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Sony CEO Jack Tretton Confirms PS4 / PlayStation 4 Game Pricing


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95w ago - In a recent interview with CNBC (linked above), Sony CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed PS4 / PlayStation 4 video game pricing as ranging from $0.99 to $60 with demos available as well.

Below are the details, to quote: "On pricing, Tretton said that the PS4 is "designed with the game developer in mind and the consumer in mind," and will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy.

"I think people are willing to pay if they see the value there," he said. "The heat for the true gamer is on the console."

He said that games on mobile devices are "additive experiences" and that gamers won't "migrate down the food chain" for their primary gaming experience."

In related PlayStation 4 news today, [Register or Login to view links] reports that PS4 supports PS Move, but not the DualShock 3 controller.

To quote: Today during a roundtable discussion with the president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, news about the role of PlayStation 3’s two controllers – DualShock 3 and PlayStation Move – were revealed in terms of their functionality with PlayStation 4.

In short: DualShock 3 won’t work with PlayStation 4, but PlayStation Move will. “No, [PS4] doesn’t support DualShock 3,” noted Yoshida, “but it does support PS Move.”

Update: [Register or Login to view links] has also discovered (pictured below) within the Ubisoft Web site source code that the special editions for the next-generation versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will fall in line with the pricing of the current-generation versions, £119.99, with the PC version getting the mandatory £10 reduction as is standard with PC titles.






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#8 - rumblpak - 95w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by StanSmith View Post
Everything on the PC these days is x64 but they make the PS4 x86? Proof the PC will be better. And 8GB ram? Again the PC kicks its rear.


Its not x86, its x86_64 which is the technical designation for x64. x64 is actually a misnomer since its just an extension on x86 and not really 64bit computing. Most operating systems, including linux, mac, and windows only populate 44bits of address space so you really only have 44bit computing. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64)

Also, the 8GB ram that you say lacks power is actually GDDR5 which is equivalent to what they use on graphics cards today. PCs will be moving to DDR4 later next year (I could be wrong here), so this is actually a significant power hike to the playstation environment.

However, do I think or expect that the new xbox will be any better? Probably not. What will be interesting will be the amount of security that is placed on both platforms seeing as how new games will essentially be PC games with dedicated controllers. Hell, its a wonder that we even have new consoles rather than a gaming standards compliance specifications that states the specs needed on every computer to run all games made in lets say 2013 for instance.

#7 - StanSmith - 95w ago
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So no pics of the console yet... And the specs are so old. Everything on the PC these days is x64 but they make the PS4 x86? Proof the PC will be better. And 8GB ram? Again the PC kicks its rear.

GPU, I'm guessing its last gen PC version.
HDD, probably something stupid lile 120GB

I'm not impressed at all with it so far. From what I heard its a lot of hype they also did with the PS3 and never delivered so dont expect everything they said to happen. If they wanted a kick ass system make it better than the latest PCs at least.

Oh another thing. They also said the PS3 had a 10 year lifecycle. I dont think the PS3 has been around for 10 years and they are already replacing it.

With the specs of the PS4 it looks like its got a 2 year lifecycle as the specs are already 5 years old at least. My PC is 5 years old and it kicks butt over those specs.

#6 - PS3 News - 95w ago
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Following up on Sony's official PlayStation 4 announcement, below are the PlayStation Meeting 2013, PS4 and video game trailers for everyone to enjoy!

PlayStation 4 / PS4 titles demoed below include Deep Down, Killzone Shadow Fall, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Knack, The Witness, and a DriveClub debut video trailer.

PlayStation Meeting 2013




PlayStation 4 (PS4)




Official DualShock 4 (PS4)




Deep Down (PS4)




Killzone Shadow Fall Announce Trailer (PS4)




inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)




Knack Announce Trailer (PS4)




The Witness (PS4)




DriveClub Announce Trailer (PS4)



More PlayStation 3 News...

#5 - SwordOfWar - 95w ago
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Damn, showing the controller and those games and they left with the quickness without showing the console lol

Anyone else surprised at the 8GB of RAM? I was thinking it would be 4GB at the most.

#4 - PS3 News - 95w ago
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That is exactly what I said, and what CJPC replied with HEHE. Below is the PS4 logo from the video footage as well:

s3nint3!
And from the wiki (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PS4) are some more details:

PS4 Console

  • x86 CPU
  • PC common GPU (capable of 30K polygon rendering)
  • 8GB unified RAM
  • Harddrive storage
  • PS Cloud storage (Gakai) - buy/install part and download the rest while playing, demo's, uploaded gameplay videos (Share)

Controller

  • Lightbar (Move)
  • Touchscreen
  • Share button (live gameplay videostreaming or screenshots to friends or Ushare)

Addon

  • Dual camera (move like)

Interface

  • no longer XMB, but using a Metro like GUI

Crossplatform integration

  • PS Vita (RemotePlay)
  • Tablets
  • Phones

Mediaservices

  • Video Unlimited
  • Music Unlimited
  • MLB.tv
  • Hulu plus
  • Crunchyroll
  • Crackle
  • Vidi
  • Netflix
  • Laugh
  • Epix
  • Neon
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • NHL.tv
  • PlayStation Plus
  • Cinema now

Titles

  • Killzone Shadowfall
  • Driveclub (sorta Need for Speed Clubbing)
  • Sucker Punch
  • The Witness (low res Myst/Riven with indypuzzles)
  • Deep Down
  • Final Fantasy
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Diablo III
  • Destiny

PlayStation 4 Middleware Developers List

The recently announced PlayStation 4 has specifications inspired by developers and will give gamers multiple ways to interact with each other and share their gameplay experiences. The following is a list from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan showing the middleware companies lending their technology to PlayStation 4 development.

Game Engines

  • Bitsquid
  • Blitz Games
  • Crytek
  • Epic Games
  • Terathon LLC
  • Vicious Engine

Physics/AI/Animation

  • Babelflux
  • Havok
  • NaturalMotion
  • Nvidia
  • Xaitment

Art/Graphics

  • Allegorithmic
  • Autodesk
  • Confetti Effects
  • Geomerics
  • Matchlock
  • OC3 Entertainment
  • Rad Game Tools
  • Silicon Studio Corporation
  • Simul Software
  • Speed Tree
  • Umbra Software

Audio

  • Audiokinetic
  • CRI Middleware
  • Firelight

Network

  • Agora Games
  • Jenkins Software

Other

  • Deja Tools
  • Xoreax

 

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