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PlayStation in NYC: A Call for Questions

Sid Shuman's Avatar Posted by Director, SIEA Social Media

New York, New York, it’s a hell of a town! I’m currently in the Big Apple preparing to attend a special PlayStation media event tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 20th) that will be overflowing with some of the biggest PS3, PSP, and PlayStation Move games of 2010 and 2011. Exciting!

But it begs the question: What would you like to know about these games? I can’t promise I’ll be able to get an answer for every one of your burning questions, but I will have hands-on access to most of the games on display as well as opportunities to ask producers and developers directly. Your questions will inform an upcoming series of blog posts that will drill deeper into each game’s features.

Please leave your questions in the comments. Below, I’ve attached some brief descriptions of each of the games on display and what features will be shown tomorrow in NYC.

PS3 Games

Killzone 3 for PS3 Gran Turismo 5: Nurburgring

Killzone 3: Hands-on demo of the “Frozen Shores” arctic level in full stereoscopic 3D, complete with jetpack shootouts and brutal melee attacks.

Gran Turismo 5: Hands-on with a variety of tracks and vehicles in the game, including 3D support and the GT racing sled.

MotorStorm Apocalypse: Hands-on racing through a demo of the destroyed urban landscape in stereoscopic 3D.

LittleBigPlanet 2: Create and play full games using Sackboy’s new abilities, innovative tools, and expanded gameplay.

The Sly Collection: Hands-on with two missions from Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves displayed in 3D.

Heavy Rain: Hands-on with PlayStation Move functionality for this evolving mystery game.

EyePet: Interact with your virtual pet in stereoscopic 3D using PlayStation Move.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Hands-on with PlayStation Move support for this EA Sports golf simulation that was last seen at the PlayStation 2010 E3 Expo press conference.

Time Crisis: Razing Storm: Hands-on with PlayStation Move for this upcoming PS3 shooter from Namco Bandai.

Tron: Evolution: Hands-on with this holiday 2010 title, based on the upcoming film starring Jeff Bridges, that includes support for PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: A new chapter that picks up where Assassin’s Creed II left off, this title will feature a multiplayer component for the first time as well as an all-new single-player experience.

echochrome ii: Use the PlayStation Move controller as a flashlight to shine light on puzzles and find solutions hidden in the shadows in this upcoming PSN title.

Dead Nation: From the creators of Super Stardust HD, this upcoming PSN shooter puts you in the middle of an overwhelming zombie apocalypse.

PixelJunk Shooter 2: Hands-on demos of two stages that introduce new underground caverns teeming with mysterious, deadly creatures.

Tumble: Use the PlayStation Move motion controller (and stereoscopic 3D support) to accurately and precisely stack blocks in tall towers.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: Gameplay demonstrations of this upcoming PSN title that will stress co-op gameplay in offline and online flavors.

**Additionally, I’ll have access to hands-on play for the PlayStation Move launch window games, which include Sports Champions, The Fight: Lights Out, TV Superstars, The Shoot, Singstar Dance, and Kung Fu Rider.

PSP Games

God of War Ghost of Sparta Patapon 3 for PSP

God of War: Ghosts of Sparta: Hands-on with Kratos’s latest quest, a prequel to God of War II that tells the story of how the Spartan warrior rose to power as the God of War.

Patapon 3: Hands-on with the new Superhero Patapon in this musical battle game for the PSP.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep: Hands-on play in a new PSP chapter of this RPG mashup that features characters from Square Enix and Disney.

Invizimals: Experience augmented reality by capturing, training, and battling a vast collection of creatures using the PSP 3000 and PSP camera.

Piyotama: An action-puzzle game for PSP where you hatch eggs before they overflow the nest by lining up eggs of the same color and chaining them together four at a time.

Gravity Crash Portable: Combines vintage arcade shooter gameplay with next gen visuals, as well as new content and enhancements not seen in the PS3 version.

Add Your Own

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hardvibes2 said:

July 20th, 9:58 am

GT5 questions:
-Physics for races on gravel were not very realistic in the E3 2010 build. Will they be better in the final game?
-Will Polyphony Digital put new car sounds in the final game? They don’t sound realistic at all. (ex: muscle cars, ferrari enzo, 458, 430)
-Will the 800 standard cars have a cockpit view for gameplay, even if it’s a limited or low detailed dashboard?
-Will we be able to use headtracking on ALL vehicles or just on the 200 premium cars?
-Will headtracking work with cockpit view only or also with “bumper” and roof view?
-Will there be a bonnet camera for gameplay? It’s in almost every game out there and for now we only have a roof camera, which is not the best to play…
-Will there really be “over 40 tracks with over 100 layouts” just like Jeff Rubenstein wrote a month ago on the Us Playstation Blog?
-Will GT5 include the D1GP license for cars, pilots and events?
-Will we be able to customize our cars with new parts like front bumpers and spoilers? What about a livery editor?

hulingbantay said:

July 20th, 10:14 am

My question is for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Is there a time window yet for the exclusive PS3 multiplayer beta for AC:Brotherhood?

kewlo07631 said:

July 20th, 11:21 am

For GT5….do all cars have interior/cockpit view or is this just for premium cars?

Chuckbait said:

July 20th, 11:48 am

When is the new Trine level coming out in the US? It is already out in UK.


July 20th, 11:52 am

about gran turismo 5 is there any damages or any other realastic thing on tires ??? please answer me -_-

npanchal said:

July 20th, 12:00 pm

about GT5, will you be able to import cars from GT PSP to GT5?
and as with gt psp will GT5 be able to play music stored on the ps3 HHD?
really cant wait for the game to come out!
P.S will the game be on sale in europe on the 2nd of nov aswell or is that just in america?

Thanks in advanced!

GoalieStyle said:

July 20th, 12:03 pm

According to, “Standard cars do not support vehicle interior camera views.” Does this mean that the interior view is not available or the interior view is not as detailed as the Premium car’s interior view?

Another question- Does Gran Turismo 5 have a similar career mode like other Gran Turismos?

Islanders18 said:

July 20th, 12:30 pm

What tracks will be in GT5?

EventStatus said:

July 20th, 12:44 pm

Question about Heavy Rain.

Why was the other DLC put on hiatus because of move support? You can patch the move support at anytime. Why hold something back for this?

By the time it comes out (If, since they’re reporting that it may be dropped now) nobody is going to buy the DLC because of how long it took.

Black_Chamber said:

July 20th, 1:08 pm

Regarding Gran Turismo 5 – will there be a weather system with rain? What about Vector Aeromotive, are they in GT5?

jpedd1 said:

July 20th, 1:46 pm

Re GT5, the recent demo seemed infinitely more difficult than GT5 Prologue in terms of handling the car. I am assuming that is because the demo lacked traction and stability control adjustments found in Prologue. Is there any information about the inclusion of traction and stability control in the final version of GT5? I appreciate the realistic nature of the simulation, but if it’s going to be that difficult to maintain control of the car, it takes a lot of fun out of the game.

deandreone said:

July 20th, 1:48 pm

Will we be able to listen to our own mp3s on the HDD via XMB while racing or will that feature be implimented into the game just like the PSP version…and will it be possible to create private racing teams for online racing…and as for vehicle transfer from GT PSP and GT5P to GT5 will we be able to transfer cash earnings as well?

deandreone said:

July 20th, 1:50 pm

To-jpedd1…I think personally the physics will be a little revised in GT5 but I know what you mean

CDubyahS said:

July 20th, 2:09 pm

how many online trophies in these titles? I hate taking PS3 games online…

tkd4ever said:

July 20th, 2:56 pm

Gran Turismo 5:

Will the WRC championship be included in the game?

Will there be dynamic weather?

Is there an ultimate edition above the special edition?

Iceman_Nightmare said:

July 20th, 3:09 pm

Is the standard cars also going to have cockpits like premium cars do? And will you be able to customize your cars with vinyls and body kits?

Teccboxx said:

July 20th, 4:16 pm

Related to GT5

Will there be DLC?

When will we see a complete track/car list?

Will there be a Ultimate Edition In the US?

Do standard cars have a cockpit view

Lastly will it support 3 monitors setup

godsdream said:

July 20th, 6:11 pm

Is Gran Turismo 5 going to have like a 1/4 mile challenges/races/testdrives kind of feature?? Because I’ve wanted this since gt3. It would be awesome

Gekko_101 said:

July 20th, 9:41 pm

Not one Question was answered about cockpit view for standard cars. yes or no. That’s all GTplanet and GT5 forums need.

marknb81 said:

July 21st, 4:24 am

My Question: Should GT5 be seriously regarded as a car/racing simulator if certain features seen in most if not all race sims is missing.
i.e tire/engine sounds, dashboard view, dynamic weather.

marknb81 said:

July 21st, 4:25 am

^^what i mean is a proper, or at least a close representation of true to life sounds^^

Holyce said:

July 21st, 6:17 am

In an interview with Shuhei Yoshida ( The president of SCE Worldwide Studios said that, in Gran Turismo 5, we could go “chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing our own tracks”. Is this true or was this a confusing misinformation?

Texas-Harry said:

July 21st, 11:51 am

About GT 5:

1. I really, really, really hope that the a real “Track Editor” will be in the final game. Nothing just like, put some cones on a plain field, or reassemble just some premade paths in a city. I mean an, for Gran Turismo, appropriate track editor, which allows you to build new tracks from zero/scratch.

2. Will the premium cars have damage only in the kind of loosing parts, or really deforming metal?

3. For my German friend. When will be the game released in Europe?

Would be great if you can proof that. Thanks a lot, Harry

OnlineGT said:

July 21st, 4:54 pm

Gran Turismo: Will GT5 have the same soudtrack theme as GT5:Prologue? Refering to brilliant Easy Listening/ Jazz tunes.

SZRT_CIC_Ice said:

July 21st, 7:25 pm

Gran Turismo 5:

1. Is there customization? (A livery/vinyl editor?, custom paints?, body kits?, racing modification?, custom rims? etc.)

2. Custom Music? Can we listen to music from our PS3 hard-drives, or are we forced to listen to the ingame music?

3. Are Skid Marks going to make it to the final version of the game?

4. Will there be team racing? Like can a racing team compete in the 24hr Le Mans? Driver Swaps?

5. Rally: Will there be weather effects? Rain? Snow? Mud? Lightning? Wind? Puddles? Track condition changes? ie. Pebbles, tarmac, dirt, mud, cliffs, forests, sand, & concrete?

Please, atleast ask #1 and #2. #3 would be cool, 4’s possible for an update. 5… Ehh, it’s either already there, or it’s not.

Good luck @ getting your Q & A’s answered!!!

SZRT_CIC_Ice said:

July 21st, 7:37 pm

Just realized… The event was yesterday… I posted this 2 days late… :(

Kiddie said:

July 22nd, 3:08 am

Hey you’re right.. the event was yesterday..

Where are our answers!??

glody said:

July 25th, 10:12 am

Heres a question: When will you guys be fixing the issue with the AMERICAN PSYCHO BLURAY not working at all on your system!?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 3rd, 3:40 pm

    Hit up the company who made the flick.

Raagentreg said:

July 28th, 4:23 am

Can I please ask two things,

1) In GT5 will Standard cars have a cockpit view, like we have seen in the demos so far? – i.e. we can see the dashboard, the steering wheel, outside the car, etc…

2) It’s been a whole week (and a bit) since the event – can we have our answers now please? :)

OOzel-95 said:

July 29th, 6:47 am

Gran Turismo 5
It is very strange to hear rumors about there not being a cockpit view in 800+ of the 1000+ cars. Its just that one question that is really won’t get out of my mind without n answer. Will there or will there not be a cockpit view in these 800+ cars? Because if there isn’t, then games like Forza 3 will overtake Gran Turismo’s reputation.

yamicarlos said:

August 3rd, 4:41 pm

There will be PORSCHE cars in Gran Turismo 5 this time?

ZondaC12 said:

August 8th, 2:22 pm

GT5 >> Will there be Day/Night changes on EVERY tracks?

ferhound said:

August 11th, 5:40 pm

I have a question about GT5:

Will you guy ever answer a GT5 related question?

Thanks in advance!

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