E3 2013 Day Zero: Sony Press Conference

PlayStation 4 Hardware

This has been the best presentation so far. Before detailing the games and upcoming console, let’s sum up everything we’ve seen during this presentation: the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will have more games in the upcoming months, the PlayStation 4 will have tons of exclusives, the PS4 will support indies and finally, the PS4 won’t have any draconian requirements. What does that last part mean? Once you buy a PlayStation 4 game, you can do whatever you want with it: you can trade it, sell it or lend it to a friend. Finally, a company that respects me as a consumer. Oh, by the way! The PS4 doesn’t really care if you can’t log in to the internet every 24 hours. I should start saving some money for a PlayStation 4.

PlayStation Vita Segment

Jack Tretton stated that the PlayStation Vita has more than 125 titles (650 titles if we count Vita games, PS mobile, Minis and Classics.) More Vita games are coming soon, including Batman: Arkham Origins, Doki Doki Universe, Killzone Mercenaries and Tearaway. Additionally, more remastered titles are coming to Sony’s portable: the God of War HD collection, Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD and Flower, among others.

PlayStation 3 Segment

The following titles are yet to come out on the PS3: The Last of Us, Puppeteer, rain (coming fall 2013,) Beyond: Two Souls (coming on October 8th, 2013,) Gran Turismo 6, Batman: Arkham Origins and Grand Theft Auto V.

PlayStation 4 Segment

The PlayStation 4 hardware was finally shown to the public.

Media Services

The PlayStation 4 will allow users to get access to services, such as Sony Music Entertainment, Crackle, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Sony Pictures, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, Redbox Instant, Flixter and the upcoming “Live Events Viewer” app.

PlayStation 4 Games

The Order 1886: by Santa Monica Studio and Ready At Dawn Studios.

Killzone: Shadow Fall: to be released at launch.

Driveclub: to be released at launch.

inFamous: Second Son: coming Q1 2014.

Knack: to be released at launch.

Quantic Dream showed a demo called The Dark Sorcerer, running in real time.

PlayStation 4 Indie Games

The Witness: coming first on consoles to PS4.

Transistor: Amir Rao and Greg Kasakin from Supergiant Games presented a new trailer from Transistor.

Other indie games that are coming to PS4 include: Don’t Starve, Mercenary Kings, Octodad, Secret Ponchos, Outlast, Oddworld New and Tasty and Galaxy.

PlayStation 4 Games

Diablo III: coming to PS3 and PS4.

Final Fantasy XV: remember Final Fantasy Versus XIII? That game’s now called Final Fantasy XV.

Kingdom Hearts III

Final Fantasy XIV: coming to PS3 and PS4.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: a demo of the game was shown, but the demo couldn’t be completed due to some technical issues.

Watch Dogs

NBA 2K14: featuring a video from Lebron James.

The Elder Scrolls Online: coming to PS4 in spring 2014.

Mad Max: from Avalanche Studios and WB Games.

PlayStation 4 Respects Consumers

As soon as Jack Tretton said that the PlayStation 4 will support used games, everyone started cheering. Then he went on to say that PS4 games don’t need to be connected to the internet and that the console doesn’t force you to log in every 24 hours for it to work.

PlayStation Plus

The PlayStation Plus membership will carry over to the PS4, but in order to play online, players will have to pay for a subscription. Basically, if you want to play games online, you have to pay for PS Plus.

PlayStation Plus members will have access to free games, including Driveclub PS Plus Edition, Don’t Starve, Outlast and Ponchos.

Destiny: a long demo was shown.

PlayStation 4 Price

The PlayStation will cost $399, €399 and £349