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PS4 Rumored to Arrive in November, Able to Control it With a Phone


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82w ago - Following up on the PlayStation Cloud news, today Kotaku reports that according to their sources the PS4 / Orbis console will be out this November, and purportedly users will be able to control it with a phone.

Below are the rumor details, to quote: "A reliable Kotaku source has informed us that the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, will be out this November in the United States.

Our source - the same reliable source who back in early 2012 told us the codename for Sony's next console and the codename for Microsoft's next console - tells us that there are two models planned for the new machine, and that pricing won't be announced until later this year, possibly around E3. The current plan, our source says, is to release them at $429 and $529, but that could change.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, as we get closer and closer to the release of Orbis, which Sony is expected to officially announce during an event in New York City tomorrow night, we continue to hear more details about what will ship with the new hardware. Back in January, we learned about the PS4's new controller, which has a small touchpad in the center, and the fancy new user account system that will allow multiple people to log into one console at the same time.

New information revealed by our source suggests that on top of all that, you'll also be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone. You'll be able to use a mobile device to chat with your PS4 friends or buy games which are then automatically downloaded to your machine, our source says.

Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus. (No word on whether that's related to PlayStation Cloud, domains for which Sony registered on Friday. We couldn't find any domains or trademarks registered for PlayStation World.)

Some other tidbits: our source says that every PS4 will come with a PlayStation Eye; that a new spectating feature will let you watch other friends play games from your console's dashboard, even when you don't own the game they're playing; and that the console will support local network play via Vita.

Also via our source, some new photos of a PS4 prototype controller, which match up with other photos that we've seen and verified. One is above. The other:

Source: The PS4 Will Be Out This November, And You'll Be Able To Control It With Your Phone

Current photos of the PS4 controller are inconsistent with some of the information we've received. For example, we've seen Orbis documentation that details a "share" button, and Edge magazine corroborated that not long after we reported it, saying that the controller's share button will record gameplay and allow you to share it online.

This controller doesn't seem to have a share button at all, although it's possible that the functionality has been wrapped into the all-purpose PlayStation button, which is a carryover from the PS3's DualShock controller.

Pictures of the prototype controller also match up with what we've reported about the touch pad and LED light, which you can see on the controller's back in the photos we've received.

We've reached out to Sony for comment and will update should they get back to us. Sony is expected to announce their new console tomorrow night at an event in New York City."

Finally, in related PlayStation 4 news Dutch site [Register or Login to view links] reports that UEFA Champions League now contains in-game advertisements promoting Sony's planned event which takes place tomorrow at 6PM EST.








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NotJustAnyRob's Avatar
#21 - NotJustAnyRob - 84w ago
sounds fishy knowing sony the games will probably cost $80
Yeah you're right. PS2 games were $50, PS3 games $60-70 & sometimes more. Now PS4 games $80-90 and the collector edition probably more than $200 lol.

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#20 - elser1 - 84w ago
i wish ps3 games were only $60us in aus. they are like $90 in aus and thats like $95 to $100 us atm. i hope they cost the same all around the world. its ridiculous i can buy a game shipped from england or usa to my door for up to half price of me getting it from psn store or local shop.

and whats even stupider is i can make a us acc on my ps3 and buy the same psn game for half price in us store than eu store. sony has got to be the biggest dog act around.

nothing like knowing youre being ripped off. mmm thanks sony... more please but anyways i heard the ps4 may cost $1000 in aus at launch. i'll still buy it 1st day (or new xbox) but it really annoys me thinking aus are stupid or whatever excuse they give.

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#19 - roockie112 - 84w ago
sounds fishy knowing sony the games will probably cost $80

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#18 - pinoytechno - 84w ago
can wait to see the new ps4 on E3

NotJustAnyRob's Avatar
#17 - NotJustAnyRob - 84w ago
$428 in USD? Yeah I'm pretty sure that's not the final price for the USA version. It will cost more than that here in the USA. I payed $600 for the PS3 when it came out. So.. yeah.

Now, PS2 games were like $50, PS3 games $60-70 and sometimes more lol. If PS4 games go higher than $70 I'm not going to bother with it at all and just build my self a gaming pc. At least i hope that they continue with the playstation plus features. Hoping that Sony also puts out something to stop the kiddos from playing matures games. Seriously...

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