In just a few short hours the world shall lay eyes upon the new PlayStation 4, or ‘Orbis’ if you would like the working title. I’m unbelievably excited to see not only what this console will look like, but also which of the rumors we will see become real. At 6 p.m. in New York, Eastern time, 3 p.m. Pacific time and 11 p.m. GMT, it will be time to see the future of PlayStation unveil. No matter what you are doing, whether at work, at home or maybe travelling somewhere, I recommend that you tune in and watch it for yourself on IGN (Too bad for those who are in class…however if you are maybe you will find a way!).
Sony and PlayStation – The Teasers
Knowing all the excitement that is before them Sony have been teasing us. Lets recap on what exactly they did;
Free Monday – For those who are lucky enough to already own a PlayStation console it may be very wise to check your inbox if you haven’t already! PlayStation Network gave away $10 to its users (i’m so not jealous!) which they can spend on anything they like within the store.
PlayStation Vita Announcements – Sony Japan from out of thin air decided to tease an online streamed event, focusing entirely on PlayStation Vita, this event was held on 18th February at 5pm (Tokyo time).
What will the announcement unveil?
Apart from the obvious, that being the latest gaming console(!), this is what I am excited to discover from the conference (in no particular order);
As of yet virtually no games have been officially announced for this console, however the games that are announced will be crucial as from this we will gain an insight into what the console will be like. Titles which have been rumoured for the launch are, Killzone 4, Uncharted 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3 among others. Highly anticipated are Destiny, Star Wars 1313, Watchdogs, Untitled Guerrilla New IP and Santa Monica New IP.
Originally Sony seemed to be heading towards a screen and dropping the much loved dual-shock controller, however the recent prototype which appeared on the internet clearly showed controllers similar to the dual-shock, although it has been advanced. From researching numerous gaming sites they also mentioned a ‘share’ button, which may well allow gamers to take ‘screen grabs’ or video clips to post on a social networking site. If this is proven true I know that there are some gamers who would take great advantages of this. Apparently we will also see for certain the touch pad as well.
Date and price
After the announcement Sony will have to inform the world of its several release dates and prices. The rumour in England is that it will start from a somewhat reasonable £299.
For more of my blog posts about Sony and the PlayStation 4 view the links below,
and do not forget to check the ‘Sony See The Future Announcement’ countdown a third of the way down this blog! Currently 9 hours to go!
IGN (2013) Watch the PlayStation Event Live on IGN – IGN. [online] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/14/watch-the-220-playstation-event-on-ign [Accessed: 20 Feb 2013].
IGN (2013) Sony Japan Teases Imminent PlayStation Vita Announcements – IGN. [online] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/18/sony-japan-teases-imminent-playstation-vita-announcements [Accessed: 20 Feb 2013].
IGN (2013) PlayStation Is Giving Out Free Money . [online] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/20/playstation-is-giving-out-free-money [Accessed: 20 Feb 2013].
the Guardian (2013) Sony’s PlayStation 4: five things we want to know. [online] Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/feb/20/playstation-4-five-things-we-want-to-know?INTCMP=SRCH [Accessed: 20 Feb 2013].