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PS4 Announcement: Watch PlayStation Meeting 2013 Here

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Feb 20, 2013 // Senior Manager, Social Media

UPDATE: The event in its entirety is now available to watch, right above this sentence. Relive the introduction of PlayStation 4, or experience it for the first time.

PlayStation Meeting 2013: it’s finally (almost) here! The festivities begin today, Wednesday February 20th starting at 6:00pm Eastern Time (3:00pm Pacific Time)… and you’ll be able to watch live right here from this humble PlayStation.Blog post. Set those bookmarks and timers!

If you simply must leave the warm, soothing embrace of PlayStation.Blog, you’ll also be able to follow along live on PlayStation.com, inside the virtual world of PlayStation Home, and even via your PS3’s Xross Media Bar — just look for it under the “What’s New” section.

If your busy, busy life can’t find time for a live video stream, then be sure to follow our livetweeting fun on Twitter where you can join the conversation using #playstation2013. We’ll be dropping a few key updates on Facebook and Google+, too, for those so inclined.

Please follow along starting at 6:00pm Eastern Time and share your thoughts in the comments below. And then come back to the Blog after the show’s conclusion for a full wrap-up of all the announcements. Enjoy with our compliments!

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+ LRock414 on February 21st, 2013 at 5:16 am said:

Excellent presentation. Very excited for the PS4, more excited than I have been for a console in many years. :)


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+ Wwedx2 on February 21st, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

PS4 will not natively be able to play PS3 games it will it be able to play some? I just got PS3 3 months ago, i only have 3 games in my PS3 collection: Uncharted 3 drake’s deception game of the year edition, need for speed most wanted, and dust 514. If i can play those games i will be cool. It just sad that i cant play my old PS2 games… I know i can have my ps2 out so i can play them but who wants to do that? it takes up too much spce in my entertainment area. It would be so nice if i could have just one nice medium sized system that was capable of playing all my games. The cloud is cool, buying ps2 games off the ps store is kinda cool, but what would be better is if i could play all my PS1 PS2, PS3, and soon to be PS4 games discs all in one system!

Nice controller though.


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+ robby-dog on February 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

WOW, PS4…sounds like you guys have thought of everything to make this system a must have. One question backwards compatability, consumers have spent alot of money on games for past consoles like ps,ps2,ps3…are we going to have to have one of each console? That could be very expensive.


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+ xdeathdisplayerx on February 21st, 2013 at 11:35 am said:

I’ve been reading most of the comments, and I am slightly frightened that I will have to buy all new everything for this, mostly worried about games purchased both outside of and within PSN…is it true that there is no backwards compatibility? This is what scared me about PS3, even though I got it and loved it, it was still a letdown to not play the games like Ratchet Deadlocked, and the other hundred or so childhood games. I want this…but not enough to ditch the PS3.


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+ loakum on February 21st, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

*applauds Sony*

Great Conference! The spec on the PS4 looks amazing! I’m really impressed with how ya’ll presented just enough info to get us excited, while holding back cruical info (like the price, release date, and what exactly the PS4 looks like) for E3. Also, I’m sure a few of Sony’s mega exclusives like a posible Uncharted 4, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes (or is it Phantom Pain or Metal Gear Solid V???), and the mysterious new Final Fantasy game. The new Killzone and Infamous PS4 games, looks like Sony has some kick-ass titles from launch! I’m saving my pennies (literally), hopefully I can buy a PS4 by September of 2014. It’s an exciting time to be a Sony Playstation gamer!


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+ Kyarok on February 21st, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

The ps4 sounds amazing and I’m eagerly awaiting the holiday season so I can get my hands on one. My only complaint about the event is that I actually felt like I had been slapped in the face when capcom took the stage and mentioned Monster Hunter seeing as nintendo seems to be getting all of the new games from this franchise. I’m sure they will port some of them to the Vita but we, the playstation community, the people who supported this game and largely helped attribute to the success of the franchise should not have to settle for that. It’s disappointing but I still hold on to some hope that we will see a new MH game for the vita or playstation console.


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+ weird-chicken on February 21st, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

YESSS INFAMOUS 3 MY LIFE IS COMPLETEEE


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+ TWODEEEE on February 21st, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

there is no reason for the ps4 to play old games from ps3, if they do that the system will cost another 200 dollars to buy, i think i can handle just switching back to my ps3 to play the old games instead of paying another 200 just for backwards playing on a NEW system, this is the ps4 it doesnt need to play ps3 discs, no where does it say your ps3 games will play on a system that didnt exist yet, stop getting angry about it


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+ hotandserious on February 21st, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

Offer a backwards compatible option – PLEASE!


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+ loakum on February 21st, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

For folks asking for Backwards Compatibility for the PS4..simple solution: KEEP YOUR PS3!!! I don’t know why this is even a issue, when you can simply just hook up your PS3, when you want to play PS3 games, and hook up your PS4, when you want to play PS4 games! It’s silly, ya’ll are asking for B/C for the PS4, that will tack on a extra $200 to the PS4, when you can simply use the console YOU ALREADY OWN! Common Sense people, Common sense.


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+ robby-dog on February 21st, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

Well if it was only as easy as hooking up your ps3 to play but some of us have experienced the ylod and before I spend loads of money on a ps4. I want to know if it’s going to be worth it and I wonder what measures have been taken to prevent the ps4 from simular things such as ylod. I also figure all my ps,ps2, and ps3 games, I’m willing to pay the extra $200 bucks for a console that can do it all besides having to purchase 4 different consoles. Just using Common sense thats all.


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+ FORMIK on February 21st, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

Do these Sony executives attend Toastmasters or something? The first two presenters did a fine job. I guess I’m a dork like that, but with all these tech events, I always pay attention to how these people are at public speaking. Part of the reason this event was so engaging was because of how passionate the speakers were.


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+ goldenratio13 on February 21st, 2013 at 1:44 pm said:

@FORMIK

Who cares if they’re good at public speaking or not. Most of the presenters were software developers who spend 90% of their time in front of a workstation designing great games. They don’t have time to stand in front of a mirror in their boxer shorts rehearsing lines day after day. That’s what public relations is for. As far as I’m concerned I don’t want them wasting their time on stuff like that. Better to be in the studio developing great content.


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+ coolmanx0 on February 21st, 2013 at 2:42 pm said:

I have psp and ps3 and im lookin foward to get PS4


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+ Redikol on February 21st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

This meeting yesterday blew my socks off, I’m still not over how amazing it made me feel yesterday. I’m beyond ecstatic and can’t wait to purchase this day 1!


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+ irj0k3r on February 21st, 2013 at 3:20 pm said:

Any chance of the conference getting put up in the ps store?? I would love to watch it again in 1080p on my big screen. O.O


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+ GTP_scoobyonline on February 21st, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

This great news and all.. specs are good and the features are nice. But not having backwards compatibility is something that will prevent me from purchasing the console. Just as it is with my ps3. I have an Original 60 gig PlayStation 3 and have not and WILL not buy a slim version of the ps3 due to the fact that as of today, I still have more ps2 games than ps3 games… and having to switch consoles to play a ps2 game is really not something I should do.. NOR should I have to purchase the game I already have again, as a download in the PlayStation store.. This is my own personal opinion of course and as it is always the case, probably in the minority of overall opinions being shared about the PlayStation 4. I don’t see how you find it reasonable not to have this backwards compatibility. Having an option to download and I assume PURCHASE another copy of the ps3 game you already have might seem okay for you.. but for me, its not. I don’t want to have a ps3 game take up room on my hard drive and have to buy another copy of it.. when I already own a copy of the physical disc itself. That’s a big negative for me and I guess I will be one of the few who will have to say that my PlayStation enjoyment will end with the PlayStation 3


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+ sirgarythegreat on February 21st, 2013 at 3:47 pm said:

so ready


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+ emad-E-three on February 21st, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

People please can you put the conference in the PS Store ? I did not see it all, And I would love to have it in my PS3 :)


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+ RyoXOXO on February 21st, 2013 at 5:08 pm said:

OH GOD I can’t WAIT for this. I’m so stoked. Just shut up and take my money sony. Please!


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+ omega_alpha-619 on February 21st, 2013 at 5:12 pm said:

@ emad-E-three

Why not just download it the HD mp4 from right here on the blog and put it on your ps3?
It’s not even hard to do using a program like IDM. I don’t see the problem.


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+ killjoy23-6_9 on February 21st, 2013 at 5:21 pm said:

ps4 going to cool


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+ Bangaz808 on February 21st, 2013 at 5:59 pm said:

I am now REALLY excited for the PS4 and once it’s available for pre-order at GameStop, I’m there. ^____^


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+ KOKOPELLeigh on February 21st, 2013 at 7:03 pm said:

This breaks my heart. I play games to escape reality. I do not want to connect with real life in anyway. Not real people or real time. I’m a very solitary player. I don’t want to play with or rely on others. I understand why people would want to, but I don’t…and unfortunately, it seems like they want everyone and everything to be connected. Likely to up advertisements and up their sales. I am not comfortable with that. Seeing others progress and watching them play live, just put me right back in real life. Life with real problems and real issues that I’m trying to forget for awhile. Makes me, a player, who plays to forget the real world for a little while, sad.


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+ KOKOPELLeigh on February 21st, 2013 at 7:36 pm said:

Okay okay, I obviously have my issues but at this point, if I could ask for one thing, it’s bigger script. Or at least the ability to adjust the size of the onscreen text. I’m kinda old (by gaming standards) and I don’t have a 90″ TV screen. If I want to sit across my living room and play a game without getting up and approaching the television 20 times an hour just to read a choice of things to say (Mass Effect for example) or mission objections/locations, I should be able to do that.


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+ midnightshade on February 21st, 2013 at 8:06 pm said:

What a great conference!!! I still am in awe! I can’t wait and even told my wife and kids that we will be getting one day 1. (my kids want to stand in line with me, my wife groaned… I think she gets a bit sick of the pile of games I have bought over the years.

To people talking about Backwards compati. It cant happen without a cell, did you guys not get the point of the architecture change? First off PS3 was a tricky thing to program because of the unconventional cell. It means things were done differently. The cell costs much and hasn’t advanced since the 1st iteration. You think it would be good to have that again or a new peice of tech? With a new tech that is no longer using power pc but x86 you will have more games coming over from pc devs… like the witcher and such. It will be great. It will also prevent bc of ps3. and If you think emulation you are crazy… High end pcs can’t even do that (not just do to power but how cell is programmed)


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+ midnightshade on February 21st, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

Also if you own an HDTV you probably have 3 HDMI slots and a component out. So PS3, PS4 and your cable box all be attached with no switching cords…so whats the problem Its not like there is a SD-HD conversion benefit like there was from PS2-Ps3 so don’t ditch your ps3 keep it along side your PS4. Thats what I will be doing.

@474 – Most social features can be turned off. Sony knows better than to make that stuff mandatory. Look at trophy alerts on facebook.. you can opt in if you want it. This will most likly be the same. You can probably prevent people form seeing you (the vita has options to turn off social things too).

As for script.. what size TV are you using. I had a 32″ in our basement way to small as the couch is 14′ away… the 50′ inch I got for $600 at x-mas really solves that issue. HDTVS have gotten cheap!


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+ KOKOPELLeigh on February 21st, 2013 at 8:42 pm said:

It is a 36 inch tv and about 16 feet away. I have a feeling I will need to take your advice and buy a larger TV before I buy the PS4. They (the game developers) are like artists who don’t want script covering up their artwork and I doubt that will change with the new gen. Guess I’ll have to wait a tad bit longer to buy the system. But hey, I’m not opposed to used games at all.


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+ Nick_Rinke on February 21st, 2013 at 8:49 pm said:

YEAH! PS4!


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+ CaruthK on February 21st, 2013 at 9:26 pm said:

Yes PS4


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+ token_all_night on February 21st, 2013 at 10:41 pm said:

this blows no bc and social i dont play games to be social i want to enjoy a games story by myself and not here what others are doing that is why i have only two active friends on my accout this will blow i was so impressed with the ps3 i converted from nintendo looks like im going back ad all the things i already have from psn wont work bs this system is going to kill sony and all of you sucking sony’s *ick with this are probly new age gamers that dont value the old ways of gaming so keep on sucking


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+ Fenrir_1987 on February 22nd, 2013 at 12:12 am said:

disclaimer- I do not now or ever worked for scea or any sony entity [Not for Lack of trying] . just guesses here,but im pretty good at this stuff i called thq’s bankrupcy and game stop shrinking and with in the next two years being completely gone years ago…and you have small limit so sorry for multi post,not spamming

You showed no real system, so eithier A. You havent decided on a final look yet, or B. its a stradegy

You tell us this stuff get people looking forward to it while at the same time giving us info you knew would stir up the fans and make people mad like the no back play. Eithier to throw microsoft off so they have no real clue what the ps4 really is so they are only trying to out due the fake facade you’ve cleverly painted for them or so you can show up at E3 and act like hero’s when you announce you guys fixed it all and give off the image of listening to your consumers which is actually a really good marketing ploy and will move more ps4′s.


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+ Fenrir_1987 on February 22nd, 2013 at 12:12 am said:

My guess A. as i said before marketing ploy and a hell of a good one at that or B. you announce last second and shock everyone by revealing the video’s and features shown arent from the Ps4 but the lovable and still largely untapped powerful system sitting in our homes right now.

Everyones shocked, X whatever their calling their box this year is giving you dirty looks as they and their fan boys relize that they need a next gen system as theirs has been maxed for a while now and ps3 is still going strong. You’ve already said several times the ps3 hasnt reached the end of its life and that we dont need a new system just yet. I didnt see a single screen that was something a ps3 couldnt pull off. Just to be clear i could just be crazy and you guys could have approved all this……in which case well, May be time to get some blood over there.


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+ Fenrir_1987 on February 22nd, 2013 at 12:13 am said:

Please delete these post as i only posted it here because i have no way to get a hold of you and rub my hands together Dr. Claw style while softly laughing like a mad man…email is attached to account if you feel like sending me a few “lay off the starbucks and stop making tin foil hats” messages.


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+ loakum on February 22nd, 2013 at 12:19 am said:

I really don’t get all of the crying about the PS4 not having B/C for PS3 games. If you want to play PS3 games then, KEEP YOUR PS3!!!! It’s not complicated people! The PS3 still has alot of really great games like “The Last of Us”, “Grand Theft Auto V”, and “God of War Ascension” scheduled for release this year! The PS4 will play PS4 games (as it should be!) Also, the PS4 won’t be able to use the Dual Shock 3 controller, you MUST have Dual Shock 4 controllers, to play with the PS4! I don’t even see this as being a problem. If you want to play PS3 games, then hook up your PS3 console, to play them on! If you want to play PS4 games, then hook up your PS4 console, to play them on! It’s simple, I really don’t see what’s all the hoopla over the PS4 not being B/Cfor PS3 games is all about?


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+ dei_remus on February 22nd, 2013 at 1:57 am said:

How much? This is awesome! Can’t wait!


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+ YungShep on February 22nd, 2013 at 4:41 am said:

i’ve watched the conference 6 times already. thanks for putting it in the what’s new section, it just streams 24 hours. im still just beyond blown away at the presentation of killzone: shadow fall, the whole thing was put together like a movie. the lighting, the particle effects, the action, everything about it blew my imagination of the type of games i will be playing in the not too distant future.


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+ timbo861 on February 22nd, 2013 at 4:53 am said:

the last guardian,gta5,watchdogs released on PS4 launch!
BAMMMM PS4 instant HIT!!!!
do it right sony1 or start looking for new PR employes


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+ Superstone on February 22nd, 2013 at 7:39 am said:

I want to play my PSN games on PS4. Spent a lot of $$$ over the years. Reverse remote play, Vita games on big screen. Background music for ALL games.


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+ emad-E-three on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am said:

@471 hehe i know i just want to download it form the PS Store like E3 2012 :P


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+ JimInPT on February 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

When can I download it in 1080p via the Playstation Store? Low-res on a browser is pretty lame if you want to convey the power of the new system.


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+ NeoUltima on February 22nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

DriveClub guy is a boss. I want him and Mark Cerny to head up every SCE press conference.


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+ inFAMOUS-787 on February 22nd, 2013 at 1:44 pm said:

PS4….Mind blown,i still wanted to see the console tho


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+ HyperFlash on February 22nd, 2013 at 2:35 pm said:

nope not getting a ps4 UNLESS it has these things

1. BACKWARDS playablity with PS1,PS2, and PS3 or just PS3 games
2. have a reasonably price console at lunch and not a HUGE PRICE CONSOLE
3.make more consoles to meet demand so we won’t have people KILLING FOR IT
4. don’t make something like the Wounder book for just one game and not have support for it
5. please don’t make a full body motion control the PS move fails somewhat

and for PSvita

1.LOWER THE DANG PRICE
2. more support for it

that is all


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+ SpooNManX on February 22nd, 2013 at 2:37 pm said:

It’s coming out this Christmas too, which I feel is too soon.

They need to give Beyond 2 Souls, The Last of Us, and GOW Accession time to sell.

As much as I want one, I’m going to wait until they get the backwards compatibility worked out.

I see this like the Vita.. Give it some time and they will drop the price and have your older stuff working on it.


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+ SpooNManX on February 22nd, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

loakum:

This is a different time now with gaming. How do you think the Apple crowd would feel if they announced
iOS 7.0 is coming out in 6 months and none of your older software will work on it? NOT WELL to understate it.

Sony has stated they want us to feel about our DLC purchases as we would our retail discs.
Now if they make all of that incompatible it’s going to feel like wasted money.

I also have my Plus account paid through until 2015. What’s going to happen with that?

These are things that are important to current PS3 owners who want to continue with Sony.


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+ dodgedoors on February 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

@495 beyond two souls is a ps4 title now from what I’ve heard.


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+ dodgedoors on February 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm said:

Alright, the article I read that on has been removed and is no longer up


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+ ullregrethat on February 22nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm said:

Hopefully , however I hope this system becomes 200$ dollars for this system less money more players I wonder how many ps users uh about 2bil your not gonna get any players for a freakin! 400$ system I love your ideas and the share button I am hoping to get this for xmas I want to participate in this new system please agree with me if it is not 200$ I will not pay it a waste of money for a freaking 400$ system I might buy the 720 if not like if you playstation users agree! well if you can!

p.s I hope this systems becomes 200$ 8 days before xmas please!


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+ Pukerat on February 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm said:

Personally, I don’t really feel like buying a new system. I hate a lot of the new ideas they’re putting into the controller. I just want to play games, not have all this extra garbage on there that I may never use. I’ll admit though, I’d love to see Diablo games come back to consoles.

My personal, instant buy system seller would be a new generation motorcycle racing game similar to Road Rash. You just can’t beat some of those old-time favorites!


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