking to throw the thread off topic.

CarnageHeart

Just stating my opinion, that is all ;)

I didnt want to derail it any further, which is why I didnt reply anymore.

Edit: THat opinoin being, that no matter what it is, it probably wont appeal to me. But I hope it is something good for your sakes.

 

 

#90 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Ok back on topic. So I've been thinking about this whole video recording and editing thing the PS4 is supposed to have. Do you think it will have functions like the ability to splice different clips together in to one video? Or the ability to add your own commentary on your video? And a big thing I've been wondering is if it would be possible to save more than your last 15 minutes. Just having a start/stop recording option or something. Or maybe have a setting that makes it so that when the next 15 minutes are up that 15 minutes are automatically saved to your hard drive and then the next 15 minutes of recording starts, and once that's up that is then saved and stacked on to the video that was just saved. That keeps going until you turn that feature off. That way you could record as much as you like in one go but keeping within the 15 minute limit thing. Or maye I'm talking crazy...

burgeg

Good point. 15 minutes wouldn't record most of the online matches I've played and forcing people to hit some sort of save button in the middle of an intense battle would be stupid.

#91 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="burgeg"]

Ok back on topic. So I've been thinking about this whole video recording and editing thing the PS4 is supposed to have. Do you think it will have functions like the ability to splice different clips together in to one video? Or the ability to add your own commentary on your video? And a big thing I've been wondering is if it would be possible to save more than your last 15 minutes. Just having a start/stop recording option or something. Or maybe have a setting that makes it so that when the next 15 minutes are up that 15 minutes are automatically saved to your hard drive and then the next 15 minutes of recording starts, and once that's up that is then saved and stacked on to the video that was just saved. That keeps going until you turn that feature off. That way you could record as much as you like in one go but keeping within the 15 minute limit thing. Or maye I'm talking crazy...

CarnageHeart

Good point. 15 minutes wouldn't record most of the online matches I've played and forcing people to hit some sort of save button in the middle of an intense battle would be stupid.

The rumor stated that the recording wouldn't take away many if any resources from the CPU/GPU, so maybe thats why they added a 15 minute limit. 

Besides, you dont want people recording 10 hours of gameplay footage and uploading it online. It's going to bring down the internet. :P

#92 Posted by Maroxad (7924 posts) -

[QUOTE="CarnageHeart"]

[QUOTE="burgeg"]

Ok back on topic. So I've been thinking about this whole video recording and editing thing the PS4 is supposed to have. Do you think it will have functions like the ability to splice different clips together in to one video? Or the ability to add your own commentary on your video? And a big thing I've been wondering is if it would be possible to save more than your last 15 minutes. Just having a start/stop recording option or something. Or maybe have a setting that makes it so that when the next 15 minutes are up that 15 minutes are automatically saved to your hard drive and then the next 15 minutes of recording starts, and once that's up that is then saved and stacked on to the video that was just saved. That keeps going until you turn that feature off. That way you could record as much as you like in one go but keeping within the 15 minute limit thing. Or maye I'm talking crazy...

S0lidSnake

Good point. 15 minutes wouldn't record most of the online matches I've played and forcing people to hit some sort of save button in the middle of an intense battle would be stupid.

The rumor stated that the recording wouldn't take away many if any resources from the CPU/GPU, so maybe thats why they added a 15 minute limit.

Besides, you dont want people recording 10 hours of gameplay footage and uploading it online. It's going to bring down the internet. :P

Not a lot of CPU/GPU usage? Interesting,

Yeah 10 hours of gameplay recording would be overkill. :P

 

 

#93 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

Link

Sony confirned that the event they have planned for on the 20th of Feb will be livestreamed. I hope most of you have the day off or are at least around to see it all happen!

#94 Posted by LazySloth718 (2332 posts) -

Very excited for this.

Hope to catch glimpses of the PS4.

#95 Posted by MirkoS77 (6974 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vari3ty"]

[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.

S0lidSnake

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.

Last Gaurdian a PS4 launch title? I can dream. Makes sense, why release it on a dying system?
#96 Posted by MirkoS77 (6974 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. 

I highly doubt they'd do it. It would be commercial suicide.
#97 Posted by c_rakestraw (14579 posts) -

I highly doubt they'd do it. It would be commercial suicide. MirkoS77

Yep. Retailers would likely revolt if they did.

#98 Posted by SulIy (112 posts) -
The same dumb rumor about a program that locks out used games was circulated before the PS3 announcement last gen, it's just FUD. Pay no attention to it.
#99 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
I tried to get this day off of work and failed. Im probably going to miss it. :(
#100 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

I tried to get this day off of work and failed. Im probably going to miss it. :(dvader654

I put in my request in the other day. Crossing my fingers that my work grants me the day off.