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Seems Like Sony's About to Announce the Next PlayStation

The company is teasing a big event in New York City on February 20, where it's largely expected to reveal its next major hardware.

Feb. 1 2013

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I look forward to this reveal!

Edit: I got this quest like two years ago, but I just couldn't help myself.

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yikes

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inb4 Vita

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Do you think they will make a better controller?

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oh the gamestation 5 is going to be awesome

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its obviously the biggest ps3 firmware update imaginable. with 10 updates set to roll out over a 5 week period

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I don't know. Could be anything really.

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Ohhh, interesting times then! Grab your popcorn and chuckle as Sony like poo the sheets with the next Rolls Royce of games. I hope it's great. I fear it won't be.

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It has begun!

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Looking forward to seeing whatever it is, if its PS4 great if its a bunch of games then thats great too

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They said they would wait until Microsoft revealed the new x-box. Did they change their minds?

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I really hope Sony goes for the high road and avoids any gimmicks to sell this machine.

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The long awaited announcement for Haze 2.

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Now that we know when PS4 will be revealed, I wonder how and when MS is gonna respond with the reveal of the next xbox.

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If this is anything other then a PS4 announcement, Sony gets total credit for what amounts to a giant Rick Roll on the internets.

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@Nictel said:

They said they would wait until Microsoft revealed the new x-box. Did they change their minds?

must mean Microsoft will announce before the 20th......

any1 else notice this being announced right after the GTA5 release date also being announced?

Here is hoping for a decent crash bandicoot game as main launch title

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I can't wait for the Vita 2!

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VITA GO ANNOUNCEMENT!

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I paid upwards of $700.00 for my 80GB PS3 and never regretted it for a minute and I'm willing to do it again.

Bring it on.

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I think the next consoles are gonna have a real tough time ahead of them.

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it will be cool that this comes out and ill probably get one later in the cycle, but it hasn't even launched yet and its garbage compared to what you get performance wise from a pc. ill continue playing my games there

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That was very Sony.

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Unless it turns out to be a more outrageous price than before I'm up for whatever Sony throws at me. At least up to a point I'm not going to get it unless they show some games I want to play on it.

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"hey we're making ps4"

*UE4 realtime demo*

"here are some publishers working on ps4 games"

"see you at E3 for all info"

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This will be very tempting to me if it plays PS3 games, there are a few games that I want to play like Ni No Kuri, Uncharted 3, Last of Us and Journey. Wonder if games like The Last of Us will get PS4 versions?

@Sooty said:

I think the next consoles are gonna have a real tough time ahead of them.

Why would you say that? People are still buying entertainment products alot in these hard economic times, COD out sells it's predecessor each year, people flock out and buy the new iPad with it's minimal upgrades, people loves games and it has never been so popular and is growing every year.

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I understand that having the next level of services and user experience is a top priority, but I hope that is strictly half the intention. The other half is dedicated to raw power. Sony should understand that, right now, they are not good at innovation. At this point I think people just want good games, massive amounts of power, and great user experience. For now at least.

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show me ducks in a bath. i need the ducks in a bath. a walking dinosaur might do too

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It's the Move Go.

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@Luca717 said:

it will be cool that this comes out and ill probably get one later in the cycle, but it hasn't even launched yet and its garbage compared to what you get performance wise from a pc. ill continue playing my games there

Not really, I have a PC with a 5850 gpu and a quad core AMD CPU, I wish people would stop talking about gaming PC's like everyone has the top of the line systems.

If the new consoles are cheaper than a new CPU and GPU I will get them instead, console exclusives, not having to worry about mucking around with graphics settings and not having to worry about keeping up with the jones with the GPUs being released each year.

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@posh said:

show me ducks in a bath. i need the ducks in a bath. a walking dinosaur might do too

How about a giant crab? I'm going to take a bet on a Killzone 4 trailer and a next gen version of The Last of Us with a guy on the stage with a controller in hand showing gameplay.

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@ELpork I really have been needing to hit up that kind of rush.
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FUCK YES

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http://www.edge-online.com/news/playstation-4-revealed/

Development sources with working knowledge of both next generation consoles have told us that PlayStation 4 will be more powerful than the next Xbox, will ship with a redesigned controller and launch by the end of the year in Japan and the US. PlayStation 4’s European launch will follow in early 2014.

Sony is set to reveal its next PlayStation on Wednesday February 20th at an event dubbed ‘see the future’. Sony Computer Entertainment released a teaser video last night to announce the event. Below, our sources revealed what to expect from PlayStation 4.

Sources close to the hardware have revealed to us that PS4 will ship with a redesigned controller which is the same size as an existing DualShock but features a small touchpad in place of the existing Select, Start and PS buttons. The tech is based on Vita’s rear touchpad, and is similarly responsive in use.

A new Share button on the controller will, when pressed, launch a new feature that will allow screenshots and video to be distributed online. The PS4 hardware will continually record the most recent 15 minutes of onscreen action (with no processing penalty, claims our source), which users will then be able to edit and broadcast via the Internet.

We’re told that PlayStation 4 will launch in Japan and the US by Christmas, with a Euro rollout following in early 2014, the delay attributed to the complexities involved in European distribution. Alongside the console, Sony will also introduce a new, improved iteration of its PlayStation Eye peripheral, which remains compatible with the PlayStation Move controller. Move will be available at launch, but it’s not clear yet whether it will be bundled with the hardware. Sony has already earned an enormous amount of goodwill among studios working with PS4 development hardware. Privately, Sony representatives have conceded that the company made a mistake in creating such esoteric architecture for PS3, and its strategy for PS4 gives developers more opportunities this time around, notably because the hardware is much more PC-like in its makeup than PS3.

We have confirmed with sources that recently leaked tech specs are accurate. Though Durango devkits offer 8GB of DDR3 RAM, compared to Orbis’s 4GB, Sony’s GDDR5 solution is capable of moving data at 176 gigabytes per second, which should eliminate the sort of bottlenecks that hampered PS3 game performance. Importantly, we’ve learned that Sony has told developers that it is pushing for the final PS4 RAM to match up to Microsoft’s 8GB.

Both platforms are driven by eight-core AMD CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz, with Microsoft opting for a D3D11.x GPU from an unknown source and Sony utilising a more capable solution in AMD’s ‘R10XX’ architecture, alongside the so-called ‘Liverpool’ system-on-chip.

It’s clear Sony has designed a system that, on paper, outperforms Microsoft’s next Xbox. One source familiar with both platforms tells us that in real terms Sony’s console is “slightly more powerful” and “very simple to work with”.

Ultimately, the performance differences between the two consoles will have as much bearing on multiplatform releases as the differences between PS3 and 360 – very little – but Sony will be expecting big-budget firstparty releases such as the PS4 Uncharted sequel to demonstrate its console’s superiority.

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Hooray new hardware I can't afford.

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@leem101 said:

Here is hoping for a decent crash bandicoot game as main launch title

...What would that even look like anymore?

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I'm looking forward to this... and seeing how MS responds. Fun times ahead!

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This will play Kingdom HEarts 3 RIGHT RIGHT

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Please don't try to be a Wii. Please don't try to be a WiiU. Please don't try to be a tablet.

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Bring it on. Not because I want a PS4 necessarily, but because I want the PS4 to be good so it pushes Microsoft to stop being so fucking arrogant and lazy like they have become in the last few years of the 360.

Regardless, this may be the last stop for me. Attribute it to getting older or whatever, but I'm not liking the trends I've seen with consoles in the last few years. I may be done buying new stuff, if not for good, then anywhere near launch. I'll wind up becoming one of those people who bought a 360 in 2011.

@swordvan said:

I really hope Sony goes for the high road and avoids any gimmicks to sell this machine.

This was literally the first comment I read after I saw Jeff's Twitter post about the PS4 having the same rear-touch controls that the Vita has.

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Will launch with Uncharted 4, guaranteed.

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So Sony blinked first, eh?

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February 19th - Check out the new xbox!

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@Nadafinga said:

Will launch with Uncharted 4, guaranteed.

That would be cool, if Naughty Dog was able to launch that game along side the other game they are doing right now (Last of Us) which is basically the same game but different. Seeing as that game has a release date of May next year though... and Uncharted ain't even announced...

Pies up in Skies.

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If that EDGE article is legitimate... this thing's gonna cost $500/600 at launch, assuming they tier storage options

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@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Luca717 said:

it will be cool that this comes out and ill probably get one later in the cycle, but it hasn't even launched yet and its garbage compared to what you get performance wise from a pc. ill continue playing my games there

Not really, I have a PC with a 5850 gpu and a quad core AMD CPU, I wish people would stop talking about gaming PC's like everyone has the top of the line systems.

If the new consoles are cheaper than a new CPU and GPU I will get them instead, console exclusives, not having to worry about mucking around with graphics settings and not having to worry about keeping up with the jones with the GPUs being released each year.

im running a 2600k at 4.5ghz and 2 7970`s overclocked. so yes, there is no need to keep up with the jones" just spend the money the first time and your good for a long time

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@Luca717 said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Luca717 said:

it will be cool that this comes out and ill probably get one later in the cycle, but it hasn't even launched yet and its garbage compared to what you get performance wise from a pc. ill continue playing my games there

Not really, I have a PC with a 5850 gpu and a quad core AMD CPU, I wish people would stop talking about gaming PC's like everyone has the top of the line systems.

If the new consoles are cheaper than a new CPU and GPU I will get them instead, console exclusives, not having to worry about mucking around with graphics settings and not having to worry about keeping up with the jones with the GPUs being released each year.

im running a 2600k at 4.5ghz and 2 7970`s overclocked. so yes, there is no need to keep up with the jones" just spend the money the first time and your good for a long time

That's exactly what I am talking about, how much did that PC cost you?

You will feel inadequate will your PC in a years time, as soon as your PC can no longer handle MAX settings, with the UE4 games coming out.

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@DJJoeJoe: They can't announce the next Uncharted until the PS4 is announced, which is why I think they will announce it along with, or soon after the PS4. Its possible Naughty Dog has multiple teams, one working on Last of Us, one on Uncharted 4.

UC is such a flagship franchise for Sony, it would be a system seller for them with the new console launch.

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@Nadafinga said:

Will launch with Uncharted 4, guaranteed.

What about a Uncharted set in the 60's where you control young Sully?

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And I couldn't care less!