PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

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  1. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

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    PS4 console with DS4 controller and PS Eye camera
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    Mono Headset Bundled with every PS4
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    Official DS4 Charging Cradle
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    Official Spec Sheet
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    Release: Holiday 2013



    Confirmed Launch Games (in alphabetical order) - 17 of them:
    -- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [Ubisoft]
    -- Battlefield 4 [DICE]
    -- Call of Duty: Ghosts [Infinity Ward]
    -- DC Universe Online [Sony Online Entertainment]
    -- DriveClub [Evolution Studios]
    -- FIFA 14 [EA Sports]
    -- Just Dance 2014 [Ubisoft]
    -- Killzone: Shadow Fall [Guerrilla Games]
    -- Knack [Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio]
    -- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes [TT Games]
    -- Madden NFL 25 [EA Sports]
    -- NBA 2K14 [Visual Concepts]
    -- NBA Live 14 [EA Sports]
    -- PlanetSide 2 [Sony Online Entertainment]
    -- Skylanders: Swap Force [Vicarious Visions]
    -- Warframe [Digital Extremes]
    -- Watch Dogs [Ubisoft Montreal]



    Confirmed News
    November 1st, 2012: SECOND-GEN PS4 DEV KITS GO OUT TO DEVELOPERS
    November 30th, 2012: PLAYSTATION'S DUALSHOCK/MOVE CONTROLLER IN ONE
    January 21st, 2013: SONY WILL LET MICROSOFT MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
    January 23rd, 2013: QUANTIC DREAM REGISTERS SingularityPS4.com DOMAIN
    February 14th, 2013: LEGIT PS4 CONTROLLER PROTOTYPE
    February 15th, 2013: SONY CELEBRATES THE HISTORY OF PLAYSTATION
    February 16th, 2013: SONY'S DOCUMENTARY ON PS2'S RETAIL DOMINANCE
    February 17th, 2013: SONY CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF THE PS3
    February 18th, 2013: SONY TOUCHES ON THE PLAYSTATION HANDHELD ERA
    February 19th, 2013: GAIKAI REGISTERS PLAYSTATION CLOUD WEBSITES
    March 28th, 2013: SONY REVEAL MORE DETAILS AT THE 2013 GAMES DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC)
    May 20th, 2013: PS4 TEASER VIDEO

    Unconfirmed News/Speculation
    January 3rd, 2013: NEW SONY PATENT ALLEGEDLY BLOCKS SECOND-HAND GAMES
    January 16th, 2013: XBOX 720 AND PLAYSTATION 4 SECRETS ALLEGEDLY LEAKED TO NVIDIA BY FORMER AMD EXECUTIVES
    January 18th, 2013: SONY RETIRING DUALSHOCK WITH PS4?
    January 23rd, 2013: PS4 DEV KIT SPECS, CONTROLLER AND MULTIPLE USER ACCOUNTS DETAILED IN ALLEGED PDF DOCS
    January 31st, 2013: PS4 TO BE REVEALED ON FEBRUARY 20TH, 2013?
    February 1st, 2013: RUMOURS SPREAD FOLLOWING SONY TEASE ON JAN 31
    February 6th, 2013: JAPANESE NEWSPAPER CLAIMS PS4 WILL COST ABOUT $400/£270/€320
    February 7th, 2013: RUMOURS SUGGEST LITTLE BIG PLANET 3 IS IN PRODUCTION AT SUMO DIGITAL
    February 8th, 2013: WILL KILLZONE 4 COME TO PS4 LATER THIS YEAR?
    February 15th, 2013: PS4 TO STREAM GAMES?
    February 19th, 2013: PS4 PRICE, RELEASE DATE REPORTEDLY OUTED
    May 14, 2013: PS4 COMING TO EU CONSOLES IN 2013?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  2. DUNTOV3030

    DUNTOV3030 Licensed Racer

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Thx for sharing :sHa_thumb2:
     
  3. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    No problem, mate! :)
     
  4. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Not sure about this...

    New Sony Patent Blocks Second Hand Games

     
  5. Blackyk

    Blackyk Licensed Racer

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Well that would be a giant PITA, because I have about 4 games that my friend let me borrow since I'm cheap lol. And I bought MW3 and a AC3 2nd hand. I would have a hard time justifying $65+++ for a game if I couldn't turn around a few months/year later and get some cash back on it on the other end.
     
  6. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Sony Retiring DualShock with PS4?

    The likelihood is that Sony will INCORPORATE these features into a DualShock controller and end up calling it the 'DualShock 4'. It makes sense for brand continuity.

    OP Updated. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  7. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Further news bits that I forgot to add but have been added now...

    PlayStation’s DualShock/Move Controller in One

    Some images of the controller:

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    Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 Secrets Allegedly Leaked to Nvidia by Former AMD Executives

     
  8. BANG_N_OLUFSEN

    BANG_N_OLUFSEN Licensed Racer

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    I sincerely hope that Sony changes direction in their hardware choices for Orbis. AMD is significantly behind in development of their processors in comparison to Intel. If I am going to invest money in a new platform, I want it to be hardware that will not be immediately outdated. AMD also runs significantly hotter that Intel and we know what that does to gaming platforms. NO YLODs for me.
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  9. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    interesting indeed but we all remember how the "boomerang" controller was quickly changed. not that im against change but they really have to ocme up with something similar to the DS we know today atleast when held, nothing feels better then that in the hands for gaming.
     
  10. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    this also came to mind and the folks at sony should look to capitalize on it, use the vita as the next gen controller, drop the price eventually when the PS4 hits and make it that much better. we're already getting iterations of this via the PS3/Vita crossover stuff but this makes sense to me entirely
     
  11. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Agreed. If they bundled a PS4 with a Vita then World Peace would be cured. Thing is, they won't bundle them. Vita might end up doubling up as a controller though, with more interaction than Remote Play.
     
  12. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Sony Will Let Microsoft Make First Move.

    OP Updated, also with added new bits. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  13. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Quantic Dream Registers SingularityPS4.com Domain

    Does this negate 'Orbis' as a potential name for Sony's new console? Probably.

    OP Updated.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  14. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    PlayStation 4 Dev Kit Specs, Controller, and Multiple User Accounts Detailed

    OP Updated.
     
  15. BANG_N_OLUFSEN

    BANG_N_OLUFSEN Licensed Racer

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Tom's Hardware PlayStation 4 Could Get GPU Switching, Dynamic UI
    PlayStation 4 Could Get GPU Switching, Dynamic UI.9:00 AM - December 30, 2012 by Wolfgang Gruener - source: USPTO
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    The Internet was floated a new rumor that suggests that the next Playstation could be equipped with GPU switching technology.


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    The rumor isn't that far-fetched since we previously heard that Sony will be using an AMD APU as well as a Southern Islands GPU in its next game console. A patent describing an automated GPU switching process provides further credibility that Sony is aiming for a flexible, power optimized GPU infrastructure for the PS4.

    The patent application for "dynamic context switching between architecturally distinct graphics processors" was already filed back in 2009 and published in late 2010, which would indicate that it is not the latest information on Sony's development. The purpose of the GPU switching technology is summed up by the patent application authors as follows:

    "It would be desirable to allow the context switching to be hidden from the user and performed automatically in the background. Unfortunately, no solution is presently available that allows for dynamic, real-time context switching between architecturally distinct GPUs. The closest prior art is the Apple MacBook Pro, from Apple Computer of Cupertino, Calif., which contains two architecturally distinct GPUs but does not allow dynamic context switches between them. Another prior art solution is the Scalable Link Interface (SLI) architecture developed by Nvidia Corporation of Santa Clara, Calif. This architecture lets a user run one or more GPUs in parallel, but only for the purpose of increasing performance, not to reduce power consumption. Also, this solution requires the two GPUs to be synchronized when the system is enabled, again requiring some amount of user intervention."

    The document does not specify a target product for the technology, but the full automation without user interaction hints to a consumer device and not a notebook computer.

    Sony recently filed several patent applications that may hint to the future PS4. Most interestingly, an application entitled "game device" and filed in September of this year reveals a game content screen that is much more focused on community interaction and appears to be much more dynamic that the current screen of the PS3.
     
  16. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    PS4 Rumours Spread Following Sony Tease

    OP Updated. :)
     
  17. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Will we see a glimpse of GT6 on Feb. 20? As we already know, Sony is expected to announce it's next-gen console at their February 20 press conference, but what about next-gen games? Will we see the next Gran Turismo game?
     
  18. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Japanese Newspaper Claims PlayStation 4 Will Cost About $400

    OP Updated. :)
     
  19. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    Legit PS4 Controller Prototype...

    The picture of the new controller:

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    This is completely legitimate, however, it is only a prototype, so we're likely to see a different controller for the official unvileing of the PS4, which is speculated to be February 20th.

    OP Updated.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  20. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: 'Orbis'. PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

    The 2/20 PlayStation Event in NYC is where the PS4 is expected to be revealed.

    You can watch it live on IGN with one hour's build-up starting at 2pm Pacifiic and 5pm Eastern.
     

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