10w ago - Following up on their previous updates, today Sony's SVP has given PlayStation 4 fans more insight into the PS4's noise level, power consumption, media performance and more below.
To quote from DualShockers.com (linked above): "Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia Senior Vice president and Director of Business Unit 1 Masayasu Ito isn't as well known as Shuhei Yoshida between PlayStation fans, but given his technical role he's the best person to ask about some of the most technical aspects of the upcoming PS4.
Today he gaver some extremely interesting information about the console as part of an interview on the Japanese tech site AV Watch.
Here's a summary of the most relevant points:
While being always online is not necessary, a network connection is important to fully enjoy the features of the PS4.
The PS4 will initially act as a stand-alone web server for the PlayStation App. In the future there's the possibility of this to be expanded through the cloud, with the PS4 and PlayStation App interacting through the cloud, allowing cooperative...
10w ago - Guerrilla Games Producer Poria Torkan revealed details today on Killzone Shadow Fall season pass for PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: Today we're excited to announce the season pass for Killzone Shadow Fall.
We're pulling out all the stops for Killzone Shadow Fall's multiplayer, and we already have several forms of downloadable content planned for extensive post-launch multiplayer support.
In addition to new competitive multiplayer maps - which, as we mentioned before, will be released for free - we're also working on paid expansion packs that will further enhance your online experience.
To help you save on the first six expansion packs, we're introducing the Killzone Shadow Fall Season Pass. For just $19.99, you will receive access to the following packs as they become available:
• Online co-op expansion pack
• Focusing on team play and intense combat, the online co-op expansion pack adds a new co-operative game mode in which you and up to three online friends must survive against impossible odds.
• Fight waves upon waves of enemies in four new arena maps, featuring a unique leveling system and new unlocks.
• Three online co-op map packs
• Each map pack consists of two brand-new arena maps you can play in co-op mode...
10w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements revealed some PS4 and DualShock 4 secrets is a Thief developer Q&A session below.
To quote: With the power of shadows at his beck and call, master thief Garrett returns to PS3 and PS4 in 2014 with a new bag of tricks.
The well-loved stealth series has always empowered gamers with a broad array of in-game choices, whether it was using lethal or nonlethal tactics to drop nosy guards, or leveraging magic and technology to overcome adversity. The upcoming Thief is no exception.
In order to learn more about Thief's stealth systems, storytelling, and PS4 benefits, we turned to Producer Stephane Roy. He shared some incredible insight into Thief's design process, and even sheds new light on how DualShock 4 will empower PS4 thieves.
So let's see what Garrett's gotten himself into this time...
PlayStation.Blog: While developing for both PS3 and PS4, do you have any predictions for what's possible on PS4 that isn't possible on PS3?
Stephane Roy: There are multiple components to this question; an AI component, an audio component, an art component. It's very important for us to immerse players in our universe.
We want to make sure players really feel like they're Garrett, that they're...
10w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment of America Senior Vice President of PlayStation Brand Marketing Guy Longworth announced today that fans can win a PlayStation 4 before PS4 is released on November 15th from Taco Bell!
To quote: I have exciting news for PlayStation fans! I know you all have been eagerly waiting to get your hands on PlayStation 4, the best place to play.
I'm happy to announce that PlayStation and Taco Bell are joining forces to give away PS4s before they hit stores on November 15th. One winner will be selected every 15 minutes starting September 26th through November 10th!
You have six weeks to head over to your local Taco Bell for your chance to "Play the Future First." Taco Bell will mark their $5 Buck Boxes- which include a Crunchwrap, Crunchy Taco, Burrito Supreme and medium fountain drink - with a special code that you can text in for a chance to win a PS4 prize pack.
The prize pack, which includes one PS4, a copy of the PS4 exclusive launch game, Knack, and a one year PS Plus membership, will be shipped on or around November 12th.
11w ago - Following up on his previous PlayStation 4 updates, today Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida shared details on the PS4, HDMI capture functionality, PSN download speeds and requirements for upgrading games from PS3 to PS4.
From DualShockers.com (linked above), to quote: "The first is on the disk requirement of the upgrade of select games from the PS3 to the PS4 version. Looks like the PS4′s disk drive will have some work to do.
Jon Haeffele (jj75XP): So for PS3-PS4 game upgrade will the PS3 disc need to be in the PS4 once or will it be every time when trying to play the PS4 version?
Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): every time
The second tidbit of information is on the recently announced support of video capture via HDMI. Don’t expect it for launch, as it will be introduced afterwards with a patch.
Sagman12 (sagman12PC): Will HDMI capture work on day 1 or is it a patch you guys will release after the ps4 launch?