At 5:30pm EST, Sony will be broadcasting a live stream of a major announcement, and most speculation points to a probably unveiling of the next-generation PlayStation. The announcement of new hardware is expected to come at 6pm EST.
Live video by Ustream
We’ll update this post as we get information.
Update 1: SCEI President and CEO, Andy House takes the stage. “The stakes are high for what we’re going to show you”
Update 2: Andy House said, “We have an unwavering commitment to phenomenal play experience….We’ll continue to unlock PS Vita potential”
Update 3: PlayStation 4 is now confirmed!
Update 4: Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny takes the stage. Marble Madness ftw.
Update 6: Dual Shock 4
Update 7: First PlayStation 4 game announced called Knack.
Update 8: PlayStation 4 will have many ways to social with your real life and online friends. But no more avatars??
Update 9: David Perry, CEO of Gaikai takes the stage. PlayStation Cloud?
Update 10: David Perry, “Our goal is to make free exploration possible for virtually any PS4 game on PlayStation Store.
Update 11: GaiKai + PSN with instant access to games and broadcasting in real time comments from friends.
Update 12: Remote Play will enable Ps4 games playable on PS Vita.
Update 13: No backward compatibilities for PS4. They are working on the ability to stream titles from PSOne, PS2, PS3, ect. Well….hmmm
Update 14: Killzone: Shadowfold announced.
Update 15: Killzone: Call of Game
Update 16: Drive Club, conceived almost 10 years ago, is here. Driving/racing simulation. The guy on stage is super enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves his game. Asynchronous and real-time competitive group racing. For the first time this entire presentation, I’m actually impressed with the realism of the technology… And it’s a racing game.
Update 17: Using security and political stuff to sell a game is… eh… inFamous Second Son announced.
Update 18: Sony remains committed to indie devs. Jonathan Blow on stage to announce his new game “The Witness”. The music is enchanting. Makes me realize that music can still sell, make, or break a game for me.
Update 19: “We’re so edgy. We showed you murderkilldeath zone with graphicblood deathface technology, and then some artsy-fartsy crap like The Whats-it-called! Check us out!”
Update 20: Capcom takes the stage to talk about their next-gen “Panta Rhei” engine, and working title Deep Down, which looks Skyrim-esque.
Update 21: Square Enix takes the stage to show a real-time cinematic running on PlayStation 4. It looks like it could be any generic Square Enix fantasy game, featuring modern tech such as guns and trucks as well as dragons and magic… It looked incredible, in a cinematic fashion only Square Enix can pull off. The graphics are very impressive.
Update 22: Shinji Hashimoto, brand director for Final Fantasy, takes the stage: “I have just one thing to say… We are preparing development for our new Final Fantasy title. Please be at E3 this year”. What we saw in the previous demo was probably Final Fantasy XV.
Update 23: Ubisoft takes the stage. This is another one of those weird bizarro presentations where you ask yourself, “What the hell is going on right now…” They’re showing Watchdogs, but they’re rambling about connectivity and phones or something? Anyways, Watch Dogs looks actually really awesome. Sort of Assassin’s Creed but you’re some sort of electro-vigilante with limitless electronic surveillance powers and the world’s coolest smartphone?
Update 24: Blizzard takes the stage….? They’re bringing Diablo III to the PS4 AND the PS3. A collective “meh” just exploded on Twitter.
Update 25: Activision takes the stage. Announcing Bungie-developed “Destiny” coming to PS4. A new FPS in a new universe.
And that’s that. No price. No release date. No specs. No actual physical console. Enjoy!