Sony Japan Press Conference Thread (Happening Tonight!)

#301 Edited by StarvingGamer (8032 posts) -

@seppli: It's basically an MMO(not really, just lobbies) Monster Hunter that came out in 2007 on PC then later made its way to 360 in 2010. It was upgraded to Monster Hunter Frontier G in April this year. IIRC they still charge a monthly fee for it. This will mark the first time it has appeared on a Sony console.

#302 Posted by SaFt (379 posts) -

Yakuza Ishin on the PS4? Japan just got the best launch game.

Wasn't there some guy on twitter you could suggest what games should be made for PS3/4? Everyone should twitter bomb him about ishin and/or Y5.

#303 Posted by Vanick (318 posts) -

Deep Down looks like it could be pretty cool. The translator said automatically generated monsters and environments, I wonder if they meant randomly generated. It seems very much like a Souls game mixed with a bit of the Animus of the Assassin's Creed series.

#304 Edited by Krullban (1023 posts) -

Why is there no outrage at Sony releasing in other countries later, but people flipped their shit at Microsoft doing it? Legitimately curious.

#305 Posted by Anwar (853 posts) -

@saft: Yakuza 5 is already made, I don't think that Sony can tell Sega which game they should translate.

#306 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

@anwar said:

@saft: Yakuza 5 is already made, I don't think that Sony can tell Sega which game they should translate.

Sony could put up the money to pay for the translation to have Sega do it, which is the more likely scenario if there's enough of a demand for it.

People have been tweeting @giocorsi on Twitter about things like this, he seems to be Sony's guy for getting ports/translations/games on the board that otherwise wouldn't be considered.

Fell asleep before I got to see most of the conference, saw all the Vita stuff, which went on forever, Vita obviously doing a lot better in Japan than here. A PS4 EDF sounds great tho, and that Deep Down game sounds pretty awesome.

#307 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5268 posts) -

Deep Down looks pretty neat.

#308 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2588 posts) -

I think the biggest thing Sony is doing right this generation is communication. Sony's Lunch Announcement in Feb was streamed, e3 conference was streamed, GDC Europe was streamed, and now Sony let the world see TGS too. Instead of pretending one region isn't watching a conference on the other side of the world, Sony just streams it to makes it easy to watch. And while everyone is watching they make sure their message is clear and unified.

So much of what we heard wasn't for the US audience consumption, but it was interesting and they didn't block us from seeing it. I wish more corporations in gaming would work this way, sometimes the secretes companies make are more damaging and confusing than just letting the information flow.

#309 Edited by Marokai (2819 posts) -

@monkeyking1969 said:

I think the biggest thing Sony is doing right this generation is communication. Sony's Lunch Announcement in Feb was streamed, e3 conference was streamed, GDC Europe was streamed, and now Sony let the world see TGS too. Instead of pretending one region isn't watching a conference on the other side of the world, Sony just streams it to makes it easy to watch. And while everyone is watching they make sure their message is clear and unified.

And not just that they're communicating, but they understand very well who they're communicating to. Sony understands who watches and gets excited about conferences and has started effectively catering to those people, and it's paid dividends throughout the whole year. While Microsoft has, multiple times now, talked past it's immediate audience to some bigger, nebulous, mainstream demographic, Sony knows exactly who it's supposed to be marketing to at this stage, and despite those in the media who claim the "hardcore" don't matter, or that forums are a miniscule portion of the market that they have no influence, it was Sony's effectiveness at capturing the grassroots/forum affection that bled over into the broader mainstream mind.

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