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PS4 Announcement Possible for February 20th

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Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:17:49 GMT
Haha, true. But still highly unlikely.

I think MS will be the ones who force customers to bend over furthest. If PS+ vs GOLD is anything to go by, MS will be the first to eradicate preowned games and possibly force dl only games at a premium. Disc are here to stay for at least one more gen.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:21:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2013, 11:22:32 GMT
Sir Rodders says:
As exciting as a new console may be thre is a chance this next gen may do a few things many of us aren't happy with. A leaked" new PS controller to replace Dualshock has already been shown which didn't go down well (no idea if true). There was also a leaked picture of the "PS4" which to my eyes looked quality. Who knows where software will go - download / streaming / free to play. Be excited kids by all means but also be prepared for a little disappointment.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:23:52 GMT
I really hope its a ps4, if not, ah well, there's always the next mysterious countdown to wait for!

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:33:08 GMT
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A Portal Gun says:
4 Reasons why Sony's Teaser is for the PS4


PS4 Announcement On February 20? 4 Reasons Why It Will Happen
Ryan King

Sony's heavy-handed teaser has sparked PlayStation 4 talk but there are still some doubters out there. Doubt no more...

Published on Feb 1, 2013

Right now, Sony executives are either going to be feeling very content with themselves or hiding under their desks.

A 'See The Future' teaser trailer emerged on Sony PlayStation's Youtube channel last night and it heavily implies that a PlayStation 4 announcement is due on February 20th. This was backed up by Sony then sending out invites for its PlayStation Meeting 2013, which takes place that day.

Even so, there are some people who have doubted that the teaser was for a PlayStation 4 announcement. So here are four (see what we did there?) reasons why there are wrong.

Unless it's an announcement for Wonderbook 2, in which case we're coming back and deleted this article IMMEDIATELY.

Reason #1: The Nature Of The Trailer

The point of a teaser trailer is to prompt comment and speculation. That's why they're `teaser' trailers, after all. Sony's teaser trailers tend to drop enough clues that you get an inkling of what they're about.

1940's setting, typewriter with a weird language that someone could decode, spades on the back of the truck (explorer? Archaelogist? Nathan Drake link, maybe?), secret meeting of some kind.

Quarantine zone, masks over faces, world going to hell (police fighting civilians), 'realistic' setting as opposed to fantasy. The Last Of Us is based around some of viral outbreak.

Mountains in background, Greek countryside (dusty, hot), woman in traditional robe walking towards camera. Could be Kratos' wife. Ash/dirt falls from sky, suggesting tragic fate. God Of War: Ascension?

While you may disagree with the notes above for each teaser trailer, you can see the line of thinking involved, as people pick out visual clues from the information presented in the teasers. Each clue is distinct because games themselves have distinct identities.

The 'See The Future' teaser trailer, however, has none of that. Besides the ambiguous nature of the moving lines and shapes, the only distinctly noticeable part of the trailer is when the classic PlayStation buttons show up.

So the trailer is focused on PlayStation heritage and as it's the core of the teaser, it makes sense that the only reason to do that would be for a hardware announcement, as there are no other visual themes to riff on (especially as if it is PlayStation 4, Sony won't want to give much away until February 20th).

Reason #2: Sony Announced Vita At PlayStation Meeting 2011
The February 20 date is for PlayStation Meeting 2013, Sony's annual press conference or exhibition or whatever you want to call it. The semantics aren't important. The history of it is.

It was at PlayStation Meeting 2011 where Kaz Hirai showed off the NGP to the world for the first time, which would then go on to become the PS Vita. There was a lot of idle chatter and rumours about `PSP2' prior to that - MCV even suggested it would make its debut at E3 2010 - but Sony held fire until its PlayStation Meeting showcase.

Sound familiar? There has been a lot of idle chatter and rumours about PlayStation 4 - MCV again suggesting it would make its debut at E3, this time in 2012 - and Sony held fire. It looks like the announcement has again been held back for PlayStation Meeting 2013.

Reasons #3: Investors Have Been Invited

Generally speaking, investors aren't invited to gaming press events because... well. They're investors. There's no need for them to be at the press event for an hour's playthrough of the second DLC chapter of Generic Man-Shooter because they're too busy and the events too unimportant. It would have too be something significant that is worth the time of investors and have a significant impact on the future of the company involved, particular in terms of a financial future.

Reckon a PlayStation 4 announcement qualifies, no?

Reason #4: The Timing Of The Invites

Tenuous but still valid. Sony didn't send out invites for the event after until the teaser trailer hit (Chris Kohler of Wired is one of the American press who received an invite straight after the trailer was released).

Why does this matter? Because sending the invite might have stoked the fires of PlayStation 4 rumours before the teaser trailer hit, diluting the impact its had. This was a deliberate, calculated move by Sony and looking at the PlayStation 4 chatter that's now running rampant across social media, you have to say it's worked out rather unless.

And again, if it turns out this is all for Wonderbook 2, then we're very, very sorry.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:45:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2013, 11:46:22 GMT
My money is on an announcement for Call of Duty: Wonderbook

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 11:53:17 GMT
The Wall Street Journal says Sony will indeed announce the next PlayStation on February 20

Report: Sony Will Indeed Announce The Next PlayStation On February 20

Mere hours ago, Sony took the hype train straight out of the station with their tease of a big announcement coming on February 20. It seemed likely that the event, which will be live-streamed, would be a reveal of the next PlayStation console, code-named Orbis.

The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that "people familiar with the matter" have told them that the next PlayStation will indeed debut at the event. They go on to say that the PlayStation 4 (or whatever it winds up being called) will be released later this year, in time for the holidays.

We've reached out to Sony about the WSJ's story, and will update if we hear back. In the meantime, read up on the latest we've learned about the new console.


Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 12:01:22 GMT
I think we can all be secure in the knowledge this is the news that Sony are changing the PS3's dashboard.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 12:21:55 GMT
A Portal Gun says:
The fact that they've invited their investors seals it that it's for the PS4.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 12:47:22 GMT
Bunny says:
"Ewok (PSN: Ewoks_Must_Die) says:
My money is on an announcement for Call of Duty: Wonderbook
Reply to this post"

I think you're close but you forgot to add the words "move edition"

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 12:53:05 GMT
N. Sanderson says:
It's the clip on UMD drive for the Vita!!!! :)

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 13:21:10 GMT
AdamD says:

Vita hardware revision
Move 2.0
Vita - ps3 remote play interconnectivity 100 percent fixed
full ps2 game library available on store for ps3
current console add-ons.
Android/Ios playstation equivalent.

Or a mixture of the above.

just my 2 cents

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 13:33:49 GMT
Brand new super slim PS3 budle with 4 mb hard drive?

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 13:49:11 GMT
"full ps2 game library available on store for ps3"

with trophy patch for ALL games?? ;)

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 13:56:15 GMT
Maybe they're just going to announce a release date for The Last Guardian...

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 13:56:50 GMT
Datolite says:
I reckon that they've secured earlier than Xbox release for the map packs to the new Modern Warfare game.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013, 14:03:10 GMT
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Solar Fox says:
"Maybe they're just going to announce a release date for The Last Guardian..."

Adam, stop being silly.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 14:24:15 GMT
J-Bear says:
I hope it plays Sim City. I really want to play Sim City :(

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 14:25:09 GMT
They're announcing that Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed again

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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013, 15:07:09 GMT
Ness, stop being silly ;).

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 15:09:05 GMT
Would hardly call that the future. More like 10 years in the past!

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 16:53:04 GMT
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WhatNow says:
Interesting details starting to emerge. PS will record the last 15 minutes of gameplay but wont be launched in Europe till 2014 from Edge

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 17:06:52 GMT
A Portal Gun says:
I remember when update 3.0 for the PS3 was being hyped up. Everyone though it was going to have CGC but no.

Fun times.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 19:34:30 GMT
It can't be the PS4 announcement - I have checked posts from a year ago and Nessy said nothing about a special meeting in February!

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