Kotaku: The PS4 Will Be Out This November, And You’ll Be Able To Control It With Your Phone

Our source—the same reliable source who back in early 2012 told us the codename for Sony's next console and the codename for Microsoft's next console—tells us that there are two models planned for the new machine, and that pricing won't be announced until later this year, possibly around E3. The current plan, our source says, is to release them at $429 and $529, but that could change.

majiebeast3869d ago (Edited 3869d ago )

I take anything Kotaku *knows* with a huge barrel of salt.

LOL_WUT3869d ago

This November huh? Looks like someones going to get some fierce competition later on this year, if the rumors are to be true. ;)

reynod3869d ago

"I take anything Kotaku *knows* with a huge barrel of salt."

Its not a hard feature to implement. Specially now that consoles are essentially PCs.

Check out Teamviewer, essentially does the same. I wouldnt be surprised if you could turn on, turn off PS4 with your Cell phone via the internet and control it.

buddymagoo3869d ago

Anyone else notice the headphone port at the front of the controller?

olLANDSHARKlo3869d ago

reynod, not everyone has internet on their phone. Who in the world would pay $30 a month,$360 a year for internet on a phone, when you have it at home. And people complain about xbox live being $40 a yr.

JhawkFootball063868d ago (Edited 3868d ago )

The only concern with it coming out in November is limited stock for Christmas. If anyone remembers the ps3/360 launch, you'd either have get an early preorder or wait overnight at launch. Or you got lucky and happen to walk in the exact same day a store got a new shipment.

I'm not saying anyone here will as I'm sure all the hardcore fanatics will be sure to go to whatever lengths to get a copy but that's just how I remember it.

BitbyDeath3868d ago

@PHIBALNATION, i don't have internet on my phone but Wifi HotSpots get around that.

Trains are starting to get it in Australia and all McDonalds have them, along with many coffee shops and other places.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3868d ago

Wanna believe em... but that whole "versus xiii is canceled" crap really destroyed any credibility (if any) they had.

DragonKnight3868d ago

Shut up Kraptaku. You don't know anything, you don't have a source. Sony blacklisted the hell out of you so don't pretend like you have any knowledge.

Story Quality: WTF?
Like this Website?: No.

Campy da Camper3868d ago

@phibalnation. I pay for internet on my phone because my work does not have wifi. Everyday on lunch I watch an hour of The Universe or a couple episodes of pawn stars. Also, I stream Groove shark all the time when I'm out running around town. I price check stuff when I'm shopping, check the news when I'm waiting for an appointment, it goes on and on. 30 bucks a month for unlimited data is just a necessity for my life.

subtenko3868d ago

A barrel roll of Salt. The same one Nathan Drake kicks out in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

SilentNegotiator3868d ago (Edited 3868d ago )

Make up obvious holiday release window, make up price from obvious approximate price range, throw in some crap about cell phones to rile gamers that fear a cell phone gaming uprising, say "insider sources"...

And get a million hits.
The Kotaku way.

NewMonday3868d ago

November is to far off and dosn't give Sony any advantage because MS will have time to release the 720 in same window.

NobodyImportant3868d ago


I don't know anyone without internet on their phone. Anyone. I'm in the UK so maybe it's different here. But seriously. Even my mother in law uses internet on her phone, and she barely understands how her phone works.

theBAWSE3868d ago

i think the premium service is gaikai and ps+ combined,but to play online will still be free

if not doubtful ill buy a ps4

darthv723868d ago (Edited 3868d ago )

If its the same guy as the one who informed them of the next xbox, then wouldnt that be SuperDAE???

So how did he tell them after he had just been raided? He tweeted he had no phone so it is likely they took his PC.

No phone, no light, no motorcar. not a single luxury....

It's primative as can be.

Okay maybe that was a bad Gilligan's island reference but still. I will believe the rumors once sony has said their peace. 3PM pacific time today.

Leviathan3868d ago

For all those curios, here is the new PS3 controller: Full animated gif of touchscreen.

superterabyte3868d ago

@PHIBALNATION Internet for my phone costs £40 a year for unlimited internet or $61.20 a year

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Shaman3869d ago

Kotaku was first with Orbis and Durango codenames. They also posted new picture of controller in the article so I guess they have a solid source.

PS4isKing_823868d ago

Exactly. Ppl talk alot of shit about them but they've been pretty accurate lately with next gen info. I'd say its at least 50/50.

evilhasitsway3868d ago

are you kidding me anyone who knows how to get a photo of the net cause that same pic has been flying around for awhile and when it first apeared kotaku name wasnt there he is trying to take credit for something that isnt his.

irepbtown3868d ago (Edited 3868d ago )

I'm getting the Sony Xperia Z next week, I'm guessing Sony phones will work wonders with the PS4 (if the rumors are true).

Gives me another reason (apart from the million already) to choose the Xperia Z over the rivals.

As always: GET IN SONY!!!!!!!

PS: 'You'll be able to use a mobile device to chat with your PS4 friends' - Does this mean I could use my Smartphone to speak to my friends instead of using a headset?

Keep it coming Sony :D

Jobesy3869d ago

"Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use."

I hope this isn't true.

Kinger89383869d ago

Ill Happily pay if it improves the service and is worth the money! If its the same price as plus is now all in, thats fine by me

izumo_lee3869d ago

They say it replaces PS+, so i believe that online gaming is still free as well as the usual apps like Netflix.

However if you want early access to stuff or what PS+ does already but beefier then a subscription i needed like what we have now.

I do not think Sony will do what Xbox Live is doing by charging for 'everything' ontop of already subscriptions.

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JoGam3869d ago

I wouldn't mind it as long as online play is still free.

greenpowerz3869d ago (Edited 3869d ago )

Only because you have spent a great deal of time attacking this strategy? Not doing this would kill off a console company trying to compete.

I'm glad.Nnow Sony can try to match XBL and that will help with the Sony fans attacking other consoles simply because Sony could not follow using a free approch without losing tons of money.

XBL multi player is a service with many other components synced with other social features it's not just online play. You guys are basically, in sense comparing differnt cable and satellite companies and complianing that one is more exspensive vs the one you like because all provide cable TV to watch ignoring various features/capabilites/offerings by the others

Now that Sony is able to expand PSN designed from the ground up for PS4/PSN future evolution this should help curb PS3 fanboys attacking the 360/720 because Sony could not offer something on par to XBL with Sony fan attacks disguised as a greedy MSFT plan downplaying XBL features or ignoring them when the real problem was envy.

One could only wish... Once MSFT announces something new that's revolutionary the attacts will shift there.

Still Glad Sony is finally sucking up their pride and putting their game face on.


ILive3869d ago

Online will still be free, but you may have to pay for the "premium" stuff like the ps+ and what it offers. That fact they put xbox live in there is what could throw people off. Read it again, and slowly. It said most, not all like xbox live.

rainslacker3869d ago

It depends on how it's implemented and what it's used for. If it's just the new PS+ with new features added then I'm OK with it. If it becomes a requirement to play online or use the handy media functions of the system, then I will not be OK with it. I suppose I would still get it if it's bundled as part of the PS+ package though, but think it sucks from a consumer standpoint.


Not doing this could actually help stave off the competing consoles influence in the market. Fanboyism aside, it hasn't gone unnoticed how many people have become disillusioned with XBL service and what it actually offers comparative to price. It's something I'm personally interested in seeing ib how MS handles it's nextBox. Whether they decide to make it worth the price, or go with the status quo could be a major factor in some peoples purchasing decisions.

1nsomniac3869d ago

There's no hope in hell it will be a full free service again.

Blastoise3869d ago


"Only because you have spent a great deal of time attacking this strategy? Not doing this would kill off a console company trying to compete."

I disagree. The Wii "Won" last gen with free online, PC gaming is doing fine with free online, PS3 pretty much caught up to Xbox 360 with free online & the Wii U has free online too.

Microsoft are the only ones charging people for online, don't make out like it's a necessary strategy to make money

RememberThe3573869d ago

It's true and anyone living in the real world can understand why: All these features cost money to provide, so in turn we're going to have to pay a subscription fee if we want them.

Some of you are going to have to ask your mommies for some more money, the rest of us will just pay it.