PlayStation: The Best Place to Play

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PlayStation: The Best Place to Play

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Millions of PlayStation fans around the world just watched our annual E3 press conference — marking the beginning to what will be an incredible week at E3 — and saw the amazing gaming and entertainment experiences coming to PlayStation in the near future. Above all else, what we showed tonight is our relentless focus on gamers and PlayStation’s long-standing legacy to building a gaming universe without boundaries.

One of the highlights of our event tonight was the official unveil of the PlayStation 4 system and price of $399. The PS4 design is sleek and functional, and contains a powerful system architecture that will enable the industry’s best developers to create amazing titles. Our Worldwide Studios team has more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles in development, 20 of which will launch during the first year of PS4. The PS4 games feature 12 completely new IPs, including a game we unveiled tonight… The Order: 1886 from Ready at Dawn. We also provided updates to other exciting PS4 titles #DRIVECLUB, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Knack.

inFAMOUS: Second Son

PS4 has incredible strength among the development community, and some of the best teams in the world displayed their ground-breaking games. Bungie Studios showed, for the first-time ever, live gameplay of the highly anticipated Destiny; Ubisoft featured Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Watch_Dogs; Square Enix showed Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV; and Warner Bros. showed the world premiere for Mad Max. We also reinforced our support for independent and smaller developers with nine new titles that will debut exclusively on PlayStation 4.

It’s clear that you’ll have no shortage of games to play when PS4 launches. Globally there are more than 140 games in development for PS4 across our own Worldwide Studios and our development partners, including over 100 that will be available within the first year.

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We also announced that PlayStation Plus memberships will carry over to PlayStation 4, so members will have access to all of the benefits across PS3, PS Vita and PS4 for one price. These benefits include online multiplayer access, exclusive discounts, cloud game saves, and Instant Game Collection, which gives members a selection of games to discover and enjoy with their friends. To celebrate the launch of PlayStation Plus on PS4, we will offer #DRIVECLUB PS Plus Edition in the Instant Game Collection.

Sony Pictures Entertainment joined us onstage to announce that it is working on new original programming and unique access to entertainment content on PSN and PS4. Sony Pictures Entertainment is one of the most powerful entertainment brands in the world and we look forward to bringing our fans curated content that they’ll love.

DriveClub on PS4

In just over a year since its launch, we’ve built a library of more than 125 PS Vita dedicated games and the platform will only get stronger in the coming year. More than 85 games will launch by the end of the year, including The Walking Dead, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, CounterSpy, Destiny of Spirits, Doki Doki, Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway.

Tearaway on PS Vita

The PlayStation 3 is heading into its 7th holiday season and our commitment is stronger than ever. The PS3 game lineup today is huge, starting this Friday with Game of the Year candidate The Last of Us, which is now the highest rated game for all platforms for 2012 and 2013. We have more than 300 other titles that will launch before the end of the year, such as Beyond: Two Souls, Rain, Puppeteer, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Gran Turismo 6. In addition, we announced a PS3 bundle for Grand Theft Auto V and a new GTAV branded Pulse Elite headset that comes with an exclusive GTA soundscape.

It’s truly a remarkable time at PlayStation. We’re on the verge of launching the most powerful gaming system ever built with the PS4 and the entire PlayStation ecosystem is expanding with the continued growth and strength of PS Vita, PS3 and PlayStation Network. I want to thank PlayStation Nation for your passion and continued support. You’re the reason we continue to innovate, explore new entertainment possibilities and push the boundaries of play. I look forward to sharing more exciting details in the near future.

Jack Tretton

All the news from PlayStation’s E3 2013 Press Conference

PlayStation: The Best Place to Play

PlayStation 4 Hardware Revealed at E3

E3 2013: Indie Developers Continue to Choose PlayStation

Knack at E3: New Trailer, Connected Play and More

inFAMOUS: Second Son – Watch the New Trailer

#DRIVECLUB – E3 Club Challenge + New Trailer

First Destiny Gameplay Trailer from E3

The Order: 1886 Brings the Victorian Era to PlayStation 4

Don’t Starve on PS4

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Crashes, Stumbles, and Flops on to PS4

Outlast Will Scare the S*** Out of You on PS4

GALAK-Z: A 16-Bit Space Shooter for the Next Generation

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Coming to PS4

Secret Ponchos on PS4: Spaghetti Western Style Combat

Mercenary Kings On The Move To PS4

Transistor Coming to PS4, From the Creators of Bastion

Grand Theft Auto V PS3 Bundle, Custom Pulse Elite Headset & Custom Audio Mode

Destiny of Spirits Brings Social Strategy to PlayStation Vita

New The Walking Dead DLC, Series Coming to PS Vita with Bundle

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  • Ok, a few questions.

    Will the PS4 come bundled with the camera or no? If not how much will the camera cost?

    Why make a pay wall for online play? Free online play has been a huge plus for PS3.

    All considered, I am happy to see that sharing of content and such will be free for everybody plus the $399 price. Way to stay lower than MSs $499.

  • Okay. I don’t like it, but I can deal with PS+ being required for multiplayer.

    But the ability to play multiplayer games had better extend to every profile on the system. Anything less is a joke.

  • PS Plus is a GREAT service! They’ve proven that time and time again.. This time, they can focus on bettering the online environment… especially with party systems and clans and such.

    Quit whining guys! Especially those with PLUS already.. It’s a great move for people to not just leech off of playstation and kill off their servers. Servers are not free. Those who work with them know how much care they need.

  • I can’t believe the people who hate the idea of PS Plus for PS4 MP. Yeah I don’t like it either but a lot of you hate the idea. Hey something had to give, and your given Driveclub at launch while Cablebox Done gives you DRM and a Xtra $100 to spend.

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  • Wow PEOPLE grow UP is it bad to pay 15 cents a year for Online?! I mean they didn’t change price tag to 100 a year and for tht you got 399.99 for PS4 price point even a Free AAA tittle at lunch not to mention Cloud Gaming Gaikai Without it PlayStation can’t keep price at 399 you still saying you will Switch to XBOXOne come one 10/month Vs 0.15/Year

  • You guys were awesome tonight, already have my ps4 pre-ordered! Thanks for nodrm! Sony 4 Life!

  • I am currently a PS Plus subscriber until 12/11/2021. I’m glad that my investment continues to prove to be fruitful across my numerous PS3’s, Vita and future PS4 consoles.

    It is disappointing that online multiplayer has now been placed into the subscription. I always found that free multiplayer to be a great benefit compared to the LIVE service. Hopefully portions of the community will not hold this against the platform, but I can understand the frustration they may feel with this change.

  • Still on the fence about needing PS+ to play online ( I have a 30 day free trial) but I love how the stuck it to M$

  • Members of this community should know when to pick their battles.

    No DRM, freedom to deal with my disc based games as I see fit? Yeah, I’ll concede the PS+ requirement for online multiplayer.

    Besides, with the IGC along with it, I’m PS+ member for life, anyway.

  • I’m there day one!

  • The PS4 console is AWESOME and the price is also AWESOME!!! The games that it’s interesting are: Infamous second son, Kingdom Hearts 3, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD and GTA 5 (awesome game). Awesome job Playstation!!!!! :)

  • YEA SONY I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! YOU KILLED THE COMPETITION!! Thanks for staying loyal to the fans :) I am pre-ordering PS4 as soon we’re able to!

  • Just pre ordered mine from Amazon. Get it while you can.

  • Loved that Vita opened the show…expected to be shown trailers for Vita games that lasted longer than five seconds :(

  • Thank you so much for not being always online and not blocking used games. You are the true leader in the gaming industry and gave us all hope.

  • Fantastic conference. Absolutely outstanding.

    Congratulations, Sony. Enjoy your future success. You have earned it.

  • nice conference even tho i couldnt watch it entirely because the streams were laggy for me.anyhow,the price point seems decent and its very nice to know that you guys arent going to DRM the console at least the way the xbone is gonna do….not interested in the online component so i’ll pass from that service.i only wish the console was backward compatible because i could/would have sold or trade my ps3 so in order to subsidize the console.either way, i’m not gonna be an early adopter because the ps3 taught me a hard lesson about reliability or lack thereof.but i’d definitely will watch with interest the development of this new console closely.

  • Yes please. Have some.

  • I like how the front par of the PS4 looks like.
    Only part I’ll see anyways.

  • Preordered this as soon as Amazon’s link was up! Why is fall so far away??

  • Thank you SONY! 400$ now that i wasn’t expecting, i was thinking more like 500$.

  • Seriously….i CAN NOT wait to finally own a PS4 i am VERY excited for this Fall/Winter.

  • oh and i was hoping for a vita price drop but that obviously didnt happen so i will also wait a little while longer before getting it.thats all

  • Everything, even the price, looks awesome. I just wonder about the memory space available.

  • The_4th_Hokage_X

    Before the conference started I had questions like will PS Home be available how many accounts can be activated at once what is the price for the ps4 but now it doesn’t matter I’m not paying the extra amount to just play online goodbye Sony.

  • I’m also not a fan of having to get Plus for online multiplayer but will get it if necessary. I’ve also always thought that Playstation Plus was much better than Xbox Live Gold. Like many others, having to wade through all Live’s unnecessary clutter has been an issue to me for some time. The PSN and Plus is much more streamlined by comparison and the discounts and goodies make it a better value.

    That $399 price point is exactly what it needs to be and I personally like the PS4’s angles. Didn’t think I’d be getting any new consoles any time soon. Now I think I may be getting one much sooner than I’d thought…

  • PlayStation 4 = The Best Video Game Console!!!

  • While taking your victory lap, please remember to add a “Day One” Trophy for the PS4!

  • Good job Sony, you have my money day one. Love you Shu!!!!!

  • I give the PS4 a A-. Paid online play is a bit of a downer.. I’ve always hate the idea of mandatory subscriptions… ( saying that as a PS Plus member for more than a while now feels weird )

    Everything else on the PS4 is fantastic. You really couldn’t have done any better. Especially all the love you’re giving the Vita. Now all I have to do is find the local store that’s doing the midnight release, and put a pre-order in…

  • A few years ago, if you’d have asked me to pay $50 for multiplayer, I’d have thrown a few expletives your way (mainly because I play so little of it). But with the great value of PS+ it now becomes a secondary feature I’ll be happy to use from time to time.

    Plus, if it comes down to paying $50 a year, or seeing restrictive DRM make its way to a Sony console, it’s easily the lesser of two evils.

    It’s also great that with the recent purchase of my Vita, I’m now renewed until just before 2016.

    Looking very forward to Puppeteer, Tearaway, Knack, Infamous, a slew of indie games that I can play on both my consoles, and whatever else the future holds.

  • i can handle 5 bucks a month better then the other guys anyway SONY ur AWESOME btw look online for

  • I called FF versus XIII being, I also thought KH3 would be at this or the next E3 because of the HD collections, it is weird to FINALLY see it whoooooooohoooooooooooooo! PLAYSTATION NATION! I have two questions for you if you would be so kind. Are these two games exclusives? When you say plus is required for multiplayer, is it the network as a whole or for bonuses?

  • You guys really screwed us on the Vita front. Had high hopes for months and now hey’re dashed, on the other hand thanks for the super expensive ps4 controller!

  • After this E3, I’m definitely selling my psvita. That was so disappointing in the vita department. Maybe after mercenary..but definitely selling the dam thing

  • Drive Club free for Plus = Awesomeness overload. I was gonna wait and see it in action to decide whether to get it or not. Now that it’s free, problem solved.

  • hey sony i think you may have missed the memo but you released a hand held system called the ps vita

  • Fantastic show Playstation Team! Great looking system with and even greater looking price. Already pre-ordered on Amazon! Now give us a release date so we can request time off from work to play our PS4’s!

  • Sony won E3. It’s a glorious day!

  • Put a fork in it, Xbone is done.

  • I’ve bought and played every Playstation console, now the PS4 will be the first one I own DAY ONE. Thank you Sony, you guys made E3 history today. Send my highest praise to Square Enix, this is FF7 level triumph :).

  • maybe sony didnt release the vita but it was an elaborate ploy by microsoft to cause a drop in consumer confidence

  • BossmanCCrowder1

    I’m not all that hurt by paying for online with Plus. It was something I expected. Also we get DriveClub free with Plus? Sony, for all that you have just shown me, I will gladly continue my PS Plus subscription. And thank you for not making Plus required to use apps on PS4. So proud to be a PlayStation gamer.

  • Awesome Conference

    but if more people are coming to plus downloading more games etc etc that sore needs some work and this blog to

  • The only reason I choose playstation over xbox is the free online play,people you’re forgetting were in a recession here some of us are a paycheck away from being homeless.and if I’m paying i better be getting my cod dlc the same time as xbox and not a month later b.s.

  • You win! Will pre-order but please don’t wait years to sell different colors.

    It was nice to see Shuhei for a change, too.

  • Thank you Jack Tretton, and than you Playstation. LONG LIVE PLAY!!!!

  • So it’s true: I need Playstation Plus for multiplayer. I think Plus is good for the neat features on PS3, but requiring that for PS4 if I want online play? It’s linda let down. Hope it’s optional.

    It’s todo early to judge. Either way, nice one @ #E3.

  • Second year in a row with next to no Vita information? You failed last year and got flack for it, and yet you did it again.

    Why no other specific details about the system? Price, but no date. seems like a very strange decision. Will this be released during this week, or I suspect during GamesCom?

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