PS4: hands-on, name, pricing, software and more - PSU predicts NYC next-gen reveal event
- Posted February 8th, 2013 at 07:35 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 10 Comments
(continued from previous page) ...which will then will be playable at E3?
I don't think there will be much more revealed apart from the system itself and what it could be capable of. The rest of the games will like be hidden until E3 for a true all round spectacular show.
Adam Dolge – Executive Editor
“I've been predicting Sony's involvement in the zombie apocalypse for quite some time, and my belief is this event in New York City on Feb. 20 is to lay the groundwork for annihilation. First, get a bunch of gaming press and flappy nerds in one room. Second, get the world's attention for a few brief minutes. Fourth, start the zombie apocalypse. Third, you ask? That's for me to know!
I've never been proven wrong before in my life, so now may be Sony's chance to change that. If the gaming giant decides not to go through with its diabolical plan for world domination, it will probably show off its latest powerhouse console. Picture a giant blank TV screen. Now picture all the characters from PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale running up on stage and fighting in one giant orgy of gamer geekdom. Then, all the sudden, on that blank TV screen you see the faint silhouette of a Solid Snake like figure. Then, the lights flash, smoke billows through the crowd of eager gamers. Thunderous music echoes through the auditorium. Suddenly the lights go out. The music stops. You hear high-performance sports car engines straight from a Gran Turismo game. You hear a familiar Nathan Drake cry out. You hear that chick from God of War start talking about Kratos killing yet another God. As the lights come up you see, standing on stage, Kaz Kirai and Jack Tretton, arms locked, staring fondly at one another like long-lost lovers. They turn to the crowd, still silent. They gaze off fondly, still silent, still holding one another's hands.
After that the screen will probably play some montage about Sony's next console, we'll learn about the power under the hood, the new controller, some pricing details, and even more about the digital offerings. Yeah, it's going to be one big PlayStation love fest. Either that or zombies, lots of zombies.”
Will Robinson – Staff Writer
As expected, the PlayStation 4 will be shown, and only shown. There will be no on stage demonstration. Part of this will be due to the fact that no controller will be shown with it, keeping the new design a mystery until E3. Sony will also vigorously claim that the PS4 and PlayStation Vita will have an extremely strong relationship. There will even be mention of the PS4 allowing for the Vita to be used like a Wii U controller for some games.
The big shocker of the event will be the reveal of Sucker Punch’s current work-in-progress. It will be a completely new IP and be featured as a launch title for the PS4. It will also be announced as the first game bundled with the PS4.
The event will end with a montage of never before seen game footage from recognizable franchises, like Gran Turismo, along with footage from games that are yet to be announced. No logos or company names will be given during the closing video.
Regardless of what happens, this event will surely be a great day for PlayStation fans everywhere.
PS4 controller mock-up image courtesy of Neogaf members
Dane Smith – Staff Writer
“What they do is they replace 4 with F in a lot of places here in Korea. The joys of English. So who knows, maybe the PS4 will be the PSF?
Why so serious everyone? The speculating business takes too much valuable gaming time that instead of predicting what 'will' appear at the Sony event, I will predict what would be cool to see but super unlikely. Firstly, I think Sony will troll us with the name of the new Playstation and just call it the Playstation 2X. Who needs sequential numbering? That is so 2013BC. Secondly, they will announce an exclusive deal with Square Enix by buying the company and breaking the studios apart again into just Squaresoft and Enix to bring back the glory days. Third, Atlus will announce Persona 5 for both the PS3 and Vita, giving double the helping of love to fans of ... (continued on next page)
- 7:59am EST - February 8th, 2013
- 8:00am EST - February 8th, 2013
Great article guys, it's very interesting to read all of your opinions on what will happen. I also really like the countdown you have up at the top of the page, helps even more with the excitement I have.
As for what I think will happen, well obviously they will be announcing the next console. I don't believe it will be called the PS4, like so many others do as well. I think they will follow what they did with the Vita and give it a unique name, whether that will be the Orbis or not, we'll have to see. There will be a bunch of videos like at the NGP announcement just showing off some of the features. I also think we'll see a video of some of the games, and probably one live demo. I dont think they will announce the price yet, no reason to do that, especially before Microsoft shows off their console. Oh and they will show off the controller and it will be pretty much what is shown above in that mock-up, just maybe a little more similar to the dualshock. I'm really excited to see what happens though and announcement can't come quickly enough.
- 8:06am EST - February 8th, 2013
Thanks for your input!
I'm really split on whether I think it will be named PS4 or not. Ernest makes a good point, but at the same time I think they'd be daft not to call it PS4.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 8:44am EST - February 8th, 2013
:) i caNT WAIT!
- 11:53am EST - February 8th, 2013
This superstition around the number 4 is stupid. It's pathetic avoiding using a number just because it sounds like something bad. That just goes to show how flawed Japanese/Asian language is - to the extent that people will avoid using it! If it's that bad, why not go with PlayStation IV?
Dane Smith's segment made me laugh, it was a great idea to include funny suggestions amongst a myriad of speculation!
Also, I sure as h*** hope that PS4 controller concept is nothing like the final design. Whoever created it should be shot. It's worse than the Xbox 360 controller, if it looks anything like that, I'll be severely disappointed. At least they got the analogue sticks in the right place...
Finally, it's great to see that all you guys are capable of doing Michael Pachter's job for him!
- 2:44pm EST - February 8th, 2013
Hahah, that last comment about Michael Pachter made my day! And cheers for the comments everyone.
- 3:40pm EST - February 8th, 2013
For me the name is a long way down the list of importace, i'm more interested in the machines capabilities,what it's packing under the hood, will it be 4k compatable, whats the launch line up, what the new dualshock looks like and what peripherals it will have. As Sony will most likely launch in Japan and the US first, they wont want to risk calling it something that is considered bad luck in Asian countries. As for the event itself, I think they will show a reel with three to four second snipets of some of the games in production. I also think they will have the machine there but it will be hidden inside some sort of casing with the new name lit up on the front of it. We might see a prototype duelshock getting used as they show off what the PS4 is capable of with some real time demos. I think this is purely to drum up exitement with the new console as well as get ahead of Microsoft this time round. What the console looks like and the finalised dualshock will be shown at E3 i think as well as some suprise titles and the full launch line up. PLEASE MAKE IT A WORLD WIDE LAUNCH. If Nintendo can do it so can Sony.
- 9:10am EST - February 11th, 2013
pretty easy for games :
Star Wars Move game
new Quantic dream game with Kara
Richie98 | rics1998
- 12:06pm EST - February 17th, 2013
OMG,I can't wait,lot of exclusives(i have a feeling xbox will loose next gen,nintendo phh)
- 12:52pm EST - February 17th, 2013
Maybe they'll call it PS4 in the United States and other non-asian countries, and 'Playstation Orbis' or whatever in the asian countries. Wouldn't be the first time a console had the name changed in different countries.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!