Sony outlines PlayStation 4 software explosion


Desperate to avoid the pratfalls of the PlayStation 3, Sony emphasized over and over again, mind you– the fact that the PlayStation 4 is a “console created by game developers for game developers.”

And thus the dam burst forth, onto the live stream for the PlayStation 4 earlier this Wednesday. There was a smattering of announcements and a fair amount of exclusives from Ubisoft, Activision, Expansion Games and Guerilla Games.

Among the exclusives? Killzone: Shadow Fall, the latest in the series from Guerilla Games; The Witness (basically Myst 2013) by Jonathan Blow; inFAMOUS: Second Son from Sucker Punch and Drive Club, a team-based racing game with a plethora of car porn from Expansion Games. The first game announced was a little ditty from Mark Cerny, titled Knack, featuring a robot of the same name comprised of little wooden blocks.

Other honorable mentions include Bungie’s new game Destiny, which will feature exclusive content for the PS4. Blizzard’s CEO Chris Metzen showed up onstage to reveal Diablo III for both PS3 and PS4, a big port for Blizzard, the likes of which have not been seen since the first Diablo.

And of course, there’s Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft.

On the graphics end, developers were quick to espouse the hardware.

Capcom and Square Enix also presented, though each had a different spin. Yoshinori Ono stepped up to announce a new Capcom graphics engine, Panta Rhei and a dragon-heavy game called Deep Down. Square had the same tech demo from E3 2012 as well as a Final Fantasy teaser for this upcoming E3 from its Brand Director Shinji Hashimoto.

Naturally, not to be outdone–Media Molecule focused on the potential for 3D sculpting with the PlayStation 4 and the Move controller in an endearing display of creative puppetry featuring an elderly couple rocking out.

All in all, there was a lot of focus on the potential for the PlayStation 4. Lots of dragons, security cameras and hacking. The future of video games. Right there.

Dragons and surveillance.

Check out the PS4 sizzle reel after the jump. 



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Author: Karen Rivera View all posts by
Karen Rivera is a multimedia reporter based in New York City. When she's not awkwardly bumbling around the city streets, she's cozying up with her iPhone, iPad and PS3. She will explode into a pink cloud of glitter if you present her with anything ridiculously Japanese, cute and anthropomorphic (see: Hello Kitty, Nyan Nyan Nyanko).

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