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Submitted by Rashid Sayed 618d ago | opinion piece

PS4: 10 Announcements That Sony Won’t Make On February 20th

"It's that time ladies and gents, when all our rumours of next generation hardware may actually get put to rest by an official announcement. Sony have cryptically told us that we'll “see the future” of the Playstation brand on the 20th of February, corroborating this with a typically abstract video telling us the same. The media giant are holding an event for investors and the press on said date and, as these functions normally cost a hell of a lot of cash, it's unlikely Sony are just putting this on for fun. The evidence is mounting that Sony are preparing to reveal the PS4 officially on the 20th and, assuming this is true, we're going to get a lot of concrete info coming our way on the next generation of gaming. That said, Sony won't be playing all their cards just yet, so here are ten things the Playstation fore-fathers won't be letting us in on right away." (PS3, PS4)

Buff1044  +   618d ago
The price for sure. Much of the launch lineup. The controller design.
AznGaara  +   618d ago
I think they're going to show the controller design. If rumors are true, it could be a huge selling point of the Ps4.

They would definitely not say the price. It'd be way too soon. They're going to play the cat-and-mouse game with MS on that. As far as games go I don't think they're going to show more than a few tech demos. Games need to be saved for E3.
hellzsupernova  +   618d ago
I think they will at least give us some indication of online services (like Gaikai)
I also think they will give us a peak of what games are coming (probably through a montage)
THey will definantly show off tech demos
I would say they are saving price for E3 and launch date
I also think we will get to see the controller (hopefully with better R2 and L2 buttons and a more ergonomic handles)
3-4-5  +   618d ago
What if it's for the Vita instead of the PS4. How pissed would people be ?

But yea I doubt they will reveal price until they've seen the public reaction to both the PS4 & xbox 720.
lilahroussinos   618d ago | Spam
showtimefolks  +   617d ago
expect to see he system itself

changes to the controller, but i don't see them totally change the legendary controller. IT will be called Dual Shock 4, but i do see them making big improvements

they will not mention price

don't expect to see any games, tech demos most likely.

i am fully expecting them to cut the price of ps3 to $249 and maybe even a new bundle
Psn800  +   617d ago
The future is Sony !
IAmLee  +   617d ago
.. the xbox 720?
NeverEnding1989  +   618d ago
Cross game chat
WeAreLegion  +   618d ago
It's on the Vita. It will be on the PS4. -_-
blackbeld  +   618d ago
@Never

When PS4 is out you will cry like a baby.
mike32UK  +   618d ago
I can't wait for the PS4 but this genuinely made me laugh out loud, very well done! I personally wouldn't use it I immediately silence everyone when it comes to online, so I can't see why I'd want to talk to anyone while on single player, I can see why some would though.
hellzsupernova  +   618d ago
maybe if you had friends you would :P
i kid i kid!!!
But seriously im in the same boat if your playing a single player story driven game chatting to someone would definantly break the experience!
neoMAXMLC  +   617d ago
Poor attempt at trolling actually considering the Vita already does cross game chat.... for free.
BitbyDeath  +   618d ago
"Paying for Cross game chat"

Fixed it for you NeverEnding
sway_z  +   618d ago
Much of what the article speculates on what will not be announced, it would be true to say all of the 10 reasons are elementary at best.

Obviously....

They will need to retain much of the information for more traditional and bigger events.

But see, at this stage..I don't care what they show...I just need to know the basic spec and some sort of time scale will do me just fine :)
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kenshiro100  +   618d ago
Whatever they show, it will be good.
Fil101  +   618d ago | Funny
Playstation 5 maybe ???
SlyFoxC  +   618d ago
lol thats great! to bad people dont have a sense of humor! lol funny shit mate!
Fil101  +   617d ago
yep just thought i'd show a little humor which sadly n4g is missing with quite a few of it's members on this site. To be honest i'm surprised I dent lose one of my bubbles as i'm sure that's how I lost my first on "having a little fun".
tehpees3  +   618d ago
I can't wait to see it. I'm glad to see they aren't letting MS beat them out the gate this time.
Chapster  +   618d ago
I think Sony will talk more about launch games than the article suggests. They have to at least show gameplay.
SlyFoxC  +   618d ago
Halo 5?
LordHiggens  +   618d ago
I can also add to that, Fable 4...I'm 99.9999 percent confident in this.
tigertron  +   618d ago
I think this show will only be about revealing what the PS4 looks like (including the controller), a few game videos/tech demos, and a confirmation of a "fall 2013" release for NA and JP, with the EU in 2014 (although I wish it was 2013 for Europe...).

Any specifics aren't likely to be announced until E3 imo.
BitbyDeath  +   618d ago
Hoping they will go a full worldwide release in 2013 as PS3 was supposed to before the blue-diode issue came about.
JeepGamer  +   618d ago
11. That they're using a website with a top 10 list split up on three pages so you can enjoy watching pages full of ads pop up before a tiny section of content.
Gamer1982  +   618d ago
That there is No MS console as there combining with MS to make the next PS with MS. Yeah that's not gonna get announced.. Or is it??
listenkids  +   618d ago
Time for me to make an article; 2000 things Sony won't announce on the 20th..

The PS4 won't make toast

x 2000
Mathew9R   618d ago | Spam
Seraphemz  +   617d ago
Do people really care a lot about cross game chat? I dont but I'm curious about others
Hicken  +   617d ago
It could be beneficial in multiplayer games, but I couldn't be partied up with somebody playing different games or watching Netflix(which I've been told happens quite often). At the same time, though, using party chat instead of in-game communications means you won't be working well with your team unless everybody on your team is in on it.

It's a double-edged sword in that way.

Besides, I've run into some hilarious conversations I would have missed out on if I'd had party chat, instead.
sdplisken  +   617d ago
NEXT GEN STARTS WHEN SONY SAYS SO!
level 360  +   617d ago
I'm not going to make anymore mistake this time and get a Sony PS4 with the largest capacity HDD.

It's my way of future-proofing so I don't have to worry about the lack of space when it comes to game saving.

Really excited about how the new control pad would look and also want to know what the confirmed prices would be.
Yes definitely their games line-up.
And finally what new features the PS4 has in store for their fans.
Ju  +   617d ago
So...how disappointed would you guys be if that'd announce an SKU without HDD requirements? It will come with one, no doubt, but I strongly expect a version without (or with flash memory). The 12GB PS3 was probably a testbed for that. I'd think games will be able to fully run off the new BD drive and thus a HDD will not be the absolute requirement.

Of course, same as with PS3, it'll have a slot and upgrade at will, and it'll be necessary for downloading games. But get the price down, I'd expect a version without HDD. Which is quite alright if they design that in from the beginning.

Flash memory will probably necessary to sell PSN, which probably is where Sony's bread and butter will be coming from in the future (PSN+ was a huge success, they will build on that for sure). But a base of 16GB or 32GB would probably be cheap and get you going.
DaPrintz  +   617d ago
Ha, 160 GB HDD is dirt cheap. The next gen systems won't launch with anything less than that.
AO1JMM  +   617d ago
I think they will show what it looks like, it's specs (i hope), the controller and mostly the price and SKUs.
WooHooAlex  +   617d ago
We'll definitely get to see what the actual system looks like, we'll definitely see the controller and whatever this rumored camera peripheral is. For games we'll probably see what Guerrilla Games, Sucker Punch and Media Molecule have been working on. Hopefully some third party presence as well, and I think they'll talk briefly about some new services and features coming to PlayStation Network next-gen.

Anything beyond that, is probably wishful thinking. I'd bet they're saving their big guns (Uncharted 4 and Gran Turismo 6) for E3.
jakmckratos  +   617d ago
I think they will actually say quite a few of these things. The launch line-up prob won't be anything amazing. They might show off KZ4 or Sony Santa Monica's new IP but at the very least they'll tell us the studios who are working on games and the names of titles we can expect from 3rd party devs(they announced a KH game on the day 3DS was announced but nothing specific about it)
MegaSackman  +   617d ago
PlayStation 5...
brettski  +   617d ago
"Sony have learnt"

The article was full of bad grammar. I wonder who proof reads at gaming bolt...
Icy-Zone  +   617d ago
What part of that had bad grammar? "Learnt" is a word, in case you didn't know. This is why people should stop worshiping their computer's spell check, and instead start reading actual books.
brettski  +   617d ago
Sony is singular.
DarthBigE  +   617d ago
ahh that pic of metal gear solid 4 80 gig model ps3....had that one...died a week ago... ='(

on topic...i just want a price so i know how much to save
NeoTribe  +   617d ago
Is there even proof that it is even about ps4? Id die if it was some wonderbook shit.
tweet75  +   617d ago
im guessing it will be nothing more than an offical confirmation of the ps4 and a wide launch window.

The system itself may not even be shown. maybe not even game footage.
More information will trickle out throughout the year
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Tzunoy  +   617d ago
I can't wait for 20th February to laugh my ass off.
danthebios  +   617d ago
everyone is really hyped about this and so am i,but i wont put my hopes high so if it wasnt about ps4 it wouldnt ruin the day but if it is it will make my day:)
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