Submitted by Blackdeath_663 1010d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4: Expert views on Sony's games console reveal

Ahead of tonight's secretive Sony event, gaming experts have been speculating about the future of the PlayStation - BBC (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

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Blackdeath_663  +   1010d ago
the BBC's report on today's event.
its known in the uk that there will be a sony press conference today. it is known.
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   1010d ago
"What Sony has to show is that the games you'll be able to play on the PS4 are in a totally different class to what's already available.

The actual hardware is less and less relevant for a video games console now - if all people wanted was better graphics, they would all buy high-end PCs.

What it really comes down to is the games themselves." --Keza MacDonald UK games editor for IGN--

Sigh... Talk about a walking contradiction. It's like saying if people solely want to go from point A to point B, then they would buy Buggati Veyrons and ferraris and other expensive supercars.

She said hardware matters less and less, but somehow they have to prove that their games are superior. How the hell do you have superior games without the hardware that can handle them?

And yes, when the PS3, ps2, and ps1 launched, the Iphone wasn't as established as it is now. But she's forgetting that $0.99 games people get for when they're on the go, in no way shape or form affects a home console. And when you're home, the app side of the phone is now cancelled out by Smart Tv's and tablets.

Sony themselves have begin to synchronize all their devices together http://www.youtube.com/watc... so you can be sure that the PS4 will also feature that to some degree. So meaning that they have the perfect ecosystem going. Especially when you add the Gaikai component to it.
Blackdeath_663  +   1010d ago
yeah lol these so called "experts" are more often than not way of the mark and have very little to back up their statements but that's british news for you there is always someone calls themselves and expert and has something to say. i was more surprised that they reported on this before the event not after it and although a ps4 reveal is inevitable they are taking it as fact even though it has not been confirmed yet i would expect a news agency to display more caution when talking about something as if it had already happened
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Blacklash93  +   1010d ago
I'd love to be an industry analyst. Being a professional guesser sounds like the coolest job ever.
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DatNJDom81  +   1010d ago
Didn't the m$ douchebag say people in the UK weren't going to know that PS4 is launching? What happened?

Also, why do these experts have m$ outselling Sony? I should be an expert. Where do I send my resume?!
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muttley65  +   1010d ago
will this spectacular event be on america SPIKE TV OR G4???? if anyone know give help!!!
thank you inadvance.
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Farsendor1  +   1010d ago
g4 no longer airs gaming shows. more than likely you will have to find a live stream.

muttley65  +   1010d ago
@ farsendor1

thank you sir. gametrailers it is.
user3915800  +   1010d ago
79.2 million are shipped by ms not sold, they have sold 76 million, ps3 has 76 ship about 74 sold. Im wondering how did they come up with over 4 miillion gap in sales from? I know PS3 was getting closer to MS in units sale, but not like this lol. It will be interesting to see what sony brings and I hope they dont block used games, cause if they do, I wont buy another sony product.
ANIALATOR136  +   1010d ago
i've just seen pot noodle's group on facebook sharing a joke ps4 controller pic with a pot noodle stuck to it so the UK must know
WarThunder  +   1010d ago
BBC experts? LMAO! Useless lame article waste of time! get back to ur propaganda brainwashing on so called "war on terror" new!
GribbleGrunger  +   1010d ago
Yeah, they're experts:

'By the end of 2012, 100.2 million Wiis had been sold compared to 79.2 million Xbox 360s and 75.2 million PlayStation 3s, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.'

miyamoto  +   1010d ago
M$ money trrain will be in full force but the M$ misinformation campaign ain't gonna work this time around
dafegamer  +   1010d ago
was about to say this.
Bobby Kotex  +   1010d ago
WTF is a gaming expert? I play games 20 hrs a week. I'm an expert too.
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ZoyosJD  +   1010d ago
If your an expert, I'm overqualified.
Ripsta7th  +   1010d ago
Im betting they will mostly showcase Gaikai and tease the ps4, im pretty sure the full reveal might be on E3, i hope im wrong :) We will see an army of angry keyboard warriors if not lol
mushroomwig  +   1010d ago
That was a pretty weak video;

"People prefer playing on mobiles and tablets. People prefer the simple mobile games compared to the complex pricey ones for consoles."

Is this person serious? The two markets are completely different. Mobile games are obviously going to be played in higher numbers than consoles because phones are more widely used.

Besides, nothing is free! I'm playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out, which is a free download but to actually finish the game completely it'll cost over £90, free and simple? Don't make me laugh.

I don't think this person has any idea about how the gaming industry works, but what do you expect from the BBC?
Ju  +   1010d ago
So, now everybody is an expert, I might as well throw in my own opinion as someone who is gaming since 85 and I worked more than 50% of my professional career in the gaming industry. That qualifies me as an expert as much as those guys, I guess. LOL. So, here we go.

Angry Birds won't solve the console business nor will streaming games be the solution.

In my opinion the answer is simple. Quicker releases and lower prices for games. Maybe splitting on and offline with separate pricing for either one. Why would you spend money on online gaming if you like playing on your own and why would someone interested in online pay for a long campaign?

Lower the prices and quicker releases can be based on the success of episodic TV series. Introduce gaming "episodes". Uncharted Season one featuring Episode 1-6 with a steady progress of the story but release cycles of 3-6 month per episode. The introductory time frame can be the same - we want the same level of game engine output a full long campaign can do.

This solved two problems: A) steady revenue for developers instead of long upfront costs. B) Reuse of technology which otherwise must be earned with just one title. C) raising the longevity of a title to more than 3 month after release.

And Episode must of course be cheaper than a $60 game. But not as cheap as a $0.99.

Online should mostly go the route of free to play with a subscription. Otherwise I see no future to sustain that business - other than CoD which sells in double digits millions. But this can be an option. Off course, a game like CoD is the exception with a few others and would not really require a subscription model. But that's up to the discretion of the developer, IMO.

There you go. My 2c. Why not? Might be as valid as whatever those experts claim it to be. I can give anyone who want's to pay for that opinion my bank account, btw ;)

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