PS4: hands-on, name, pricing, software and more - PSU predicts NYC next-gen reveal event

(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?

Prediction Time!

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)

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