Submitted by WeaseL 2006d ago | news

What Is Sony Announcing On Tuesday?

Sony dropped Kotaku a line to let us know that something big was going down on Tuesday, March 31st. Could it be the long-rumored price cut is finally upon us? (PS3)

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windmill145  +   2006d ago
My guess is firmware 2.70
fishd  +   2006d ago
The most important question is,Why kotaku?!
Marceles  +   2006d ago
lol yeah, since when does Sony contact Kotaku?
morganfell  +   2006d ago
Because they are one of the most well known Sony haters. Seriously though I would say Kotaku wasn't the only network of sites notified.
Marceles  +   2005d ago
I hope it's something big then since Kotaku likes to flop everything Sony does.

"Sony reveals secret button to turn PS3 into PS4, but does it matter?"

- Written by Brian Ashcroft
Freak of Nature  +   2005d ago
It probably is Firmware 2.70.....

But since this is all wild speculation,lets go all out and hope for a quadruple announcement/unveiling of Team Ico's next game,the next JAK game,Dark Cloud 3,and Kingdom hearts 3....

If only this could be true....
orakga  +   2005d ago
About Kotaku
What bugs me most is the fact that Kotaku did not mention anything about FW2.70

Those guys clearly pay no attention to anything Sony.

IMO, if 2.70 does come out on Tuesday, and it has cross-game chat... Microsoft may as well start announcing the next XBox.
Megaton  +   2005d ago
I'd say firmware or a price drop are the 2 most likely suspects. Firmware usually comes out on Tuesday nights.
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sonarus  +   2005d ago
I will say price cut more than firmware or perhaps both. March 31st = end of fiscal yr. So they can start new yr with a lower price and yield more revenue
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WhittO  +   2005d ago
maybe they are trying to get Kotaku to stop with all the hate.

Unless its a big FW update that will bring alot of stuff, i think it will be a price-cut. Sony usually dont let people know theres a FW coming incase of delay etc (except on the blog the day before)
Lifendz  +   2005d ago
lol@why kotaku
Seriously, of all sites to do this through.

But I hope its the price cut. NOt because I want to buy a PS3 and 100.00 bucks is the difference between me buying one or not. No, I want it to be the price cut so all these media people can stop with all the "teh PS3 is dooomzed. Sonyz mus drow teh price!"
gaffyh  +   2005d ago
hmm...what's that day after March 31st? when is Kotaku going to post this "news" from Sony? When in the past has Sony ever contacted Kotaku, the biggest Xbox fanboy site around?
Shadow Flare  +   2005d ago
This is what i wish sony would have wrote to kotaku:

"Dear Kotaku, we here at sony computer entertainment have a very big announcement on tuesday. We felt we wanted to tell you because. . .you know. . . your website is sort of that one that trashes up relentlessly, ya know. . .don't really cut us any slack at all. . . Well we're dropping the ps3's price by $100. Got anything else you wanna moan about? THEN STFU.

Sony "
Fencefry  +   2005d ago
jay2  +   2006d ago
F.W 2.70, got to be.
ottoenie  +   2005d ago
i really really hope so!
Mindboggle  +   2006d ago
Its firmware 2.7 ..... Makes sense, tuesday is usually the firmware day and a dev confirmed we would see a new firmware before the end of the month . Either way if it was a price drop it would be great news aswell...

Or it could be a crappy announcement noone cares about...Like they now have 21 million PSN users..

Or it could well be a PS2 price drop like kotaku says, but i dont know where that came from.....And even though it will be good, noone really cares..
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pwnsause  +   2006d ago
why would they talk about price cuts? Honestly, we would get that news before kotaku even gets it with a few people here who work at retail.
crck  +   2006d ago
Yep, I would expect leaked retail flyers 2 to 3 weeks before a price drop.
morganfell  +   2006d ago
The only way this announcement is 2.70 is if the feature list in 2.70 is

1 - Extensive

2 - Comprised of the most demanded features

Otherwise it is either an exclusive deal of a known multiplatform title (Modern Warfare springs to mind or possibly Mass Effect) or it is a price cut.
Mindboggle  +   2005d ago
It definetly isnt exclusive Modern Warefare 2 to PS3...There was an image on Infinity wards twitter page showing them testing the game using 360's. But anyway I know what your saying....

I dont think its a price cut, why would they tell Kotaku first ? They would be telling retailers and like someone above me said we would have already had leaked invoices/flyers

I personally think its 2.7, it must be something big or they wouldnt be giving the news to Kotaku. Also news like a firmware update is only relevant to people owning a PS3, so saying they have something big to announce to gaming website like Kotaku seems logical when its a firmware update..

But put it this way, its a either a new game announcement or a firmware update...
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morganfell  +   2005d ago
When I say Modern Warfare Exclusive I wouldn't mean the entire game but rather something like DLC.

And if it's 2.7 then as I said it would have to be a huge important update unlike anything seen thus far.
TheHater  +   2006d ago
lets see here
Next Week Square Enix is set to announce something about the Kingdom Hearts series. Sony is set to announce something.
Could it be Kingdom Hearts 3?

Oh and I forgot. Let the speculations begin.
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RememberThe357  +   2005d ago
Square making a PS3 exclusive?
A console game that might actually sell? Doubt it. Square seems completely focused on making consoles games that don't sell.

But KH3 would be great for both Sony and Square.
skynidas  +   2006d ago
Firmware 2.7 releasing on April 2nd.
TheHater  +   2006d ago
wasn't that rumor to come mid April?
Trey4Lyfe  +   2006d ago
Kotaku's writers seem to be anti-sony at times
and they have many 360 fanboys there, but im still curious to see what it is
eagle21  +   2006d ago
but why kotaku?....lol
pwnsause  +   2006d ago
probably so that they can SFTU for once. Maybe they have something that will make them STFU
aftrdark21  +   2005d ago
My guess is that
Kotaku made this up so they can bash Sony for not revealing anything on April 1st.... Seems like Kotaku always has some hate for anything Sony related.
Cajun Chicken  +   2006d ago
Again, I ask. Did Datafly actually show it's head at GDC? I heard it was SUPPOSED to.
fire23  +   2005d ago
I didn't see anything at all about it either. So i think they didn't show anything at least publicly.
Cajun Chicken  +   2005d ago
Zeus Lee  +   2006d ago
"Next Week Square Enix is set to announce something about the Kingdom Hearts series. Sony is set to announce something. Could it be Kingdom He...
Square Enix and Sony doing business that involves Ps3 exclusivity...You're joking right?

Sony aren't known for doing anything 'megaton-ish' therefore it's most probably the next Firmware Update.

Although I don't see why on Earth they would be hyping up a Firmware Update.
pwnsause  +   2006d ago
maybe it might have the most requested features that people have been complaining about for the last 2 years?
TheHater  +   2006d ago
I did say let the wild speculation begin. :)
Phantom_T  +   2006d ago
There buying out Nintendo.
No FanS Land  +   2005d ago
Bluetooth Wii-mote on a PS3, bring it on!
ultimolu  +   2005d ago
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2006d ago
"Sony dropped Kotaku a line???"
I'd drop them(Kotaku)...in a River, with them all wearing Concrete Boots!!! ;-D
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morganfell  +   2006d ago
Microsoft also have an announcement that will follow 1 minute after the Sony press release:
Trey4Lyfe  +   2005d ago
not a big fan of Kotaku either, they're closet xbots to me
queerbearandchicken  +   2005d ago
let me have a go at those guys with the lightning gun from KZ2
then you can drop those f@g xbots gaytaku down the river
talltony  +   2005d ago
obviously it will be another ps3 exclusive. Im gonna be soo broke this year!
Enate  +   2005d ago
Sir Ken_Kutaragi
Man that has got to be the funniest thing I've ever heard on here.
Premonition  +   2006d ago
Probably Firmware 2.7 and price drop :)
You Already Know  +   2006d ago
a price drop would make sense because that marks the end of their fiscal year and maybe...just maybe they kept their lips sewn shut about the topic enough to make it an actual secret?

bah...it's probably just FW 2.7
farhsa2008  +   2005d ago
if its a price cut no way am i buying a ps3, its just way too cheap...
xg-ei8ht  +   2005d ago
I'm hoping it's 2.70 with a motherload of features.

I love getting updates:)
arsenal55  +   2005d ago
its probably firmware 2.7.

sony always puts out firmwares on tuesdays
thebudgetgamer  +   2005d ago
i hate announcements that anounce announcements
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heyheyhey  +   2005d ago
Why o why  +   2005d ago
Menchi  +   2005d ago
Why do I smell April Fools...
Why o why  +   2005d ago
cause it smells....
of April Fools
Ahmay  +   2005d ago
you will be getting in game chats and invites...
April fools... lol
maverick1191  +   2005d ago
im assuming its a mystery game revealed maybe the bbc game?? should be good cant wait
Arsenal4Ever  +   2005d ago
Firmware 2.7, a firmware that will always be rememebered like 1.8, 2.0, 2.4

$200 dollar price drop :) - it's possible
Qorious  +   2005d ago
My guess is it's either a price drop or the 2.70 firmware announcement!
deshon09  +   2005d ago
firmware plus price dorp
mabey a ps2 and a ps3 price drop firmware 2.70 we will see still good new all around
Ahmay  +   2005d ago
is going to April Fool that site...
SRuN4  +   2005d ago
Fiscal year ends that day, my guess price cut.
N4PS3G  +   2005d ago
Why do you guys think its about ps3? The article has psp and ps2 tags in it

so it could be a 99 PS2 price cut
No FanS Land  +   2005d ago
Because Sony only said it's playstation related. So Kotaku will tag everything sony with this news.
ps92117  +   2005d ago
Because there main focous is ps3, aren't you that 360 fanboy?
Sangria  +   2005d ago
Kotaku preparing its annual April Fool.
xino  +   2005d ago
What Is Sony Announcing On Tuesday?
Well ofcourse they are gonna announce Ninja mother f**ing Gaiden Sigma 2!
Arsenal4Ever  +   2005d ago
hmm... well if Sony has a BIG announcement, how can it not involve the PS3? PS2 dropping to $99 is not a big announcement neither is dropping the price of the PSP.
Fatal Blow  +   2005d ago
What Is Sony Announcing On Tuesday?
My Guess

God of war 3 release date and just maybe we might just get the god of war 3 demo seen on gdc now that wold be amazing

or it can be the secret game that the bbc guy was talking about or some more ps3 exclusive game's and some more new home space coming soon
either way am happy to own a ps3

or xbox360 died lol just j/k
SRuN4  +   2005d ago
GOW3 release date is being revealed at E3, Sony told us that back in February when they showed the game to the press.
WhittO  +   2005d ago
i doubt it is a FW update, since this news is meant to be big and sony usually dont even inform anyone at all (except on the blog the day before) before launching their FW update incase of unexpected delay etc.

My guess is a price-drop, since that is very big news and im guessing will make a big difference in sales.

If true, Sony clearly want to hype whatever it is and stir up the internet, so i doubt it will disappoint.
moblin  +   2005d ago
prob a price cut or a new game or how about both!
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