As we already know, the PlayStation 4 will charge you money to play multiplayer games online, approaching a model closer to Xbox Live. Funnily enough, this hasn’t got people in an uproar – because Sony cleverly tied it to its existing, much beloved PlayStation Plus service. Classic bait-and-switch, really. Sony worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida has explained why it had to happen.
Here’s something that Sony slipped in at their conference, hoping nobody would really notice. While Microsoft seems to be making its Xbox Live gold service a little more like PlayStation plus, Sony seems to be making its own service a little more like Xbox Live gold – and you’ll now need to pay money to play online multiplayer.
Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai, has reassured gamers when speaking at D11 conference - the PS4 is for games. Period. While there will be other apps, the primary focus upon release will be wooing core gamers over to the new console.
One of the key selling points of the Playstation 4, is that Vita owners will finally have some use for their dusty handheld device. Playstation 4 games will all feature some form of remote-play when the PS4 launches. And that’s whether developers want to include it or not.
Super Stardust developer, Ilari Kuittinen, says that if things don't change in the downloadable games market, indie developers will have to stop making games for consoles. He points out that only 300-400 games broke through the one million sales threshold on the PSN or XBLA, this despite having a possible market of 150 million users.
By now, we’re getting ready for a next generation where we can finally be accused of being Playstation fanboys for a change. Ha! Progress. I’ve got a credit card and I’m not afraid to use it, but even if this turns out to be RRP, then the Playstation 4 is going to be more expensive than I imagined.
We posted previously that EA currently had no games in development for the Wii-U which I took as a sign that Nintendo is failing. Then we heard that EA were stopping their online pass fee which took us all by surprise.
In a rather detailed and thorough examination of the underlying hardware running both of the next generation consoles, Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry has found that Sony’s next console will offer half as much extra raw graphical power over Microsoft’s.
Here’s something cool. PlayStation Europe is giving away an all expenses paid trip for two to this year’s E3 in Los Angeles – and we’re actually allowed to enter. Hurry though – because the competition closes tomorrow.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who has the most RAM, jigglywatts or Kinections when it comes to gaming. It’s all about the experience that is earned from saving the day on the big screen. Right now though, you lot don’t care and want to see some numbers instead. FINE! Here ya go!
Rumor has it that the PS4's slogan will be 'Greatness Awaits' - recent trademark and ad leak would have us believe.
There are a lot of rumours floating around about Gran Turismo 6 as the moment with previous rumours of the titles announcement date coming and going without any sign of the much anticipated game. However this latest rumour could be very interesting indeed.
In a bid to make 24 year-old losers who are convinced of their imminent greatness feel better, Sucker Punch Productions has created a new character!
There’s a lot that we still don’t know about the upcoming Playstation 4 console. Such as final pricing, availability or what it even looks like. Which means that come Christmas time, one over-eager child is probably getting a TV game machine as an accidental gift instead. Heh. What we do know though, is that the console has a controller. And it’s a controller with plenty of features apparently.
Cast your mind back to 2005. Flatter TVs were something that only rich people could afford, Twitter was a mere idea and gaming was easing its way into blockbuster territory. And then, at E3, Killzone 2 was shown. And it just looked too damn good, as it was later revealed. And that’s a fact that its developers want to acknowledge for Killzone: Shadow Fall.