Posted 22 February

The Weekend Debate: PlayStation 4 – your thoughts

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ORIGINAL POST: So, it’s been 48 hours or so now since our big PlayStation 4 reveal on Wednesday, and hopefully you’ve all had a chance to digest everything that was announced – from the DualShock 4, to the cloud service, to – most importantly – the games themselves.

Duly, this week’s debate topic is about as straightforward as they come. We’d love to hear what you think. Which games really impressed? What aspects of the hardware and online functionality stood out for you? And conversely, what reservations do you have?

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Honestly, you’re really asking me? hehe… I am going to do a write up, the kids are back at school next week xx

I think it was a good show, I still think the PS4 Console should of been shown as well rather than just the controller and the specs and the games.. What was the point in announcing it with NO DATE, NO PRICE AND NO CONSOLE?

 
almighty-slayer 22 February, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   3

Personally, what impressed me the most (more than any games on show) was the “suspend and resume” feature – really a killer for me! I really love this on handhelds – press the button, do something else, come straight back and boot straight into the game. Great to finally see this come to home consoles. I can see myself making a LOT of use of that one.

I also really loved some of the GaiKai tech. Playing as you download sounded great. Even more awesome, “grab the controller” through the internet. Pretty cool!

In terms of games, the most impressive for me (which a lot of people seem to be ignoring) was Knack. Major Ratchet and Clank vibes from that one, which is always a good thing. Can’t wait to hear more about it. Evolutions latest (Drive Club) looked great. As a massive fan of Sucker Punch, i can’t wait for InFamous: Second Son! I just loved the look of everything (except Destiny – sorry! Had enough of boring space shooters).

Great job with the reveal. Counting the days til E3!

 

Standout games: Watch_Dogs, obviously is an INCREDIBLE game, looks stunning. But, “The Witness” looks a really interesting puzzle game, graphically very pretty.

Standout Features: Share feature, rumoured before announcement, looks great, but the “Remote Access” style feature where you are stuck, and a friend can take control looks like it could be an excellent addition, but maybe it will aid services in which users pay to unlock trophies? I.e. add the “pro” as a friend, and then pay them to have remote access of the machine to unlock said trophies… at least currently you have to give your details to do this, so it has sort of kept those sorts of markets down as people have reservations about giving out the account details.

Reservations:
Online – is it still going to be free? The 1 major point for PS3 was free online, and I would have thought that 1 major coup would have been something Sony would have bragged about: “Still free online play” sort of thing… but no mention, makes me think maybe that its going to be pay to play? Just my opinion anyway

Overall, very impressed, cannot wait!

 
almighty-slayer 22 February, 2013 @ 5:10 pm   5

Also – who cares what the console looks like? Functionality and games are more important than what the console actually looks like (to me, anyway). I’d rather they concentrate on the games and functionality than just show off the console.

Apart from that, the console design probably isn’t anywhere near finalised.

i had a great time watching the show….but all i wanted to see was the console

 

Reservation: The Vita was supposed to be able to remote play PS3 games, been out a year and hardly any have this option. Hopefully the PS4 will come good on all the things shown in the presentation. Had every playstation console so far so I’ll definatley be getting this one too, just need a new tv to make th most of it now lol

 

The share functionality looks interesting…as long as it’s not just locked in with Facebook. Google+, Youtube and Twitter need to on their too.

PlayStation Home users are wondering if it will continue on to PS4 ?

The lack of backward compatibility with PSN titles is a bit daft ( BC via the cloud – do we have to pay again for the same game ?), for anyone considering buying a PS4 it will make them think twice about buying PSN games now.

Online subscriptions and paid for features, what will they be ?

There are so many more questions to be answered before we can get a good idea about PS4

 
Specialist089 22 February, 2013 @ 5:15 pm   9

I think the show was a good start. We had a nice glimpse of what’s to come in the next years, and Sony showed its presence to the public. Talking about the hardware, i thought that the processing power was going to be more than “just” 1.8 teraflops, but Deep Down closed my mouth instantly. I think that it’s a wise choice to use a pc-like configuration, so that the developers can do what they do best withouth having to read entire manuals on how to use ps4′s maximum capabilities. Of course we need more. We need a fair price, a lot of exclusives and a strong line-up. PSVita is clearly failing at sales, and Sony needs to address that more than ever.

 
punkee_stu 22 February, 2013 @ 5:16 pm   10

I think from what I’ve seen, the PS4 is a console focused firstly on gaming and getting us to play together. I wasn’t to bothered by the social media side of things but the games on show clearly suggest that Sony are focusing on making a machine specifically for us the gamer and putting games first above anything else.

I love the idea that move will be implemented in the new console as my move controller has been gathering dust for some time now. The controller looks very nice and I can’t wait to use my tablet and phone to interact with PS4.

Watchdogs has to be my personal favorite from the games on show, followed closely by the new Killzone.

I really think the new PlayStation will encourage more developers to create new fresh games and I feel the PS4 will be the home of true freedom and creativity.

Now if only we could get a sneaky look at the console itself ;-)….

cHuMbA3wUmBa 22 February, 2013 @ 5:17 pm   11

I think that Sony has the right idea with this console, I mean, the thing is there’s no point at battling it out for highest performance, pc’s will out perform consoles after a few months, but the fact that there’s no PS3 backward compatibility or psn account items that were bought to be transferred over is a real bummer to me… but, looks good overall.

 

The new improved Remote Play and the promise of all PS4 games (unless they use the PS eye, move etc.) playable on Vita was great news for me.

 

I don’t get it why people moan about the not showing of the PS4-case. Why is a piece of plastic more interesting then the specs and vision?

Anyway, if I take David Cages comparison, I’m sure that just like with film, the stronger technology opens up new ways for devs to make their visions real, without restraints. There will be games that weren’t possible before. I’m sure it’ll take gaming a step further again in terms of storytelling, emotion, but especially fun. It’s just a bit of a shame we didn’t really got to see those games yet. What we saw was great, but not something that blew me out of the water. But it’s early and when I think of Uncharted, which was e pretty straigh forward action adventure and compare it to Uncharted 2, who brought interactive set pieces that blew my mind, I know down the line, the PS4 will get his Uncharted 2, his Heavy Rain, his Journey, …

 
S-o-h-a-i-l 22 February, 2013 @ 5:22 pm   14

Even though suspicions were high of the PS4′s imminent announcement, it still took me by surprise. Funnily enough, it had nothing to do with the hardware itself, but the fact that the end of the current gen has arrived.

7 years ago I arrived at my local Curry’s store and purchased my very first PS3 with Virtua Fighter & Ridge Racer, what followed was years worth of fun, joy and entertainment. I am extremely excited to repeat that with the PS4.

I must say, kudos to Sony for nailing the presentation – they said everything we wanted to hear, and showed everything we wanted to see. The Dual Shock is the perfect blend of old and new, the Cloud services and social aspects are exactly where the gaming industry needs to head & the games…oh the beautiful games. inFamous, Killzone, Watch Dogs, Knack & Destiny ? Oh Sony, you know where my wallet is, help yourself you loveable old fool.

 
Stokies76 22 February, 2013 @ 5:22 pm   15

I m excited… very excited. I brought the PS and PS2 on Launch day but waited for the over priced PS3 to come down if price before buying one. Thousands of people did the same thing and Xbox gained a massive market advantage. Im sure no-one from SCE will see this message but if you do PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get the price right on the PS4 if you go over £350 Microsoft will trounce you by pricing the 720 at £300 and even if the specs aren’t quite as good people will go for the cheaper option. Second… If you don’t Launch in Europe at the same time as the USA and Japan you risk hurting a Massive market… I understand you are going after the huge Xbox dominated US market… but leave Europe too late and Xbox could get a foot in the door… I for one would not wait if the Xbox came 1st and cheaper… Dont let yourself down – worldwide release at a reasonable price and you will beat the Xbox for this Gen.

 

sounds awesome, share button, remote play and pause and resume sound like a gamers wet dream :). Watch dogs looks fantastic the controller is interesting would have liked a glimpse of the console itself though but as is pre-order is done as was for ps2 and 3 cannot wait. If ps+ works onit too thats just gonna be the icing on the cake cause next months games are gonna be killer. Off now to blag the missus into letting me get a vita lol

 

i watched the presentation live and i loved what i saw this will be a playstation for gamers and this is what i want!

but i fear that i have to pay to play online! so i’m a little bit concerned about the future…

 
dogwalker4000 22 February, 2013 @ 5:31 pm   18

I’m pretty excited. Thought they revealed a good chunk of info for everyone to get their teeth into but also held enough back to keep people guessing. For me though I couldn’t careless what’s inside the PS4 as long as it plays awesome games and is as enjoyable to own as the PS3 is.

Watch_Dogs looks awesome as does Killzone but inFAMOUS is the most exciting for me, will be interestibg to see how they implement a new character into the world. Hopefully he is more than just a fire version of Cole and has some even more powers.

I’m intrigued to see how you guys work with PS+ for PS4 because I can’t see AAA games being given away from the off, maybe another change in format is coming? Who knows? We know a lot about PS4 already but there is still so much we don’t know.

No matter how much or little is known you can certainly colour me excited.

 

Is it just me but the things the ps4 have they said the ps3 would have 7 years ago full hd cross play ect… Yes the ps4 will rock I no but not for me.it will be same old EU to US rip offs no show games with no word on why ow so now you need a ps4 to use the ps vita fully not the ps3 like they said from day one this will be the first sony console I dont own I no eveyone is excited but dont forget the last 7 years of lies and bad press in short the ps4 will be the best console but will be let down sonys ignorance to there followers .also no ps3 compatibility and no preownd games is not good at all

 

I’m not really sure what I was expecting from the PS4 in all honesty. I think at the end of the day, you can have great hardware, but without great games, there isn’t really that much point.
Sony’s 1st party studios have done an excellent job at showing what the PS3 could do, so I’m sure they will show what the PS4 is capable of. It also looks like this time, that most 3rd party studios are on board from the start. Imagine a Call of Duty, FIFA or Uncharted as a launch title?

As for the reveal itself, the game engines that were running looked genuinely smooth and capable of ramping up the detail to astonishing degree. It would’ve been nice to see some more in-game footage running on the PS4. The social side isn’t that important to me, I hope it doesn’t turn out to be basically a next-generation Facebook.
The most important thing now from Sony is the price, I do believe (and hope) they have learnt from the pricing farce that hampered the launch of the PS3.

Make sure its comes out at Christmas 2013 (Not after Christmas, when no-one has any money), make sure it’s cheaper than the PS3 was at launch and make sure you have a great line-up of launch titles.

Who will be getting a PS4? I most certainly will be!

 
A_Nonny_Moose 22 February, 2013 @ 5:32 pm   21

I can’t say anything positive that hasn’t already been said, so I’ll voice my concerns.

I hope the social aspects can be done through the Playstation Network and the PSN friends list rather than having to sync with a Facebook/Twitter account.

I hope the automatic downloads and content profiling can be completely disabled. I don’t want any content on my console that I didn’t put there.

I hope Sony can realise their goal of having the entire Playstation library available on the cloud.

Those were main issues. Otherwise it looks like a great console.

 

ps4 graphics looked solid but no backwards compatiblility killed the whole console atleast it makes picking a different console easier
Considering ZERO backwards compatibility

 

I have to start by mentioning the brief collection of clips used as an introduction. It was very moving to see Final Fantasy, as well as games from all three generations.

I was really impressed by the social aspects of the PS4. What stood out most to me during the event was the ability to have someone control your game via PSN. To the possible annoyance of friends, I’m the sort of person who, when spectating a game I’ve already finished, tends to be the one to say, “Hold on — give me the pad! I’ll show you something cool…”
I’m very much looking forward to Killzone and Infamous. I was, admittedly, very surprised to see them announced due to how rife the PS3′s launch lineup was with new IPs. Both games look gorgeous and come from standout series, though perhaps an RPG should join the mix.
All I’m really concerned about is previous purchases I’ve no intention of selling my PS3, but it would be nice to have some way of accessing my collection without having to keep my PS3 set up. I’ll be buying a PS4 primarily for PS4 games, but as always the history of PlayStation is a crucial matter.

A lack of money kept me from a PS3 for a while, but I predict no such issue with the PS3. It’ll be worth it.

GayStocky36 22 February, 2013 @ 5:40 pm   24

A little disappointed but also excited. It wouldn’t have mattered what games you shown as I’ll buy the games I like if they’re good. I just wished you’d released more information regarding price, dates and optical drive. I’m not interested in mobile or ipad gaming and i really don’t care too much about watching others play. However I’m a fan of the Sony brand and will be buying on day 1 whenever that may be. Please lower your digital price of games as games age.

stephusapsn 22 February, 2013 @ 5:40 pm   25

System specs were decent enough.

However im not sold on the controller, Im not into touch or motion controls so don’t want that sort of thing in the controller.
Also I hope the move camera bar is not a mandatory feature as I don’t want to have cameras on all the time & don’t have anywhere to put a camera-bar around my TV anyway.

Not into social media so none of that appeals to me, Don’t care about the share button as i’d never use it.

Since I hate the current Store design I wasn’t happy to see the PS4 dashboard seems to be following the design layout. Was hoping for something similar to the current XMB, Neat, tidy, unintrusive & out the way (Allowing you to use custom background images which is something i love doing).

Lack of backwards compatibility was a bit of a downer but nothing too big.

All the cloud stuff Im also not interested in as again I’d never use it (Especially given how unreliable & slow my internet is at times).

Only thing I care about is games (Especially single player stuff as i rarely play online) as that’s all I ever use my games systems for. To me everything else is nothing but an unnecessary distraction!

Gallanti-Oh 22 February, 2013 @ 5:40 pm   26

The PS4 reveal was magnificent and ps4 itself is great, I liked most of the features, especially the Gaikai part and I would love to play games on the cloud. As for the games nothing really caught my eyes, but I think Knack was ok and I’m especially hyped for capcom’s Deep down, the demo was excellent.

 
Splutterbug 22 February, 2013 @ 5:40 pm   27

Part of me was really hoping for someone to take the stage and talk about “Move 2″ for 5 minutes then reveal they are just messing with us, here’s the new console:-)

Very impressed with what I’ve seen, shame about the way backwards compatibility was talked about (Gakai), but if you could announce concrete plans for this, just see your digital sales of full release games sky rocket. Apple has this just right, tie your audience in to their eco-system and you have a huge advantage over your competitors imagine day 1 of PS4 and your entire PS3 instant game collection on plus is playable.

Very happy to see remote play and the Vita talked about, I’ve played so many more games since getting a Vita, the battle for the living room TV is getting more and more heated and this would be a great solution. The App for ios and Android! That I did not see coming, great that Sony are embracing other technology not fighting it, it’s really what Nintendo should have done instead of that very expensive game pad.

It’s very hard for people to “Want” something they are still yet to see. If you can launch this at £299 it will fly off the shelves.

8GB GDDR5 unified system memory – enough said :)

 

The best way to describe the event is classy and well-executed. The music, the trailers, the presentation itself…everything just got me pumped!! What I love most about Sony is they make you feel proud to be a gamer. That’ War against reality’ ad is a perfect example! Unlikne most adverts it’s not an over-exaggeration (think of those ‘WOOO!! LOOK HOW MUCH FUN IM HAVING DRINKING PEPSI’ ads), gaming really is crazy cool fun :).

IMHO it doesn’t matter that we didn’t see the actual ps4 (would’ve been nice though). What matters is Sony has a vision and after that event I wanna be part of that vision. Long. Live. Play

Now give me When Vikings Attack :D

OrhuN__06 22 February, 2013 @ 5:52 pm   30

i moslty like the idea of playing the game for someone who is stuck when you are not even at his house. just everything was amazing Sony did a very good job. some people are furius abaout the fact that the console it self wasn’t showed but hey, what else should they have on E3. and the Fact it is a BIG pc in a LITTLE box is amazing, loved all the specs. 8GB unified memory WAUUW !!!

 
Gilgamesh29 22 February, 2013 @ 5:53 pm   31

The technical specifications appeared far better then I had thought would’ve been the case which is great (8GB of GDDR5! – awesome).

I do need to see more games before final judgement but the fact that the 3rd party support list looks quite extensive should be a very positive thing.

Whilst I do like the idea of the social aspects of the console, I would prefer to keep a kind of barrier between myself in real life and virtual me – so my biggest reservation would be if I was forced to use my real name on the PS4.

OrhuN__06 22 February, 2013 @ 5:55 pm   32

i cant wait for inFAMOUS as a BIG fan of suckerpunch :D :D :D

 

During the presentation, on the screen showing the services expected to hit PS4 such as Netflix etc, I saw the PS+ logo. I wondered before the show whether or not PS+ would make a return seeing as backwards compatibility isn’t included and there most definitely isn’t going to be free PS4 games. So when I saw the logo it made me think in what possible way PS+ could be implemented. Maybe expanded to include films and TV shows on the video side of things but personally the absolute dream is Gaikai support. The talk of instant demos and such is hugely exciting and if it’s included as part of an already fantastic service it’s a clear day one purchase for me.

On a more moany note, I’m very concerned with the release. The PS3 hitting European shops a good six months or so after everyone else was such a kick in the teeth after all the hype. Obviously there are plethora of legal obstructions stopping a near simultaneous release but I think getting the console out in as many territories as possible by Christmas makes good business sense as well as a fantastic service to the potential fanbase. Other than that the whole thing looks absolutely fab and if the price is right you can definitely consider me a week one purchaser. Buzzing!

 

personally i think they have made many mistakes with the ps4 already.
dont get me wrong im pressed and cant wait to own it but they have made to many mistakes such as:
no backwards compatibility – i mean there is literally no point in buying games for the rest of the year as they will be rendered obsolete by the end of the year. im not some ten year old who has his mummy buy all his games for him, and if im going to buy a game i wont insurance that im going to be able to play it for many years to come. i thought sony would learn from their mistakes with the ps3, but instead they decided to make them the same. i mean at least offer some sort of add on device to unlock backwards compatibility or have an available special order ps4 that can play both.
focusing on sharing – this opens up the possibilities for the end of gaming. i can already see this becoming like facebook games with notifications constantly being spammed to share things and such.

 
Opt1mus76 22 February, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   35

I’m excited. Very excited. Here’s why -
Surprised with the no-show for the actual console. As long as its not in the shape of a phallic symbol and/or in some garish colour. Technically it looks very capable but my concerns with it being PC based components are that PC’s will be far more powerful sooner within the consoles lifetime than if custom chipsets were used.
The controller, whilst not a radical departure in shape from the Dual Shock 3, looks interesting. The concave sticks, chunky d-pad and lower triggers that don’t curve inwards all make the controller look more comfortable. I like the idea of the Share button (so I can show friends how I died for the thousandth time on first chapter of Dark Souls 3 perhaps) and the touchpad and Move light have potential but its really down to developers to prove they can be integral to a game. A headset jack may not be original but the included headset will be good for co-op games.
The new PS Eye looks good and its included which is good news. I’ve long felt that the current one is too low resolution and outdated so I’m hopeful this one will be huge improvement. It looks like a 3D camera too so that could be useful and the Move compatibility is good news.
(part 1 of 2)

 

fred = lol
i tink
i am not convinced jet but already 50%
i like =
new controler
8gb of gddr5 ram

not like = 0 psn games on ps4 = no way ( online = future = lol )
i realy hope terraria i stil want to play + saves i keep
also option to put ps3/ps4 saves on vita ( like back up )
folowing questions =
1- make u own inteface ????
2-ps+ gone be rename but i want more versions ( i need more % of games 3 gb cloud save )

3= psn store needs better digital price + al eurozone inportant
( lounch service to al contry )
4= never put tings on ore console i not need = singspam

also option we can put of al media chare nonsens ( i not want )

last but not least good price 499€ max biggest hd version + great games
+ have more fichting spirit against ms. + more interaction on blog
nowh = almoast altime no coment .

 

First half an hour I would cut to 5 minutes to present the most important details of the ps4.
Try to avoid words, we industry leader, we’re the best, etc. Personally you’re the best to me and the first party games are the most enjoyable games since ps2 (my first console). There is million of games who thinks that Microsoft or Nintendo are the best and might get this statement offensive.
Love Killzone demo, would be nice if they improve characters animation (urgently – walking down the stairs). Drive Club looked stunning, I wish the was infamous gameplay. All the new features are welcome.
The biggest surprise 8GB RAM.
I understand why we didn’t see anything from ND and Santa Monica, hopefully at the E3.
Show us finally some The Last Guardian gameplay.
Lastly Square Enix last year demo was a joke. Just let the wacht the show as a spectators next time.

Well i’m excited about the games, DriveClub sounds awesome just hope they have a Mazda Rx-8 in there because that would make it awesome, Knack looks interesting, and the controller features like the touch and the move light thingy on the controller seems awesome for future creative games, but i have few question marks hanging over my head?
1. No start and select buttons? i guess the option is equivalent of start but no select?
2. I don’t need the disc BC on PS4 but i need the PSN store games BC just like the Vita has with PSP, so will that be there?
3.I wonder about the price i hope it’s not over 600 pounds cos that will cross it off for me … for few months at least.
4. Will the PS store be worldwide in terms of content? Because i’m tired of hearing about an awesome game (psone classics and some other re-release) and then hearing that it’s only on the Japanese PS store or only on the American store.

 
MordecaiHunter 22 February, 2013 @ 6:11 pm   39

what the show missed was all the stuff that will make me buy one i.e

is the online gaming free still

what happens to psn purchases bought already

why they added a pointless touch pad on the controller

what happens to stacked plus subs

has it got singstar malware on the new xmb

do trophies cross over

etc etc

There are many more questions that need to be answered before i make my mind up on the ps4 even tho the games did look amazing even through a live stream,

woodypride 22 February, 2013 @ 6:14 pm   40

I enjoyed the conference !

• The games look pretty and very detailed. FPS is not my favorite type of game but Killzone 4 looks awesome.
• Watch Dogs is my favorite game for the moment on PS4. It would be interesting to compare the PS3/PS4 versions.
• The UI looks nice and user-friendly. I hope we can still change the theme/background.
• Share options should be very useful (I just hope we can use Youtube, Flickr and not only Facebook)
• I like very much the Dualshock 4 and I want to know more what that touchpad can do.

We need more informations about the online (will it be free or a subscription or do we need the PS+ ?) and of course the price of the controller, the new PS Eye and the PS4 itself.
And what’s the size of the HDD ?

I hope to see a lot of PS4 games announcements at the E3 (or before).
I also hope the PS4 won’t be delayed in Europe.
Anyway the PS4 should be powerful enough to make awesome games and have lots of fun ! :)

 

I liked the fact it had 8gb ram as thats always been a problem with consoles (a lack of ram)
The Controller seemed interesting especially the share button, and may make me start making my own videos on youtube. (Dont know about the Move built into it though as it may drain battery faster.)

In terms of games im not so impressed, there was only 1 Big game as gameplay and that was Killzone, but even then the Video Quality was pretty bad so never got to see it leaps over the ps3 versions.

Overall I think I will stick to my ps3 a whole while longer :)

 

MordecaiHunter
touch pad on the controller = like mouse !!!!
= great in store + also strategie games ore fast movement in hotbarmenu

tekst whith stylus pens instant in gameplay ???

 
dark_angel69 22 February, 2013 @ 6:18 pm   43

Been a wonderful night watching the show. I think that new controller looked amazing. At first I thought it was weird and wasn’t so into it but the more I look at it, the more I like it. Would die just to hold one and see what it feels like in my hand.

What I’m really looking forward to checking out is the share button and the touchpad as they look exciting and there’s nothing better than seeing something new especially on a controller.

For the games, obviously I’m very excited for Killzone 4 and Infamous second son as the previous games has been one of my favorites. But I’m looking forward to trying out the new games Knack and Driveclub. Would need more time to find out more about Destiny and Deep Down before I can judge them but from what was shown, they looked impressive.

The camera also looks impressive so I’m excited to checking it out too but would put it to the bottom of the list. The cloud gaming is a great idea to play the older games but then again have questions to ask about this and need to know if my internet is even good enough for it.

Will most likely be buying my PS4 on day one but until then I hope all questions will be answered. Cant wait for E3!

 

I wish ps4 much brighter future than ps3 .
Ps3 era started with awesome, decisive ,as some would say, blue ray standard win over hd dvd and continued wiht global crysis . Cell processor was so cool then, but now we have super :) smartphones and amazingly cool tablets while crysis is being forced to be over.
Do not underestimate the power of playstation .

 
mr-blue1978 22 February, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   45

For me it was a disappointment.Why? It seems to soon, there’s still life in PS3!

It puts PS3 users in a bad mood, I have 2 PS3 and I’m a plus subscriber and it doesn’t look good to ear about PS4 coming now. What is going to happen to PS3 that still has a lot to give?
So PS4?! Ok, new remotes, functions, etc… I like retro-compatibility (nice) but the rest lacks the power to make me excited. What about the current controls, move controls, this was not mentioned so i said that ps3 owners are not pleased, well i’m not…

And where is the price?! What about what everybody already spent in PS3 with controllers, move packs, singstar mics and cameras?! What about this? A lot remains to clarify…

Sony created a big show for this, but in my opinion it should launch it in full power in late 2014 or early 2015, not while PS3 still is what it is.

(part 1 of 2)

 
mr-blue1978 22 February, 2013 @ 6:23 pm   46

(part 2 of 2)

I just bought a PS3 Superslim 500GB (new model) in January 2013… so i’m not going to buy the PS4 in a near future, because it will be too expensive and it won’t be perfect… And coming so soon, it probably won’t attract me vey much, i’ll probably wait a few years after launch so that Sony can improve the PS4 because for me the first models will have a few problems…

I started with the PS1 (still working), moved to PS2 (still working and used with buzz junior games) and now i currently use PS3, so for me its way too soon for PS4. 2015 would be the year for it, it would have been the perfect announcement for me, so that we could wait eagerly for it and plan to acquire it.

Excited with the announcement?! Sorry, but no,i feel like an PS3 orphan that doesn’t know if its going to be put aside…

 

What stood out to me had to be the plethora of games that I’m now anticipating. They all look so good! inFAMOUS: Second Son, Watch Dogs, Killzone: Shadowfall, Media Molecule’s… Thing! It looks like all of the developers are already starting to push the system to it’s limits. However, if it sets the standard for the new generation of gaming goods then I say they should work it until it’s on the brink of destruction.

But what I really can’t wait for is the share button on the Dualshock 4. Livestreaming games? Taking screenshots at any time? Saving videos of gameplay? It just seems like the kind of thing gamers have been waiting for forever. At the touch of a button, instead of telling our friends about our adventures in Skyrim (I’ll be getting Dawnguard the week coming) we’ll be able to SHOW them directly as they happen! Didn’t have a camera when that embarassing glitch happened? Not a problem, it’ll be on Youtube within the hour you find it anyway! Want to show everybody some live creating sessions in LittleBigPlanet? Just click the back of the controller!

It all seems like a dream. And now I’m going to be wasting my summer away waiting for Christmas to fall around.

 
Opt1mus76 22 February, 2013 @ 6:24 pm   48

(part 2 of 2)
Now the games.
To be honest I never really enjoyed Killzone when it was released on PS2 but I loved KZ2 and KZ3. I had been getting excited about Mercenary on Vita but Shadow Fall has just blown me away. Not only does it look stunning but the environments were alive. More often than not the only people you see in shooters are the enemy or teammates but there seemed to be civilians littered about which makes me wonder if we’ll have to pick our shots more carefully than normal.
Drive Club looked ok but not as good as perhaps I expected. Evolution hasn’t disappointed before so I’ll keep an eye on it anyway. Then again it wasn’t gameplay footage. Neither were Knack or Infamous which doesn’t really help spark my interest either. Both Destiny and Watch Dogs looked awesome and really interesting.
Disappointed at the lack of announcement for GT6 or new Uncharted but its early days. Would have liked to hear if this years NFS or CoD will make it to PS4 for launch seeings as they launch Q4 too but alas nothing.
Anyway, that pretty much covers it I think and I’ve pre-ordered mine. All I need now is an UK release date (simultaneous worldwide release please) and a price (£350 would put it in line with Wii-U Premium)

 
WilliamBirkin 22 February, 2013 @ 6:28 pm   49

Enjoyed the show, now we shall see if sony can keep their specs unlikely ps3 where they nerfed the final hardware..so no 4gb for final product sony. keep the 8gb.

Why even show footage (tech demo) from Epic Games? They do not support sony playstation products despite sony have tech demos (from epic games) for events. (ps: Unreal4 tech demo looks hidious – rushed much?).

I welcome Diablo 3 thou. Always wanted that for our beloved console.

Ill be getting the ps4 day one it releases as i did with the ps3.

 
sandystrachan 22 February, 2013 @ 6:28 pm   50

I was excited about the console,The games shown didnt really do anything for me . They didnt really seem to push out the box enough .
The down side to the console for me , This whole social aspect to gaming( linking to facebook etc ) its not what I want from a console. I dont want to store to pre-empt what I will buy because my buying doesnt stay constant.
Its a huge shame I wont be able to transfer this gens PSN games to next gen,being a plus sub I have a huge list of games I would like to play on it . Yes I know I can just keep my PS3 , but buying a new console I would rather have the ability to play them on there .
Especially since the launch lineup for me isnt special so non will be purchased .
I dont want to clutter my TV unit with both PS3 and a PS4.
Also ps+ wont be very good during the start of PS4 as there wont be much content to share . Be good to know how ps+ will work withPS3/PS4&PSVita though,.

 
Tranquil-Fury 22 February, 2013 @ 6:29 pm   51

As someone who didnt hesitate to upgrade to the newest playstation in the past based on the performance of the previous generation i shall be looking to see what the competing platforms have to offer first before i decide which to buy

The reasons,
Late releases compared to other platforms/regions

Lack of backwards compatability means starting affresh, so whats keeping with me playstation? (although i guess in a few years i can rebuy any ps3 games that have been rebranded as PS3CLASSICS)

Social networking features in games dont appeal to me, i dont want to watch someone else playing a game when i can play it myself and i cant see why anyone would want to watch me play

The games did look immpressive (Killzone, watch dogs) but the same can be said for any launch titles for any new console

 

What really stood out for me watching all of the videos was that I felt like games can now be a perfect translation of art to screen. I don’t think that every game needs to be photo-realistic, and I know that the PS3 has some great assets, but I guess the PS4 just doesn’t seem to put limits on things anymore. It makes me hope that artists can have things look and move exactly how they want them to.

Another thing that is becoming more and more important for me as I get older is my time. For that reason I think ‘Immediacy’ being a target for the PS4 is really important. Ever since I got my PSPgo and was able to suspend and resume a game I’ve wanted that feature on a home console, and it’s great that it’s finally going to happen.

I guess it’s a simple idea, but I really think it means a lot. Being able to spend more time gaming and less time with loading screens and downloading patches tickles my fancy!

Oh and 8GB GDDR5 of course! :P

 

After being away from internet for a week, I return and the first thing I did was check playstation blog! I’m a huge fan of the new controller and the ability to have all my games on my vita as well! However, what made me most excited was InFamous – Second Son. I literally jumped for joy! I have been so missing a new story in the InFamous series, after completing 1,2 & FOB multiple times. This will be the primary reason I buy a PS4, I would love the latest game in this series and the ability to transfer it across to my Vita as well, is just heaven!

The one concern I have is the design of the console, I am hoping it will be of similar quality to the first (Fat) PS3, with the gloss, piano black finish. If it is of this quality, it will be an instant purchase! The slim models impressed me less, just felt a little weak.

Overall, however I am excited, and cannot wait for more details!

 
bondington 22 February, 2013 @ 6:32 pm   54

Overall I thought the “big reveal” looked amazing and ultimately who cares if you didn’t get to see the actuall PS4 because last time I checked you neither hold nor watch the actual console when playing games – unless its actually the Vita 2 ;-)

Best feature for me: Suspend and resume as I absolutely love that on my Vita and PSP.

Least Interesing feature for me: “Share” as while I understand the reasoning, I just don’t do social networking

Most confusing: Nothing to do with Sony per se but there seemed to be a big deal made of games coming out for PS4 that will also be out on PS3, Wii U and so on. What will the big PS4 difference be? Graphics, AI, something else?

To sum up my feelings on the whole thing: Best tease ever and I’ve already set aside £500 that was for soemthing else and is for the PS4 and several games!

 

mr-blue1978

i want new console
i buy day 1 first ps3 then i buy 2 one later

but lots of good games are limited by our consolles

everybody gets ps4 / new ms box ore other when them want !

if them want to sel huge = 400-449,99€ reason = 400/450€+ 1 game =460/510 €
when 499,99 = alrady lesser 500€+ = chooting u self down in dificult times .

 
PIREDERAS 22 February, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   56

I am very pleased with PS4! The big surprise about the 8 GBs of RAM was awesome, becuase in combination with the hardware, all of the little online extras Sony offers will be great! I also liked the PS4-Vita connectivity and Remote Play of PS4 titles (please, make it be an ad-hoc connection, not via home network WiFi like the PS3-Vita connectivity).

There weren’t many actual games in the presentation. Only the new Killzone and Watch Dogs if memory serves (and Knack to a lesser degree) were shown gameplay-wise. But I was really impressed with the tech demo by Media Molecule. The music band played by the 4 PS Move controllers was fantastic fun! I really expect them to surprise us more!

 
declan__watson 22 February, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   57

Hey Fred ;)
And a Good evening to the PlayStation Nation hope your all doing good on this fine evening. :)
Anyway back to topic PlayStation 4. :) 3 words “What A Show” I loved every bit of it and I am sincerly excited for PlayStation 4, the new interface looks amazing, the controller is epic, PlayStation Netwrok being the best gaming and entertainment network on the planet and will continue to be thanks to the Gaikai intergration and of course the games. Killzone Shadow fall, Infamous Second Son and DrivClub these are 3 great games that are epic and I look forward to playing them on PlayStation 4 and with the Compatibility for smartphones and tablets and using a PlayStation app to control your PlayStation 4 I look forward to this too. ;) I am happily to say that PlayStation 4 is already on my Christmas list. ;)
I have 3 words before I go NeverStopPlaying I am really excited for all these games as specially DriveClub which is a fantastic game and I would say add it on to the gran turismo franchise. ;) In my books as great as Gran turismo.

 
skatepunk36 22 February, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   58

really liked the show and happy with the annoucments and that some speculations are right and some wrong

- I still like to buy games in a shop, so happy that the rumors that it may not have a blu ray drive anymore are wrong, but with ps plus as well i love the new possibilities of digital downloads (playing while downloading, testplaying via gaikai, downloading no matter what you do due to the extra chip – all sound really confortable and cusomer friendly)
- can’t wait for the new infamous, killzone looked great too and that cpacom trailer blew my mind..
- yes- I would have loved to know the price, release time in europe and also design, but allready feared that we don’t get all details so early

but overall i am simply happy that playstation overall stays what it is… the core the is the same, of course with better graphics and features… but I neither own a wII or move or kinet and want the the controller i know meanwhile for 14 years and I get it… I enjoy the confort of digital downloads, but also like to buy games in the store… still can…

 
PIREDERAS 22 February, 2013 @ 6:38 pm   59

(continued)

I am not a hardware enthusiast, I don’t know enough in order to say if the chosen hardware is good or not, but I trust Sony did their best in this department. As far as online functionality goes, two things stood out for me: the ability to download a game and being able to immediately play it while the download continues in the background (I have downloaded many games in the region of 10 GBs, and I need some 5 hours to download it before playing), and the ability to take over the game of a friend via PSN to help him advance in his session, during a difficult battle or else!

I am somewhat sceptical about the Gaikai streaming service, an obvious means to offer backwards compatibility to older games (PS One, PS2, PS3, or even PSP). I have a 10 Mbps ADSL connection (performing at 6,5 Mbps), and I don’t know if it will be enough to stream PS3 games in particular, with minimal lag (which is exactly my point of concern).

 
PIREDERAS 22 February, 2013 @ 6:39 pm   60

(continued)

And finally, the controller. The DualShock 4 isn’t ugly, I think the new curved sticks will be better, the redesigned triggers will be better too, and the new d-pad (which resembles that of PS Vita) will let me play fighting games again, because the old one was uncomfortable. I don’t understand the blue LED light on top of it. If PS Move is still supported, and DualShock features SixAxis motion control, what purpose does it serve? Maybe Augmented Reality of some sort?

psnwallhack 22 February, 2013 @ 6:40 pm   61

As for me, watch dogs and the new dualshock were the most impressive things shown at the presentation. I am really interested in how touchpad will be used in games and how the option button works *-*. I hope much more games and features will be revealed at E3.

 
mongmickeymong 22 February, 2013 @ 6:43 pm   62

Reservations about integrated social sites, as there is nothing more annoying than having Facebook shoved in your face when you don’t even use the site.
Also, slight reservations regarding the psn and whether everything mentioned will be available on day one or whether we will have to wait; things such as streaming ps3 games and try before you buy. Sounds good though.
Another good feature is the power on/off feature. Brilliant idea.
Being connected to friends is great but so long as I can have private time if I want to be unsociable. Sometime I just want to play offline and not be bothered with invites etc
The games look great, especially “Deep down”. This. caught my eye the most even though I’m a massive Killzone fan.
The controller looks PERFECT. I currently use rubber thumb caps that have the same shape as the new design. It’s as if you’ve designed it just for me!
I don’t mind seeing not the console itself because I get the idea that the gamer is central, not the box. I’m still looking forward to seeing it though. Pre-ordered already!

 
captain_crash199 22 February, 2013 @ 6:51 pm   63

Very, very impressed with the PS4 reveal. The specs are awesome and I love the new dualshock4 which looks like being the most advanced controller ever. Equally impressed with the games shown with the new KillZone, Watch Dogs and Deep down titles being the stand out’s for me.

Can’t believe some idiots were complaining that we didn’t hear about price or exact launch dates – did they want Sony to email a PS4 launch blueprint to Microsoft too?! Sony did well to reveal enough to get people excited but not too much so as to let Microsoft in on everything the PS4 will have to offer.

I’ve pre-ordered my PS4 with shopto already and just can’t wait for release day!!!

Nazar_Ops 22 February, 2013 @ 6:53 pm   64

What impressed me about the PS4, is how the graphics are looking good! I was totally shocked when i saw Killzone: Shadow Fall in action. It looked brilliant! I also liked the part where you can live stream your gameplay and upload it to Youtube! That’s a neat feature i’ve been asking for in years. Now we don’t need those capture cards anymore. The interface looks neat too, seems user friendly to people.

The controller looks a big step forward. For me, it does look comfortable.

About the games. Watch Dogs looks very awesome. It’s like you take control over the whole town! And same goes for Killzone: Shadow Fall, again the graphics are the boss here.

jappsn2009 22 February, 2013 @ 6:53 pm   65

For me I was kinda dissapointed because of all the non-gaming aspects & gimmicks which were displayed.

Social aspects, Touch pad controls & motion controls simply don’t appeal to me.

Also the new UI is horrid, It looks just like the current store which i simply despise to the point where i rarely bother using it anymore. I never needed to ever use the search feature on the old store layout because everything was well laid out, easy to navigate & easy to find. Im having to constantly use the search feature on the new store because i can’t find anything otherwise, Its worse than the hideously bad xbox360 metro dash & windows 8.

Regarding controls, I really hope developers don’t start making touch-controls & motion controls mandatory in games, If they do then i will not be buying a ps4 as i don’t want to play games using touch or motion controls.

Also I seriously hope the camera thing for move isn’t mandatory, Don’t want to have a camera on all the time to play my games & I don’t have much room around my TV for it anyway. Again if you do need to have the camera plugged in, I won’t be buying a PS4.

for me its the 8GB RAM because the services is for US only……… EU after 2 years (maybe) .. the game i cant wait for is watch dogs & will be released on PS4 ..it really doesn’t get any sweeter than this……<<BUZZING

 
lisatsunami 22 February, 2013 @ 6:56 pm   67

Hi, Fred, I rearranged my work schedule so I could watch the live stream. Very exciting. I need to learn more but of course I will buy it. I don’t care about the social features but that is aimed at the young millenials who have to be online all the time with their friends instead of the bothersome old school tradition of being with friends in person, the silly kids screaming for cross-game chat on the PS3. In other briefer words, the Xbot types.

I loved the pause/resume feature. Since I game every day the annoyance of having to press the start and X buttons multiple times just to get back where I left off is literally the worst part of gaming for me. Yes, I know, first world problems.

The price on the PS4 version of Watch Dogs is $99, $40 more than the PS3 version. Yikes! I’ll pay it but it worries me that it will hurt the new console just as the price of the memory for the Vita inspired a whole new group of cheapskate complainers on the US blog.

Nazar_Ops 22 February, 2013 @ 6:57 pm   68

(Continued) The Social features of PS4 wasn’t my cup of tea thought… Except the Youtube part. The PS4′s hardware seem’s very strong. 8GB of ram is totally awesome. It does look like Sony is not joking this time around. Good job guys!

 
superJCwarrior 22 February, 2013 @ 6:58 pm   69

I was really impressed with the games, no real surprises with the hardware but Watch Dogs was the most impressive for me, it looks beautiful and drive club also does.
And since i’m already a massive fan of killzone and infamous i really can’t wait for the ps4′s release.
The only disappointment was the lack of showing the actual console and a price would of been nice.

 
yorkypud1976 22 February, 2013 @ 7:09 pm   70

The thing that most blew my mind was the tech demo featuring the old mans face. I have never seen anything like it. You can actually feel it had a soul due to the way its face altered during the demo. Imagine what games such as L A NOIR could be like on PS4 with that technolgy, the possibilities are incredible. I cant wait for PS4′s release and Playstation to retake its crown as the gratest console on this planet!

I’ve spent quite alot on my ps3′s, and i wont be buying ps4, nor do i care to re-buy all my digital games. Cloud service? yeah right, it will no doubt take you 4 years after ps4 release to get it working, sony make cheap half-hearted rubbish these days, I lol’d at the “were know what your want to play” bs, spamstar anyone? yeah i can just picture the new xmb LoL, the whole announcement went like this “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”

Also….

Post from Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida…

When it comes to transferring other PSN purchases to the PS4, Yoshida said, “We know who purchased what as a record. But we are working on service plans, and we haven’t decided yet.”

service plans…

 

I would have liked a price and definitive date.
But I geuss we’ll have to wait untill the E3 for that.

Still I will probably buy the PS4 on day one…

vonhammer 22 February, 2013 @ 7:32 pm   73

I’ve said mt piece regarding lose of digital content so won’t harp on about it.

Share button

I’ve had an idea for a GT5 tournament for a long time. But because I could never capture the footage I’ve never put it forward on forums.

Share would help me get the ball rolling with this. I’d live stream the event, and be able to capture everything I feel I need for a highlight package. That would involve getting every angle from every car then editing.

I did notice a trimming option, so it would be great if Sony expanded the current editing software found on PS3′s XMB. Or have a editing tools withing GT6. It would be really nice if PD (and other games) gave us a set tools to place cameras and such in a directors mode.

As feedback for Sony,I’d like to see the ability to connect and record footage to an external HDD. A menu that allows the user to dictate when recordings go to that drive, and start and stop recordings on that drive so we can grab chunks of footage.

As I have 3 ps3′s I would like it if ps4 was compatible with ps3 games otherwise I won’t be buying any as it means trying to replace all my games like I had to after ps2 was faded out to make way for ps3 don’t fancy doing this again

 
zxRATTLExz 22 February, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   75

It all looked pretty decent. I like the spectator options, ability to do videos and streaming demos etc but you lost me at the moment it was mentioned that digital purchases from this gen will not carry forward. I appreciate there is a technology issue between the machines but that has been a big concern of mine for some time since i have invested a lot into games on PSN and Xbox Live and they are games i would like to take with me to the next gen since i’m not the sort of gamer who simply has to play the latest installment of the latest franchise.

I also worry about the fact that someday, probably not too far off, support for PS3 will be dropped and the digital downloads will disappear from the store, PS+ won’t be relevant to PS3 meaning i no longer have access to the games i currently do. For these reasons i believe in the future i will be a PC gamer where backwards compatibilty is not an issue.

 
supersmith2500 22 February, 2013 @ 7:42 pm   76

I think the reveal of the next-gen Sony PlayStation 4 was great and I kinda liked the new prototype design of the DualShock 4. It looked nice and so were the buttons. Also the games themselves were kinda promising for the new PS4 such as KillZone: Shadow Fall, InFamous: Second Son and Evo’s new IP, Driveclub but kinda disappointed WipEout will not be one with Studio Liverpool gone.

Also, I loved the tech demos especially the one from QuanticDream where David Cage showed off his tech demo of an old man and the textures looked very realistic.

Also, the sharing feature was kinda a great idea and I’m glad the PS4 is able to play used games. Let’s hope the PS4 can do well like the PS2. Bring on E3

 
Wiiman1225 22 February, 2013 @ 7:45 pm   77

(Part 1 of 2)
It was wonderful. I’ve had a PlayStation 2 when I younger and it was my FIRST EVER console. Now with the PS4 on the way, I can say that I will be buying Day One. I have to admit with that Share Button, you guys will sell this console by the buket load and now, here’s my opinion on the games…

 
Wiiman1225 22 February, 2013 @ 7:45 pm   78

(Part 2 of 2)
Killzone Shadow Zone = This looks great and the graphics are stunning. I might get this at launch with the console itself.
Driveclub = This is not usually my type of game but it impressed me with the sheer power of the PS4′s graphics. I hope gameplay will look like that.
Destiny = Again, another game I would buy at launch. Bungie has made it’s first PlayStation game and it might become one of the best shooters of all time if done right.
Watch_Dogs = I had my eye on this one for the PS3 anyway but I’ll likely buy it on the PS4 now. The new gameplay footage looked amazing and it made my jaw drop. I can’t wait to take control of that city when it comes out at the PS4′s launch.
Knack = This will be the game I’ll get with the PS4. Something to show all of it’s features with Pixar quality visuals and gameplay similar to R&C, Jak and Crash. Count me in for this one.
inFamous: Second Son = I loved inFamous 2 (Thanks PSN +) and I can’t wait to control the smoke powers to kick ass in Seattle and on the Space Needle.
Diablo 3 = Not much to say but I might buy this and give it a try.
MM’s New Project =
Overall, I’m looking forward to the PS4 and it’s games.

 
bennyrafal 22 February, 2013 @ 7:47 pm   79

Im ready, but waiting for e3 – after e3 i will decide if i will go day 1. or after 6 months…

 
Wiiman1225 22 February, 2013 @ 7:48 pm   80

(Part 2 of 2)
Killzone Shadow Zone = This looks great and the graphics are stunning. I might get this at launch with the console itself.
Driveclub = This is not usually my type of game but it impressed me with the sheer power of the PS4′s graphics. I hope game-play will look like that.
Destiny = Again, another game I would buy at launch. Bungie has made it’s first PlayStation game and it might become one of the best shooters of all time if done right.
Watch_Dogs = I had my eye on this one for the PS3 anyway but I’ll likely buy it on the PS4 now. The new game-play footage looked amazing and it made my jaw drop. I can’t wait to take control of that city when it comes out at the PS4′s launch.
Knack = This will be the game I’ll get with the PS4. Something to show all of it’s features with Pixar quality visuals and game-play similar to R&C, Jak and Crash. Count me in for this one.
inFamous: Second Son = I loved inFamous 2 (Thanks PSN +) and I can’t wait to control the smoke powers to kick ass in Seattle and on the Space Needle.
Diablo 3 = Not much to say but I might buy this and give it a try.
MM’s New Project =
Overall, I’m looking forward to the PS4 and it’s games. Count me in with the next gen Playstation. :p

 
silmorat1 22 February, 2013 @ 7:53 pm   81

I loved the show – the ps4 is definately THE next gen console, as expected the pad with the touch portion but keeping with the style was lovely. The console we, of course, didn’t see but can guess it will ooze the same.

The games that stood out for me were Killzone, Infamous and Driveclub, I also loved the Move sculpting stuff (sucker for gimmics I am). The Vita integration appealed a lot expecially the possible playing of all PS4 games too!

I am most disappointed for the lack of backwards compatibilty, not for the disc based games but for the many, many games I have purchased from the PSN shop! if they had been playable then I would of purchased the new console at launch but now will wait till the time is right, I will probably get a 2nd PS3 instead just in case the 1st goes wrong!

 
angusinthearoara 22 February, 2013 @ 7:53 pm   82

I’m very excited by the announced games, the launch titles will sell the new console. All the hype around the conference was a slight let down on the night. The specs are amazing on that alone i know I will buy one. But building up hopes for a PS4 & showing an already seen DS4 was a disappointment. That being said I’m not sure the conference was a publicity stunt for the general public, it was obviously for the big wigs. – Looking forward too the advertising campaign, I will be staying loyal to sony personally.

 
Shadowdragoon 22 February, 2013 @ 8:04 pm   83

What I reacted negativly to is that there was no menchon of unifying the PSN stores of Europe into one store, to get away from the mess of games not released in all of EU at same or at all.
Also, Backwards compability is a paramount feature that is NEEDED. (Got the 60gb PS3). PS4 buying is fully depending on either of my two concerns are fixed.

 
AeonsDead 22 February, 2013 @ 8:06 pm   84

Initially i thought “Is the PS4 really necessary at the moment?” Then i saw the Watch Dogs walkthrough, i thought “Oh god this is the next level! This is total immersion, every game will be Heavy Rain x10″.

What blew me away wasn’t just the polished graphics, but the sheer number of objects, people and polygons on screen, added to the photo-realistic lighting and i thought this is when games become as good as playable movies. After i watched the clip it had me thinking, with such powerful hardware and realistic models etc. developers can essentially create the exact world they want, exactly how they imagine it.

I remember when Mario 64 came out and people were saying “It’s like playing a pixar movie!”, then when Tools of Destruction came out it was actually true, now that Knack has been shown CGI movies look tame in comparison. Not just in terms of pixels, but the ambiance, story telling and emotional involvement.

So to me, the most exciting thing about the PS4 is what it gives the developers – the ability to fully express themselves, to show us the world how they see it and make us feel how they feel.

On a final note, Hideo Kojima once said he wasn’t 100% satisfied with MGS4…. Metal Gear for PS4!!

 

I think it was a really good showing from Sony. While the PS4 itself wasn’t shown, the company revealed a load of stuff which I enjoyed seeing – the games, hardware, and some of the stuff you will be able to do on it (i.e. sharing screenshots and videos). The new Killzone game, The Witness and inFamous: Second Son particularly interested me, and the rest shown also looked good. I liked the way that the PS4 is more of a social experience than the PS3 in some regards too, for example, in that you can see what your friends play. Also, I’ve wanted for ages to be able to take pictures and videos on my PlayStation in games, so that’s a plus. Finally, the controller looks nice – not perfect, but very good. A great conference from Sony overall, then!

 
markus851218 22 February, 2013 @ 8:17 pm   86

Im for once very excited, since this will be the first generation that will incorporate both the hard-gamers and the social-gamers. I look forward to some creative games that fully uses the potential of both the new DualShock and the Move-controller. This will be a very interesting release, hopefully there will be a wonderful christmas this year.

 

I loved everything about the reveal, from the exciting build up to when the name PS4 was mentioned. I loved the lot, the revelation the suspense and the disbelief that the PS4 was finally being officially announced. As for the PS4? So hard to decide but I think it has to be the sheer beauty of the graphics, they look so life like and realistic it was like looking at a film. It surpassed my expectations in more ways than one.

another_gamer195 22 February, 2013 @ 8:25 pm   88

Have to mark it as a B, possibly B+.. reason.. We don’t know what it is going to be competing with, But compete it will Have to. All the spec look Very impressive, ATM !. But i believe it also, like most all ‘gadgets’ (sorry) won’t look half as good in 12-18 months. sooner even IF certain articles are correct, however as a home entertainment console it IS both (atm) the best looking option and most importantly carries a pedigree image with it that even equal or slightly better specs cannot surpass alone. The right boxes got ticked at the reveal, though it allmost sounded false, like, hey just tell em what sounds (too) good and we’ll figure it out/fit it together ‘somehow’, hmm.. the proofs in the pudding i hear, so If it is produced as described then great, But i happen to be a vita buyer solely on the promise of RP.. call me skeptical, to say the least. All in all a good exciting and sad ! , (ps3 nearly out of door) event. i just can’t say more as though it told us much, it left much more unawsered, guess it’ll be m$s turn next.. I hope you will have the, .. nerve ?, courage ?.. to repeat this, or similar debate after that.

chillax-enk0 22 February, 2013 @ 8:30 pm   89

The PS4 needs the Steam services on and never include Origin.

 
MartinB105 22 February, 2013 @ 8:30 pm   90

The Witness is the most interesting game to me. Hear me out. :)

I was pretty interested – although not overly so – in The Witness already based on previous information, but I was disappointed that it wasn’t going to be coming to the PS3. The Windows and iOS versions are not an option for me, since I’m a Linux user at home, so it’s wonderful to hear that the game is coming to PS4 – a system that I know I will buy.

On it’s own however, the previous information would not have been enough to sell the PS4 to me though. The clincher was a combination of the massively impressive trailer and hearing that the game will be 25 hours long, which is massively substantial for a game of this type.

The Witness is going to be the next Portal. It’s the PS4 killer app for me. :)

another_gamer195 22 February, 2013 @ 8:32 pm   91

btw,
did everyone get a e-mail who signed in to the ‘reveal’ post other week ?.. haven’t had mine yet. is there a problem or are they only being sent to the ‘other’ kind of posters..

mccarroll83 22 February, 2013 @ 8:33 pm   92

If the PS4 doesn’t arrive until 2014 in Europe as rumored, I may have to purchase an Xbox. Not impressed :-(

 

Just had an email from shopto.net. They are taking deposits for the ps4 with a retail price of three hundred and eighty eight pounds eighty five pence.

 

Wish it had wipEout, but ill be buying it anyway.

Vita had wipEout 2048 thankfully.

BaronVonBlubba 22 February, 2013 @ 8:41 pm   95

The PS4 announcement was good, but there’s scheming still to do to ensure success.

The 8GB of unified GDDR5 RAM was a VERY important statement. Microsoft will have 12GB or 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a Halo title & Forza 5 along with 8 other first party IPs available at its launch at E3 2013. It will be 1995 & SEGA all over again, but this time Microsoft is bringing its “A game”.

Christmas 2013 is too late for the PS4 to launch in the USA. 2014 will prove to be a disaster in the UK & mainland Europe.

Sony, here is your 5 point plan for success:

1.) SKUs
a) 320GB Hybrid Hard Drive.
b) 1TB 7200RPM HDD.
c) 2TB 5400RPM HDD.

2.) NAMCO Ridge Racer Revolution.
An exclusive PS4 port of the PS1 original with online multi-player. Build it.

3.) Gran Turismo 6.
Launch title. 250+ cars. All tracks. Online leader-boards.

4.) GTA V.
Next gen timed exclusivity (6 months minimum). Pay the price & deliver.

5.) Kevin Butler appears on stage. The Grand Finale. $299.

Do this and success is guaranteed. Fail & Microsoft will win. Believe it. The very best of luck to you Sony.

Two things impressed me – first, the simple fact that PlayStation is still about GAMES! They showed games! Not a huge oversized controller which you can use to change the channel on your TV, just some neat GAMES.

The second thing was seeing David Cage announcing that finally technology has reached the point where we can use subtle details to project emotions. It was a wonderful speech, I loved the comparison to the early days of movie making and I hope that many developers remember his words and we’ll start seeing more games that are just brilliant pieces of art because technological limitations won’t stand in the way of their creative minds.

 
Chrome-Hazard 22 February, 2013 @ 8:53 pm   97

Sadly nothing game wise stood out for me, but the interface looks pretty awesome! The director’s mode is very interesting, the idea of jumping into someone else’s game and being able to have some kind input is awesome. Also remote play with Vita! YES! Hopefully something like this will help the Vita get a lot more love, because it is a great little piece of kit! Also I reeeeeeeeeeally hope that the PS4 is region free just like the PS3 and Vita! Anyway, I’m excited. Can’t wait to see what’s next, hopefully some more game reveals at E3!

 
SinisterGee 22 February, 2013 @ 8:58 pm   98

Thought the show was well put together and not too over the top as some of these events can be. As for the PS4, I am very excited; the announcement of 8Gb of RAM and PC like architecture means that it should be a beast of a machine.

Features such as “suspend” and play while downloading seem great, although living in a rural area with poor broadband I hope I will be able to experience the console to its fullest – the fact that backwards compatibility will be achieved via streaming might be an issue for those in the same situation. I am also excited for more Vita / PS4 integration so that was great news – I love the way it works at the moment but it is underused.

All in all, I am impressed & wait with trepidation to see when I can get my hands on one and how much I’ll need to pay – the cost of all that RAM does make me worry that the overall package might come with a large price tag but hopefully Sony can keep costs down by bulk buying – fingers crossed! My main hobby is gaming, so I tend to own more than one console but time and money are forcing me to think about choosing one to drop next gen so I am interested to see how the competition react – so far its looking to be a Sony only for me…

 

PLAYSTATION 4 LIFE!!!

The biggest thing shown at the PS4 reveal was Gaikai imo I really want to see how it all works out and how it is actual implemented with the PS4 not by talking about it but actually seeing how it works.

Games wise Deep Down was the best thing that was shown but no system seller game has been shown for me at the moment to get a PS4 at launch.

Square-Enix teases us as per usual really gets to me since this could of been that one game where I just had to buy a PS4! Can’t wait for E3 now when they show their games.

I would love to see some of the older franchises like MediEvil, GEX, Legend of Dragoon or Crash Bandicoot revived back on the PS4!

Overall the PS4 reveal was solid but nothing epic for me since the games just didn’t excite me as I thought, I kind of over expected and over hyped things that just never happened and have left watching the live stream with wanting more, hopefully E3 will satisfy my wants for the PS4!

LONG LIVE PLAY!

 
mcgillc_10 22 February, 2013 @ 9:08 pm   100

I must say I’m glad to see the ps4 being announced and I’m happy to know there is a new generation of games coming to play on the new console.The playstation 2013 meeting I watched it live hoping for something very big to happen and it did the ps4 was announced.The intro at the start of the playstation 2013 meeting was epic the way it was thought out and the idea that playstation is taking you to another place that is better than reality. When mark cerny came out on stage and showed the specs and the remote play with his new game I was speechless that a ps4 game can be used on a vita.The information about gaikiai being able to stream games and might even have every ps1,ps2 and ps3 games sounded amazing.The games those graphics can’t even describe how amazing the games look driveclub the detail of the cars seem amazing I’m a gran turismo fan but the detail on the cars and tracks in drive club was outstanding and can’t wait to see more from the other games being developed. Overall I can’t wait for the ps4 to be announced once I know a price I will be at my local game store in a flash to preorder the ps4 and to be able to use my vita to stream ps4 games is a bonus for me I can’t wait to see what else playstation has to offer.

 
DoYouLikeMyID 22 February, 2013 @ 9:13 pm   101

There’s no doubt for me. One of the features I’m most excited about for the PS4, is its instantaneousness.

I’m usually a pretty patient guy, but I’m currently getting an education in a gymnasium, and that doesn’t always leave me with a lot of spare time on my hands, so sometimes I don’t bother turning on my PS3 and booting up a game, or trying out a demo from the store, if I only have about 30 minutes before I’ve gotta do something else. (Like the ridiculous amount of homework there sometimes is).

But with the PS4 that problem seems to be almost non-existing! I can just turn on the PS4 and immediately pick up right where I left off in a game, or try a demo on the store instead of having to wait for it to download completely.

I think the instantaneousness of the PS4 will greatly help me get in some precious game-time and thus take my mind off things, at least briefly, during those busy days, and I’m very thankful for that. :D

 
mcgillc_10 22 February, 2013 @ 9:14 pm   102

I also forgot to add to me post how amazing and comfortable the duallshock 4 looks and the touchpad,move sensor and the headphone jack.

 

Imo for sony to win nextgen, it needs only 4 things:

- get gta V and battlefield 4 exclusive for ps4, xbox 360 may have them, but not 720. that would be huge for sony ( and very expensive, but i think it would pay off ).
- keep dropping stellar first party games.
- keep psn free, and keep developing ps plus.
- the cheapest version of ps4 shouldn’t be over 400 euros.

Ps: I love the new controller!!

cheers.

 

It was an absolutely sensational reveal. Of course, it needed to be, in today’s ADHD world, but we have never seen that much gameplay, that many developers and publishers and that many games at a console reveal. Hardware sounds excellent, focus on gaming is exactly what I’m looking for, and developer/publisher support is excellent – as that’s where games come from.

Big fan of more open approach to publishing and video sharing as well. Remote play and social stuff is nice, and streaming will rely on whether we get decent data centre distribution to minimise ping, but there’s so much good that even if all of it doesn’t work out – easily the best console reveal I’ve ever seen. The PS4 is looking awesome – am most definitely day one :D.

 
evilwitch83 22 February, 2013 @ 10:01 pm   105

To be honest I am not really that impressed at the moment. I was looking forward to watching the presentation on my birthday and the first 10 minutes of the stream worked fine then it started freezing and by 11.40, I gave up watching it.

From what I did watch, the specs and resume play feature looked good.

I live in a rural area with 1.5mbps broadband so I can’t make use of any of the streaming or social features even if I wanted to (which I don’t) and I am also not very happy about the console downloading things that it “thinks” I might be interested in. I like to choose what my console downloads.

The only game I saw on the stream was Knack but I found out about the other ones later. I am not really impressed with any of them and I am far more impressed with Lego City Undercover for the Wii U and a few of the other Wii U exclusives. However, due to the massive day 1 update on the Wii U console and my slow broadband, I have to wait until the update comes preinstalled on the console later during the year to purchase the Wii U.

This will give you a chance at E3 to show off a few more PS4 games and other features of the PS4 which does not require a fast internet speed and change my mind.

 

Seeing gameplay demos of Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall just blew me away, and the trailer for one of my favorites PS3 game series inFamous return just put the icing on the cake.

The new social and gameplay features are very interesting from the resume and play, being able to broadcast live gameplay, and have friends take over would be a great way to interact with other players.

 
nickjd331 22 February, 2013 @ 10:08 pm   107

Overall it seems great.

My only complaint is lack of a start/select button, as there are many games that utilise them for separate purposes.

Also, I’m hoping online is still free.

 

If it can keep the promise of all ps4 games being remote playable on the vita then its a day 1 purchase for me, love the look of the new dual shock pad as well but it’ll take women getting used to especially with the start and select buttons being combined into 1 button…

grimbarian 22 February, 2013 @ 10:31 pm   109

I’ve fully braced myself for a lynching here – so don’t worry about hurting my feelings.

I thought the presentation was slick – well delivered (the bits that weren’t stuttering like mad on my live stream anyway) and on the whole, exactly what I expected to see.

Which was the biggest disappointment about the whole show. Everything was pretty much exactly as expected. No wow, no surprise.

Touchpad on the controller was obvious – a direct target of casual, mobile style gamers.

A more streamlined (and no word on pricing) Net gaming service was to be expected given the purchase of Gaikai.

And an aggressive expansion into a “Free-to-play” aspect – and adoption of more ‘micro-payment’ games, was again always on the cards given the attacks on the second hand market and willingness of gamers to pay for DLC.

The lack of footage of a Gran Turismo title – or indeed PolyPhony Digital being on the developer list – was another let down.

I love my PS3 – but all the conference and announcement did, was leave my really looking forward to getting my Ouya next month…

 
tiago-kun 22 February, 2013 @ 10:39 pm   110

I liked what was shown and the features and the games, but every game that was announced as a ps3 and ps4 brought the same doubt, one that I already expressed on other blog entries and that is the possibility of buying the game and not a particular version of it.

I can understand that you don’t make the PS4 compatible with PS3 products, it probably requires a great effort to build an emulator, and that on itself can bring a lot of undesirable problems, at the same time, to have native hardware support, the console price would go up.

But I think it’s not unreasonable to ask that the games that are developed for both consoles to have both versions when they are bought, be it a digital version or a code or something, I think that would help the transition to the new console.

I can only speak for myself, but if I buy Diablo 3 and Destiny for the PS3, if those games bring their PS4 version along, then I already have two games that I can play on the new console, and therefore I’m more likely to buy the PS4.

Other than that, every feature on the console seems designed to where we are headed in games and I can’t wait to learn more and see the magic box that makes all that stuff happen.

 

I want the ps4 to do 6 things,1 backwards compatability I dont like streaming so there was a rumour going around of a ps3 chip that is on a usb stick that could be put in the console via usb stick that chip would need to work with digtal titles as thats what most off my games are in,or build a dulexe ps4 with ps3 parts inside that can play ps3 games,and also I heard a rumour you were using gaikai as a netflix off gaming with the ps1,ps2,ps3 back catalogues on it do that too,do both options.2 make sure the ps4 is quiet like the original ps3,I hate my xbox becuase of the noise it makes.3 put usb ports in the back off the console not just the front.4 let the dualshock 3 work on the ps4.5 keep the xmb(get rid off the lag though)dont copy that god awful xbox dashboard that thing is a nightmare.6 match the xbox on ram(I dont want another skyrim issue).and also make the ps4 case shinny like the original ps3

 

also partner with sky so I can watch tv on the ps4

 
ryannumber3gamer 22 February, 2013 @ 11:24 pm   113

I was completely impressed by the PS4. The graphics looked better than the PS3 in my opinion and I like the new ideas. I really like the idea to you let you stream games while downloading them from the PS store since it would’ve great for games like inFamous 2 that takes a long time to download and the idea to let you live stream games is another extremely good idea, but I hope it lets you do the same thing for YouTube videos. I was extremely excited by 2 games, inFamous Second Son and Watch Dogs. inFamous because I’ve been a inFamous fan since inFamous 2 which is in my opinion one of the best PS3 games. Also the story sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to see how Sucker Punch is going to explain how a conduit survived the RFI from inFamous 2. Watch Dogs’ footage looked extremely cool. What did disappoint me a little was I thought that when we seen Media Molecule during the Playstation meeting Iivestream was they were going to announce LBP 3 for the PS4 since that along with inFamous Second Son would be great launch titles. I’m really curious about how things like Cross controller and PS Move is going to work on The PS4. I’m happy to see that most PS4 games will be able to remote play with the Vita.

 
ryannumber3gamer 22 February, 2013 @ 11:24 pm   114

Part 2

Another feature I hope the PS4 has is being able to play PS2 and PS3 games and maybe be able to remote play them with the Vita. Overall I’m very excited about the announcement of the PS4 and some of the games coming to it. Some game series I hope to see on the PS4 are Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, Little Big Planet, Uncharted and more.

 
yorkypud1976 22 February, 2013 @ 11:38 pm   115

To those people saying the dualshock 4 has no start button get a close up pic of it and check the touchpad out. on the bottom edge of it is written start so it seems its built in somehow.

 

The things I liked were the social and online aspects. The downloading in the background, playing while downloading and the mode where you can instantly pause the game at a low state were really really cool.

What I didnt like were the games. The 1st party games were all right but none of them (save Infamous:SS) were a must buy for me. Even Infamous was a bit disappointing as I was hoping for the return of Cole. While the games did look good none of them really wowed me or say this is something totally new or cool. Same with the 3rd party devs – yes destiny and diablo were cool but they arent exclusives nor are they games I am interested in so while I am pleased they will be on the ps4 I am personally not invested in them. I dont really think we saw enough of the move to make a judgement and so I am “watching this space” for more.

I am not much into specs but I was reasonably pleased with what I saw. However my biggest worry is how this will affect the price. Sony already know not to overprice so how will they price the console to maximise profit (or minimise loss) but what will this cost? Hopefully $400 or less.

 

this is the first time i have been tempted for a day one release, normally wait a few months for a bigger games catalogue. but if sony can transfer the at present excellent plus across and cross play with the vita then it is going to be one good year.

 

The two thing wich impressed me most were systemfeatures like ‘savestate’.
I’d be wanting this since PSPGo. Beeing able to shut down and continue the next day in the middle of a 20 minute Fifa-match, without beeing dependant of save-spot, is gamechanger.
The second thing were systemwide download start of game, and continue download while playing.
I tried this feature on Guild Wars PC, and it were fantastic, if you guys can get this systemwide at launch, the shop will be ten times better than any other online gameshop.

Of the games, Killzone were the best, I love the franchise, and it were great to see this much gameplay. :)

 
POLLINTINHO 23 February, 2013 @ 12:39 am   119

I like the look of the controller and the ability to power down the console then resume play later, that will come in really nicely. but however i do have reservations about the Intrusiveness of the console downloading what it thinks you like. Not only because I have a bad internet connection, but i also like to choose what my console downloads. eg I love playing Fifa so knowing your technologies it will recommend PES, a game that I DO NOT WANT. Regarding the Live streaming I have no intention of using that even if my internet was to be improved unless I can add my previous store purchases. Also I do not like the social features and have no intention of using them either. If you were to put an on/off switch on all the features then I will be more likely to make a purchase.
The Games that have been announced so far, Not really interested in them. but however that could change during E3 upon more games being announced.

 

My purchase this year will be to who releases first in the UK. I have both consoles currently so if the PS3 is pushed back to 2014 for Europe as rumoured and New Xbox gets a 2013 worldwide release then Xbox will get my money.

They will be a similar in terms of specs so it will then come down to whether I want to spend money to play PS4 exclusives.

It’s the games ultimately that sway whether I will want to buy it or not. The other stuff is a nice to have but not a main driver for me.

TurboTrup 23 February, 2013 @ 1:22 am   121

I think it was just okay. New controller is very cool, I like Share Button and headset bundled to the PS4.

About games:

I rly liked Deep Down demo, all it’s graphics & special effects looked insane. However I was dissapointed with Killzone 4. It looked good, but BF3 on PC on high settings looks very similar which is bad, because it’s next generation in the end and PC’s games shouldn’t look even in half as good as PS4.

Games’ sequels which I’d like to see:

-Shinobido – It is my favourite ninja game and there was no even a single one on PS3, I loved everything in it: (funny) havoc, making your own garden full of traps to defend your house, climate, missions, opponents.

-Star Gladiators – My fav fighting game on PSX, great gameplay, characters and climate.

-Crash Bandicoot – Best platformer of ALL time. I loved especially Crash Twinsanity, Crash 3 and Crash Bash which was very cool to play with friends/family.

-Shadow of Rome – just bring that back, it was 1 of the most memorable games of all time

-Kingdom Hearts – It was very dramatic, Story line was awesome and in boss battles. And Roxas’ Story in KH2 was just a masterpiece. Big thanks for Square Enix.

-LBP

 

I would switch the focus from the PS4 as “a thing”, rather to how I experienced the event instead.

So what did we see? First off it seemed to me that some SCE officials seemed rather terrified, which I can absolutely understand, considering what is on stake for Sony.

The pad looked good and especially functional. It’s the kind of tool that you want to toy around with, checking out what kind of new gameplay it will allow.
Everything about the Share functionality was no real suprise, since SCE took control of Gaikai. Well that “instant game trial” in the store was kind of new.

Time passed on and it got a little bit disappointing, as we always got just some little introduction with some few basics to each subject. When you already expect functions and receive nothing but the confirmation, without further details, you’ll naturally be annoyed sooner or later.

Then came Knack and you feared that this could be the best view on a PS4 game, that you might get to see this night. So while the game itself seemed decent and Cerny was certainly a great host, it was a step further to disappointement … till Killzone came. Turnaround of the day! Gameplay was sadly a bit too generic.

 

Despite that you know that gameplay innovations are usually rare for the first generation of games on a new console, you just want to see something “different”. But hey, it certainly looked awesome! Awesome enough to create comments from friends that hesitate about the PS4 to change their mind.

My personal highlight: Drive club. Just the very first 2 seconds and I thought that Sony might have the game that could be my system seller. When they described their plans for the game, it was sealed. :)

All the games that followed made it an amazing experience. I can’t remember if I had ever seen such a great line up of titles for a console. And that 9-10 months before release!

That the console itself was missing, who cares? We learned what is inside, we’ve seen how the games will look like. That’s all that matters.

At the end of the day I’d say that Sony did pretty much everything right. Games matter most, we got them. Sony mentioned that many many PS3 annoyances will be solved next generation, so they listen. And all those missing details about futuristic services … well, more time for Sony to figure how they could please us the best. With Plus they earned my trust they are capable of achieving exactly that.

Eethan_zed 23 February, 2013 @ 1:57 am   124

It was a good show loved the new games that were shown but they forgot one thing… Can it play playstation 3 games?! If it can’t then I won’t be getting it

 

The stream didnt work on the PsBlog and seemed to killhammer my internet on the PS3 as a whole.
But, from what Ive read on the actual blog im interested to see how Diablo 3 compares on the PS3, 4 and PC. I am interested to see if it plays like two different games, where features or graphics are toned down on 3, or if its the same game on 3 and 4 if the prices will be the same, or perhaps cross console gaming

Dont think it was shown during the Event, but the Witcher 3 sounds pretty cool, will be interesting to see if we get the trilogy (like Mass Effect 3 which was also initially a 360 exclusive)

controller…could go either way, Id need to feel the weight of it, and see if its a necessity or if the DS 3 also works. Not amused by the fact that Sixaxis is staying, but it will be interesting to see how the camera actually works, and if it gives any sort of benefit if used (unlike Sixaxis which is always shoehorned into exclusives, badly).

horrible! what do we need a touch pad for! i almost cryed thinking my gaming life was over! there are buttons on a remote for a reason!
there was no info about trophys,compatibility,the cosole itself!
im only just about to get a platiunm trophy on PS3 and you might be telling me i waisted my time! and the remote YUCK! what the #@?! did you do to it !? i love the ps3 remote its the most conforable yet and your releasing this trash! i feel sad about getiing one now!

 
anunnakid 23 February, 2013 @ 3:47 am   127

Very impressive show.
Please make sure that Ps vita is a big part of the PS4 and many of us Ps vita users will be very happy.
I’m very glad that I already have 50% of the Ps4 already.
THANK YOU PlayStation!

 
windsorblue01 23 February, 2013 @ 3:59 am   128

ps4 amazing graphics nice controller good idea about downloads be abe to play straight away basically streaming, sony always try to embrace the latest technology and are pretty good doing so.

bad points what i understand is that your purchased psn content on ps3 will not be compatible and can not be transferd,

does this mean there will be a different psn store for ps4 only not sure if that would work, no offence to the store guys but sometimes they have a problem keeping up with the ps3 store, running 2 stores might be a bit to much,

think i will wait and see what happens for about a year thats one person less complaing about something to do with it and how it didnt meet there expectations there always is, lets see 12 months from now you will gwt people saying i bought this day one and i wish i haddnt untill they ironed out the bugs.

alisaleem86 23 February, 2013 @ 7:00 am   129

i gonna be disappointed if there is no optical drive i hope they not gonna kill concept & soul of Playstation and hope console better then XBOX 720

 

Im sure they only take positive posters opinions and give them the codes irrigardless of how decent their statements are.
But you asked for reservations? PSEE as a whole.
Robot replying monkies on emails
Phone staff that are useless
Bad blog staff
Bad Store Staff
Seeing how great SCEA is (thanks for our £10 store code btw o_o…)
Even if I was to consider getting a PS4 day one (consoles always drop in price, have months of bad or mediocre games and usually get a slimmer, faster, better model) SCEE has ruined any potential a PS4 would have, the service is part of the package, and the service has been awful for the last few years x_X.

 
UnrealPirate 23 February, 2013 @ 7:31 am   131

Simply amazing console!

I really liked that Sony now have made a console which is a lot easier to develop for, make games that look better from the get go. And that controller! Wow, I like it. Especially those grip handles inspired by the Xbox 360 controller. And ofcause also the fact that the controller is a little bit wider and has better triggers. 6x faster Blu-Ray drive, nice. :-)

There’s only one thing that I didn’t like, or need to hear more about. And thats the back compatibility. I have so many games on discs, and about 90 games on the HDD alone, and all those games won’t work on the PS4… I really hope that Sony comes up with a plan here.

I will pre-order today and get the PS4 on launch day, just like the PS3, just like the PS2, and almost like the PS1 :-D

 
MulliganMullet 23 February, 2013 @ 8:42 am   132

I don`t get why EVERYONE is on the backwards compatibility bandwagon (both here and on the Facebook page dated FEB.22nd @9.31pm) when the PS3 will still be available to play online, alongside the PS4?

Doesn`t everyone here still have a PS1, PS2 and play them when they`re feeling sentimental? I know I do! So WHY the hell would I want OLD PS1,PS2, and PS3 games on my next-gen PS4?

I really HOPE that come release day, you will have MORE games for us to play. Games are what makes the machine and if you DON`T have variety on day one, you`ll lose out!

Also, cross-game chatter?

Oh… and will you still allow us the option to swap hard drives as well? I say this cause I am STILL playing with my original 6-year old PS3 with a 2TB hard drive installed, which I must say makes the machine outstanding.

So… release date? I take it we will be able to purchase PS4 around March next year?

I`m excited and despite the lack of actual console, which I think is a brave move because at the end of the day, it is about SPEC and GAMES above all. As I have said, no doubt SONY will use E3 to dominate the expo and leave everyone gobsmacked!

Oh… any chance of getting those videos on the PSN Store?

grimbarian 23 February, 2013 @ 9:04 am   133

@129 – alisaleem86,

I initially thought that the lack of mention about physical media, i.e an optical drive, was worrying too.

However I found this link upon searching about it – which (subject to change) says there will be a Blu-Ray drive included on the machine.

http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/130221a_e.pdf

 
Catkiller1 23 February, 2013 @ 9:15 am   134

I won’t bother with the pros as we are all aware of what they are!

The major con for me is that previous purchased PSN titles won’t be compatible. I have spent a vast amount of money on the store & I can’t transfer the titles onto the PS4?? For me that’s a fail & I won’t purchase one for a very long time. I’ll stick with my PS3 for at least another 2-3 years!

To anyone that wants to comment on this, note I have stated that for me it’s a fail & the reason, I won’t buy one. If you want to buy one then that’s fine but SONY have missed the mark for me, on something that should have been a certainty from the very start of development.

Hopefully after 2 years of waiting some functionality will exist. I don’t want to live stream either, I want the games available that I purchased.

Kind Regards

 
kriskrosbbk 23 February, 2013 @ 9:32 am   135

Hi there everyone ..
What can I say my fella gamers,we just moved forward.Not big ,a huge leap!
I watched the event live ,just watched it for a third time with my girlfriend / wanted to show her KNACK :) /
Guys the show was epic! Loved every aspect of it .You nailed it honestly .
The GAIKAI tech PS4 is going to use is the future not only of gaming but technology as a whole .
I own a VITA as well and the news for the device are also great .You are looking proudly to the future.
What can I say about games,as a FPS guy ,Shadow Fall was the cherry of the cake that eve,at least for me .
However games like Deep Down and the new FF ,aw man! Just guys be sure to update us often on the system and its games development.
I have PS1,PS2 at that very moment I am playing on my PS3 ,double Black Ops II XP weekend :)
I am looking forward for that Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated, and Personalized device called PS4 .
Christmas just cant be soon enough.

Regards
Chris

Mikal_Drey 23 February, 2013 @ 9:38 am   136

Everything was pretty much as I expected. The PS4 looks to have taken a natural evolution rather than a technological leap. This as a good thing and it should limit costs ergo; cheaper for the consumer. Not only that, it gives the gamer a smoother transition and the new features are acceptable rather than a shock. For me this is more of a PS3.5 than a new console.

I like the new controller and as a move user I’m very interested to see where that direction is going. The camera was the hindrance for the move and the new eyebar™ has addressed that. Sadly the new eyebar™ now limits it for Augmented Reality style games like the awesome eye of judgement. Technically the eyebar™ looks very capable, now I wonder…. Is it going to be bundled ?

My only negative is the lack of 4k or any mention of it. 4k would make it a next gen console. The latest playstation has always been the deciding push for me to upgrade (CD, DVD, Blu Ray) but now I have no incentive to go 4k.

As others have said there are a lot of unanswered questions and I sit with bated breath, my appetite whet with anticipation.

 

Hmm, my ‘thoughts’ on the PS4… I WANT IT NOW!!! :P :P :P (sorry for shouting there) :D

+ I loved the KZ PS4 bit(the beginning looked like i was watching a Star Wars film) :P + Mainly the PS4 features sounded BRILLIANT & i really want to know more about them ASAP PLEASE(don’t think i can wait until E3, but i guess SONY are wise to keep something back because you know Microsoft will steal their ideas like they always do) :D

 
Leewom69 23 February, 2013 @ 9:49 am   138

As a Gamer I have to say I tuned out feeling genuinely underwhelmed.

There was a lot of talk of positivity amongst developers which I liked, but towards the end I wasn’t interested in hearing how exciting and great it was that playstation came to them, I wanted to see more of what they were doing with the toolset they had helped develop, rather than the possibilities…. as we all know possibilities are endless, capability is the issue.

Tech wise it sounds like it will have the power under the hood to deliver some truelly fantastic next gen visuals, which the game trailers did show – if these were indeed not just tech demos ;) – at the moment I am hoping the PS4 brings Current High End PC Visuals to the console market.

I will not comment on the social side as it does not interest me at all, but if it is what the majority of gamers want, why shouldn’t sony build it into the core of their nextgen console.

Like many I would have liked to see the console and the lack of backwards compatability (again) concerns me, I was happy to hear some vita love (though brief) but at the end of the day it will be the games that secure a purchase from me, games are what make a console.

 
fps_d0minat0r 23 February, 2013 @ 9:51 am   139

If i remember correctly, there was nothing said about the touch pad on the controller. Hopefully it wont be like sixaxis, you have to keep it in, no-one uses it and it adds cost in manufacturing and for the consumers.
That second chip sounds promising. now hopefully there will be no lag when bringing up the menu while ingame or waiting for a trophy to pop. ANY MAYBE WE CAN DOWNLOAD A GAME WHILE PLAYING ANOTHER!! – cant remember if this was confirmed.

The face animation looked incredible but the question is, will it be that good when there are other graphics being processed in the background, compared to a blank screen?

 
fps_d0minat0r 23 February, 2013 @ 9:57 am   140

@ Leewom69
I think the problem is that most the developers didnt have anything ready to show.
If they are working on games, most are probably still making the game engines, or the games are not good enough yet to show off.

would have been awesome to see GTA V running on the PS4.

familyforbes 23 February, 2013 @ 10:14 am   141

i was pretty satisfied with it i think the new features look really awesome and very unique i was pretty shocked when they announced some of them like the new live stream (cant wait for it). i think sony have announcement a normal amount of info about the ps4 , here you have people moaning about no seeing the console and they hardly said anything but you have to think about the rivals (xbox) , if you announcement to much too early they can just wiz through their console get all the nice features announcement what the console looks like in a blink of an eye and there ps4 is a gonna , if ps4 leave a bit of information hanging it’ll keep the fans eagerly waiting to see what it is and while xbox announce their console and all the features with it ps4 can just announce all the other pieces of it straight after which’ll hopefully out to the xbox so it’ll hopefully override with ps4 fans cause they’ve been waiting for it for a while and will gladly buy it while the xbox has just rushed all of their announcements people have nothing to wait for they’ve heard it all all they need to do is buy it, that is why i think the announcement was perfect cause they announcement a perfect amount of stuff and it just looks so cool!!:

 

I have to admit I’m more excited of incoming PS+ content! DOA5, wow, I was going to buy it next week. And so many other great games I haven’t finished. Next generation of gaming looks great, but let’s be honest – things are pretty neat for us gamers already with PS3, is new console really necessary? :D

 

I was thrilled with the PlayStation 4 reveal. The games, the features, the DualShock 4, Gaikai – this event was a stellar. I’m dying of waiting to get this beast machine.
The features are FANTASTIC. Downloading while the system is not operating,Suspend & Resume, and the the fact that we will be able to play any game instantly and download only a small fraction is mind blowing. But the most awesome feature was the ability to assets our friends and take the controller virtually, I was like, are you kidding me! That part was insane.
As for games I’ve gone crazy after seeing Killzone. I literally opened my mouth the second I saw the “R3 Melee” haha :D. And Knack was brilliant, brought back old memories of great platform games. My body is ready.

But I was frustrated because the absence of ND, PD and The Last Guardian, Agent. We don’t know if these games are PS4 titles or not but I’d love some details on them both. But Sony have to save some for E3.

Thank you Sony for choosing holiday 2013. I’m graduating from university on the December/January so things is just getting better and better. I love you guys :D

 
AmethystSword 23 February, 2013 @ 10:49 am   144

Generally enjoyed the show, couple of boring bits in it (and embarrassing…the Square Enix part made me cringe…trolling us with an E3 announcement…), but all in all very good.

What I found to be the best parts of the PS4 would be the 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, really looking forward to how the devs play with that! The streaming of play like ustream…love watching streams and up for giving streaming a go myself. And lastly the background processing, standby charging of console and updating…that is cool stuff.

I was very disappointed about backwards compatibility. I understand about the CELL stuff but what about PS1 and PS2? Really wish you could find a way to emulate the PS3 titles.

Can’t really comment on the DualShock 4 until I actually have it in my hands, part of me says it looks good, other part is mmm about the touchpad.

As for the games shown, eh, no wow factor yet. Waiting for E3 I guess.

All in all was good but still a lot of questions unanswered :(

 
USEYOURFIST 23 February, 2013 @ 10:53 am   145

Being an oldskool, or just old, gamer all of the social stuff dosent interest me i just like to play the games. Which it must be said surpassed my expectations, especially especially that deep down demo! am excited for E3 to see what else is coming, really hoping for a better final fantasy next gen!

Based on the games so far i will probably be buying on launch as i always do, but the lack of BC my force me to wait purley because if i am playing some of the ps3 games out around that time i will wait till i have finished them before buying the ps4.

Also the remote play is actually fully utilised in most games (inc third party) and not as laggy as the awful wiiu version if i sit more then 2 meters away from the console i will also buy a vita to go with my ps4. Though if your making a 4g vita announce it before ps4 launches!

As for streaming of old games, i have loads of games from every ps gen and i can emulate all bar the ps3 ones on my laptop, my point being the price to play stuff i already have would need to be very reasonable for me to go for that because to be fair il be playing all my new ps4 games over anything else! i just hope the rumors of uk not getting till april 2014 are false, as we need it xmas too

 

Ok, loved it all…

But there is one small thing that stood out and got me really excited. yeah the games looked epic, Watch Dogs and InFamous blew me away, but it was a few second video which show the million pieces demo. Where the blue ceiling fell down onto the village scape. Seriously that got me really excited…

 

What happens to all the stuff from my psplus subscription. Without backwards compatibility its a fail. That’s my thoughts. Between plus and the fact that nothing will work next gen why would I buy anything more for ps3?

What I’m hopeful about is not PS4′s power, it’s its ease of use for developers. If they can create games as easily as they want, overall game quality will increase substantially. Right now on all consoles developers need to jump through hoops and loops to create a functional game. If Sony have really solved that, I’m really hopeful about the future of gaming.

papajoons 23 February, 2013 @ 11:51 am   149

For me the playstation 4 event was superb! without even showing the console they made viewers ask for more! my thoughts on the event-

i really liked david cage presentation. the old man’s face was very lifelike.
Media molecules presentation was amazing as well. their presentation showed the ps move’s uses in a whole new way.
i liked the idea of sking help from friends when we are stuck in some part of the game or assisting them. it was a pretty neat feature.
i also liked the idea of playing a game while it is downloading.
The feature i am really very interested in is the remote play feature. i am a vita owner planning to get the ps4 and i am really very excited for that feature.

among the games, i liked killzone shadow fall, infamous second son and drive club. i loved the part in the teaser where the soldier kills another soldier and turns into a helghast. it was amazing. i also liked the detailed environment of drive club. i am really looking forward to more announcements from them.
overall the event was fantastic and hats off to sony for pulling it of so well. Made me proud of being a playstation gamer.

 
Fllysurfer 23 February, 2013 @ 12:10 pm   150

The presentation was interesting… not mind blowing.

Im not sold on the new controller really… how and what will it do on motion?

Also, what about the people heavily invested in PS3?

No passing over of games on PSN PLUS? PS3 Owned games?

I´ve have a PS3 since launch (€599), the first one YLD on me and I paid the difference (another 129€) to have it replaced for a Slim version a week after the warranty expired.

4 Dual Shocks / 5 move controllers and over 45games DVD on PS3.

Unless there is a really nice offer for moving all that over, the PS3 will remain my console for at least those 10 years support is maintained.

another_gamer195 23 February, 2013 @ 12:11 pm   151

Giving this topic more thought, and have concluded No, i am not getting one, not till ps3s Games become hard to get which imo is a good two, even three years away.. sure the graphics and ps4 only games are gonna be missed by me. but nah, i would have to compare getting a ps4 now (release) as moving from a fully renovated, expensive house into a newer emptier and ‘cheaper’ one.. cheaper in sense of net worth, not actual cost.. as for having both, ie ps3+4 sitting together by tv. lol it just wouldn’t work, either in appearance, ying and yen (is it), or whatever the word, basically they would not compliment each other, say like a BD player and Cable box Do look ok in many peoples, well basically focal points of their homes, ?. mine certainly is.. So the ps3 Would be housed in the bedroom, and again, like i have a console in mine, the device would hardly be used.. by most, maybe it’s just My way, but sharing/splitting console time never works out, it’s allways ps3 in front of large screen (living-room) tv. or maybe i just Have to game in my living room, just doesn’t feel right elsewhere. So unless m$/other system blows me away, it’s PS3 still for few more Years for me.

 
hawkmoon001 23 February, 2013 @ 12:18 pm   152

After watching the show I’ve been left excited about the release but also with a few concerns.

I think the controller looks excellent, the fact they have still kept it as a gaming controller and not some sort of gimic is a great idea as the PS4 to me should still be a gaming machine foremost before anything else.

Backward compatability for any console is a must, and if you own the original games you should not have to pay again to access them. So I think the whole cloud issue ect needs some clarity.

As for the social aspect, I understand they are trying to make gaming more of a social thing, but to me I like to get immersed in the game as a way to escape reality. So my main concern is that it may end up turning the console into some sort of extension of facebook.

Onto the games now, the new Killzone did look impressive, especially with all the civilians running about. Unfortunatly i do have doubts about driver club, first impressions would be it focuses too much on the social side and not enough on the gaming factor.

Will be very interesting to see what other developements are announced.

 
JCMoorehead 23 February, 2013 @ 12:24 pm   153

It was interesting but does raise a number of issues and questions.

As someone who writes about games and regularly uploads footage of gameplay I found the social/sharing side of the console fascinating. I agree with Sony when they say social gaming is going to be immensely important in years to come and will be a feature people embrace. The store I work in gets a number of people coming in for devices to record and upload their game footage so there is a market there.

While power is important we are moving towards an age where imagination and game direction will be key. What I love about the Playstation is it seems to allow for the more imaginative titles and I don’t think you’d get titles like LittleBigPlanet or Journey anywhere else. I think seeing Sony support titles like The Witness and Knack is brave.

The other games shown didn’t quite wow me as I would have like but it is still early days, I’ve never been a Killzone fan and the other titles shown save a few just didn’t excite. I am however excited about the new Infamous and WatchDogs.

I have to touch on the Backwards Compatibility/Used Games issue, the lack of BC does disappoint me, it would be nice to see some kind of transfer for digital.

 

Sorry. I’m not gonna go with the usual Sony fanboy stuff here, but I’m not gonna win anyway ;-).
The ps4 hype wagon is well and truly rolling. The press conference has definitely sparked my interest, but it’s probably raised more concerns for me. No backward compatibility? four years worth of games on my shelves, not to mention my download list. Plenty of trophies still to earn. In addition remote play is causing me a severe case of deja vu. I seem to remember seeing a running demo of killzone over remote play during another press conference about two years ago, at the announcement of the vita.
Hopefully Sony will keep up with the development this time. Remote play, crossed with backward compatible game playing would be the thing that would make me start saving up now. After all, that’s why I bought the vita (still slightly bitter).
I thought by now I’d be playing skyrim on the handheld, while the missus was watching her period drama rubbish on the telly.
Didn’t realise I’d have to wait for the ps4. On the positive side, killzone and watchdogs looked awesome and the specs look promising…. wait and see eh?

another_gamer195 23 February, 2013 @ 12:34 pm   155

I also been recalling the part of the reveal where they mentioned about if you get stuck on a boss/level, you can send SOS out to, well anyone i think, which if so isn’t too bad, but still most of us wouldn’t ask ‘anyone’. we would want a mate or at least someone on friends list.. which brings me to my (usual) point, they never mentioned that this ‘helper’ would need to also own a copy of whatever game it may be, so . . does this mean what it actually said, or is it a early glimpse of same old business as usual. Or did they mention it had to be someone who had the game as well. whatever, i hope it is Not required, ie maybe you beat it and traded/sold it, will you Still be able to respond to a help me plea ?.. another good (read devious) way of selling a few more copies of or getting people to keep or buy games digital, Not in itself the biggest blag, But added to recent history, ie RP on vita (lol) and other little. schemes i guess, well i think ‘some’ will both see And feel where i’m coming from.

The fact the current PSN purchases won’t carry over is a HUGE disappointment. That’s all…

 

Everything was simply amazing I’m pre ordering the hell out of the PS4, I loved that you will be able to stream and upload gameplay I always wanted to do that but had no money to buy a capture card, the controller looked great, and Finally we will be able to stream the ps4 games on the vita :D When I saw that I just fell in love with my vita even more :D

 
KRadiation 23 February, 2013 @ 1:01 pm   158

I’m massively excited about the live streaming and ability to watch your friends live streams. Ive wanted it more than anything after experiencing it with OnLive. I don’t think many people can comprehend just how much fun it’s going to be.
Also with that the save screenshot and video is a massive feature. I’ve been using capture cards for years and it’s such a mess having to hook the laptop up and play the game in sub HD. Finally being able to save something funny, or incredible or interesting without the need for extra equipment is awesome.

My only reservation is the date of the eu launch. If its not until next march then I think that’s a big mistake handing the next box a clean run through Christmas and most games are going to pick that up rather than wait an extra 4-5 months for essentially the same games and a few exclusive that by then will feel outdated.

Donline- 23 February, 2013 @ 1:10 pm   159

I look forward to seeing some RPG Magic from this machine.

It seems like a lot of people are concerned about there existing accounts being lost during the switchover, but it looks like your focusing a lot on social networking, so I’m sure our hard work will have a place on one the new system somewhere…. ?

I’m thinking some sort of “Timeline”… “SONY STORY” “Playstation Journey” “BackStory”… you get the idea

 
VenomousAlbino 23 February, 2013 @ 1:10 pm   160

Two things about Sony’s presentation stuck out for me personally:

The first thing was that, despite the PS4 being a good 9 or 10 months away, the console is already promising a healthy mix of tried and tested IP’s and brand new experiences. Killzone, inFAMOUS and Diablo III all look excellent, but there are also a lot of titles that will maybe push me out of my comfort zone a little bit and both push the hardware and innovate in terms if gameplay in different ways; games like Knack and DriveClub, as well as third party offerings like The Witness, Watch_Dogs and Destiny. It’s something that has always impressed me about Sony and continues to do so with PS4: Sony has this amazing and exhaustive portfolio of great franchises, and yet they never rest on their laurels and rely solely on those. They’re constantly using their first party studios to push out brand new IP’s and this looks set to continue with PS4.

The second thing that stuck out to me as extremely cool was Remote Play. The promise of being able to play pretty much every PS4 game on my Vita if the missus is watching Air Crash Investigation or Teen Mom is just too amazing for words.

 

While there are still many questions to be answered that will either make me buy the PS4 or not, I’m not really phased about all that; there is plenty of time until the console comes out.

The conference was, in my opinion, spot on. Those where 2 hours well spent :)
In terms of hardware, I am a firm believer that it is nothing without good software (I’m looking at my Vita right now), so I didn’t get much excited about the specs. What did get me excited was the fact Sony asked developers what they would like to see. This is big. Asking developers for input on your future platform has got to be the best thing Sony did in the last couple of years. Oh, and PS+ too, that service is just too good to be true :)

In terms of games, I loved the whole Watch Dogs demo (GTA what?). I also enjoyed the presentation on Drive Club. I’ve always been more of a Burnout/arcade racing kind of guy, but the idea of being in a club and racing as team like that actually made me smile: me and my friends can form a club of the worst drivers ever, but at least we will stand together :) (1/3)

 

Then there is the new Killzone. More than the new graphics, which looked fab, the fact they used the Share button made a world of difference for me. We had that nice guy at the beginning talk about all that, but it was with Killzone that I really got into it: I was watching the conference live and commenting with friends on Facebook, when the video came up on my feed. Fantastic!

On a duller note, Square-Enix should have just stayed at home. I mean, every gamer worth it’s salt had already watched that video months ago (that exact same video!). Also, as much as Capcom’s Deep Down looked awesome (and it really did), the fact they had that selection wheel on something that did not seem like a gameplay video didn’t sit right with me. But it still looked lovely.

In the end, what I think I liked more was actually the DualShock 4. That photo that had been making the rounds a couple of days before make it look hideous, but once I saw it I fell in love with it. Even more so with the press photos Sony released after, and Killzone being shown at Jimmy Fallon didn’t hurt it either. (2/3)

 

As much of a PlayStation loyalist that I am, the controller was and continues to be one of the most important traits of Sony’s console throughout the years, and one that hasn’t yet been bested. I played on all rival consoles, sure, but their controllers never felt as good as the DualShock (or even the rumble-less original) and that really counts for me. I mean, I will spend countless hours holding that thing, so…

All in all, I think Sony did a good job. I just hope that, come E3, they can deliver the answers to much of those unanswered questions everyone has; it would be a shame if they just re-hashed the same info while showing how the PS4 actually looks ;) (3/3)

TurboTrup 23 February, 2013 @ 1:16 pm   164

The most important thing is:

Focus on the gameplay not on the graphics. That’s why I loved my PS2 more than PS3.

Games are supposed to be entertaining not realistic. Remember that.

 
smitj019 23 February, 2013 @ 1:37 pm   165

This is the system I have been waiting for!!!! I LOVE the control and my mind can not even begin to imagine the graphics 4 years or so from now! I was dissapointed however by the lack of answers to questions i asked like What will happen to home? This cloud thing does it work for psn games or disc? But Im still buying day one!!! I bough a piggy bank two days ago he already has £5 in him :’( It will be worth the shiney beast…. I said to myself as i SMASHED the last one :’( Now only guilt roams me as i play my vita :’( R.I.P Vita piggy! 2011-2012 same to you future ps4 piggy :(

 
kaminobatto 23 February, 2013 @ 2:19 pm   166

I was really impressed with the show. I hope the specs given were final and an impressive CPU/GPU announcement will soon follow.
However, I’m a bit concerned because I don’t remember anything being said about an optical drive! I don’t mind downloading digital games but I certainly prefer an optical format, reason is that no matter how much capacity you’ve got on a hard drive, you will eventually run out of space someday.
I was overwhelmed by Drive Club, it is a petrol head’s wet dream! Can’t wait to put my hands on it! I really liked everything else as well, the weak link – in my view – was The Witness. I really loved Braid, it was a piece of art from graphics to music and game play,but I’m not sure the Witness is a decent successor though. We shall see.
All other functionality such as Gaikai (a jaw dropping K.A. feature),Suspend Mode and Dual Shock 4′s Share button are welcome additions to an already attractive package, this is going to be one awesome piece of technology fully loaded with features!
I also look forward to the more commitment Sony promised for PS Vita as it is a great system but it’s lacking the required support from both 1st and 3rd party developers.

 
BENSTARNO1 23 February, 2013 @ 2:58 pm   167

I liked the show enough to pre order my console, as a playstation plus member I was wondering how my purchases would be honored I guess vita purchases would still be usable , also will home still be the same or is a new home in development . I must admit I’ve always felt Xbox live worked better although I’ve not turned my on in months. I’m hoping ps4 can change that it seems Sony has learned some valuable lessons this generation, heres to the next one.:)

 
BENSTARNO1 23 February, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   168

P.s. please please release it in Britain at the same time as the us , it’s just torture when we have to wait. And if microsoft are able to do a world wide release of their console with comparable specs as ps4 then all your hard work will be wasted.

judegabriel 23 February, 2013 @ 3:13 pm   169

i would just like to know wht its gonna look like

 

could make sure that move light on the ps4 controller can be turned off that light wouldnt have get on my nerves

 
Stonesthrow 23 February, 2013 @ 3:46 pm   171

Well, as you might have seen me write before, the Dualshock4 is a big disappointment. Not in its own right, just when compared to the ever amazing Dualshock3, or the traditional design in general.
The ever growing emphasis on the social aspect is unnecessary for me too. The overall look and feel of the UI was a downer too, as it reminded a lot of the current store design (which I don’t like either) and I love the designful simplicity of the XMB (both visually and practically – same goes for the old Store for that matter.) Not a techhead so the specs and everything don’t mean much to me, but the actual games obviously looked gorgeous. Killzone 4 was the big hitter for me (it’s always this or MGS for me:p), but the others looked amazing too.

 

I enjoyed the presentation and liked the sound of what the ps4 had to offer so far.

I thought knack offered Pixar like graphics and infamous second son has me well excited as infamous is my fav game this gen.
The social stuff seems quite good as it offered more than just comparing trophys with another member you could see how the accomplished a specific task in game for that difficult trophy ect which will be good.

The only worry I have is how many of the new features will incur a subscription fee, I don’t want to be playing a plus subscription as well as another ps4 subscription of say £5 pm to get online and using all of the ps4′s features.

I’ll be keeping my ps3 no matter what and the price of the ps4 will determine if I’m an early adopter again or not, at this point I’m unsure as I was an early adopter of ps3 and vita and it never took long for great deals to come along on those after launch that would have given me much better bang for my buck.

 
KRadiation 23 February, 2013 @ 4:23 pm   173

One other thought that isn’t really positive or negative is the sort of removal of anonymity. I’m curious as to how that’s going to work.

If the system truly pulls back that curtain then will we see (or hear) far less abusive/racist/sexist etc idiots? Not that it’s a huge problem on ps3 like it is in XBL. But anything that stops gamers and makes them think before they open their mouths has to be a good thing.

I also wonder if cheaters/boosters online can be exposed with the video share feature? Could that too be a feature that helps stop these things? Will players boost if they know that anyone can expose them, no longer a minority who might have a capture card.

 
pineanas 23 February, 2013 @ 4:25 pm   174

The feature that is most exciting has to be Gaikai integration.
I’d love to play my already bought digital ps3 games(hopefully no re-buy!), through gaikai on vita. That is not the most exciting part though!

I can see somewhere down the line of the ps4 cycle, gaikai being used as means to enhance the game without upgrading hardware. Imagine a game with regular ps4 graphincs, but when you go online gaikai could work in tandem with the console, increasing its computational power.

Maybe it’s not going to happen, but i can easily imagine games with enhanced graphics/draw distance/ physics objects and effects when you play online, just how now being online enhances your gameplay (aka messages in dark souls or leaderboards).

It can be done! I believe that the Playstation team will make this technology a winner, and the key to being the best next gen console around!
Greetings from Poland

 
AshishSahoo 23 February, 2013 @ 4:36 pm   175

Sony has done a really good job with the initial reveal of PS4. And that, no doubt, is because they focussed to the people who matter the most – Gamers. While the PS4 is shaping up to be another perfect all-rounder, its forte lies in its games. And I am glad those are shown on the forefront.
The conference had something for everybody, from impressive hardware specs (highlight of which was the stupendously powerful and speedy GDDR5 RAM and that too 8GB), to very impressive first-party games like KZ:ShadowFall , DriveClub etc. containing an exciting mix of new and existing IPs, to attracting indie developers via self-publishing and showing the beautiful and thought-provoking “The Witness” ,to a truly impressive third-party showing, highlight of which was Destiny and Diablo 3 and last but not the least, securing exclusive content for PS Platforms for Bungie’s Destiny , a move that will surely attract more customers to PS Ecosystem.
Continued….

 
AshishSahoo 23 February, 2013 @ 4:37 pm   176

The press conference, at 2 hours, was something I liked. Not too small, and certainly not too big for me (I would have been happy to sitting around for 2 more hours though!)
Announcements of not blocking used-games along with offline play being possible after the conference surely won a lot of hearts and definitely increased goodwill for PS brand and of course, PS4.

What I was a little disappointed about was the lack of any confirmed Japanese games for PS4, but announcement of Final Fantasy at E3 somewhat made up for that.
I am somewhat concerned about pricing. I hope despite packing all that next-gen punch inside, PS4 is priced competitively (around 400$ will be a sweet point in my humble opinion).
Continued….

 
AshishSahoo 23 February, 2013 @ 4:38 pm   177

Free online for multiplayer games has brought a lot of players to PS3. I hope Sony continues this heritage by offering at least basic online for multiplayer games for free, while charging for more advanced and network intensive features. Even though I won’t be affected by it, I certainly know a lot of people for whom free online was the biggest reason for selecting PS3 over its competitors.
Lastly, a personal request. I hope the PS4 is region free like its predecessors as it helps immensely to globe-trotting players like me, and also allows me to play that obscure Japanese game that never made it to Europe.
In all, Sony has ensured that PS4 will be my console of choice next-gen. I just hope you all continue to push the boundaries and bring the best gaming experiences to the PlayStation Gamers.
Long Live Play!

 
AshishSahoo 23 February, 2013 @ 4:39 pm   178

Free online for multiplayer games has brought a lot of players to PS3. I hope Sony continues this heritage by offering at least basic online for multiplayer games for free, while charging for more advanced and network intensive features. Even though I won’t be affected by it, I certainly know a lot of people for whom free online was the biggest reason for selecting PS3 over its competitors.
Lastly, a personal request. I hope the PS4 is region free like its predecessors as it helps immensely to globe-trotting players like me, and also allows me to play that obscure Japanese game that never made it to Europe.
In all, Sony has ensured that PS4 will be my console of choice next-gen. I just hope you all continue to push the boundaries and bring the best gaming experiences to the PlayStation Gamers.
Long Live Play!

Sorry for such a long piece and thanks for reading it!

 
AshishSahoo 23 February, 2013 @ 4:42 pm   179

Again, sorry for so many comments but my second comment is awaiting moderation. I hope its read too.
Thanks!

 
Coody-Baroody 23 February, 2013 @ 5:24 pm   180

It seems to me that for the 1st time,Sony have learnt from their mistakes and are humble enough to be advised by those who really matter in game developing-the developers themselves.

I couldnt believe the things i was hearing,1 amazing thing after another all correcting the wrongs that we have had with PS3.Painting a picture of what i believe will the greatest console ever made and Sonys masterpiece.

Rival fanboys seem to forget that in the 3 Console Wars Sony have been in they are 2/3! These seemed to think just because the PS3 wasnt as successful worldwide as the PS2 that you were dead and buried. Oh how they were proven wrong on Wednesday.

SCE have done a phenomenal job and it is SURELY the best thing Playstation or indeed Sony as a whole have ever created.

Ive always been a PS fan so I never needed convincing but its ALWAYS nice when your beliefs are vindicated to the doubters.
No matter who you are and what console is your favourite, i defy ANY gamer NOT to have been impressed with what Sony have accomplished with the PS4.

 
Coody-Baroody 23 February, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   181

But,to be more specific its how fresh and innovative the PS4 and its contents are looking. The ability to see EXACTLY whats being played in real time by my friend on their PSN profile and then being able to join them, chat and even take over the controls if they wanted!!!

Xbox 360′s Cross game chat now looks like its little – runt of the litter – baby brother!

Such a fresh and new idea that is so clever. The instant abilty to upload videos of my gaming as and when i please. The zero download times due to being able to play AS im downloading the game. Fresh idea after fresh idea each more intoxicating than the last!

Mark Cerny…….You Sir are a GENIUS!!!!

The 8GB announcement was VERY nice. It should last quite some time before it gets “old”.

Also like that there been a big focus on making the PS4 developer friendly. There been a fair share of bad PS3 ports, and now it looks like there gonna be very few bad PS4 ports, maybe even no bad PS4 ports at all. Very nice indeed.

Of the games that showed, I’m mostly interested in Knack. It had a nice design and looks like it gonna be fun. I also look forward to see more of The Witness.

I hope the PS4 will offer full PS2 BC this time, so I can play my PS2 disc games over HDMI, using a wireless Dualshock controller and using virtual memory cards; like how I can play my PS1 games on the PS3.

Also hope that Nier 1080p HD, Valkyria Chronicles 1080p HD, Ni no Kuni 1080p HD and the Yakuza series 1080p HD are re-released for the PS4.

And finally I hope that Sony will continue to improve the selection of classic PS1 & PS2 games on EU PSN, like the Suikoden series.

Not a fan of online streaming solutions like gaikai, unfortunately. Don’t want added latency or online requirements (after downloading the game) to play a single player game. It’s just wrong.

 
harryhotshot 23 February, 2013 @ 6:43 pm   183

Sorry, would love to write something but too excited…..

….can’t think straight !!

JediKnight246 23 February, 2013 @ 6:48 pm   184

I’m looking forward to it, the lack of backwards compatibility is the only downside I can see so far, since I’ve got quite a few favourite PS3 games that I would have liked to have been able to play on the PS4.

On the positive side though, I’m happy that The Witcher 3 is being released on the PS4, I had been hoping that the series would make the jump over to PlayStation, and I’m hoping that the first two games follow soon after so that I don’t miss out on their story. :)

 

By the words of a great man, this conference was and ps4 is LEGEN… wait for it….

It was great that sony didn’t focus solely on specs. They were great of course but i was pleased to see lots of new functions in the console. Downloading while playing was so simple idea that I can’t believe I hadn’t even realized I wanted it. The new controller was good because it wasn’t changed that much. I can see how the share button and even move light would be create for lots of people but they werent realy for me but fortunately those won’t get in the way.

Games were awesome but at the same time annoying because now I have to by killzone, watch dogs and infamous at the same time with the console. My poor, poor wallet. The quality of the games was great compared to ps3 but that of course was expected after so many years. I think David Cage was spot on right when he said that technology is no longer the limiting factor but insted the developers imagination.

…DARY, LEGENDARY. Thats right I said it.

 
dinosauriac 23 February, 2013 @ 7:06 pm   186

Gotta say I’m impressed. The controller looks a little awkward after over a decade of classic Dualshock, but I guess I’ll get used to it. Seems to be a nice leap in power, so hopefully we won’t see any more sub-HD blurry and stuttery games next gen.

I’m really dissappointed in the lack of proper backwards compatibility though, after investing so much into PlayStation this generation. I’m pretty sure my PS3 won’t last forever, and not being able to play my current games on the new hotness is kind of a deal breaker. See you in a few years, I’ll keep enjoying PS Plus on my seventh 60GB launch PS3.

 
Helfire13 23 February, 2013 @ 7:27 pm   187

Do I have any reservations? Yes. I have reserved my PS4 and copy of Killzone Shadow Fall within hours of announcement.

Viva La Playstation!

 

Shame that PS3 PSN games don’t work on PS4 as it wouldn’t be that hard to get them to work but it’s just Sony trying to make more money by getting you to buy them again.

Just like they do with PSN and PSM games.

You can’t hold a reveal conference when you can’t even tell people the price range of the item.

I won’t be getting a PS4 until PS3 isn’t supported by PS+ anymore.

 
Fllysurfer 23 February, 2013 @ 7:31 pm   189

I recall the first model which I had (PS3) suffered from excessive heating thus the eventual YLOD. Since this new architecture is strongly base on the PC I wonder how they will deal with the heating issues.

 
RatchetBoy10 23 February, 2013 @ 7:42 pm   190

The Playstation 4 is a major hit! (even though most people knew it was coming!) The new features that the developer’s like me can use to make not only games that people enjoy, but games that they are part of. I also like the fact that we can finally play playstation console games on the go (excluding curtain titles)

Overall i believe that the playstation 4 will be a hit and that the way of play will truly be changed!

Phala1234 23 February, 2013 @ 8:08 pm   191

@2 @smyth97
So you would rather want to know what it looks like rather then what it does? Sure what the hel l, why not!

 

I love how the PS4 is incorporating a lot of the pad functionality as well as software (resume play) to make everything more unified. I also think making a more open ended system for self publishing. The way i think of it is PlayStation could be the PayPal of indie games. As a barrier any independent game has is ease of being able to sell the product and give that product to customers.

In exactly the same way PayPal took out the middlemen of online transactions. I really think there is a place there for PSN to take over independent game distribution and sales.

As for the games i personally couldn’t wait to play. Obviously i was blown away with Killzone and Infamous i am really curious to see how things have evolved since #2.

But what really tickled my fancy was Knack. It screamed a Dreamworks/Pixar movie within a game and brings some of that more childlike wonder that is surely missing in today’s platforms.

 
BENSTARNO1 23 February, 2013 @ 8:37 pm   193

Impressive reveal , new controller looks really good. Some truely gorgeous games were shown too deep down looked particularly good. The ui looks likes an evolution rather than a revolution but that’s fine.
As ps4 is not backwards compatible with ps3 games it makes me wonder how the the ps store will work across both consoles, maybe a reward for ps plus early adopters would be nice some form of digital content from the new store.
I think Sony are making informed choices with this console design , not just from a cost perspective but from games development too it has to be easy to programme for. I want a well made reliable machine that I can be proud to own something I love to look at and show off, but if I’m honest games are why we came & games are why we stay.

 
ApokNyneWheel 23 February, 2013 @ 9:46 pm   194

My thoughts?

No BC = no sale.

Simple.

 
THE_FORCE 23 February, 2013 @ 11:06 pm   195

I assume that 99.9% of people reading and posting on this blog already own a PS3, so why on earth should backwards compatibilty be a factor?

Their loss. We’ll all be paying the fantastic games the PS4 has to offer while they’re longingly looking on…..

 

@195 – you’d rather stifle creativity and ease of programming just to play old games? Do you not understand the basic principals behind moving to a completely different architecture and what affect that has on the ability to provide backward compatibility? That’s why they’ve offered Gaikai to provide all the PS3, PS2 and PS1 games they can provide on a single, streaming service.

 
Tangerineroach 23 February, 2013 @ 11:55 pm   197

My opinion probably isn’t very popular; I was STUNNED by Media Molecule and Quantic Dream presentations. They showed entirely new ways of player-game interaction that can influence upcoming generation of hardware or even the future of the medium. Ease of creation and visual expression of emotions advance games as a whole, and that’s what sold me on PS4. That’s why I’ll buy it on day one. If I can afford it.

Game reveals did nothing but announce their existence, which of course good, but had less impact on me. Of course, I’m positive Killzone and Infamous will deliver, but great games on a PlayStation system are a given, so it isn’t surprising at all.

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 23 February, 2013 @ 11:58 pm   198

I have my money ready, ps4, gimme gimme gimme

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 24 February, 2013 @ 12:07 am   199

Will it be a 2013 Uk release or is that jap/us? i would like to know please as sony love to say a rough date and we all know uk always gets stuff last…. always

Naruto7003 24 February, 2013 @ 12:21 am   200

I have been holding on the PS2 for some years now, I’ll hink I will want to change it to the coming PS4.

GalapagosaraY 24 February, 2013 @ 1:01 am   201

I am personally very dissapointed in the news about that PSN/PS3 games on PS3 wont be playable on the PS4, so you can atleast have some backlog if youre not interested in say more than 1 of the launch games. Alot of people are stuck with a ps3 they most likely wanted to switch out by the time PS4 arrived, since i personally dont like having more than 1 console under my tv. But the worst is the loss of all those PSN games since you cant sell your system without losing them for nothing. So PSN is basically just a library where you rent games, and some of those games cost like double the price than in a physical store. I just feel sorry for those people who have bought these full priced games and over maybe 50+ games at the PSN store those guys must feel theyve lost alot of money. I personally liked the PS4 controller and a coup of the games but im not going to jump in on the console till i see what Microsoft has in store, especially after how well PSN was handled in this short time span it has had on PS3 thats just not good enough.

SamTheSkater 24 February, 2013 @ 1:04 am   202

The PlayStation 4 looks like everything I was hoping it would be. And I can see that PlayStation will keep delivering the most powerful hardware and the most exclusive games.

The name and font are perfect, don’t ever stop numbering your consoles. I’m also hyped about all the cloud and social features and playing PS4 games on PS Vita and other devices is awesome! And it’s cool that PlayStation Move is returning on PS4.

I liked all the games I saw. Just maybe Killzone: Shadow Fall should feel a little more like a Killzone-game. Driveclub should differentiate itself more from Gran Turismo. And inFamous: Second Son was maybe a little too dark for being inFamous. One game that wasn’t too dark was Knack and I feel a bright action adventure game is important to have around as well. Overall it was a wonderfully varied bunch of impressing games.

I hope playing online on the PS4 will remain free and that it launches this year here in Europe.

But anyway, this console is obviously a day 1 purchase for me and I’ve pre-ordered it along with a bunch of the games that were shown. And overall I think the PlayStation 4 has what it takes to completely rule the next generation and be the absolute standard.

Dynamenos21 24 February, 2013 @ 1:14 am   203

guys the ps4 for me was awesome i love it i hoped that u pushed and the 3d headset u know the thing u put in ur head that was be more like future gaming.and i want to give some idea im playstation fun from childhood i love playstation so… why we dont make the playstation4 my friend? like best buddies why we dont make playstation4 talk?! like i wake up in the morning i say goodmorning playstation or like what is my weight today hows the weather? or what do u think to play today? horror game action ? stuff like that what do u think my idea its good? and the playstation will answer of course this idea can became to reality sry 4 my english pls answer to me thank u playstation 4 life i love playstation and sony.

 

I was left impressed by pretty much everything at the conference.

I think the thing that caught my attention the most was the focus on “pick up and play”. Such as the suspend and resumre functionality and being able to start playing games before they’ve finished downloading. I remember when you used to be able to just put a game in the console, turn it on and after a few seconds you were playing. It started to look like consoles had moved away from that so I found it reassuring that there’s a big effort to keep the waiting time down.

I also enjoyed seeing the variety in the software that was shown and the potential that some of the tech demos displayed. (PLEASE tell me that Media Molecule’s demo means they are working on a fully 3D LittleBigPlanet game where I can create open worlds and fully animate characters. My life would be complete if that happens)

I also really like the video sharing features. Though I hope we’ll be able to upload them to Youtube as well as UStream.

Being able to stream all PS4 games to my Vita is a feature I could see myself using a lot.

Based on what I know so far I’ll definatly be picking one up on launch day. :)

 
naruto1913 24 February, 2013 @ 2:32 am   205

Hey Playstation,

I think it was a great confrence was expecting Kingodm Hearts 3 on Square-Enix but hopefully one day :) The Graphics looked awesome! For the share button all cool, but I hope they will addd Youtube too. Gaikai made me really excited hoepfully we’ll be able to stream our games. Can’t wait for the electronic entertainment expo (E3) for the design and new news and games! :D

DJKABAlL 24 February, 2013 @ 3:41 am   206

PS4 sounds great games looked as expected from a debut….Buuuut

RESERVATION – No backwards compatibility AGAIN. I’m more than disappointed. Failing the consumer in this respect is becoming a bad habit for Sony. I understand $why$ Sony does this but like many others I’m left speechless after spending $hundreds$ on PSN games. Why keep closing off that market? I was planning on buying a PS4 transferring my library to the new system and continuing my buying spree of both PS3 and PS4 games.

I would even be willing to buy software that would unlock backwards compatibility and would be willing to pay $14.99 and down for this feature. Please consider this.

XiphosArtemis 24 February, 2013 @ 3:54 am   207

OMG!!!!! I can’t wait!! >_<
I'm going to save up!! Screw saving up for a car haha!! And hopefully swap in ps3 for the ps4 and pay extra $$, the specs of the new ps4 is exciting <3

 
Shadow_Dancer 24 February, 2013 @ 6:20 am   208

So far liking some of the new features like social integration. I’m alittle concerned about what the console looks like (I hope the design is at least as sleek as the PS3).Having people get on stage and tell you how cool the system is but not actually seeing it makes it hard to get really excited for it. It’s like someone telling you all the great features of a car or phone even though they haven’t actually seen if it looks worth buying. I’m sure you’ll be showing it at E3 so it’s not a big deal yet.

My biggest grip and I hope Sony re-evaluates their strategy is the lack of backwards compatibility. At least with PS3 games. Your explanation that BC will be handled by streaming games on any device is a weak argument and misses the point entirely. How do you stream a game that you already own? If physical discs can’t be played on PS4 what’s the point of calling it “backwards compatibility”. TRUE backwards compatiblity allows players to play their EXISTING LIBRARY on the new console, not have to re-purchase the same game again!!!

 
arodi007 24 February, 2013 @ 6:23 am   209

Hope that there will be SoundSpectrum(Aeon) for Music Player PlayStation 4.

 
Mistalya 24 February, 2013 @ 6:29 am   210

I wasn’t very excited about the games that were announced. I would have loved to see a Tomb Raider or Uncharted explode onto the screen. I’m sure this will happen in time and I can’t wait.
The online functionality will be interesting, I like to share my successes and failures but I also find my Facebook friends are not my PSN friends and vice versa. It will be exciting to see how this develops. I have a Vita and will be interested to see how the units interact. More people may finally realise what an incredible portable games unit this it.
My reservations are the backward compatibility and price of the new unit. I can see it being very expensive and something that will not be within my price range for a few years. This may not be a bad thing the games range will be vastly improved.
On the whole I’m excited about the release. I am looking forward to hearing how it develops and what the console actually looks like. At this stage I won’t be rushing out to get one but as a long time Playstation fan I can see one in my future.

Ford_1984 24 February, 2013 @ 7:08 am   211

I literally cannot wait for the PS4 to arrive. I have never wanted to play my games on anything other than a playstation. PS4 is looking like the best console ever made. Some of the new features sound incredible. I am looking forward to seeing what my friends are up to, trying out all the games for free and paying for those that I love. Playing some of the most graphically advanced games and getting even closer to the gameplay.

I’m guessing the console wasn’t shown because the housing is still in development? Make it nice n shiny please!
With lots of blue lights. Make PS4 logo light up too!

Thanks Sony

 
RedBaron1960 24 February, 2013 @ 8:45 am   212

Asking the game developers what has been holding them back was a true inspiration for a gaming console organisation. Now allowing us as end users the opportunity to personalise what we see is certainly going to save me time in selecting which games I will play. As with any new innovation I will wait to see how much of my hard earned cash flows into their pockets. :)

 
MisoTsukiko 24 February, 2013 @ 8:48 am   213

I’m happy with what I saw, I’ve only recently gotten into ps3 after years with XBL, looking forward to the PS4.

Doubt ill be buying Xbox 720.

 

I had chills at several times during the presentation – as they covered the main bases of what I wanted in more detail than I had ever hoped for. Supercharged hardware, yet the architecture should have a much easier learning and optimisation curve for developers. I share the TV with my wife and kids, so suspend and resume will be great, as will the remote play through Vita. The new camera follows the lead of the Move, being great tech waiting for software – and I loved seeing what MM had done. Having the 1st party studios for exclusive games is consistently a winner, and ramping up the support for 3rd party and indie games is awesome. All this, and the games were stunning. I can’t wait until it makes its way down to Oz.

 
zorro1582 24 February, 2013 @ 9:07 am   215

My favourite part of the playstation 4 reveal was when you showed the console. No, you didn’t. You revealed a controller the world had already seen (thanks to naughty developers) and put specs on screen that are in no way close to what my desktop PC had a year ago. Specs aside, there currently is no reason to upgrade my ps3 as all the money I have spent over the last 6-7 years will mean nothing in November as your “next-gen” system has compatibility problems…
I couldn’t play ps1 games on my ps2. Then I couldn’t play ps2 games on my ps3. Now I won’t be able to play ps3 games on the ps4. Four boxes under tv? You won, I don’t want an Xbox in anyway at all but don’t screw me for being a loyal customer since the playstation. Not only that, nothing on the PSN will work on the ps4 as well? I understand not wanting to make Xbox games playable on playstation but not playstation games on playstation. Another big fail for you Sony.
The controller looks nice though.

 

I really enjoyed the presentation except some minor problems with the stream (that can be explained by my crappy DSL line).

But anyways! I really like the fact that you have changed the DualShock controller. This was about time. The original DualShock controller fitted my hands when I was a youth, but as an adult the DualShock is a bit to small. The DualShock 4 looks like it’s a bit bigger and more comfortable to handle. This will show when I have the controller myself.

But from the games shown it wasnt many that impressed me as much as i thought it would. But my button is on Destiny. I really enjoy the idea with the mobilephone apps and tablet apps that interact with the game (multiscreening is a thing to be developed in my opinion.)

Commandofin 24 February, 2013 @ 11:12 am   217

When it comes to games I say Watch Dogs because it was properly demonstrated. Second one was Knack but the rest didn’t tell me anything about the gameplay. KZ3 was just another shooter but it seems to be bringing back secondary fire.

I was really impressed by the video capture features but it left many questions like, does it use the 8GB of RAM or does it have its own RAM somewhere, can you just save the file into your PS4, do you have to link your Youtube account to upload it or is it in some other video service and finally, is it monthly payed feature.

I don’t remember getting straight answer but is there free online? And what belongs to the paid services? I guess these will be answered at E3.

I just hope you can select to not show your real name in any of the new features.

DS4 still leaves me some questions like where to utilize touchpad, for it being actually useful and not just some gimmick.

 
ApokNyneWheel 24 February, 2013 @ 11:19 am   218

@197 Yes, I understand that the PS4 uses a different architecture to the PS3, and I also understand that there are good financial reasons not to include PS3 BC. But the fact is, Sony could do it if they wanted – they’re just choosing not to. It’s bad enough they didn’t include it in the PS3; to repeat this a second time is just disgraceful.

Quite a few people, myself included, invested heavily in the PS3 this generation, especially on PSN. To then turn around and say, “Sorry, you can’t play these games on PS4″, makes me feel like I’ve essentially wasted my money. Why exactly would I, or anyone, invest in PSN in the future if we can’t carry over what we paid for to the next generation?

And as for streaming? Forget it. I’m not prepared to settle for playing PS3 games which I PAID for over an internet connection which could cut out at any time if the network’s overloaded, much less pay for a second time.

On top of that, the best defence anyone can come up with is, “You’ve got a PS3 already, what’s the problem?” I won’t waste my time refuting this, as it clearly misses the point.

Unless Sony addresses this, I’m sitting this generation out.

 
extermin8or_ 24 February, 2013 @ 12:22 pm   219

Well I though knack looked to be a fun platforming throwback to games like crash and should be fun. Ofc Killzone and Watch Dogs will be day one purchases along with the PS4, the touchpad on the controller is exciting-think of all the uses,i.e:inventory quick select in RPG’s etc no more menu jumping.Infamous: Second Son has me really excited as I loved infamous1&2 and the fact that the trailer is comprised of gameplay but with different camera angles is astonishing. I’m assuming PS plus subscription prices will go up slightly but include some of thos PSN features as I doubt it all will be free.Drive Club looks good,as does Bungies Destiny,pleased to hear Playstation will have exclusive content.The remote play features: YES!!FINALLY :D Just what I always wanted-literally you have no idea. The days of being bored on the loo if you have a dodgy stomach are over. And PS4 in bed without having to get up at all :p

Reservations:Whether it will make it to the UK/EU before Xmas-I don’t want to have to wait longer than other territories and I worry if psn will work properly with RESNET as I should be living on campus at uni for several months after I buy ps4-don’t want to have to lug it home every few weeks just to use broadband.

 

The conference was amazing from start to finish. The 2 hours flew by in what felt like minutes.

The spec for the PS4 is excellent as it stands now. Making it easier for the developers is a big win for everybody and all the developers seem to be excited. I love the feature of background downloading and no loading up the games. The social features are also a great edition.

I love the new controller. Adding something new to something I know so well. I have no problems with it. I like the new sticks and the touch pad will be interesting to use.

My favourite game was Watchdogs. I love open world games and this as a launch title will be amazing. I like Knack as well, it looks like a cute little game and it is typically Sony. Infamous looked excellent and one to watch and Killzone looks magnificent.

Gaikai was a good purchase and I see the advantages of playing some old games which are now hard to find. I hope there is a way that if I put in a PS3 game disc I can stream for free.

 

I do have a few reservations.

The first is the launch date. I feel Europe will be last again maybe March next year. I want one and the wait while friends across the pond will be playing for Christmas will be saddening.
The second it no backward compatibility, Granted if I have Watch Dogs, Killzone and others I will be fine. The main reason having a PS2, PS3 and PS4 under the TV makes it look cluttered. I would be happy even with just PS3 games.

No save and PSN game transfer. This scares me a bit. I bought hundreds of items through PSN and I won’t be able to play them on the PS4. If my PS3 breaks that is hundreds of Euro wasted. The lack of save transfer will hurt me as well. Let’s say Dragon Age 3 is on PS4 all my decisions from the first two games won’t work because my save is redundant.

 
Hexahedronaut 24 February, 2013 @ 1:59 pm   222

as someone who doesn’t play/buy games for the graphics or who as ever cared for graphics I find it hard to get excited for the PS4 mainly coz… Three games I’m looking forward to the most on the PS4 that being Watch Dogs and Diablo 3 and Destiny are also being released on PS3 sooo yeh.

 

I’m very skeptic after the presentation of the PS4.
The whole focus on online with Gaikai is very questionable. Internet has huge limitations so playing in HD trough streaming will be a pipe dream for the years to come. There are also a lot of countries that have download limits so they will be shafted also. Also the fact that you roll it out slowly is telling me in my country it will never be a services that will come like all the other services I still don’t have. The promise of a super fast network is laughable when you take the super slow downloading from the current store in consideration. And the many times the network is in maintenance.

Then the store that knows what I want. Nice promise from a company that forces Singstar on my screen. How believable is this? Not! Also the current store doesn’t let me easily find the games I bought. It’s the number one feature we request and you still fail to deliver!

We also got the same promises for Vita as a companion device for PS4 as we got for PS3 but that promise was a lie and never came realized on all content or functioning correctly so why should I trust you now?

 

Playing games while you are still downloading it, nice promise but how does it work? I just don’t believe it.
The controller looks nice but I haven’t seen anything that uses the stereo camera/move light, touchpad, new ruble, better six axis, what does that new camera do. How is it going to be used? Why should I want it? No explanation or games that uses it.

Then there are still a lot of unanswered questions that are very important to me to decide if I will buy your console. You probably don’t understand that and will because of that fail to give me satisfying answers. Here the questions, be free to answer them:
No price, no release date for Europe, no info about second hand games, no word on prices of content compared to the competition (Steam, etc), no info about a global store (current situation is unacceptable!), no info about current services and if they would come to PS4 (like Home, Plus, Vidzone, etc), no clarity if online use will be free as it was on the PS3
No backwards compatibility makes it very easy to switch to another platform.

 

Don’t get me wrong, the few exclusive games you showed looked nice (but not better then the multi platform games) and I’m looking forward to them. I missed the new games from the many other exclusive developers but I’m sure we’ll see more at E3 but nothing tickled me enough to decide what console (or PC) to buy.

 
Glorparin 24 February, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   226

I’m gonna write this, so you guys at Sony hopefully read it, not to win the prize thank you, but because I care about Playstation, and have done so the last 15 years.

It seems what you are doing with the console and the controller is more of a reboot than an upgrade, in the same veins Final Fantasy has been rebooted (drop the open world, insert more action). You’ve dropped features crucial to some people and inserted features that no one wants or cares about.

First and foremost I want backwards compatibility with all my PS3, PSN and preferably my PS2 and PS1 games.
I do NOT want to buy games that I already own AGAIN and stream them and have my internet crash.

I want my PS3 controllers to work with the PS4. (out of all things, you’re only making the Move controller backwards compatible??)
I do NOT want the new Playstation Eye staring at my face in order for me to play my PS4.

I want the option to turn OFF my trophies. (after many years of being a trophy w***e, I’ve finally realized how detracting they are)
I do NOT want to “share” my “gaming experiences” with anyone except the ones in my living room if I so choose.
I do NOT want to link my console to my facebook or any other account.

 
Glorparin 24 February, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   227

In fact, I want as many options as possible. I want control over my console, I do not want my console to control me and how I play my games.

Other notes:
Vita integration seems cool, though I don’t own one.
Suspend/resume, background downloading, instant playing digital downloads, seem alright, but not crucial. Just conveniences.

Regarding “always on video” and video sharing – as long as you can turn it off, I’d be okay with it.

Smartphone integration is another convenience, but again, not crucial.

Purchase prediction is a BAD IDEA. Youtube has been trying for the last how many years to predict what I want to watch, I’m not confident that you’ll do better, sorry.

In conclusion, I don’t like the way the console is going, and the PS4 might just be first playstation I don’t buy, simply for the lack of true backwards compatibility. And don’t worry, I would never buy an Xbox ;) but I might go back to the first console I ever owned, which is a Nintendo. We’ll see.

With hopes you read this – Glorparin

I loved the fact that the gamer is the center of development. The streaming service, Cross features with the Vita, ‘pause and play’ and the games were all great. Multimedia services not even got a minute of attention. 3D wasn’t in the center of attention, Move was not shown. Just a talk about great games and a great new console.

And with launch, we probably already have games in all main genres:
Knack – Platformer
inFamous, Watch Dogs – Action Adventure
Driveclub – Racegame
Killzone – Shooter
Diablo – RPG

Will maybe be the first console I buy on day 1.

 
sithknight666 24 February, 2013 @ 4:43 pm   229

I’d like a trophy management system where I can choose what others see, like only games I have platinum on or 100% and able to delete or hide games that sit at 0% on my trophy list. I’d also like servers for games never to shut down so I guess they will have to be peer to peer or something. And then there are the questions to be answered like will playing online/streaming cost us and will I be able to play my ps plus ps3 instant collection on ps4 somehow?

 

My initial perspective on the reveal of the PS4 at the PlayStation Meeting 2013 was quite positive and while I am still excited at the prospect of a new PlayStation console that is significantly more powerful than the PS3; there are still many unanswered questions. There are a plethora of questions being asked across the internet and the world, such as “Will it be able to display 4K resolution games? What will the capacity of the hard drive be? Will there be multiple configurations of the PS4 (different hard drive sizes and premium features)? What will the price point(s) be for the hardware and the games? What will the launch line up be? What will the PS4 look like? Will there be a solution to the backwards compatibility issues? Will the Christmas 2013 release date apply to every territory worldwide or only Japan and North America as with the PS3 and PS Vita?” However, it must be said that despite the numerous questions; Sony have got it just right with their presentation by revealing amazing details, but still leaving so many questions that if anything has created an additional buzz across the world.

 

The implementation of Gaikai technology to incorporate numerous improvements that would elevate the PS4 equivalent of the current PlayStation Store onto an entirely new level is an amazing prospect. Prediction features in which the network will recognise if you have logged many hours on a FIFA or F1 game and recommend the demo of the sequel; playing the first part of the digital download as it continues downloading in the background (also implying that game installations may be a thing of the past); demos immediately available for every game; live streaming and recording features for every game; remote play for the PS Vita for every game and preserving the state of your previous game removing any load times makes the PS4 seem as though it is built for the ultimate consumer experience even before you press the power on button.

 

The current game announcements are all looking nothing short of amazing and cover a wide variety of genres. A stellar line up of games reveals including exclusives Drive Club, inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack; third party games including Destiny and Watch_Dogs; along with a partnership with Blizzard to bring Diablo 3 to PS4 and the revelation that a total of 149 developers are already working on PS4 games went a long way to convince a lot of potential consumers that the PS4 is the appropriate choice for their next generation console. Despite such amazing announcements there are a few of Sony’s best exclusives that have yet to be revealed, such as Disgaea, Everybody’s Golf, God of War 4, Gran Turismo 6, Little Big Planet 3, MLB: The Show, MotorStorm, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, SingStar, Uncharted 4, White Knight Chronicles, Wipeout and Yakuza; along with third party franchises such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, F1, FIFA and many more, which provides Sony with numerous ace cards at this year’s E3.

 

A huge issue for the PS4 has to be the current lack of backwards compatibility, Sony may play it down by asking who would want to play PS1, PS2 or even PS3 games when the PS4 is on an entirely different level to even the last few games of the PS3’s reign, but people will not have a big collection of games at launch due to the initial outlay of the console and peripherals, so if anything backwards compatibility it imperative. My personal solution to this problem would be for the new PlayStation Eye camera to scan the bar code on the back of the box, acknowledge that it is a genuine game and process a reduction on the cost of the downloadable version, so that consumers would only have a token payment to cover Sony’s outlay of the space required for hosting the game on the new PlayStation Store.

 

Overall, the technical specifications and wizardry of the PS4 elevates it to a currently unsurpassable level with an astounding 8GB of GDDR5 RAM (more than addressing the PS3’s major drawback), a graphics engine that can compute 1.84 trillion calculations per second, a Blu-Ray drive three times as fast as the PS3’s, along with a vastly upgraded PlayStation Eye and DualShock 4. If Sony gets it right with its pricing of the hardware and the games and addresses the issues of backwards compatibility and various consumer questions; the PS4 should be a day one purchase for every gamer on the planet (even for rival fan boys). Roll on Christmas 2013!

 
Graffin_G 24 February, 2013 @ 7:53 pm   235

Who cares how great the specs or future games may be?

What happens to all our PS3 games, all that effort used to earn trophies, and more importantly, the $100′s if not $1000′s of dollars we’ve spent on DLC?

It all becomes worthless. As do all of the many instruments and accessories we’ve bought over the years (guitars, drums, etc).

If the PS4 had backward compatibility, it’d be a day one purchase for me, but since it’s not, all Sony are interested in are making you pay for games/content you already own all over again.

 

everything look brilliant, just make sure it comes out world wide at same time.

 
Coody-Baroody 24 February, 2013 @ 8:38 pm   237

@ Griffin_G

What exactly makes you think that our Trophies wont go over to PS4? If they are shared between PS3 and Vita when it came out then what on Earth makes you think the PS4 wont too? Of COURSE they will.

Also, all this rubbish about BC this and that. People MOANED and MOANED about the PS3s architechure being too complicated so we were left with sub par ports of games. Therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE to make the PS4 BC if they are to address this problem. The only way would be to physically include the PS3 insides with a result of pushing up costs and delays.

Are people still moaning about PS3 not being able to play PS2 games? No they’re not, we will move on and with Sony making such an amazing new console it wont take us long to move on.

OR JUST KEEP YOUR PS3!

 
Coody-Baroody 24 February, 2013 @ 8:45 pm   238

Reading through the comments on here after i just made a post about Backward compatibility and i have to say that i am very disappointed in my fellow Playstation gamers.

Backward compatibilty is IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew it wouldnt be backward compatible before the big reveal because the only way it could be would be if Sony made the PS4 in the same architechure as the PS3 and there is no WAY they wouldve done that.

Just get over it already guys. Its going to be the greatest console ever made, i think having your PS3 still stood next to it is TINY price to pay.

 
whitedove1 24 February, 2013 @ 9:35 pm   239

well it was a good show, loved the spec’s and features of the console good to see sony getting back to they’re roots, controler was ok not great and the games looked sharp clear and a bit better than the ps3, i have bought every console they have made and allmost every game, but i dont think i will be geting one, no backward Compatibility no cd or sacd support no ps3 trophy support, i just cant forgive trying to make people buy all the ps1 ps2 and ps3 games they already own again but on downloadable format, even if they dont want to do the hardware because of added cost to the console, its not hard to write a bit of code, when you put a ps1 ps2 or ps3 disk in the ps4 its reads the serial num of disk or disk id and registers that you own the game on your account and lets you download the game for free or a small nominal fee such as £5.00 or register the game on the ps3 and download for free on ps4, but overall a really solid developing platform and a Feature rich ui and a solid os if your not bothered about backwards Compatibility or cd, sacd or ps3 trophy support this tasty console looks like a good platform for next gen games, i think a step in the right direction for sony they just need to go the extra mile to come first.

 
Coody-Baroody 24 February, 2013 @ 10:17 pm   240

Also, to anyone who thinks the graphics are just “a bit” better than PS3, TRUST ME its leaps and bounds ahead if you pay close attention but the main thing? Get it watched on Youtube PS3 app. On your big HD screen instead of the horrible live feed streaming.

It makes the WORLD of difference and the difference in power is Crystal Clear

 
Coody-Baroody 24 February, 2013 @ 10:19 pm   241

@ Whitedove

Again, WHY do you think the PS4 wont have PS3 support? What exactly do you think will be so hard for the PS4 to show what trophies have been earnt on PS3?

So do all you guys think when we get a PS4 we will have the SAME psn ID but ZERO trophies?

COME ON GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Coody-Baroody 24 February, 2013 @ 10:20 pm   242

****Sorry I meant “WHY do you think PS4 wont have PS3 TROPHY sopport?”

 

Backwards compatibilty might not be an issue for some people but for me and many more its the main issue. Alot of people are going to have to sell their PS3′s to fund the cost of the PS4. So we’ll loose all our psn games Thanks sony.
Its also funny that people have forgot how slow sony are at implementing features. when sony says they’ll impliment features over time that means years not months. i’ll bet most features will not see light of day.
Far too many people are getting carried away with the specs of the system and have forget how poorly sony as treated its customers this gen they’ve spent more time removing features this gen than adding em.
i’ll see what the competitions offering this time round i have no loyalty to this japanese company like some on this blog.

 
silmorat1 24 February, 2013 @ 10:51 pm   244

I agree with andycass – as much as I love my PS3 and Vita, as there is no backwards compatibility to play even my psn games on the ps4, it means there is no real reason holding me to be loyal to stay with Sony as I will have to start my library of games with the next Gen console but that could be Sony or Ms now, let’s see who will take my money. If only Sony could have than I would not even be slightly interested in any other maker.

 
liamlangan 24 February, 2013 @ 11:04 pm   245

After watching the event on Wednesday I went to my nearest GAME store and put a preorder down, The technical specifications of the machine are amazing, and the games look out of this world, Watch_Dogs, Drive Club and Killzone are already preordered too, I love how Sony are using the PS4 to also help Vita realise it’s potential and that has excited me even more!

My only fear is the backwards compatability, I understand that due to liscencing issues not all games will be availble on Gaikai which is upsetting, I also worry about my PSN purchases not being available to download onto a PS4, meaning I will have to keep my PS4 but realistically I don’t mind that at all.

 

The main interest for me was in the x86 shift. Here we’re seeing an ease of porting over PC games one could assume, and soon we’ll likely have PC, xbox and playstation all on x86 architechture. Where’s the differentiation going to come from?
Games will be produced to work across all 3 major platforms, with licensing the only real restriction. Games will likely all have controller support.
Will it become a case of distribution? Say xboxlive vs PSN vs steam/other? Discs may die.
PC games have been historically far cheaper, and no console can hold a processing power victory over a custom PC build for long, if at all.
With a lack of backwards compatibility (even for my PS+ catalog? Seriously hope not..) this could be trouble for the consoles.
I love digital games, where my kids can’t chew on my discs, or push them around on the floor like a sled, but game streaming could toll our internet connections. Some of us in backwards countries have lower speeds, and never have local servers (lag anyone?). This could spell trouble.
I’ll be on the fence for a while, enjoying my PS3 & games catalog awaiting what happens next.
Exciting times ahead for all.

bgfdderrty 25 February, 2013 @ 1:15 am   247

i dont know why you guys are presenating those games such as infamous and killzone,..i think 90 % of the gamers wants another call of duty on the ne playstation.

 
Shinoda_2qx 25 February, 2013 @ 1:22 am   248

Forget Ps4! Ps3 and Ps Vita is here and now, so give me a free game for them! ;)

 
DanishJohn 25 February, 2013 @ 1:44 am   249

Watch dogs and Knack look amazing! And if they are launch titles, I can’t wait to see what the ps4 games will look like a few years on.

A little concerned that the ps4 is not (yet?) backwards compatible. A lot of good games came out – and still will this year – for the PS3, and it’ll be a shame not being able to play them without two consoles attached.

I’m really hoping for backwards compatibility through Gaikai, and… purely wishful thinking… maybe even some sort of ps3 disc recognition, so we don’t have to repurchase everything.

 

The games looked really amazing and interesting. After hearing no backwards compatibility I thought… round 2 for rereleasing games for ps4? ..maybe in 4kHD I wouldn’t wonder. This social content was interesting too, especially the share and video function, but I also really hope that it won’t become a 2nd FB or G+ where u (have to) deal with ur clear name. Sony u have most of our data by registration or store-purchases – I hope for a good privacy setting environment. Another point was, that some of the details really sound like cloudgaming in my ears. I like to have things in my ownership knowing that I will even have it after none of he networks will anylonger exist. Digital content can easy disappear, look at onlinegames, and the customers have nothing.

When I saw the controller I tried to touch this area on my PS2 contr. and failed to reach it without problems, we will see how this will finally be used^^
I personally don’t need a new console for higher framerates, more pixels or 4k HD resolution to be impressed by a real good game, story and the time I spend in a game by discovering and enjoying it means much more for me.
Hear ur customers and good luck with the NextGen PS4

 
Neural_Net 25 February, 2013 @ 5:13 am   251

The loss of backwards compatibility is a big let down, and the biggest reason as why I will not get it at launch. The side effects of this decision are that I will hold of buying a lot of games, in order to clear my backlog. For instance I decided to not buy Daggerdale, even though of it having a discount. And a bigger one is that I’m now undecided on which console I will buy next generation.

 
UnrealPirate 25 February, 2013 @ 9:35 am   252

Can’t wait! I have pre-ordered mine the day i could. Great showing Sony and it only shows, that you (finally) are listening to your fans. All those features, man, that’s gonna be great. Now I just hope that that Holiday 2013 date also includes Europe/Denmark… PLEASE Sony. Japan only want’s their 3DS’s, and we our PlayStation’s. The western market is way more important ;-)

 

Just wondering, will you be releasing Counterstrike: Global Offensive on PS4? Perhaps you could let us know. Because unfortunately it seems that this game has been completely forgotten about by Sony and Valve with no solid news on a release date since August. In fact, Sony gave us no news other than “Not this week” back in August so you could say that we have NEVER had any solid news ;)

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 25 February, 2013 @ 10:59 am   254

I think PS4 will fail just like the PS Vita has because they say simple but there minds are backwards 8GB memory WTH? They should stick a one or two terror byte memory in it. No PS3 games work on PS4 console what a joke that is as this whole conversation on PS4 is a downfall for S.O.N.Y.

Graphics wise and using AMD is a smart move for PS4 but nobody will buy the PS4 as what i just said on the start of this message.

Enuff Said….No Blu Ray Player In PS4 console said CEO of Sony Playstation….. No DVD No CD No BLU-RAY will work in PS4

casper_trrr 25 February, 2013 @ 2:59 pm   255

the ps4 will allow you to play ps3 discs, but will you also be able to play games that you bought on the playstation store?

 
OzzieBossy 25 February, 2013 @ 3:29 pm   256

PS4 Specs: It’s obvious that Sony want the console to last, which is great.I believe that each console generation should last as long as possible, so that we don’t have to buy new ones all the time.
Dualshock 4: The Dualshock 4 looks cool. I really like the design, though iI had hoped for a few more buttons.
Social Features: It gives more reasons to use your Playstation. I like the idea of being able to capture footage and livestream directly thorugh PSN.I really like the idea of a friend being able to take over your game if you’re having a bad time. I also find the concept of helping your friends by dropping items and stuff like that really cool. It looks promising.
Cloud Service: Now THIS is interesting. Being able to play games while you download them is very cool. When I buy a game I want to play it immideatly, so this feature is great. I also love Sony’s approach to remote play. I love my Vita, and having it be even more useful is very good.
Games: The most important things about consoles is games, and Sony seems to have gotten that right. The games shown looks very promising, especially Watch Dogs. I was pleasantly surprised about Killzone. Looking forward for more games.

 

The games look amazing! I want every single one at launch, and the streaming while you download is a great incentive. The share button is an incredible step forward, I can’t even imagine all the ways this will evolve the gaming experience. And the fleshing out of remote play feels like what the feature has been building to.

For the future, all I hope for is that PlayStation takes steps to becoming more global, with a worldwide launch and as many simultaneous store releases as possible.

 

Within the code’s contents were four avatars, a game pack and the PS Vita version of the game. Unfortunately I don’t own a Vita, economy and all that. However, I am glad to hear my comment, as well as the others’, were the talk of the lunch room. I didn’t think the weekend debate was such a large topic every week. Warms my heart. :)

 

Overall i think the show an 8 out of 10, minus 2 points for the stuff you held back for E3.
The most mind blowing moment for me was when Cerny announced there was 8gb GDDR5 ram in ps4, to put that into perspective the nvidia geforce titan only has 6gb GDDR5 ram and thats the best graphic card on the market right now.
I just have 1 concern, although im totally pumped with the share button announcement i hope its not exclusively locked to facebook so we have a myriad of options when sharing the video like youtube and so on.

 
GothPunk 25 February, 2013 @ 8:26 pm   260

Hi Fred and the Blog team, thanks for the prize!

 
DoYouLikeMyID 25 February, 2013 @ 8:33 pm   261

@255 “8GB memory WTH? They should stick a one or two terror byte memory in it.”

It’s 8 GB of RAM, not hard drive size! I don’t even think the hard drive size has been confirmed yet. And in case you didn’t know, the PS3 only has like ½ GB of RAM so it’s a huge step up.

And just in case you were suggesting that they should put a couple of tera bytes of RAM into the PS4… Well, not likely to happen in this century.

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 25 February, 2013 @ 8:35 pm   262

@255. who cares about Backwards compatibility? if you own ps3 games you own a ps3 so wen you get a ps4 you just keep your ps3 aswell. It won’t fail either, the people who say they won’t buy ps4 are the people that can’t afford 1,& you’ll just have to look on in envy as we all get to play some kick ass games on a sick console. If you think xbox is gunna do better you should be on a microsoft forum with all the people who have microjunk.

r12necro 25 February, 2013 @ 8:54 pm   263

@251 actually you wont be able to play on 4k resolution its just for photos and videos.

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 25 February, 2013 @ 11:07 pm   264

Is the PS4 news to soon for the people = yes
Has the PS4 advanced in technology = no
Have S.O.N.Y. Hijacked peoples Prosperity & Integrity for money for the PS4 = yes
Are there silly people out there who would buy a useless machine with old technology like PS4 = yes

Are there realy Ignorant and Gullible psn users who just buy PS4 = yes.

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 25 February, 2013 @ 11:16 pm   265

@263 8GB of ram in a PS4 thats a total joke My Laptop im using now has 512 GB of ram with HD AMD and Windows 8 PS4 is way behind the times

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 25 February, 2013 @ 11:31 pm   266

@264 whats funny is everyone at S.O.N.Y. and playstation and access TV playstation all use Microjunk computers even Playstation support use Microjunk on there computers @264 Your lacking intellect of how the world works these days.

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 25 February, 2013 @ 11:51 pm   267

Heres the deal people PS3 60GB can play PS1 and PS2 games Then S.O.N.Y. playstation went ow no what have we done falling to there knees in shame so they redesign the PS3 to slim and take all 60 GB ps3 down from all shops to sell PS3 slim Why did they do that its simple why realy why are they doing that to PS4 can’t play PS3 games / PS2 games /PS1 games / DVD / CD / BLU-Ray It all = GaiKai PS4 streaming so they can make more money outta people can’t play your PS3 games on PS4 its ok use are PS4 GaiKai servers to purchase Your ps3 games again on PS4 console Enuff Said…

MP_is_for_Chumps 26 February, 2013 @ 2:33 am   268

PS3.5

Jefferson050 26 February, 2013 @ 9:10 am   269

Ive been a playstation user since the first one and this is probably the first console that i will not be buying. Simple because it has no backwards compatibility with older games. i have a ton of ps3 games a bought more the 575 items in the playstation store. not being able to transfer that over is a big let down.

Sony lives in a day and age that they have the technical knowledge to let almost every playstation game work on one console.
But they decided to restrict us again from playing our old games.

Its ridicules and dont want to be a part of that sneaky old business model anymore. Im not going to re-buy them again on the ps4 like we had to do with the ps1 and ps2 games on the ps3.
Instead im looking forward to Valve’s plans with the Steam Box.
This is the future.

for dutch readers
http://www.gamekings.tv/videos/wat-is-valves-steam-box/

 
weaselEST 26 February, 2013 @ 9:33 am   270

Part 1

I’ve been thinking about online gaming for a long time now and since PS4 is a “social gaming platform”, I thought it would be nice to share my ideas again (the following is from 2011).

“There are different level of players, but in general, players can be dividend into two main groups – those who play daily and those who play occasionally. So if you belong to the last group and want to play online, there’s a high probability that you will end up playing against a seasoned onliner and that will eliminate the fun factor entirely as that person is way better.

From this we can deduce that online matching has to be a complex process. There’s a need for ingame stats to be added to matching, so you will end up playing with somebody who is on similar level with you. This results in happier gamers who adore their gaming ecosystem.

This calls for standardized ranking system for games which calculate the level of players considering several variables from the game. For example in the case of Test Drive Unlimited, they could be:
* Total distance driven
* Ingame level
* Average time differnce in time trials
* etc

 
weaselEST 26 February, 2013 @ 9:33 am   271

Part 2

There should also be the possibility to adjust this matching system in players side, so they could choose who they’d like to play at certain times (equal to their level or maybe challenge themselves and match to players who have higher rank).

In addition there should be official sites where I could review these rankings and add similar players (to me) to my friends list, so I would be able to connect with them easily. This should be a must for every console supplier to evolve the social aspect around its platform.”

 
silmorat1 26 February, 2013 @ 11:20 am   272

Well done to you winners, its a great little fun game to have.

Enjoy it

Sx

 

Make the Store/PS4 use torrent technique if that’s not already planed, that’s how you make the fastest network on the planet.

 

stil no way to enter 1 match in bo 2 ( i have pc on wiffi = no problem )
ps3 = you tube no problem + staying online 3-4 hr = no problem
buth when i want to go in cod bo 2 = lag/ conection lost / kick outs / psn lost …… 1 day bad internet = jes , buth when i see mi pc ore other divice have no problem = ?????? between latest and other there before patch 0 problems
i always get white box wher conection cord gets out.

i hope ith solf after some time but i tink = new update

 
kriskrosbbk 26 February, 2013 @ 1:24 pm   275

@265 512GB RAM ?!?! Are you from Melmac?

SetsunaF_Seiei_ 26 February, 2013 @ 5:33 pm   276

PS4 GAIKAI STREAMING ONLINE IS A PAYING MONTHLY SERVICE TO PLAY PS4 GAMES ONLINE FACT!!!! PS4 ONLINE IS NOT FREE SERVERS FACT!!!!

 
THE_FORCE 26 February, 2013 @ 10:48 pm   277

@266 – your post states that @264 is lacking intellect, but poster 264 is….erm…you.

You may have a few personalities in there, but don’t be so hard on your alter ego(s).

lakotagrandpa 27 February, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   278

i love ps3 and network, why when call of duty black ops 2 dlc was put 4 sale on psstore and you took our money from our wallet was the dlc not available to download til unknown date, supposedly now march1, if this happens out of playstation control yuo should refund $ back to wallet, if you can take it out you should be able to put it back, this did not happen with previous callofduty expansion packs or modern warfare, this has been the most disappointing experience i have had with playstion and i have owned every playstation consoletype made, i am looking forwards to ps4, i hope i get a reply regarding this issue, i will be disapointed if i am just ignored , bye from darren and debra, we hope ps4 is fantastic

 

This is late, but on the off-chance anyone is still reading new comments – the main concern I have with the PS4 is how much the business practices that have become popular this generation (to the detriment of the gaming experience on the whole) will carry over; online passes specifically. The plans presented for the network are impressive, and logically such a network could only be created and maintained if subsidised by a subscription cost – which is fine, if properly implemented. The PS3′s main draw over the 360 was the free online multiplayer; if possible the new network should maintain this basic free multiplayer service while offering more via tiered subscription packages.

If the network service is as valuable as it appears it’s going to be, then you can expect a large number of people to subscribe to at least a base package. Assuming this, Sony could find themselves in a position to do away with online passes for at least their first party titles – this would be a meaningful step towards un-doing the damage that has been caused by the practice this generation, and would be a great feather in Sony’s cap.