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Title: PlayStation 4
Post by: TaraJayne on December 29, 2009, 04:56:02 PM
Sony is reportedly looking into technical specifications for a PlayStation 4 console, despite recently stressing its commitment to the PS3's ten-year lifecycle.

According to Japanese website PC Watch (via Kotaku), a Sony insider has revealed that a multi-core design is being considered for the next generation of PlayStation.

The approach is aimed at making it easier for studios to create new games for the platform, after some developers found it challenging to work on the PS3.

Sony initially considered Cell and Intel's Larrabee-based systems, but opted against the approach due to the need for more power. After also dismissing a Synergistic Processor Unit, the firm instead gravitated towards a multi-core CPU.

As new consoles take around 24 months to develop and produce, the PS4 would most likely not arrive on the market until late 2012 at the earliest.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 29, 2009, 04:57:15 PM
Sony will take over the gaming industry again with the PS4, mark my words.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on December 29, 2009, 07:38:13 PM
The approach is aimed at making it easier for studios to create new games for the platform, after some developers found it challenging to work on the PS3.

Understatement of the week.   ;)

Sony will take over the gaming industry again with the PS4, mark my words.

I can see that happening.  But I also don't think Microsoft is going away anytime soon.

For a lot of middle-aged adults, the 360 introduced (or reintroduced) them to videogames.  This is true for A LOT of friends and family I know.  For many, it's their first console.  For others, it's the first console they've purchased since 1996.

Sony can't say they've had the same affect with the PS3.  But they may very well have the same affect with the PS4 if they play their hand right.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 30, 2009, 07:01:53 AM
Combined PAL region PS3 sales have now overtaken the 360 despite the 360's 16 month head start, but it's only a small lead, though not in the UK where the 360 has a healthy lead, i'm guessing it still has a massive lead in the States too?  So MS will still be very close in the next generation of consoles, but the PS3 after a very slow start has finally started to sell and will probably overtake the 360 Worldwide this year which bodes well for the PS4.  Obviously neither will catch the Wii but then most people don't care about the gamecube with funny controllers!
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: sambo on December 30, 2009, 12:55:06 PM
The success of project Natel could have a massive effect on how the next war of consoles is played out, If Natel is a success and developers really get behind it, It may give MS a big advantage when it comes to releasing the next wave of consoles.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 30, 2009, 01:15:40 PM
The success of project Natel could have a massive effect on how the next war of consoles is played out, If Natel is a success and developers really get behind it, It may give MS a big advantage when it comes to releasing the next wave of consoles.

Good point, obviously MS & Sony have seen how successful the Wii has been & are trying to get a piece of the pie.  I think i'll be avoiding both Natal and the PS3 Wand gizmo though, i can imagine a lot of hardcore gamers will also avoid them too, the casual gamers however will lap them up.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 28, 2012, 12:18:02 PM
(http://playstation4.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/playstation-4.jpg)
Ok, so with E3 around the corner Kotaku is reporting the following:

The Next PlayStation is Called Orbis, Sources Say. Here are the Details.
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While the official reveal of Sony's next home console could still be months away, if not longer, Kotaku has today learned some important details concerning the PlayStation 3's successor.
 
For one, the console's name—or at least its codename/working title—is apparently Orbis. And it's being planned for release in time for the 2013 holiday season.
 
The details in this story come from a reliable source who is not authorized to talk publicly about next-gen hardware but has shared correct information with us before. What they're telling us in specifics matches much of what we've heard and reported in generalities in recent weeks.
 
A Sony spokesperson declined to comment about these details, citing the company's policy not to comment on "rumors or speculation."

Our main source supplied some basic specs for the console, but as the future is always in motion, bear in mind these could easily change between now and the Orbis' retail release. Still, if you'd like to know what developers are being told to plan for now, here you go.
 
  • AMD x64 CPU
  • AMD Southern Islands GPU

The former, that's largely something we've heard before, but the latter is interesting. That's the name given to many of AMD's 2012 roster of high-end PC cards. The PS4's GPU in particular, we're told, will be capable of displaying Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096x2160, which is far in excess of the needs of most current HDTV sets. It'll also be capable of playing 3D games in 1080p (the PS3 could only safely manage 3D at 720p).

Next Year
Our main source tell us that "select developers" have been receiving dev kits for the new console since the beginning of this year. Revised and improved versions of these kits were sent out around GDC, while more finalised beta units will be shipped to developers towards the end of 2012.
 
That should hopefully give developers plenty of time to have launch games ready for the Orbis' retail release, which will be in time for the 2013 holiday season. If you can remember the PS3 launch—it's OK if you can't, it was a while ago—that too was in time for the holiday shopping season (November 2006 for Japan and North America).



So Long Used Games
Just like the next Xbox/Durango, we've heard from multiple sources that the Orbis will likewise have some kind of anti-used games measures built into the console. Here's how our main source says it's currently shaping up: new games for the system will be available one of two ways, either on a Blu-Ray disc or as a PSN download (yes, even full retail titles). If you buy the disc, it must be locked to a single PSN account, after which you can play the game, save the whole thing to your HDD, or peg it as "downloaded" in your account history and be free to download it at a later date.
 
Don't think you can simply buy the disc and stay offline, though; like many PC games these days, you'll need to have a PSN account and be online to even get the thing started.
 
If you then decide to trade that disc in, the pre-owned customer picking it up will be limited in what they can do. While our sources were unclear on how exactly the pre-owned customer side of things would work, it's believed used games will be limited to a trial mode or some other form of content restriction, with consumers having to pay a fee to unlock/register the full game.
 
This would allow used games to continue to be sold at outlets such as GameStop, while also appeasing major publishers who would no longer have to implement their own haphazard approaches to "online passes".

To sum it up:


Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5896996/the-next-playstation-is-called-orbis-sources-say-here-are-the-details)]

*Note: Kotaku has not confirmed these details officially, but are depending on a 'reliable source' - so make of it what you will at this point.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on March 28, 2012, 06:07:37 PM
The Southern Islands family of GPU is high end for AMD.  It's what I use in my Desktop PC!
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on March 29, 2012, 10:22:43 AM
To sum it up:

Is called, or at least carries the working codename, "Orbis".
Is scheduled for a Holiday 2013 release.
Won't be backwards compatible with PS3 games.
Will lock new games to a PSN account as an anti-used games measure.
New games can be bought either on Blu-Ray or downloaded.
Current specs are an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU

The first sin may be forgivable, but the 2nd is a guaranteed downfall of Sony's gaming console future.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 29, 2012, 02:40:10 PM
To sum it up:

Is called, or at least carries the working codename, "Orbis".
Is scheduled for a Holiday 2013 release.
Won't be backwards compatible with PS3 games.
Will lock new games to a PSN account as an anti-used games measure.
New games can be bought either on Blu-Ray or downloaded.
Current specs are an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU

The first sin may be forgivable, but the 2nd is a guaranteed downfall of Sony's gaming console future.


I'm guessing that Microsoft might be taking a 'wait and see' approach to see how Sony's experiment works. My guess is, like you say, this could start to spell the beginning of the end for Sony in the console business. They're not strong enough as they stand right now, both in terms of sales and reputation with consumers.

I'm not sure how the industry's 'used-games problem' can be solved, but leave it to Sony to bring a rocket launcher to a sanctioned hand to hand fight.

One thing's for sure though, if they officially go with locking games to PSN accounts to prevent used game sales,  A) PSN better be a hell of a lot more secure than their track record shows B) Exclusives or Pre-Order bonuses and incentives are going to take a hit. 
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on March 29, 2012, 03:40:01 PM
Definitely a wasp nest of complex variables & possibilities.

Personally, I'm also taking a 'wait and see' approach for next-gen consoles.  If I stopped buying games today, my current stockpile of unplayed games could easly keep me entertained for 2 years.  I'm in no hurry to buy a new console.  I actually think buying all 3 current-gen consoles was probably one of the dumbest things I've ever done, considering how little time I actually have to play.   :-\

I'm pretty sure I'm only going to buy one console next time around.  My money is on Microsoft leading the console market next-gen, but Sony still might come back stronger.  I'm going to wait until both hit the market and make their impressions before I decide to buy either.  One thing is for certain, I'm not buying a Wii-U.   :P
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 30, 2012, 12:47:52 AM
Definitely a wasp nest of complex variables & possibilities.

Personally, I'm also taking a 'wait and see' approach for next-gen consoles.  If I stopped buying games today, my current stockpile of unplayed games could easly keep me entertained for 2 years.  I'm in no hurry to buy a new console.  I actually think buying all 3 current-gen consoles was probably one of the dumbest things I've ever done, considering how little time I actually have to play.   :-\

I'm pretty sure I'm only going to buy one console next time around.  My money is on Microsoft leading the console market next-gen, but Sony still might come back stronger.  I'm going to wait until both hit the market and make their impressions before I decide to buy either.  One thing is for certain, I'm not buying a Wii-U.   :P

Neato's our very own gaming Doomsday Prepper.   ;) I probably have about a 1 year supply, especially the way I play.

But I'm betting on the same thing, MS will probably have the edge as far as having an established base out of the gate (but it really depends on how amazing their launch line-up is). Sony has a lot of ground to cover (and their footing is shaky at best) if they want to have a sustained life with their next console cycle.

Horsepower's good but Sony's major problem I think has been software, specifically when it comes to exclusives. Eventhough, from a technical standpoint, the PS3 packs more punch than the 360, it's little more than a glorified BluRay player, for me.  I can't remember the last game I played on the PS3, I think it might have been Infamous, which I think is  :'(  (Actually, it's God of War III, but still...)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Smithk4 on March 30, 2012, 03:06:58 AM
Ya I guess its a trap most of us fell into although I have recently started to see the light so before I bought my Xbox, last September I traded in my DSI and PSP, while they were still worth something (although I still have my PS2 partly because i would get nothing for it). I also traded in alot of the games I knew I would not play again to help fund the purchase of the Xbox.
It now sits proud of place next to my PS3 that's gathering dust like you wouldn't believe. That said I did turn it on at the weekend to update the firmware to keep it current and play DC Universe but since the latest Gears FoN DLC came out its all Xbox again. So ya I won't be rushing out to get the next Gen console straight away........

Lets face it, these consoles are now more then gaming stations anyway. See below a short report Joystiq released a few days ago:

Xbox 360 used more for video and music apps than for gaming

More than half of the time people spend on Xbox Live is devoted to watching videos and listening to music, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told the Los Angeles Times. "What we're seeing is that people are turning on the Xbox to play games and then keeping it on afterwards to get other types of entertainment," Mehdi said.

The Xbox 360 isn't a gaming console; it's now officially an entertainment center that includes games, and it's becoming more popular with this angle. Today households spend an average of 84 hours a month playing games and using other apps on Xbox Live, up 30 percent from a year prior. To compare, the average household watches 150 hours of TV each month.

Even before Kinect, a tool that has always made more sense as an entertainment control rather than a gaming one, Microsoft has wanted the Xbox 360 to be "the heart of connected digital entertainment," as HBO senior vice president of consumer technology Otto Berkes put it.


Don't get me wrong, the consoles I have are used 90% of the time for gaming but these additional features along with the games I currently have, should keep my content for some time.  :)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on January 14, 2013, 10:41:23 AM
Sony exec hints at possible PS4 announcement for May or June

Sony Home Entertainment vice president Hiroshi Sakamoto interview by Chile news site El Mercurio On-Line (http://www.emol.com/noticias/tecnologia/2013/01/11/578693/ejecutivo-de-sony-adelanta-importante-anuncio-de-playstation-para-unos-meses-mas.html)

Regarding consoles, people say that Sony will make announcements this year and that would be working on the new PlayStation. Are we going to see a new model in some months?

It's still a big secret, but our Sony PlayStation friends are getting ready. I only can say that we're focused on the games related E3 event, booked for June. The announcement can take place there or even before, in May.

But are you working on a big reveal or in something complementary?
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on January 22, 2013, 05:12:31 PM
Sony rumoured to abandon DualShock design for PS4

A senior games studio source working on an upcoming Sony game says the new system's controller has undergone numerous iterations, few of which resemble the DualShock build that has become synonymous with PlayStation.

Experiments within Sony's R&D department are thought to have been extensive. Versions of the new PS4 pad include biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touch screen, the development source claimed.

A second source, working in a separate part of the industry but still connected to Sony, said PlayStation engineers are "trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita". This is likely a reference to the touch-screen capabilities of the PlayStation handheld, and a suggestion that Sony will tightly integrate its portable and home systems.

The new console - codenamed Orbis - will be revealed in a matter of weeks, not months.

Sony has declined to comment.

[CVG (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/01/rumor-sony-to-abandon-dualshock-design.html)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 23, 2013, 08:16:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmC1gcZw6tM
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on January 24, 2013, 11:03:16 AM
Impressive specs.  But that has to be the ugliest prototype mock-up design for a console I've ever seen.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 31, 2013, 06:23:49 PM
Sony PlayStation Teases the Future!

Sony PlayStation just launched PlayStation.com/Meeting2013 (https://us.playstation.com/meeting2013/) which says that an event will take place on February 20th at 6 p.m. EST. Will we get the official PlayStation 4 announcement?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3GMHIgR-U
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on January 31, 2013, 08:28:42 PM
What I find unusual is that this event comes just five days before Destination Playstation.  If it is the PS4 announcement, perhaps Destination Playstation will be used to give more of a hands on media demonstration.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Maibs on February 01, 2013, 07:23:14 AM
Probably be a new vita model :(
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 01, 2013, 08:35:04 PM
http://www.edge-online.com/news/playstation-4-revealed/
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on February 04, 2013, 11:36:18 AM
Speculation powers, ACTIVATE!
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 19, 2013, 07:35:03 PM
So tomorrow is the Playstation event Sony's hosting in New York.  Personally, I'm looking forward to the release of the next Playstation, so that Gamestop has incentives for PS3 owners to trade up to it.  In other words, I'm hoping to score a cheap PS3 to play the few games that interest me.  If the PS4 has great backwards compatibility and interesting features/launch lineup, then I might get that instead.

From the recent rumors it sounds like Sony is 1 copying Xbox Smartglass, 2 allowing people to view live video of their friends on the couch playing games through their friends PS Eye, 3 adding the ability to have more than one PSN ID signed into a PS4 at once, and 4 getting Destiny well after Microsoft due to the timed exclusiveness in the leaked contracts involving Bungie Activision and Microsoft.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 19, 2013, 09:56:34 PM
So tomorrow is the Playstation event Sony's hosting in New York.  Personally, I'm looking forward to the release of the next Playstation, so that Gamestop has incentives for PS3 owners to trade up to it.  In other words, I'm hoping to score a cheap PS3 to play the few games that interest me.  If the PS4 has great backwards compatibility and interesting features/launch lineup, then I might get that instead.

From the recent rumors it sounds like Sony is 1 copying Xbox Smartglass, 2 allowing people to view live video of their friends on the couch playing games through their friends PS Eye, 3 adding the ability to have more than one PSN ID signed into a PS4 at once, and 4 getting Destiny well after Microsoft due to the timed exclusiveness in the leaked contracts involving Bungie Activision and Microsoft.

I'd be shocked if both of those were the case....

Most of which sounds gimmicky and none of which makes it a gamechanger, IMO.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 20, 2013, 09:29:08 AM
The PS4 Will Be Out This November, And You’ll Be Able To Control It With Your Phone

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18f5t9zshvlw3jpg/original.jpg)

A reliable Kotaku source has informed us that the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, will be out this November in the United States.

Our source—the same reliable source who back in early 2012 told us the codename for Sony's next console and the codename for Microsoft's next console—tells us that there are two models planned for the new machine, and that pricing won't be announced until later this year, possibly around E3. The current plan, our source says, is to release them at $429 and $529, but that could change.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, as we get closer and closer to the release of Orbis, which Sony is expected to officially announce during an event in New York City tomorrow night, we continue to hear more details about what will ship with the new hardware. Back in January, we learned about the PS4's new controller, which has a small touchpad in the center, and the fancy new user account system that will allow multiple people to log into one console at the same time.

New information revealed by our source suggests that on top of all that, you'll also be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone. You'll be able to use a mobile device to chat with your PS4 friends or buy games which are then automatically downloaded to your machine, our source says.

Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.

(No word on whether that's related to PlayStation Cloud, domains for which Sony registered on Friday. We couldn't find any domains or trademarks registered for PlayStation World.)

Some other tidbits: our source says that every PS4 will come with a PlayStation Eye; that a new spectating feature will let you watch other friends play games from your console's dashboard, even when you don't own the game they're playing; and that the console will support local network play via Vita.

Also via our source, some new photos of a PS4 prototype controller, which match up with other photos that we've seen and verified. One is above. The other:

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18f5kzeg0kaifjpg/xlarge.jpg)

Current photos of the PS4 controller are inconsistent with some of the information we've received. For example, we've seen Orbis documentation that details a "share" button, and Edge magazine corroborated that not long after we reported it, saying that the controller's share button will record gameplay and allow you to share it online.

This controller doesn't seem to have a share button at all, although it's possible that the functionality has been wrapped into the all-purpose PlayStation button, which is a carryover from the PS3's DualShock controller.

Pictures of the prototype controller also match up with what we've reported about the touch pad and LED light, which you can see on the controller's back in the photos we've received.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 20, 2013, 09:49:15 AM
Watch the Sony Event live tonight
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/390731/live-blog/live-countdown-to-playstation-4/
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 20, 2013, 11:11:36 AM
That missing share button could be the nearly invisible button left of the triangle button.  Just sayin.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 20, 2013, 08:24:21 PM
From today's presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwjlg5XwwoI

The next PlayStation is called PlayStation 4.
 
Veteran designer Mark Cerny, who headed up architecture on the new console, introduced the PS4 at an event today in New York City.

"It is a powerful and accessible system," he said. "And it has a deep feature set to support the ongoing evolution of gaming itself."
 
The PS4 has 8 gigabytes of RAM and comes with a "massive" hard drive, Cerny said.

Controller:
You can suspend/resume the system instantly by pressing the power button. A secondary custom chip will handle downloads and uploads so you can get games onto your console even when it's turned off. You can also play games while they're being downloaded, Cerny said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7AHxgh2VOM

You can also stream gameplay footage and "spectate"—that is, watch other people play games—on the new machine.

You'll also be able to play PS4 games on your Vita with a functionality they're calling "remote play." Sony says the goal is to make every single PS4 game playable on their handheld as well.
 
A reel of developers including Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Harmonix's Alex Rigopulos, and Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades all spoke about the pros of the new console, though none shared specifics about projects they were working on.

Games announced so far include Knack and Killzone: Shadowfall.

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These developers are listed as to be working on something for the new console:

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18f9uk10m7fwfjpg/original.jpg)

Drive Club Presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnnZappr2s

The console itself wasn't shown, which might just be Sony's way of holding out for a bigger stage, (E3?).....The release window for the console is Holiday 2013, no price, bundles or specific date were announced.

Source:[Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5985759/sony-announces-the-playstation-4)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 21, 2013, 04:56:08 AM
You forgot to mention how painfully boring the show was!

Watch Dogs looked awesome though.  :)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 21, 2013, 05:07:11 AM
Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games
Shuhei Yoshida confirms it. Plus: source tells EG patent wasn't PS4-related.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told Eurogamer that PlayStation 4 will not block the use of second-hand games, contrary to various reports, speculation and even a Sony patent unearthed last month.

I sat down with Yoshida a few hours after the PS4 reveal tonight and one of the first things I asked was whether used games would be blocked.

"Do you want us to do that?" he asked.

No, I said. I think, if you buy something on a disc, that you have a kind of moral contract with the person you've bought it from that you retain some of that value and you can pass it on.

Do you agree, I asked?

"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, I asked, you're not going to stop them reselling it?

"Aaaah," was Yoshida's initial answer, but seemingly only because he'd forgotten his line. "So what was our official answer to our internal question?" he asked his Japanese PR advisor. The advisor stepped in but didn't seem to answer clearly, at least to my ears. Yoshida then took control again firmly:

"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

I said I thought that was fine.

Interestingly, I also spoke to a Sony source elsewhere at the event this evening who told me that the anti used-game patent discovered last month was actually nothing to do with PlayStation 4 at all.

The patent suggested that discs would come branded with a contactless tag that could be recognised and read by your console, which would then bind it to you and prevent you from selling it on.

But whatever reason Sony did have for patenting it, it sounds like it wasn't for its next-generation console. Hopefully Microsoft will also avoid this ludicrous technology with its next-generation Xbox as well.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 21, 2013, 11:57:05 AM
You forgot to mention how painfully boring the show was!

Watch Dogs looked awesome though.  :)

Ha!   ;D

It did have the feeling like some kind of a seminar rather than an entertainment presentation. Hopefully E3(which is where I think most of the pertinent announcements/reveals will be made) has a more worked out format.

EDIT:
This works much better actually- ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rJDn0jRnUQ
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 21, 2013, 03:25:38 PM
They didn't show the console itself.  They didn't mention at the event if it includes a physical disc drive, such as blu-ray.  These were simple to avoid but costly mistakes.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: nCogNeato on February 21, 2013, 04:05:42 PM
The new controller design is a great improvement.  It looks heftier and has a 360-esque contour which would finally make holding a PlayStation controller not give me hand cramps.  However, I'm pretty set on the reverse dpad/analog design of the 360 controller.  It's how my brain is and will likely always be wired.

Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games

Thanks jeebus for that.  If Microsoft had any plans of implementing this, they'll have to reconsider.  Otherwise, Sony will surely dominate this gen's console war.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 21, 2013, 08:12:14 PM
One thing to note about the used games bit is if Sony offers games digitally to buyers for the same price as retail, and you can play within seconds of choosing to get the game (much faster than driving to a store) then there won't be nearly as many discs being traded in to gamestop.  Why spend gas money, take more time to buy a game on a format that can be lost or damaged, when it can be had now and forever by purchasing on the playstation store?
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 21, 2013, 10:46:56 PM
One thing to note about the used games bit is if Sony offers games digitally to buyers for the same price as retail, and you can play within seconds of choosing to get the game (much faster than driving to a store) then there won't be nearly as many discs being traded in to gamestop.  Why spend gas money, take more time to buy a game on a format that can be lost or damaged, when it can be had now and forever by purchasing on the playstation store?

If that's the case, there better be multiple tera-bytes worth of space on those "massive" hard drives...
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 22, 2013, 12:03:34 PM
One thing to note about the used games bit is if Sony offers games digitally to buyers for the same price as retail, and you can play within seconds of choosing to get the game (much faster than driving to a store) then there won't be nearly as many discs being traded in to gamestop.  Why spend gas money, take more time to buy a game on a format that can be lost or damaged, when it can be had now and forever by purchasing on the playstation store?

If that's the case, there better be multiple tera-bytes worth of space on those "massive" hard drives...

Honestly, even with the huge size of games, there wouldn't need to be.  Just save games is what you really need kept on them for games.  If you're done playing a game you can safely delete it, because of the background downloading and play while downloading tech.  When you can start playing a game within seconds after months of having it deleted off your hard drive, that's great and really cuts down the need of terabytes :)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 22, 2013, 01:48:19 PM
One thing to note about the used games bit is if Sony offers games digitally to buyers for the same price as retail, and you can play within seconds of choosing to get the game (much faster than driving to a store) then there won't be nearly as many discs being traded in to gamestop.  Why spend gas money, take more time to buy a game on a format that can be lost or damaged, when it can be had now and forever by purchasing on the playstation store?

If that's the case, there better be multiple tera-bytes worth of space on those "massive" hard drives...

Honestly, even with the huge size of games, there wouldn't need to be.  Just save games is what you really need kept on them for games.  If you're done playing a game you can safely delete it, because of the background downloading and play while downloading tech.  When you can start playing a game within seconds after months of having it deleted off your hard drive, that's great and really cuts down the need of terabytes :)
I'm sure more details will unfold in the next months, but I wonder how much bandwidth would be required to have that 'play while downloading' system run without crunching to a halt, or impeding a smooth experience.

I'm hoping Sony isn't assuming high-speed connections are the norm worldwide. The frustration of having some digital service function correctly versus going to a shop and picking up a disc ready for play might turn into an issue for some. Props to Sony for pushing their tech but it's good to hear they're not blanketing out the disc market.

In other news:

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In an interview after this week's unveiling, Hiroshi Kawano, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, was asked by 4Gamer about the PS4's design. "If I'm being honest, I also haven't seen its final design. Even the controller we showed today, I saw the final design around yesterday or so."
 
That doesn't mean Kawano and other Sony brass have no clue what the PS4 will look like. Certainly, they've seen prototypes and mock-ups—just as they have for the hardware they revealed at this week's event.
 
About the PS4 controller, which was shown at the PS4 announcement, Kawano explains, "I've seen numerous prototypes from when it was still codenamed 'Jedai', and I heard that an onboard touch pad was in the final specs."
 
Add Kawano's comments to Sony Computer of America boss Jack Tretton's remarks that the "mass-production box" was "still in development in terms of final specs and design", and, yes, you can see why Sony didn't wheel out the PS4.
 
It wasn't just because, as PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida told Kotaku, Sony wants there to be something for you to look forward to. It's because Sony still doesn't know what the final machine will look like.


Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5986143/even-sony-doesnt-know-yet-what-the-ps4-will-look-like)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 02, 2013, 05:46:55 AM
Sony confirms 4K movie service for PS4 (http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/22058/sony-confirms-4k-movie-service-for-ps4)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 02, 2013, 05:52:12 AM
PlayStation 4 User Interface Screens

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Sony has released a batch of high res screenshots of the PlayStation 4′s user interface.

The screens show a number of various aspects such as the downloads library, social profiles, mobile platforms, live streaming options, and much more. Hopefully we can see the PlayStation 4 itself at E3.

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Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Autarch Kade on March 02, 2013, 09:14:40 PM
The 4K movies I can't really see much use from if it is a download service.  If you can watch while it downloads, you'd need a fast connection to not have any pauses for buffering.  If it is download, then watch, it'd be a huge portion of a hard drive.

Streaming makes sense, except for buffering again.  However, I don't see people wanting to keep 100+ Gigabytes of one movie on their hard drive after they've watched it already.  So I don't think a download will be wise, just streaming if the network is fast enough.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 28, 2013, 01:18:34 AM
@ 2013 GDC, Activision shows off a demo of what might be possible on the next generation of consoles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2GhOLHzI1c
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 03, 2013, 11:49:10 AM
Cage: What we are doing with PlayStation 4 is 'another world'
"If I showed it to you, you would be amazed" says Heavy Rain creative lead

The creative director of Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream has suggested that his mystery PS4 project will provide a distinct visual leap over current generation technology.

In an interview with CVG, Cage assured that the graphical quality of his upcoming project (Beyond: Two Souls) is entirely representative of PS3 capabilities and not a next-gen upgrade. There has been some suspicion that the project, starring Ellen Page, was in development for both consoles, and that the highly detailed renders of the game were of the next-gen version.

"I know that some people are surprised by what we can do on PS3 with Beyond, and we have heard many people even question whether this is a current-gen game. But trust me, if I showed you what we're doing with the PS4 you would be amazed. It's really surprising. It's another world," Cage said.

He added that the key features of the next console cycle will be "more subtlety, more nuance, more detail".

In February, during Sony's official PlayStation 4 press conference in New York, Cage took stage to showcase early demonstrations of what the studio can do with the advanced tech.

A growing number of developers have praised Sony's new system for both its perceived developer-centric approach, along with its 8GB of super-fast GDDR5 unified memory. Epic Games exec Mark Rein has likened the PlayStation 4 to "a really perfect gaming PC".

However, the console's architecture is completely different to the Cell-based PS3, meaning that it is unlikely that games such as Beyond will be coded and rewritten for both systems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce9aKIZiArc
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 11, 2013, 12:19:56 AM
PS4 Console Revealed / Priced [$399]  - [€399] - [£349] / No DRM Announced -

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Usually, verdicts of "winners" and "losers" coming out of E3 press conferences are little more than armchair pondering. One person's view of some competing events that don't really matter. But today, boy, it's hard seeing Sony's press conference as anything but a punch in the face to Microsoft's Xbox One ambitions.

The second half of Sony's conference saw them systematically taking apart Microsoft's entire platform policy with the Xbox One, presenting the PlayStation 4 as a console able to undercut almost everything Microsoft was offering. Or, in many cases, forcing consumers to endure.

The Xbox One costs $499? Oh, OK, the PlayStation 4 costs $399. The Xbox One imposes online checks? The PS4 doesn't. The Xbox One has restrictions on the use of your disc-based games? The PS4 does no such thing.

It's a series of calculated business decisions - and they are calculated, right down to the fact Microsoft's policies were directly referenced by Sony on-stage - that have resulted in one of the most lop-sided public reactions to an E3 press conference in recent memory. No wonder Jack Tretton spent the last 20 minutes giggling like a schoolgirl.

Seriously, people are going crazy. Twitter and forums are overflowing with people declaring everything from "BEST E3 EVER" to "RIP XBOX ONE". I've been doing this job for a long time now, and I've never seen a reaction like it.

By listening to how upset people had become over Microsoft's restrictions and demands, and catering their console to appeal to them, Sony has instantly won itself legions of Xbox converts and new fans.

Is it enough to matter? Who knows. The next 5-10 years will see many ups and downs for both Microsoft and Sony in this latest round of the console race. Sony's exclusives might under-perform. Microsoft's new Kinect could be seen as a wonder-device, much like Nintendo's Wii Remote, unlocking mass market sales. To determine a "winner" in this contest before a console has even been sold would be crazy.

But what's important today is that, unlike the last time they unveiled a new console's price at E3, Sony are off to a very strong start.

Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/ps4-games-wont-have-many-of-the-restrictions-of-xbox-o-512477859)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 11, 2013, 02:51:22 AM
Wasn't staying up to watch Sony's event so just watched bits this morning, they've well and truly pissed all over MS's chips and fair bloody play to them, hopefully MS will back track (again) and change their stupid features, won't happen though!
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 11, 2013, 04:38:22 AM
The PlayStation 4 Is Region-Free

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18qgyxruvfb63jpg/k-bigpic.jpg)

The PS4's lack of online requirements or used games DRM has been cause for celebration for many, but for me, as someone who lives in neither the US or Japan, one thing was even more important. Whether the PS4 was, like its predecessor, region-free.

According (https://twitter.com/yosp/status/344357778288152576) to SCE boss Shuhei Yoshida, it is.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 13, 2013, 12:19:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdW1OuZ1U0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 06:38:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s32Q7MxvH0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 12:21:09 PM
Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the PS4 (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-hands-on-with-playstation-4)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 20, 2013, 03:22:02 PM
PlayStation 4 Release Date Revealed  (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/08/20/playstation-4-release-date-revealed)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 20, 2013, 07:32:37 PM
To this day, can't say I've decided on which console to go with.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 15, 2013, 02:06:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0d9d-cdxhk
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 17, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
Sony Playstation 4 To Cost $1,800+(USD) In Brazil
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Playing games on a PlayStation 4 will cost a lot of money in Brazil — the PS4 will sell for 3,999 Brazilian reais (approximately $1,852), Sony announced today on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog.

The console will be available in Brazil on Nov. 29, the same day as in Europe. Sony's suggested retail price for PS4 games is 179 reais ($83). For comparison, the console will go for $399 in North America, £349 in the U.K. and €399 in Europe.

That cost appears to be a significant outlay even for professionals in Brazil. According to data from 2007, the median annual salary for jobs such as dentist, chemical engineer, lawyer and architect was at or below 40,000 reais, which means the PS4 would cost 10 percent of their yearly income.

Via [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/17/4848222/ps4-price-brazil)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 17, 2013, 11:36:24 AM
Sony Playstation 4 To Cost $1,800+(USD) In Brazil
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Playing games on a PlayStation 4 will cost a lot of money in Brazil — the PS4 will sell for 3,999 Brazilian reais (approximately $1,852), Sony announced today on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog.

The console will be available in Brazil on Nov. 29, the same day as in Europe. Sony's suggested retail price for PS4 games is 179 reais ($83). For comparison, the console will go for $399 in North America, £349 in the U.K. and €399 in Europe.

That cost appears to be a significant outlay even for professionals in Brazil. According to data from 2007, the median annual salary for jobs such as dentist, chemical engineer, lawyer and architect was at or below 40,000 reais, which means the PS4 would cost 10 percent of their yearly income.

Via [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/17/4848222/ps4-price-brazil)]

Blimey and we think we've got it bad in the UK!
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 17, 2013, 03:47:17 PM
Sony Playstation 4 To Cost $1,800+(USD) In Brazil
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Playing games on a PlayStation 4 will cost a lot of money in Brazil — the PS4 will sell for 3,999 Brazilian reais (approximately $1,852), Sony announced today on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog.

The console will be available in Brazil on Nov. 29, the same day as in Europe. Sony's suggested retail price for PS4 games is 179 reais ($83). For comparison, the console will go for $399 in North America, £349 in the U.K. and €399 in Europe.

That cost appears to be a significant outlay even for professionals in Brazil. According to data from 2007, the median annual salary for jobs such as dentist, chemical engineer, lawyer and architect was at or below 40,000 reais, which means the PS4 would cost 10 percent of their yearly income.

Via [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/17/4848222/ps4-price-brazil)]

Blimey and we think we've got it bad in the UK!

Yeah, it seems Brazil has it even worse than Argentina:

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Sony is selling the console for $6500 (that's Pesos). Which translates, roughly, to around USD$1100.


Still though....ouch.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 21, 2013, 09:53:38 PM
Sony revisits its Playstation past:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39pK2MV_sfs
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 21, 2013, 10:38:50 PM
Sony Takes A Stand On Overpricing In Brazil
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Following up on this story, seems Sony is weighing in on the overpricing of Brazil:

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We have read thousands of your comments and heard your frustration loud and clear about the PlayStation 4 retail price of R$3,999 in Brazil. We want to emphasize that it isn’t in the interest of Sony Computer Entertainment America to sell PS4 units at this high retail price, as it’s not good for our gamers and it’s not good for the PlayStation brand. We have always maintained an open and honest dialogue with PlayStation Nation in Brazil, we want to be fully transparent as to what makes up this price, so gamers can be fully informed and make their own conclusion.

There is a lot of confusion and inaccurate information spreading online about Brazil’s import tax policies online and the PlayStation 4 retail price, so we’d like to set the record straight: of the R$3,999 gamers pay, 63% of the retail price goes to offset the various taxes that are applied in the process of importation. Some do not consider the IPI on the distributor price and PIS/COFINS on retailers price and much less, include the ICMS and ICMS-ST taxes. You can see a true breakdown of the price model at Valor Economico http://www.valor.com.br/empresas/33111 (http://www.valor.com.br/empresas/3311186/sony-vai-acelerar-producao-local-do-playstation-4-para-reduzir-preco).... The other 15.5% goes to retailer margin and 21.5% to PS4 Transfer Price (equivalent to USD$390).

We will continue to talk with the relevant government agencies to help us reduce the heavy tax burden that gamers, retailers and Sony Computer Entertainment America are paying. Our primary focus right now is to ensure we are in full compliance with Brazilian import tax laws and look ahead the opportunity to locally manufacturing the PS4, which will significantly reduce the retail price. Sony Computer Entertainment began locally manufacturing PlayStation 3 in Manaus this past May and it immediately made PS3 more affordable to gamers in Brazil. PlayStation is fully committed to Brazilian gamers and we are proud of the strong relationship we’ve been able to build over the years. We are doing everything possible at this moment to reduce the PS4 price for you. Thank you for your thousands of passionate comments...we are in this together!

Source: [Sony Playstation Blog Brazil (http://blog.br.playstation.com/2013/10/21/gamers-brasileiros-nos-ouvimos-voces/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 29, 2013, 12:39:42 PM
For those interested in these kinds of things, here's a console to console graphics comparison - via Battlefield 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XqWRACk2zY
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 05, 2013, 01:56:42 PM
Last minute hype:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ewyI1F0lc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce3wcolK2Qo

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zywlk2t7_LY
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 07, 2013, 11:43:10 AM
Sony Confirms - The Following Apps Will Be Available Day One In US:

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Source:[Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/07/sony-confirms-apps-available-at-playstation-4-launch-in-us/)]


Incidentally - Sony's Updated their blog to reflect the latest launch list of titles (again U.S.):

Sony Computer Entertainment WorldWide Studios Titles
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Flower
Killzone Shadow Fall
Knack
Resogun
Sound Shapes

Third-Party Titles
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Angry Birds Star Wars Activision
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft
Call of Duty Ghosts Activison
DC Universe Online* Sony Online Entertainment
FIFA 14 EA Sports
Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Madden NFL 25 EA Sports
NBA 2K14 2K Sports
Need For Speed Rivals* Electronic Arts
Skylanders SWAP Force* Activision

Indie Titles
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Blacklight Retribution* Zombie Studios
Contrast Compulsion Games
Pinball Arcade FarSight Studios   (updated release info coming soon)
Super Motherload* XGen Studios
Tiny Brains Spearhead Games (updated release info coming soon)
Trine 2: The Complete Story* Frozenbyte
Warframe* Digital Extremes

*Newly confirmed title

Source: [Playstation Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/30/ps4-the-ultimate-faq-north-america/#sect2)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: Smithk4 on November 07, 2013, 03:08:30 PM
GameStop holding special trade-in event for PS4 credit on Sunday


This Sunday, November 10, GameStop will hold a pre-launch PS4 event where customers can trade in pre-owned hardware, software or other consumer electronics for extra credit toward the PlayStation 4, games and accessories. Let's stress this point: The extra credit can only be applied to PS4 related items.

"This allows consumers the ability to purchase a PS4 at a more affordable price, making it more accessible for gaming fans," said Darron Nielsen, senior merchant of GameStop. We don't fault you for imagining a senior merchant wearing a big, feathery admiral hat.

All "eligible" (so, make sure to call ahead) GameStop stores will stay open November 14 for the console's launch at midnight. Obviously, you'll have to pre-order.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2013, 12:56:25 AM
Meanwhile at an Amazon Warehouse!

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/195nx0aihh7atjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2013, 09:49:34 PM
An app comparison - (at launch):
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/195qkb1ha98eajpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 14, 2013, 04:08:25 AM
This didn't take long!

Broken PlayStation 4 Systems (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/11/14/broken-playstation-4-systems?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook)
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 14, 2013, 08:06:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_nt2Dwf78
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 15, 2013, 09:14:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvWGY2bAd0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on January 07, 2014, 03:17:20 PM
(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/adam/a7e72e93dc23141c3a7ab844c8461f6a/sony-playstation-now.jpg)
Sony Announces "Playstation Now" - Game Streaming Service

Press Release:

Sony Computer Entertainment Announces "Playstation™Now", A New Streaming Game Service That Leverages Cloud-Based Technology; To Be Available In The United States This Summer

TOKYO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that "PlayStation™Now" (PS Now), the company's streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, will become officially available in the United States this summer. PS Now will deliver a variety of popular PlayStation®3 (PS3™) game titles*1 first on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PS3 systems, followed by the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system.

In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 U.S. models of Sony's BRAVIA® TV*2 lineup will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing users to stream PlayStation games on numerous other Internet-connected devices.

SCE's vision for PS Now is to enable users to instantly enjoy a wide range of full games on the Internet-connected consumer electronics devices they use every day. The accessibility of PS Now means, for example, that PS4 users in the living room can continue playing a game on a PS3 system in their bedroom. Or PS Vita users can enjoy instant access to a game wherever there's Wi-Fi connectivity, such as outdoors, then can switch to a supporting BRAVIA® TV's big screen and play the same game after arriving home.

PS Now will offer choice to gamers with how they want to access content. Gamers can rent by title for specific games they are interested in, or they can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with the ability to explore and play many games available across a wide variety of genres. In addition, the service will support many popular PSNSM features such as online multi-player, Trophies, and messages.

"We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PS Now will allow users to engage in the world of PlayStation, whether they're existing fans or have never owned a PlayStation platform."

During the 2014 International CES held in Las Vegas from January 7, attendees can visit the Sony booth to have a hands-on experience with the PS Now service for the first time ever. Attendees can enjoy four blockbuster PS3 titles, BEYOND: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us and Puppeteer from SCE Worldwide Studios, on PS Vita or BRAVIA® TV.

Prior to the official launch, SCE will begin a beta program on PS3 systems in certain regions of the United States from the end of January. Additional information about PS Now will be available at [http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow (http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow)].

SCE will continue to create and expand a new world of entertainment only available on PlayStation through the introduction of innovative technologies and services that deliver amazing experiences.

 *1 Details of supported titles will be announced when ready.
 *2 Among the 9 U.S. models launching in 2014, 1 model (KDL-R400B) will not support this service.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on January 08, 2014, 02:58:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KEPbcUt30
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 19, 2014, 06:14:08 AM
Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4
First official image released, prototype specs announced.

(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/6/6/3/4/5/7/139519191411.jpg)

Sony has announced Project Morpheus, its virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4. It's a prototype for now, but Sony intends to develop it further for a commercial launch.

Morpheus is a visor style head-mounted display that works with the PlayStation Camera to deliver a virtual reality experience. Inertial sensors are built into the head mount unit and the Camera, which the headset requires to work, tracks head orientation and movement so as the player's head rotates the image of the virtual world rotates in real-time.

It also works with the PS Move motion controller. Morpheus reproduces the player's hands and sword, for example, within the game so the player feels like they are physically fighting enemies.

3D audio comes from the front, behind, left and right, recreating stereoscopic sounds heard from below and above.

At the Game Developers Conference this week Sony is showing off the tech with a demo of CCP's space dogfighting game Eve Valkyrie, which is also in development for rival VR headset Oculus Rift, Eidos Montreal's Thief and a couple of its own tech demos: The Castle, which uses the Move controller, and The Deep, which lets you observe waters from inside a shark proof cage.

Below are the current specifications of the prototype. Sony stressed they are subject to change:

    Component: Processor unit, head-mounted unit
    Display Method: LCD
    Panel Size: 5 inches
    Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
    Field of View: 90 degrees
    Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    Connection interface: HDMI + USB
    Function: 3D audio, Social Screen

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said: "At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play.

"Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE, and we're looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators."
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 19, 2014, 06:15:44 AM
This was the first thing in the comments section for the story above

(http://i.imgur.com/7upLnIS.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 27, 2014, 03:18:57 PM
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/6/6/3/4/5/7/139519191411.jpg)

I know the rendering of the Project Morpheus hardware is strictly a prototype, but that's one smexy looking piece of gear.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 17, 2014, 10:17:50 AM
There's an update heading to PS4 which will include the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxsdLYIYsH8

The SHAREfactory app offers easy video-editing tools and effects to let you share your greatest moments, your way. Effortlessly combine, personalize, and share your favorite game footage with commentary, music, themes, and more. Once you've created your perfect cut, post it directly to your Facebook profile or save to a USB drive and upload your video to the world.


Additionally, integrated into the latest update is also the following:

"Update 1.70 will add the ability to pre-download pre-ordered games "up to several days prior to release." Following the update, users who enable the auto-download feature will automatically pre-download software to their systems. Also, look for the PS4 to support USB Saves and will support HDMI video capture to a separate device by introducing an HDCP off option."

Source: [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/17/5623330/ps4-update-1-70-coming-soon-introduces-video-editor-app-sharefactory)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 12, 2014, 02:27:38 PM
SharePlay Feature Detailed:
(http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/266932-S1.jpg)

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The best way to think about Share Play is like a "virtual couch". PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don't own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you'll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let's say that with games… you'll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light's local co-op mode.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can't quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble—can't get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you're hanging upside down? Get a little help.

Share Play will be coming to PS4 as part of the upcoming system software update v2.00, scheduled for release this fall. The update will also add highly requested broadcast and video share features, including both uploading you game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube, which we mentioned on stage at E3. Finally, What's New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends' and recently played games' broadcasts, and a real name search function will also be added. More features to come when v2.00 is made available this fall, and we will have more to announce in the coming months.

Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/new-ps4-update-will-let-your-friends-play-your-games-wi-1620239976)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 08, 2015, 12:03:54 PM
PS4 Gets A Holiday Price Drop -
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Since the launch of PS4, we have been thrilled with the amount of gamers jumping into the world of PlayStation for the first time. If you haven’t made the jump yet, and you’re starting early on your holiday wish list, I have good news – we’re dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 system in the U.S. and Canada. Starting tomorrow, October 9, you’ll be able to pick up PS4 starting at the new price of $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD (MSRP). Our goal at PlayStation has always been to provide the best gameplay experiences at the best value, and we feel this new compelling price will open the doors to even more gamers that have yet to purchase a system.

Over the past few months, we’ve introduced a number of bundles that feature some of the biggest games coming to PS4 this holiday season. Here’s a snapshot of the new prices for the current PS4 hardware lineup:

Bundle (Release Date)  Current Price (MSRP)    New Price (MSRP - Effective 10.9.15) 
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle (10/9)  $399.99 USD / $449.99 CAD    $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD 
Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III 1TB PS4 Bundle (11/6)  $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD    $429.99 USD / $499.99 CAD 
Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle (11/13)  $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD    $399.99 USD / $469.99 CAD 
Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (11/17)  $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD    $399.99 USD / $469.99 CAD 
Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (11/17)  $399.99 USD / $449.99 CAD    $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD 
NHL 16 PS4 Bundle (Available now, Canada only)   $449.99 CAD    $429.99 CAD 

Source: [Playstation.Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/10/08/ps4-big-holiday-lineup-lower-cost/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 03, 2015, 01:23:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpaQUiQv2Dc
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 09, 2016, 06:10:40 PM
Sony set to announce something next month.... Speculation has it that we may finally get to meet the PS4.5 AKA Neo - which is slated to rival the upcoming MS Scorpio.

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The invitation has been sent to media outlets and will apparently take place at 3 p.m. ET on Sept. 7 at the PlayStation Theater, which is located in New York's Times Square. As they say, stay tuned.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on September 14, 2016, 06:18:20 PM
Here's a video of the aforementioned PlayStation meeting, which included the announcement of the next versions of the PS4 console coming up. You may need to push up the time to 11m:30s in the video to the actual start of the program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11XjMplfTd4

Also, apparently recently there's been a software update to the system itself- details in the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2kvMCXdqjM
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 12, 2016, 01:49:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a58dH2OzgB0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 30, 2016, 08:10:50 PM
Just remember, aside from the hard drive - disassembling the system will void warranties.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euBlNq5kda0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 09, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTOxDe6GPw8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 14, 2017, 12:05:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EdaklveyFE
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 29, 2017, 05:01:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_v5Uq3Wlbo
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 06, 2017, 09:18:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B0tV21RO1E
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 06, 2017, 11:49:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mceri1pNnec
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 18, 2017, 12:34:21 PM
Sony Introduces PS4 Slim 1 TB Edition
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The lighter and slimmer PlayStation®4 system now has a 1TB hard drive for all of the greatest games, TV, music and more.

Includes:

•1TB PlayStation®4 System
•DualShock®4 Wireless Controller (Jet Black)
•HDMI Cable
•Power Cable
•Wired Mono Headset
•USB Charging Cable

Priced at $299.99USD [MSRP]

[Official Announcement (https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/ps4/systems/playstation-4-system/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 26, 2017, 07:54:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N29_hJr6EH4
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 31, 2017, 12:18:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK3nbDsAWlc
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 06, 2017, 03:17:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM30Y0rloCg
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 30, 2017, 01:18:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7utrujtTGQk
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on July 06, 2017, 02:19:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-k8rhppOIg
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on July 06, 2017, 02:30:02 PM
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNC1woL844
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 07, 2017, 04:06:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNC1woL844

They just need to reduce the price now.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on July 07, 2017, 10:18:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNC1woL844

They just need to reduce the price now.

Just saw that... $100/yr?  :o

In fairness - Xbox Game Pass tunes to about $120/yr.(@$9.99/mo).. I'm not completely sold on subscription services in general...I'm sure some see the value in it, I just haven't taken the deep dive on it, really.

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on July 27, 2017, 01:04:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5We_9puqg
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 08, 2017, 05:49:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cvBp7oArhI
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 16, 2017, 07:26:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqQvN9ELQKk
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 20, 2017, 11:50:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35GxzjNLb0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on September 01, 2017, 07:33:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxbF0hvtZpg
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on September 27, 2017, 07:44:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=encBSfBHZk8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 04, 2017, 08:39:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXe-EWvelsY
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 30, 2017, 12:10:18 PM
Live From Paris -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LADV0465OFc
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 07, 2017, 01:38:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh9LR-GhSwQ
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 15, 2017, 10:16:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cQ0jzbSdsE
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 29, 2017, 12:06:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-h27jR6T8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on December 07, 2017, 08:01:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyBf3186I48
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on December 27, 2017, 12:14:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g65DBS0dME
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on January 09, 2018, 08:37:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApZiIDug4VY
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on January 31, 2018, 08:56:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMFvTOIiUMI
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 06, 2018, 07:13:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swP68uni8A
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 06, 2018, 08:17:03 PM
[Details On Update 5.50 Hitting PS4 (https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/02/06/new-features-coming-to-ps4-in-system-software-5-50/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 16, 2018, 01:32:34 PM
(http://gearnuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PlayStation-Store-Sale1.jpg) (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/grid/STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALE18LP/1?emcid=or-ph-132507&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=&utm_source=&utm_term=or-ph-132507&utm_content=February_Flash_Sale)
[Ends February 19th At 8AM PST (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/grid/STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALE18LP/1?emcid=or-ph-132507&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=&utm_source=&utm_term=or-ph-132507&utm_content=February_Flash_Sale)]

Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 03, 2018, 01:32:10 AM
[All The New Stuff Next Week on for Sony Playstation (https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/03/02/the-drop-new-playstation-games-for-3-6-2018/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 08, 2018, 02:18:46 PM
PS4 System Software Update 5.50 Now Available - [Details (https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/02/06/new-features-coming-to-ps4-in-system-software-5-50/)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 13, 2018, 09:09:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjSmuKBuET8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 06, 2018, 08:39:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrc5DH3SHag
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 21, 2018, 11:34:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4QOjGzmtCI
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 28, 2018, 01:53:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy7_1W1DI_E
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 04, 2018, 12:31:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgAcMqZPxwA
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 20, 2018, 01:17:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDomZsEyywM

If you’ve missed out on playing some of the most acclaimed PlayStation 4 games of recent years then we have exciting news for you. On 18th July we’re launching the PlayStation Hits range, a selection of some of the best PS4 games available at a great new price.
 
From award-winning epics to family-friendly favourites, PlayStation Hits offers an awesome line-up of titles for just €19.99 each. The range is available both digitally through PlayStation Store and physically via select retailers across the region.
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 20, 2018, 01:18:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qz_GVtj-ds
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on June 26, 2018, 12:40:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNoDxx0W91M
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 05, 2018, 01:50:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD62_vBpuJ8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 07, 2018, 11:19:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPsP4QbMML8
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on August 09, 2018, 12:45:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Qdc9Vf1HY
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on September 11, 2018, 01:31:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki3fL86mRm0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on September 24, 2018, 07:43:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHkSypebO6s
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 02, 2018, 01:14:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwkN1TUTDI
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 08, 2018, 12:44:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl0G0A6Ym-E
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 15, 2018, 12:11:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iftY5s7R2Ug
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on October 24, 2018, 02:48:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkuoCe_wwc
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 12, 2018, 12:29:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmSWP_h7kG4
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 16, 2018, 11:27:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4IoRWSAuS0
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 16, 2018, 12:52:51 PM
(https://www.todaygame.online/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/sony-to-skip-e3-2019-exploring-new-and-familiar-ways-to-engage-playstation-community-in-2019.jpg)
The news kind of hit as a bit of a surprise, but Sony has just announced it will not be attending next year's E3 -

“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” said Sony in a statement. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

Rumors have been floating about the Next Gen (PS5?) system being announced soon...this may be connected to that announcement but so far, nothing's concrete.

Source: [Kotaku (https://kotaku.com/sony-pulls-out-of-e3-2019-1830474052)]
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on November 19, 2018, 01:54:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c20XbZiJnbQ
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 04, 2019, 11:36:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3M1GJaYN24
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on February 09, 2019, 02:37:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3M1GJaYN24
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 04, 2019, 10:54:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRPHQfVTgyE
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 15, 2019, 07:22:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhE3dQ-00cQ
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 25, 2019, 05:16:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtLcE9dHhiE
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on March 29, 2019, 02:58:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yHssX9lc4E
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 05, 2019, 12:10:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-ymfIaHkA
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on April 14, 2019, 02:50:42 PM
This seemed like something that would have been available before now..but hey, better late than never.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dReZpx5_cRo
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 10, 2019, 01:44:32 PM
This streamed yesterday - ...that last trailer..  O0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gWK9-2pdXQ
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 20, 2019, 11:59:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw_BLRUqRHs
Title: Re: PlayStation 4
Post by: zerosum on May 30, 2019, 07:36:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nk5Gt5OkGk