PlayStation 4 to be revealed February 2013?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Armadeadn, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. I just stumbled upon this.

    So Sony will be making some kind of announcement on the 20th of February. Could it be the PS4? Maybe not because Kaz Hiriai of Sony recently hinted at Sony repeating their mistake from the last gen by letting Microsoft go first saying "Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?". Maybe because letting Microsoft have a massive chunk of the market for a year while you make a "better" console that no-one can program for didn't work for you last time Kaz.

    That said though the trailer has the PlayStation symbols and a date, what else could it be but a PS4 announcement?

    PS Vita Slim!
  2. Specifications? You have to wonder about these guys sometimes. Sony and MS should have both already learned that's not the deciding factor.
  3. Maybe it's some playstation mobile stuff.
  4. Sounds like PS4 to me, but I am hoping for some more love for the Vita. Maybe both, who knows.
  5. Kaz Hirai is trying hard to earn Armadeadn's money...

  6. More touchscreen stuff. Meh.
  7. I heard a couple of weeks ago that there was a rumour that Sony would be ditching the tried and tested dual shock design. It had better be amazing because I decided months ago that MS would get my money next gen for multiple reasons. Ruining the controllers would be the nail in the coffin.
  8. It doesn't sound like they're ditching dual shock...just adding a small touchpad/trackpad that allows on-screen pointer control, among other things. That would be necessary just for the video editing features alone.
  9. @arma: why would you make that decision months ago? Makes no sense to me, we pretty much know fuck all now, let alone then.
  10. Dual Shock doesn't work! Now is the days of motion control not vibrators! their very nearly polar opposites!
  11. The PS3 has had so many troubles since launch. All the ports are inferior to the Xbox versions plus the developers seem to blatantly prefer the Xbox. If you went to a games show this past year you will have noticed that almost very multiplatform showing was displayed on an Xbox, not ps3. Sony's handling of the hacking situation was terrible from a PR standpoint. And now Sony reckon they'll wait to see what MS comes up with an make a better version, that really didn't work last time. I used to be a huge Sony fanboy back in the days of the PS1 and PS2 but I just feel the Xbox has been the better option this gen. Even my mate said the PS3 skyrim dlc clusterfuck was enough to push him over the edge and get an Xbox, something I've been trying to get him to do for months. With Sony's PS Plus and the move it seems like Sony just half arsedly copies other people's ideas and makes what feel like rushed clones.
  12. What does PS Plus copy? And as for Move copying things, what about Kinect?

    The differences between multiformat releases isn't as big a deal as it use to be. At this point, you're getting a very cut down experience graphically versus the PC so that it really doesn't matter.

    Not sure what you're going on about regarding game shows. The UK is the 360's best market proportionally so I'd guess UK shows would reflect that.

    Hacking was a PR nightmare but then RROD was for MS. Either way, they both learnt their lessons and tried to make up for it.

    I'm not sure how any of that puts you in a place to decide MS over Sony for next gen. Seems dumb to make your mind up based on nothing. It's like you're placing your faith in MS, which is odd for such an atheisty guy.
  13. I can only think of Skyrim as a recent game that worked better on XBOX and I put that down to Bethesda being rubbish at making PS3 games. Fallout NV and Skyrim were probably both coded on PS3 by the work experience kids.

    Like Monsly I think you're being a bit retarded here, wait until you see what they come out with first. Rumour is they are both using AMD so we could end up with 2 very similar systems.
  14. If Sony hold back until the nextbox is out before releasing their console I'm definitely going to pick up Microsoft's offering. Sony could well come up with something good but unless it's really good and comes out around the same time as the Xbox I'll not be buying.

    As for games that run worse on ps3 than Xbox 360 here's a few off the top of my head:

    FarCry3, every call of duty that's been on both consoles, oblivion, skyrim, fallout 3 and NV, red dead redemption.

    Also Xbox has Gears of War so it wins by default. I'm not placing my faith in Microsoft, I'm making an (albeit preliminary) decision based on my experiences with both systems in the last few years. The Xbox has just felt more positive all round. Of course I'll look at Sony's console before deciding but I'm swaying towards Microsoft at this point.
  15. You definitely sound a bit unbalanced and evangelical about this console business. Maybe you should look into religion and see how you get on.

    I'm going to wait and see what Sony and MS produce. I'm not rushing into anything given their track records. The Wii U has a few things tempting me at the moment but nothing that's convinced me so far.
  16. I'm actually due for a big PC overhaul, but I'm holding off until I see what kind of hardware Sony and MS go with in their new consoles. Most games these days are multiplatform and the consoles give you a pretty good idea of what minimum level of PC hardware you'll need to run games.
  17. Probably a sensible decision; the path they take could affect a lot if things. I'm wondering how conservative they'll be - I think both will be more cautious but it's been so long hopefully we see a big jump anyway.
  18. It's just gonna be a desktop pc with a Sony badge on it.
  19. Yeah, for someone who seems to think religion is a waste of time he does seem like he's a closet console religionist.
  20. No matter what PC equivalent hardware consoles use it won't matter much cuz console OS' are always going to be much more efficient than Windows will ever be.