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Submitted by Proeliator 1084d ago | opinion piece

The PS4 Revealed: Will The Next Gen Belong to PlayStation?


"The past few weeks have been a flurry of next-gen madness.

Leaked specs, rumored features, generalized release dates… it’s been absolute craziness.

Today, that madness climaxed with the PlayStation event held by Sony, where the veil was lifted on what Sony’s been up to.

It’s a lot of information, and we at OXCGN have got you covered.

We have one major question, though: Will the next generation belong to Sony?" (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

Proeliator  +   1084d ago
I have to say... I'm actually really excited for this. Microsoft is going to have a HARD time coming up with a retort.
shivvy24  +   1084d ago
OMG DID U SEE THE EFFECTS AND GRAPHICS ON KILLZONE ! Lol Crysis just got Killzoned........Again !
--Onilink--  +   1084d ago
im guessing you dont have a high end PC... dont get me wrong, it is looking pretty amazing, and its a launch title, so its only gonna get better. But i think anyone with a high end PC will say the same, pretty much what was expected.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1084d ago
I watched...didn't blow me away as it obviously did you. Repeated character models, blank stares, when covered behind a wall your weapon still unnaturally fits between your character and the wall. Climbing the building your weapon almost disappears and re-appears as you climb. Not like it had any real weight. Particle effects were again average with smoke disappearing like steam.

It looked good but certainly not ground breaking. Honestly, it looked like a Crysis game more than it does kill zone game.
Septic  +   1084d ago
Yeah Sony have set the bar very high already and I think a lot more is yet to come at E3.

Seriously, they went all out. Killzone looked absolutely incredible. Who said the leap woulsnt be that big this gen? I'm sorry but it put Crysis 3 to shame.

The way you can insta-access everything.....that share button! It's a dream come true for competitive gamers like me who want to share gameplay videos.

My mind is still reeling over how you can play a game whilst it's downloading....that's proper sorcery right there.

So much to mention....8GB RAM? Destiny looking amazing!

MS have to go all out to match this. Sony made it clear that GAMING is their priority and it revolved around that very strongly. I suspect MS won't be doing it in such strong terms but if they faff around gimmicks and apps too much then their fates are sealed I'm afraid.

But yes, the show was worth the wait. The war is on and Sony have struck decisively. Bring on E3!
SAE  +   1084d ago
''Who said the leap woulsnt be that big this gen? ''
Are you serious?. Most of the people here were like i want a 300$ dollar console and most of them said it won't be a big leap..

I'm very happy that sony didn't see n4g xD. I lowered my expectations but i knew that sony will blow us all again.
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Mythicninja  +   1084d ago
Since when is 8 GB ram amazing? I've had that much for 2 years, being behind in the times at that
LOGICWINS  +   1084d ago
Ninty and MS have to do something big...and I mean BIG. I don't see how they'll be able to compete. Every weakness the PS3 had has turned into a strength for the PS4.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   1084d ago
Nintendo's screwed, remains to be seen where MS stands.
Proeliator  +   1084d ago
I mean, I like my Wii U, but now it just looks even more dead...
shivvy24  +   1084d ago
@ Proeliator , BEST COMMENT EVER
--Onilink--  +   1084d ago
mmm its not like the show was bad, not at all actually, it was good, but to be honest most of those cool online features that they showed are still just theory, until we see them in action i think its best to reserve judgement.

It wouldnt be the 1st time that Sony overhypes stuff and then people end up dissapointed(Home, remote play, etc). So hopefully they will really deliver on everything they are trying to do, but i wouldnt call it a strenght just yet.

As for the rest, more powerfull hardware than the competition, controller with (at least so far) some useless feature, good looking games, great 1st party studios. Im not really seeing that much difference from a PS3, everything is just amped up, which was obviously expected.

In the end, the one thing in my mind that is going to determine WHEN i buy it (because i know i will eventually buy all 3 and a fancy graphics card that blows consoles away)is the price. I honestly cannot see this thing being anything less than $500, 8gb DDR5 (5!), thats definitely not cheap. Add in all those fancy CPUs/GPU, hard Drive, new controller features and the new Playstation Eye... i honestly wouldnt be surprised to see another $600/$500 launch
Septic  +   1084d ago
To be honest, I personally don't care if it has a $600 price tag. The value you're going to get out of the PS4 is going to be a lot.

In fact, respect to Sony for going all in even in light of their financial problems. They didn't sell out. They proved that they are committed to gaming and this is the first time, since the PS2 that I'm feeling that commitment from the outset. No more Kutaragi nonsense about pure entertainment machine etc;.Sony were humbled this gen and now we are going to reap the rewards.
--Onilink--  +   1084d ago
well obviously the value will be there, but i think it is a VERY risky move if they go again for $500/$600 launch.

It was already a pretty though sell back at that time, now it could be even more. Most hardcore gamers will see the value, but it takes more than that to make a profit
cleverusername  +   1084d ago
By the looks of it they aren't making the same mistakes they made with PS3 so I can't see them pricing it too high either!
--Onilink--  +   1084d ago

well i dont know, i actually see it the opposite way, not as in them making a mistake, its impossible to know how things will turn out, but actually for the price, everything shown tonight makes me believe even more that this console is going to be expensive.

The CPU/GPU are expensive, there is that other aux chip which is more money, the hard drive, the disc player, DDR5 memory is not cheap, and especially not 8Gb. And then add the price of the Move technology, plus the touch pad on the controller AND the new Playstatio Eye?? not to mention that if they wont charge for all those online features i have no idea how they plan to ever make a profit and get back the money spent on Gaikai.

This thing is definitely looking expensive. I would say Non move bundle (less HDD) $500 / Playstation Eye Bundle (bigger HDD) $600 maybe even a year for online subscription (or plus if they decide not to charge)
Septic  +   1084d ago
Exactly logic, every weakness they turned into strength. Diehard fanboys wouldn't admit the problems Sony had with the PS3 but we knew. And now, Sony just seem so strong with everything going the way it should.

Proper focus on games with great social functionality and easy to build for architecture PLUS unprecedented accessibility and incredible power.

MS needs to do something big for sure otherwise Sony are going to railroad the competition. Hehe, this is getting serious. We are in for a real treat.
LOGICWINS  +   1084d ago
I'm still figuring out where I'm gettin the cash for this lol.
Prcko  +   1084d ago
This is simultaneously most amazing press conference i have ever seen so i say Y E S BIG TIME!!!
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Dark_Overlord  +   1084d ago
If MS don't do something that blows away what Sony just showed, then I would say that Sony will def lead the next gen :)
Godchild1020  +   1084d ago
Blizzard and Exclusive Destiny content is great, but Watch Dogs, Infamous, Killzone sold me on the console day one.

I really would have loved to see gameplay of Drive Club, but the trailer the I saw made me a believer.

Play. Create. Share. Sony went full force with that tag.
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Eske  +   1084d ago
The features list seems promising. You can see where Sony took some lessons to heart there about waiting for downloads and firmware updates. The share features sound nice as well.

Wasn't so impressed by the 1st party software, at least as shown. I had hoped for something more ambitious and challenging out of Killzone - what was shown looked derivative, both visually and in gameplay. Infamous was an expected reveal, but is tough to judge without gameplay. The Witness looks interesting, but it's hard to summon a ton of enthusiasm for it, and it's only timed exclusive IIRC. Some good stuff from the 3rd party devs, though.
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gaminoz  +   1084d ago
I agree. I'm not too impressed with the games, but the potential is there for some really good stuff otherwise!
CommonSenseGamer  +   1084d ago
I have to agree re: Kill zone. It didn't do much for me at all as there was nothing we had not seen before. In terms of visuals characters still gave blank stares, repeated character models, smoke still disappears like steam. It was solid looking but not mind blowing. Not like when I played KZ2 the first time.
Hicken  +   1084d ago
Killzone is one word.

And let's start critiquing what can ONLY be an early build of the game.
Shazz  +   1084d ago
was thinking the exact same thing going by way sony went around all the different devs asking them what they wanted out a machine , i think there will be a lot more 3rd party exclusives for ps4
whoyouwit04  +   1084d ago
"i think there will be a lot more 3rd party exclusives for ps4"

Don't count on that, How hard is to make a game on a console has nothing to do with weather or not its exclusive, If that was the case then most games this gen would be exclusive to 360, Its the development price that determines the consoles a game shows up on and you can count on very few third party exclusives for either console seeing how next gen games will cost more to make.
steve30x  +   1084d ago
The PS4 was not revealed. the games were Showcased and the showed us the controller.

@ The Disagreeres : You know its true. They never showed the console.
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gaminoz  +   1084d ago
I wanna see the box!
Boody-Bandit  +   1084d ago
They will unveil it at E3.
They can't give us all the details now.
I can only imagine how much more besides the unit and price Sony will unveil then. I can't wait to find out!
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SoapShoes  +   1084d ago
Finally common sense.
SAE  +   1084d ago
I don't need to see the console. They announced the specs. They showed us these amazing games that proved how powerful it is. They talked about the features. They gave us the release date. So everything will be revealed in e3 ...

And to those that said it's too early for ps4,They want to stay in this generation consoles for 2 or 3 years and it can't be released this year i say go squeeze your selfs lol

It's true though. They didn't show us the ps4..
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nigelp520  +   1084d ago
I would liek to see Playstation home more intergrated into the UI. Also i want Life in Playstation back
whoyouwit04  +   1084d ago
well here is my take the PS4 does look good but to be honest I don't see how any one could have watched that conference and think Microsoft can't top them, or even have a reason to be concern that they just lost next gen.
nigelp520  +   1084d ago
I love the new Psn Features and the games shown. My only negativity is no ps3 games can be played -____- With GTA5, The Last of Us, and Beyond Two Souls I dont wanna go back and forth
SAE  +   1084d ago
I bet rockstar is porting gta v to the ps4. That's why they delayed it. The rest of the games will be released before the ps4 so it's safe to say that i can sell my ps3 without missing anything or at leastt better then ps4 games..

But still gonna keep my ps3 for one more year so the ps4 could have good library and updated hardware...
e-p-ayeaH  +   1084d ago
Only time will tell.
cleverusername  +   1084d ago
Disappointed it isn't PS3 backwards compat at launch!!!
leemo19  +   1084d ago
Right now for sure next gen belongs to PlayStation, but gotta see what MS does with their next gen. MS for sure though gotta step it up after what Sony just laid on them.
Indo  +   1084d ago
I feel really dumb, I was expecting alot less but damn!!! Sony went all out with their PS4 unveiling.
nigelp520  +   1084d ago
Wii U - a new way to play.
PS4 - new ways to engage.
720(?) - a new room
--Onilink--  +   1084d ago
i think a lot of people like to exagerate stuff on this site. Im actually pretty impressed with what was shown by Sony, but i dont even need to think that hard to find a lot of similarities to the announcement/launch of the PS3. And things were pretty balanced this gen.

Wii-underpowered but unique gameplay experience, great 1st party games
WiiU-underpowered(though maybe not THAT BIG of a difference this time) but unique gameplay experience, great 1st party games

PS3 - More powerful hardware, some really cool looking online features, useless feature in the controller(Six Axis), great 1st party games(lot of variety), looking expensive, free online

PS4 More powerful hardware, some really cool looking online features, useless feature in the controller(Touchpad), great 1st party games(lot of variety), looking expensive, free online(?)

Xbox 360 and 720? that one is more of a gamble and not much can be said until something is shown, and i dont think we will have to wait until E3

So overall, if you loved PS3, chances are you will love PS4. But as for the other companies being ruined?? Nintendo is in a competition with itselft as usual, and we know nothing of the 720

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