EA Labels president Frank Gibeau is claiming that the PlayStation 4 will launch in 2013. In a interview with Bloomberg, Gibeau commented that hardware and software sales begin to decline towards the end of a console lifecycle. He said that hardware is coming “in about a year’s time” and he is not able to reveal the real names of the next-gen consoles since he signed a NDA.
EA confirmed that Battlefield 3: Armored Kill will be released on September 4.
PS3 Premium members will have the first opportunity to download the DLC, and a week later it will be available on Xbox 360 and PC. Non-premium members will have to wait until September 18.
Armored Kill will offer new tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery, four new maps, and the Tank Superiority Mode.
Remedy Entertainment, the company behind Max Mayne and Alan Wake, said that the PS4 is “a quantum leap” over the current consoles.
Remedy has already begun work on the PlayStation 4 and promise gamers the technology is far beyond what the PS3 can offer.
“One wonders all the time,” said Oskari Hakkinen, head of franchise development. “Can the new consoles really be that much better than the previous? Rest assured: they are, it is a quantum leap.”
Hakkinen confirmed that he haas already assign “a relatively small team on a next-generation project.”
Sony’s plan to introduce an 80-inch XBR LED television set with 4K resolution has created speculation over PlayStation 4′s technology. It is believed that Sony is pushing the 4K strong to prepare for the PS4 release. The company has started selling 4K Blu-ray players and a source tells us the PS4 will support 4K resolution playback.
Sony is hoping that they can have consumers upgrade to 4K TVs when they purchase a PS4, similar to how the PlayStation 3 did with Blu-ray.
Eurogamer has reported that Sony Liverpool was working on two PlayStation 4 games prior to the company being shut down earlier today.
The company was developing a stealth-based title similar to Splinter Cell that would of utilized motion capture technology.
The other game was a new WipEout title that was said to be ‘dramatically different’ to previous entries. WipEout for the PS4 was in development for 12-18 months.
This news confirms that developers have been at work on the PlayStation 4 and the release of the PS4 could be sooner than we expect.
Silent Hill 4 motion actor Eric Bossic recently finished some work for Metal Gear Solid 5 and he warned fans the game is far from finished.
“My past motion capture session was for an upcoming Metal Gear game, I will be back with Kojima again in the fall, and maybe other sessions. This title is a long way off.”
“I am working on a future metal gear, not to be released until next year summer at the earliest, if not later then that. Im doing motion capture only.” “I can 100% say my voice will not be involved in this. I dont even know what the title is, they are all very secretive and sometimes even the scenes I act out I dont even know the full story, because they want to keep it secret.2 “I suppose it is fine to mention I am working on it, everybody knows Kojima is making something now, and I posted the photo on my page here with him. The only thing is that I cant ever answer any questions about it or talk about, not for sometime.”
Konami announced Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the United States and Europe on February 19. Those in Japan will have to wait an additional two days, February 21.
Metal Gear Rising will take place several years after the events of MGS 4 and sees Raiden rebuilding an unknown country.
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said fans shouldn’t have to wait long to hear details for the next installment in the Gran Turismo franchise.
“Kazanori seems to have started talking about, so I won’t be surprised to hear more about their plans, our plans, on future Gran Turismo rather soon.”
Yoshida could be referring to Gran Turismo 6 for the PS4 or a GT game on the PlayStation Vita.
News of a new Gran Turismo is expected at the Tokyo Games Show in September.
EA’s president of labels Frank Gibeau confirmed at Gamescom this week that he has seen Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.
“I’ve seen both of them,” the executive said at the conference.
“Ten years ago we used to measure our market in terms of 200 million people. Now we are at a billion people playing games and we have a straight line view on 2 billion.”
Sony has yet to announce the PS4, though it is believed to be released at E3 next year and will hit shelves in 2014.