OFFICIAL PRICE AT LAUNCH:
$399 / £349/ €399
November 15, 2013 (US)
November 29, 2013 (EU)
LAUNCH WINDOW LINEUP (source):
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
Battlefield 4 (EA)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
FIFA 14 (EA)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
LEGO Marvel Superheroes (Warner Bros.)
Madden 25 (EA)
NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
NBA Live (EA)
Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Activision)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
Basement Crawl (Bloober Team)
Blacklight: Retribution (Zombie Studio)
Contrast (Focus Home Interactive)
Doki-Doki Universe (SCE)
DC Universe Online (SOE)
Pinball Arcade (Farsight Technologies)
Planetside 2 (SOE)
Pool Nation Extreme (Cherry Pop Games)
Super Motherload (Xgen Studios)
Tiny Brains (Spearhead)
Warframe (Digital Extremes)
War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment)
NEW PS4 GAMES ANNOUNCED AT E3 2013
Confirmed PS4 Exclusive as of E3 in Bold:
Kingdom Hearts 3
Final Fantasy XIII Versus, now renamed Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy 14, also coming to PS3
Elder Scrolls Online
The Order: 1886
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PS4 remake
Octodad: 'Dad'-liest Catch
Ray's the Dead
NEW CONSOLE DETAILS:
"PlayStation 4 has 'no restrictions' on used games, no always-on connectivity"
"PlayStation Plus membership will persist and carry over to PlayStation 4"
"PS4 Launches at $399"
"PlayStation cloud service launches in 2014, will stream PS3 games"
"Playstation Plus Required for PS4 Online Play"
HI-RES CONSOLE IMAGES PROVIDED BY gtone339
Playstation 4 console:
FEBRURARY 20, 2013:
PlayStation 4 console announced by Sony in New York
Sony has announced its next-generation gaming console - the PlayStation 4 - at an event in New York.
Its new hardware is designed to offer superior graphics as well as new social features including the sharing of recorded gameplay clips.
The PS4 will eventually compete against Microsoft's still-to-be-unveiled Xbox 360 successor and Nintendo's Wii U.
Sony said the console was "coming holiday 2013" suggesting it will go on sale in at least some countries in or around December. It did not give any indication of its price.
What we know so far (courtesy of Joystiq):
-PS4 has x86 CPU, 8GB onboard memory, local hard drive
-PS4's DualShock 4 controller has built-in touch pad, motion control capability
-PS4 allows playing games as they're downloading
-"Try Anything" for PlayStation 4: "Try it for free, share it if you like it, and pay only for the games which you fall in love with," Perry said.
-"Instant broadcast:" allows players to broadcast and share gameplay videos using existing, connected social networks, such as Ustream and Facebook. Friends are able to post comments to your screen.
-PlayStation 4's dedicated video hardware will allow seamless video uploading, streaming, sharing
-PlayStation 4 will continue to bring streaming media to homes
-PlayStation 4 will stream PS1, PS2, PS3 games
-PlayStation Move compatible with PS4,
-PS4 features PS Vita remote play powered by Gaikai
-PS4 will have support from 'every' major third party
-Driveclub from the makers of Motorstorm, Evolution Studios
-Infamous: Second Son
-The Witness, which will be a PS4 launch exclusive
-A new Final Fantasy
-Diablo 3 (both PS3 and PS4)
FEBRURARY 3, 2013:
WSJ: Sony's next PlayStation will be revealed February 20th, arrive later this year
An unconfirmed rumor from the Wall street Journal claims that Sony's special Playstation-themed event, which is coming Februrary 20th, will include the announcement of the PS4. The article also reports that both the PS4 and the next Xbox may launch before this year's Christmas.
New information about the PS4's specs and new focus have also been posted in an update to the article.
-----------------------------The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company will not only reveal the next PlayStation at the event, but actually put the new video game console on sale later this year. According to the publication's anonymous sources, both the next PlayStation and Microsoft's next game system will compete head to head going into the holiday season.
UPDATE: In an update, the Journal adds that Sony is planning to "incorporate more social gaming aspects into the new machine," and that the company is generally focused more on "changes in how users interact with the machine" rather than spec improvements. Reportedly, it will still have an optical drive, though the publication's anonymous sources say that Sony had considered removing it. As rumored in April, the Journal says that the console will likely use AMD processors for both CPU and GPU, which could make backwards compatibility with PS3 games — developed for the Cell processor architecture — difficult.
MARCH 29, 2012:
Sony's Newest Playstation, "Orbis"
This is an unconfirmed rumor by a "reliable source".
Sony is apparently developing a new home console scheduled for holiday 2013 launch. The Orbis will ditch the Cell processor for an AMD GPU. The console "will be capable of displaying Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096x2160" and will also be "capable of playing 3D games in 1080p". Some developers have received dev kits for this console since the beginning of 2012. The console will not be backwards-compatible with PS3 games, and will block used game support.
Discussion of the new Orbis rumors begins here.
JANUARY 11, 2012:
No PS4 announcement this year, Sony says
"Sony said it does not plan on making an announcement about a new home console at this year’s E3 videogame trade show, deflating expectation that a successor to its PlayStation 3 will be on its way soon.
During a roundtable with reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show, a reporter asked a question to Hirai attributing comments to the head of its videogame division, Andrew House, that there would be no announcement about a PlayStation 4 at the show.
Hirai, who appointed House for the job, said they are not talking about a new home console now and that they don’t plan to do so at E3.
"Andy (House) is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3," Hirai said. "I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that."
Since the PS3 released in late 2006, does that mean that we may not see a PS4 until 2016? Hopefully that's not the case, as it's rumored that Microsoft will announce its next Xbox at this year's E3, giving them a major head start.