PlayStation in NYC: A Call for Questions

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New York, New York, it’s a hell of a town! I’m currently in the Big Apple preparing to attend a special PlayStation media event tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 20th) that will be overflowing with some of the biggest PS3, PSP, and PlayStation Move games of 2010 and 2011. Exciting!

But it begs the question: What would you like to know about these games? I can’t promise I’ll be able to get an answer for every one of your burning questions, but I will have hands-on access to most of the games on display as well as opportunities to ask producers and developers directly. Your questions will inform an upcoming series of blog posts that will drill deeper into each game’s features.

Please leave your questions in the comments. Below, I’ve attached some brief descriptions of each of the games on display and what features will be shown tomorrow in NYC.

PS3 Games

Killzone 3 for PS3 Gran Turismo 5: Nurburgring

Killzone 3: Hands-on demo of the “Frozen Shores” arctic level in full stereoscopic 3D, complete with jetpack shootouts and brutal melee attacks.

Gran Turismo 5: Hands-on with a variety of tracks and vehicles in the game, including 3D support and the GT racing sled.

MotorStorm Apocalypse: Hands-on racing through a demo of the destroyed urban landscape in stereoscopic 3D.

LittleBigPlanet 2: Create and play full games using Sackboy’s new abilities, innovative tools, and expanded gameplay.

The Sly Collection: Hands-on with two missions from Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves displayed in 3D.

Heavy Rain: Hands-on with PlayStation Move functionality for this evolving mystery game.

EyePet: Interact with your virtual pet in stereoscopic 3D using PlayStation Move.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Hands-on with PlayStation Move support for this EA Sports golf simulation that was last seen at the PlayStation 2010 E3 Expo press conference.

Time Crisis: Razing Storm: Hands-on with PlayStation Move for this upcoming PS3 shooter from Namco Bandai.

Tron: Evolution: Hands-on with this holiday 2010 title, based on the upcoming film starring Jeff Bridges, that includes support for PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: A new chapter that picks up where Assassin’s Creed II left off, this title will feature a multiplayer component for the first time as well as an all-new single-player experience.

echochrome ii: Use the PlayStation Move controller as a flashlight to shine light on puzzles and find solutions hidden in the shadows in this upcoming PSN title.

Dead Nation: From the creators of Super Stardust HD, this upcoming PSN shooter puts you in the middle of an overwhelming zombie apocalypse.

PixelJunk Shooter 2: Hands-on demos of two stages that introduce new underground caverns teeming with mysterious, deadly creatures.

Tumble: Use the PlayStation Move motion controller (and stereoscopic 3D support) to accurately and precisely stack blocks in tall towers.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: Gameplay demonstrations of this upcoming PSN title that will stress co-op gameplay in offline and online flavors.

**Additionally, I’ll have access to hands-on play for the PlayStation Move launch window games, which include Sports Champions, The Fight: Lights Out, TV Superstars, The Shoot, Singstar Dance, and Kung Fu Rider.

PSP Games

God of War Ghost of Sparta Patapon 3 for PSP

God of War: Ghosts of Sparta: Hands-on with Kratos’s latest quest, a prequel to God of War II that tells the story of how the Spartan warrior rose to power as the God of War.

Patapon 3: Hands-on with the new Superhero Patapon in this musical battle game for the PSP.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep: Hands-on play in a new PSP chapter of this RPG mashup that features characters from Square Enix and Disney.

Invizimals: Experience augmented reality by capturing, training, and battling a vast collection of creatures using the PSP 3000 and PSP camera.

Piyotama: An action-puzzle game for PSP where you hatch eggs before they overflow the nest by lining up eggs of the same color and chaining them together four at a time.

Gravity Crash Portable: Combines vintage arcade shooter gameplay with next gen visuals, as well as new content and enhancements not seen in the PS3 version.

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  • Re: Gran Turismo 5

    How many tracks and locations, including which new tracks?

    Can you post a picture of the Standard car’s dashboard driving view please?

    Thanks for helping us!

  • I would like to know anything and everything possible about any 3D games coming out , I am thinking of getting a 3D TV this Christmas , and would like to know what will be available 2010-11 in 3D

  • Will Killzone 3 have the same Clan challenge option?

    On Killzone 2 there were some cases that i was kicked off because of RANDOM error codes, will this happen in KZ3??

  • Gran Turismo 5- NASCAR is the feature I’m most excited for in GT5, Especially because of another developer no longer making NASCAR games. I’ve only seen Daytona and Indy as far as NASCAR tracks. Will there be any other real NASCAR tracks in the game like Pocono, Watkin’s Glen, Infineon, Bristol and so on?

    Heavy Rain- I love that Heavy Rain is getting Move support. I’ve seen the video for it, and it looks perfectly implemented. Best use of Move yet, and makes an amazing game somehow more amazing. So will the Move support be availible as an update for owners of the original game, will it be DLC or will we have to buy a new copy of the game?

  • Will there be a flag system in GT5? Yellow flags, red flags, e.t.c?

  • Will there be demos of assassins creed, god of war?
    I am very anxious to try these titles are highly anticipated in this year that is full of excellent titles for PSP.
    please answer me

  • is the Nissan LMR going to be in Gran Turismo 5?

  • Anyway you can get me a ticket into the event? Im bored in the Bronx and it would be nice to have something to go to in the city :)

  • for invizimals, will there be a psp go camera coming out, or are psp go owners screwed?

  • Motorstorm Apocalypse : are there any other environments other than an apocalyptic city ? i would love to play 1 of the original Motorstorm desert levels with everything falling apart or 1 of the Pacific Island levels

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta : how many hours will the game last , i really hope it last a lot longer than Chains of Olympus

    Playstation move games : are we gonna be able to play any title against other people online?

  • Killzone 3- At some E3 interviews you [GG] stated that Killzone 3 would be taking place in many different environments, specifically Jungles and Space. This is puts a smile on my face, and harkens back to Killzone 1, my favorite FPS of last gen, which went to SO many different environments I probably can’t remember them all.

    When will you be showing off some of these new environments? I really can’t wait to see them on Killzone 3’s graphics engine.

    Also, remember the pink and white leaves filled level of Killzone 1?….Yea…..that NEEDS to be done on PS3.

  • cross game chat and new features for the PSN+ users an onboard net flix app for the ps3 instead of a blu-ray.

  • @Everyone asking about the in-car view for standard cars in GT5.. NO. It has been confirmed there is no camera view inside the standard cars.

    Check the GT5 website under news section, Jun 16. On the description of standard cars, there is a line that says:

    ‘*Standard cars do not support vehicle interior camera views.’.

    I don’t know about the rest of you but this is a real bummer for me. Hopefully, I will not be forced to race in any of those cars.

  • @Sid, Jeff, Or Chris,

    Can you please ask them whats next for the kindom hearts series? Are they going to be working on kingdom hearts 3 for PS3?

    Please I would really apreciate, its my favorite game of all time!!!!!!

  • Sorry I mean’t can you ask Square Enix my questions? You Probably knew that anyway,

  • Voice recognition functionality with Move at all?

    LBP2- how will everything be more easily organized? Menus are massive.

  • EyePet:
    1. When is the release date?
    2. Will there be a bundle like the one in Europe with the PSEye?

  • i was wondering if we will ever see sack boy go to a 3d person action adventure platformer like super mario galaxy

  • HI, I have EyePet already, is my version will patched for Move Support??
    Please answer this.

  • A question about GT5.
    While racing 16 cars together, We have heard about a spectator mode to watch online racing. My question is. Will the number of spectators count against the cars that race in the online event?

  • If you could please ask and answer the definitive question of “Will Gran Turismo 5’s Standard cars have a in-car view where you will have the drivers hands and working dashboard, like the cars in Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, or will they resemble the 2005 Nissan GT-R Proto, where there is no in car view, and only a hood-camera for first person view?”

  • Gran Tusismo 5:
    Will we have the ability to race in a variety of weather conditions on EACH race track in the game (ie. sunny, overcast, rain, storm, etc.)

    And is dynamic (changing) time-of-day going to be a feature included for EACH race track too? (ie. The time of the day is changing as you race, just as in real life. Say you’re racing in a 4 hour endurance race; you begin racing in the afternoon around sunset, and when you finish the race, it will be night time.)

  • Will Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep in the Playstation Store? I am thinking about getting a PSP go, but I need to be certain that the game is available for digital download.
    Also, when is Patapon 3 coming out?

  • Quick and simple Question, will the Dodge Charger be represented in NASCAR ? The Toyota’s , Chevrolet’s , and Ford’s are in, why not have all the make from NASCAR ?

  • Concerning GT5, has dynamic weather been confirmed for this game. Also, please elaborate on Shuhei Yoshida’s saying of there being go karts or a track editor.

    Also, please clear up whether standard cars will have an in game dashboard view.

  • For GRAN TURISMO 5 : Quick and simple Question , will the Dodge Charger be represented in NASCAR ? The Toyota’s , Chevrolet’s , and Ford’s are in, why not have all the make from NASCAR ?

  • Will GT5 have a Drag Strip or some sort of straight line speed challenge .
    Thanks Marten

  • I’m interested in GT5

    I’ve bought a G27 wheel and would like to know if it’s fully supported. Also will there be an option so you can drive the cars as they are in real life or do you have to switch between shifting methods yourself.

  • GT5 Questions:

    Is there an improved sound engine for GT5?

    Will the tuned cars backfire on downshifts and upshifts?

    Silly questions but sound is important to me.

  • Concering Gran Turismo 5, just two questions:

    Most of the videos I have seen of the gameplay have had 8, 12, even 16 cars in the field. I was just wondering is there some form of variation on the ammount of Al. cars or is there a set number.

    Second and more importantly, would there be a chance of the use of an actual pace car in an event? The Skyline pace car made an appearance in some of the licence events in GT4, it would be cool if it did for too much rain or accident damage/debris on the circuit.
    Speaking of weather, will it change DURING a race and could a car change tyres for weather conditions?
    Also, will there be a flag system where the drivers must abide by the flags? e.g. yellow to slow down, red, blue flag for lapped cars, black for DQ?
    I hope some of these will be answered.

  • hello, i have just one little question for gt5, it will weather system at all ?
    thanks :)

  • i just want to know how i can get in to this demo event! :P i have enuff sickdays left..someone needs to hook me up!

  • LOL, i have another one; there will be new demos of this games in psn soon ? tanke :)

  • GT5:
    Will we ever be able to see car’s skidmarks on the tracks? Many other games have it, but I still haven’t seen that on any game of the GT series.

  • REGARDING Gran Turismo 5: Many fans are questioning whether or not standard models will have a cockpit view; the view that situates the driver behind the steering wheel; the view that we saw in Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.

    Will the 800+ standard models have this type of view that I just described?

    Thank you. SrRd-RacinG

  • Gran Turismo 5:

    – How customizable is the track editor? Does it use “prefab” sections (straights, curves, etc.) or can you draw/mold more custom shapes?

    – Is there an Ultimate Edition (beyond the Collector’s Edition)? If so, what does it include?


  • What kind of customization will have Gran Turismo 5 cars?

  • Is Special Stage Route 11 making a return to GT5? Will there be a track connecting it to Route 5?

  • just wondering in the playstation move bundle with the sports champions game and the eye and the controller theirs a demo disc whats game or games are on the demo disc? and also can i see video of the playstation move controller up close just to see the features and also the offical sony playstation charging station please

  • tuesday july 20 happens to be my birthday, so make my small wish come true if you can. What type of customization will Gran turismo 5 have? from car customization to racer gear?

  • Hello. Will there be a livery editor in GT5? Will there be weather effects, such as rain? Thank you!

  • Is there optical tuning (like bodykits or a livery editor) in GT5?
    Will come DLCs for GT5 (for cars, tracks)?
    Have you a full car list and when yes: can you publish the carlist, please?

  • GT5: Will trucks be in the game? What about a track editor? What about Sebring, will it be in?

  • Why would Sony kill the DLC for Heavy Rain just to add Move to it? Move is not going to sell another Million copies of Heavy Rain. What about the Million people that bought the game knowing there would be DLC to help flush out the story that we already love? I feel cheated since DLC was promised when the game first came out.

  • If we don’t have a 3D TV (for GT5 head tracking), does that mean we won’t be able to use that feature? I was thinking that maybe the right analog stick could do it for those of us who don’t have the PS Eye or a 3D TV.

  • Where in New York City? What address?

  • GRAN TURISMO 5 questions:
    1. We know the US release date. What about Europe?
    2. Will ALL the cars have interior views?
    3. Will damage affect ALL cars? If not, what will happen if I will want to race a “damageable” car against a “non-damageable” one?
    4. Will the damaged car be magically restored to shape after the race, like in some games, or maybe we will get to choose between participating in another race in a battered car, or paying for its repairs?

  • GT5:

    1. Will the game support custom soundtracks?
    2. Will you be able to customize your driver to any degree?


    1. Any news on any other HD-updated PS2 game collections (particularly Team ICO games and Final Fantasy X / XII)?

  • GT5:

    What steps have been taken to ensure engine sounds will be the most realistic in GT5 than previous Gran Turismo game? Specifically [thundering] V8’s have been the most disappointing. NASCAR fans have high expectations. Please don’t let us down.

  • GT5

    Will there be point-to-point WRC tracks besides circuits?

    Thank you.

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