Sony PlayStation event | CNET
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you
Accept

Sony PlayStation event

Join us for Sony's press conference from New York City, where the PlayStation 4 is widely expected to be officially announced.

  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:32:53 PM
    If that's not a half-step towards all-streaming, a la Netflix, I don't know what is.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:32:57 PM
    Sony is partnering with social networks like Facebook and Ustream to share gaming preferences and history.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:33:06 PM
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:33:13 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:33:25 PM
    Twitch.tv is freaking out right now
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:27 PM
    By combining the PS4, Playstation Network, and social networks, the goal will be to create the first gaming network with meaning, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:40 PM
    Perry touts a spectate mode on the PS4.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:33:46 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:56 PM
    With the one "share" button, you can broadcast the entire game to your friends, Perry says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:12 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:34:13 PM
    Your friends can virtually look over your should and interact, as well as post comments on their screen, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:33 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:34:42 PM
    But again, even though it didn't work out in the end, a lot of this -- broadcasting your session, spectating others, trying any game in the catalog via cloud-stream -- all that was available on PC via OnLive two years ago.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:34:45 PM
    Or if you're stuck on a difficult level, you can ask your friend to take over, he says. Your circle of PS friends will be that much more important.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:52 PM
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:35:00 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:13 PM
    You can give developers "director" level status to tweak games, or friends can drop in power-ups or other extras. It's an interesting concept.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:27 PM
    The base hardware architecture was designed to facilitate sharing and social elements.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:35:28 PM
    This is a lot of functionality built into games. I wonder how developers are feeling about how much they must implement into their software so that this stuff can work.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:35:29 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:35:46 PM
    Some games will allow you to let friends act as a "director" (dungeon master?) and drop helpful items in the game for you. Sounds like Super Mario Bros for Wii U -- but it wasn't fun there either...
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:53 PM
    Perry says Sony will give developers an easy way to work with multiple devices: remote play.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:07 PM
    PS Vita is the ultimate companion device for PS4.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:08 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:36:14 PM
    Remote play via Vita is the next talking point -- Scott Stein called this one earlier today
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:28 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:37 PM
    You can use remote play to take a game from the PS4 to the PlayStation Vita, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:44 PM
    Cerry is back to play "Knack" on his Vita.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:49 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:36:59 PM
    So basically, the PS4 will stream a game to the Vita.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:11 PM
    Local gaming Slingbox if you will
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:37:17 PM
    Our long-term goal is to make everyone PS4 game playable on the Vita, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:37:19 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:30 PM
    The Vita already does this on a VERY short list of PS3 games, but there's a bad lag
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:37:37 PM
    Like the Nvidia Shield, it sounds like this will beam games to your Vtia screen, but only over your local network. And, won't work with all games at launch.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:37:50 PM
    To make remote play feel good, Sony has reduced the lag time and uses high connection speed, he says.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:56 PM
    Sounds like they're addressing this lag with a much better client/server Vita/PS4 relationship
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:38:33 PM
    Sony is working with content partners like Netflix and Hulu Plus to utilize Gaikai technology.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:38:48 PM
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:38:55 PM
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:39:02 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:20 PM
    PS3 titles aren't natively supported on PS4.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:39:25 PM
    Perry says technically ANY PS game EVER may be playable on PS4.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:29 PM
    They are looking at technology to put games from all of the old PlayStations on to the PS4 using cloud services.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:37 PM
    I guess there's no backward capability.
Powered by Platform for Live Reporting, Events, and Social Engagement