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Sony Teases the Future, Will Almost Certainly Reveal the PlayStation 4 on 20th February

Posted by Sammy Barker

Pick up your jaw

Now that’s how you drop a bomb. Sony has announced that it will reveal the future on 20th February at a PlayStation Meeting in New York City. The event – set to start at 18:00PM EST – will almost certainly play host to the PlayStation 4. Are you following this? It’s actually happening.

According to infamous industry analyst Michael Pachter, Sony is inviting both members of the media and investors to the conference, which signals the significance of the event. The last PlayStation Meeting brought news of the PlayStation Vita. Make of that what you will.

The teaser trailer embedded below spends much of its time panning around the brand’s famous face buttons, but some are speculating that there may be a glimpse of a new piece of hardware too. There’s certainly something that appears to resemble a slick black box, but perhaps that’s just the hype getting to our heads.

Either way, we’ll learn more in just under three weeks. Wow, what a crazy day.

[via us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (42)

ShogunRokAdmin

#3

ShogunRok said:

My mind went into overload when I saw this announcement. Both investors and media have been invited to the meeting - I'd say PS4 is looking likely.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

PlayStation Meeting almost ALWAYS means new hardware. This is happening. Someone hold me?

hamispink

#6

hamispink said:

Now it's time for the grueling wait!
I wonder how much they will show at this early "meeting". Because they are inviting investors and media, i'd like to think that they will try to wow everyone with both the new hardware, and some game announcements. It will be interesting to see if any third party studios or publishers leak any info on what they'll be showing (if anything).
GET EXCITED! :D

Sonicfan11589

#7

Sonicfan11589 said:

To be honest, I'm not ready yet, but the sooner it comes out, the sooner it will go down in price. Hopefully it won't be as expensive as PS3 was when first released.

Sonicfan11589

#8

Sonicfan11589 said:

I hope backwards compatibility will be a major thing such as making PS3 games compatible including ALL downloads (i.e. PS1+PS2 games)

get2sammybAdmin

#9

get2sammyb said:

@hamispink They'll definitely show the hardware and a couple of games. You won't get to find out the price and release date for a while, though.

Gamer83

#11

Gamer83 said:

Please, please, PLEASE let this be the day PS4 gets announced. I can't really wait much longer. PS3 has been a fantastic console but I'm ready for the next gen.

Shiryu

#13

Shiryu said:

Looking forward to it, but it must really, REALLY impress me to invest in the future.

Savino

#17

Savino said:

I have a WiiU but I cant see it being a treat to PS4!
Nintendo has great games and I am hyped for Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda and the same good old games... Even games like zombiu or lego city undercover will make their way to be notice, but when I think about the possibilities of those new engines (and I am not talking about graphics) my mind almost explode and I know that the next elders scroll wont be on wiiu due lack of power!

Splat

#19

Splat said:

@Savino - That's the thing for me, the Mario,Kart, Zelda's ect will always be great and 3rd party games not so much. I LOVE Nintendo and always will but that has made me lean more towards Sony.

BornOfEvil

#20

BornOfEvil said:

Wow, someone really lit a fire under Sony's butt this week. Soul Sacrifice, Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway get release dates, and now this. Keep it up, Sony. This could very well be your year.

Squiggle55

#22

Squiggle55 said:

I also am very curious about PS+. How long until they stop giving away things on the ps3? Are they going to support 3 consoles at once?

3Above

#23

3Above said:

OOOOOOOOOH CRAP!!! Im drooling!!. Did anyone notice the colours of the lightining in the video? They are all PlayStation colours except there is gold instead of pink. Hmmm.....

charlesnarles

#24

charlesnarles said:

Ah, they told us '13 would be rad. Lets see what happens this spring : ) I'm gonna need a second job

SanderEvers

#27

SanderEvers said:

If they release the PS4 now they will fall behind Microsoft. Yes, they will.

Also it's no threat to the Wii U as the PS4 will be 3 times as expensive, at least.

ZeD

#28

ZeD said:

A day before my Birthday! Thank you Sony! What happened to letting M$ showing their hand first? ;)

Alpha

#32

Alpha said:

Hey sammy where do i go to watch it all online? i so want to see this!!!!

KALofKRYPTON

#33

KALofKRYPTON said:

@nathanuc1988

You jest, but what do you the PS4 controller's going to look like?

My guess is very much like a stripped down Vita.

I would also speculate that it will run all PS3 compatible content too. I can't see Sony letting PS2 B/C out of the bag again considering the absolute wedge HD editions and PSN 'Classic' releases must bring in.

KALofKRYPTON

#34

KALofKRYPTON said:

From EDGE:
"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."

ohhaime

#35

ohhaime said:

Sony promised me a ten year lifespan on the PS3. The PS4 better not be released until 2016.

BornOfEvil

#36

BornOfEvil said:

@SanderEvers 3x epensive, really? Let's do the math, shall we. If the Wii U is still $350, and you think that the PS4 will cost 3x that, then $1050 will be the PS4's launch price. Sony would not let something lke that happen.

With that said, sources close to Sony say that the PS4 will be "very affordable", because Sony is using off the shelf tech, to build it.

NathanUC

#38

NathanUC said:

@KALofKRYPTON That's pretty much my guess. It will be a bit longer with either a touch screen or touch pad. I'd really hope it's a small screen, but due to pricing issues I'm almost sure if we get either, it will be a touch pad.

I'd love to be able to use my Vita as the controller itself.

Off topic a bit, but I wonder if they'll also announce a budget Vita... something wifi only with a standard lcd screen.

hamispink

#39

hamispink said:

@nathanuc1988 on your off topic, there's no way that Sony could release a vita without touch functionality. It would eliminate half the library, or at least force devs to produce updates for games that don't necessarily require touch. Though it would be smart if they just made the current vita a "budget" version. At this point the console needs to be below $200 to have a hope of being successful.

edit: after re-reading, I suppose you probably meant an LCD touch screen with lower resolution which makes sense, but my point still stands on the pricing.

NathanUC

#40

NathanUC said:

@hamispink I simply meant a touch screen with the same resolution (for many reasons, they coudln't release two different resolution devices) with LCD instead of OLED.

I don't think pricing is much of an issue even now. If you can afford $200 for an pretty much amazing device, you can afford $250 for an amazing device.

hamispink

#41

hamispink said:

@nathanuc1988 That makes sense, though I wonder how much the OLED screen actually bumps up the production costs.

I didn't think that $250 was too much to ask either, that's why I bought the 3g vita on day 1, but most people obviously aren't willing to pay that much for the device (the sales figures prove that). It doesn't seem like a big deal to gamers who would be reading this site, but getting below the $200 mark is more important now than ever with the 3DS, ipod touch, google and amazon tablets, and contract smartphones coming in that price range. The vita may not be directly competing with those devices in the exact same market, but for some people, they only need one portable device.
In my case, if I didn't have a vita, I would have bought a nexus tablet just so I could have a portable netflix device, and that would be the only portable that I needed.

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