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How Will Beyond: Two Souls' Release Date Affect PlayStation 4?

IGN - With Quantic Dream's next PS3 exclusive coming out in October, will it make any trouble for the PS4... or vice-versa? (Beyond: Two Souls, PS3, PS4)

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black911  +   949d ago
This is why we need BC.
MariaHelFutura  +   949d ago
My PS3 isn't going anywhere and Sony will probably release it through the cloud network on PS4. Either way I'll be playing this game.
Knight_Crawler  +   949d ago
So say your PS3 breaks because believe or not PS3 do die from YLOD and bad Blu Rays, what then do you buy another PS3 or do you repurchase the game on the PS4 cloud network that I already own.
Shadow Flare  +   949d ago
@knight crawler

It's pretty amazing how you've seen the official Sony documents that state you have to re-purchase every ps3 game you own to play them again on ps4. Where did you hear that, in the executives boardroom meeting?
DigitalRaptor  +   949d ago
@ Shadow Flare


Firstly, if you did have to pay a fee to stream games in general, that would just be how it is, because streaming bandwidth-intensive video costs money however you put it. But, it only takes an algorithm on Sony/Gaikai's part to work out if you've bought a game on your PSN account and then allow access to stream that for free.

Instead of jumping to hateful conclusions, try waiting to hear the truth.

This is just guesswork, but I think that all games you've purchased digitally from a PSN account will be available to play free via cloud PS4. However, just like Free Game Trials on PS+, I think games can be streamed for a limited time using Gaikai and then you get given an option to buy a game with the option to Download or Stream. So every digital purchase on PS4 will give you that option. I hope they do that.
BitbyDeath  +   949d ago
@Knight_Crawler, why don't you send your broken PS3 into Sony to get it fixed? Or even buy a second hand system if it's only to complete one game, they're going pretty cheap these days.
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USEYOURFIST  +   949d ago
dont know why you got disagrees, the ps2 had bc, the ps3 had bc, not having it on the ps4 is a mistake that will impact launch sales if there is some good ps3 games out at the time as people will wait to finish them first...or there just get a ps4 and skip the ps3 games. Fanboys are crazy, i mean given the choice you cant say you wouldbt prefer to have BC then not have it!!!
Sizzon  +   949d ago
Sony needs to advertise!
j-blaze  +   949d ago
yeah and with the help of the actors the game will perform great in sales
zerocrossing  +   949d ago
Not very much I imagine, people who are planning on buying it will do so regardless.
MikeMyers  +   949d ago
It might be very close to the PS4 launch and some might put all their money on that instead.

1. Will the PS4 play PS3 games? That is an interesting question because the PS3 did until a few years after it came out. So that progression from last gen to the new one wasn't that abrupt.

2. This game might be better off in September, giving it a bit more breathing room. Problem there is GTA V is coming out then.

3. They better not delay it to 2014. We've seen enough delays on the PS3.

4. GT6 could also come out on the PS3 this year. So they will have to worry about when to release it as well. It's a big enough game to not have as many worries but you don't want that game to impact Beyond sales either.
R_aVe_N  +   949d ago
Won't really affect anything. They still need to make PS3 games for people who will not jump at launch.
ziggurcat  +   949d ago
no because i'll get this game as well as a PS4.

just because a new system hits the market doesn't mean you have to stop buying games for the previous one,
vividi  +   949d ago
This is gona be my last ps3 game, that's for sure
KingofGambling  +   949d ago
Nice, same here.
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CBaoth  +   949d ago
It won't
Assuming Quantic ships Beyond on schedule, PS4 won't launch until late October or November (if history is any indication). There will be some gamers saving their pennies for launch titles. PS4 shouldn't be impacted at all. Beyond will suffer some, we just can't speculate the extent until we know the exact launch date of the new platform.
Gamerbeyond  +   949d ago
if sony markets this right they can make substantial sales without the fear of deterring ps4 sales.
cedaridge  +   949d ago
Beyond 2 Souls will be a day 1 buy for me.
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reznik_zerosum  +   949d ago
i really hope it will not be "now press X" type of movie-game abortion
jay2  +   949d ago
Oh come on lol it wont. Smart peoe will.keep their ps3. Theres 2/3 more yrs of games coming. And ps4 might only come in one region
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-Falaut-  +   949d ago
? It won't. Done.
SDF Repellent  +   949d ago
This game is coming in October to a system with over 70 million customers. Believe it or not, not everyone want or have the money to buy a new system in the beginning. Also, GT6 is also rumored to be coming out at the end of the year for the PS3. But I do agree, if Sony would somehow made the PS4 BC with the PS3, then this would be much better, but oh well.
dcbronco  +   949d ago
I think the problem is whether or not people will have to trade-in their PS3 to get a PS4. Those that have to will have to skip this game. I think this will appeal to mainly the HC gamer and that means 2-3 million copies sold anyway. That group is most likely going to keep their PS3 anyway. So it shouldn't mean anything to sales.

But it will most likely end up in a bundle. And will sell additional copies later. Though that doesn't count to me since it is essentially a giveaway. But for those less than HC gamers that are going to buy a PS4, the the PS4 will hurt sales. The PS4 should show a pretty good upgrade out of the gate. That will make this look less like a big deal.

If this is a 6-10 hour campaign with no MP or DLC it won't make a difference at all. It will sell what it will sell no matter what.

Releasing Drive Club and GT6 on two different platforms might not be the best idea though.
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