5w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman invites PS4 fans to experience the PlayStation 4 launch live on November 14, 2013.
To quote: In February, we announced PS4. In June, we showed it for the first time. Next week, on November 15th, we unlock a new generation of play in North America.
Join PlayStation and Spike TV for the live PS4 All Access: Greatness Awaits launch event! We'll be live in New York City on November 14th starting at 11:00pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time on regular cable providers; and 11pm Eastern Time/8pm Pacific Time on DirecTV and streaming.
Tune in to see exclusive world premieres and announcements about the PS4 games that will define 2014 and beyond. Watch live on Spike TV, Ustream, or right here on PlayStation.Blog. And why not RSVP, so you don't forget?
And keep checking back for up-to-the-minute information on all the PS4 launch week festivities. This is gonna be one for the history books!
5w ago - EA Community Manager Jessica Damerst announced today that Need for Speed Rivals is coming to PS4 on November 15th, 2013.
To quote: The wait for a next-gen games is getting unbearable! And our team at Ghost Games has been pushing themselves to be a part of PlayStation's big launch day. We're excited to announce today that Need for Speed Rivals will be a launch title for PS4 in North America on November 15th.
We're stoked to be the first racing game on PS4, and believe we're setting a new bar for driving gameplay and visuals. PS4, coupled with the Frostbite 3 engine, will give players unparalleled next-gen gaming - epic locations and vistas, stunning time of day and weather changes, and super high fidelity cars.
But we're not just about looks - what's under the hood counts, too! With Rivals, we're introducing AllDrive, a new feature which allows players to choose seamlessly between single player, co-op, or multiplayer, and a completely new way for you to play Need for Speed.
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Even as we play Need for Speed Rivals, we can never be sure what'll happen next. Just recently in a Pursuit race, one of the racers dropped a stun mine at the bottom of a jump - another car landed right on top, wiped out, spun out of control, finally...
13w ago - According to CVG (linked above), Sony is preparing to reveal the final piece of its PlayStation 4 hardware strategy at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2013 by showcasing a PlayStation-branded virtual reality headset for the upcoming PS4 console.
To quote: "It originally intended to reveal the headset at Gamescom but plans fell through at the eleventh hour. The company is currently weighing up whether the PS4 device should be pitched as a key differentiator for the console or a non-essential add-on.
The matter has been slightly complicated, but not derailed, by the growing industry support for Oculus Rift. Sony's device will be a categorical rival to Oculus, and for months there have been rumours suggesting the two companies are seeking a partnership.
A games developer familiar with Sony's plans, who wished to remain anonymous, told CVG that Evolution Studios is currently working with the device to simulate a cockpit view on its PS4 title Drive Club.
Another developer claimed the virtual reality headset resembles the 3D headset that Sony first revealed in January 2011. The head-mounted display will be available separately, like with the new PlayStation Eye, in order to keep the baseline PS4 price as low as possible.
In August, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida suggested...
15w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill posted up a video today from Gamescom 2013 showcasing Driveclub, dubbed the social network of racers below.
To quote: Guten tag from Gamescom! I hope you got a chance to see yesterday's press conference, where we saw a glut of new games announced (and finally found out when we can get our own PS4s!).
Sid and I are in Germany, tracking down new info for the latest games. Yesterday, I sat in on a presentation by Col Rodgers, the game director on PS4's upcoming launch exclusive, Driveclub.
He went into detail about Driveclub's social features, the PS Plus Edition of the game, and showed us how Remote Play on PS Vita works.
Rodgers described Driveclub as the "social network for racing games," and this is exemplified by the game's Challenge system. If you feel especially confident about a run on a certain track, with a certain car, even at a certain time of day, you can issue a challenge to your club, sending a notification to their PS4s or to their mobile phones (courtesy of the Driveclub Mobile app).
As they play and try to beat your challenge, they'll rack up points for the club.
Things get interesting when you elect to challenge your other friends, who might not be part of your club. If...
15w ago - Sony Producer Daniel Brooke has made available a new PS4 trailer from Gamescom 2013 showcasing Knack on PlayStation 4 for fans below!
To quote: Hi, we're pleased to present the new Gamescom trailer for Knack. It's action-packed and reveals some exciting hints to the game's story, as well as including some new characters you won't have seen before - make sure you give it a look!
The hard-working team at Japan Studio has been creating a new demo specifically for Gamescom, as this will be the first time Knack has been playable at a consumer show. If you're going to Gamescom this week, please head over to the SCEE booth and check the game out!
The new demo includes platforming gameplay, as well as a level extract which has Knack absorbing wooden parts (and catching fire) as seen in the trailer. This gives you only a few minutes before your new parts burn away, so you have to keep battling and moving quickly to grab new parts before you shrink down in size.
Also, Mark Cerny will be at Gamescom talking about a great, newly-introduced additional feature to Knack. Japan Studio wanted to add something extra to the experience, and are currently working on a two-player "drop-in" co-op mode!