Sony might not have any surprises left for its upcoming PlayStation Meeting by the time September 7th rolls around. Over the weekend, someone got their hands on the unannounced PS4 Slim. Hours later, video footage of a new DualShock 4 controller began making the rounds. And now it appears that Sony itself has accidentally spoiled another announcement on the PlayStation Blog.
We still have plenty of time to go until Sony officially unveils its next-gen console, and a refresh of the standard model, but one of two upcoming PlayStation models has already leaked. We’ve seen plenty of images and videos of the PS4 Slim model, including a clip that shows the new console booting. It’s likely the leaked device is the real thing, and a brand new video shows us the PS4 Slim’s new controller.
Over the weekend, we saw the first leaked images of the upcoming “PS4 Slim” — a slimmer PlayStation 4 console that is expected to be unveiled alongside the PS4 Neo at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting in New York next month.
The leak was about as convincing as they come, but in case you were still skeptical about the console’s legitimacy, a new video all but proves it.
Sony has scheduled a media event for September 7th where the company is expected to unveil an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 – sadly for Sony, the tech world will focus on a different company that day. A fresh report says that the Japanese tech giant has actually two new gaming consoles in the works, and a leak shows us the first images with one of them. More →
Reports of Sony holding an event this September have been substantiated, as BGR received an invite on Tuesday to a “PlayStation Meeting” on September 7th. Unfortunately, no further details about the content of the event were provided by Sony, but we will be sure to bring you all the news as it happens next month.
Sony will unveil its highly-anticipated “high-end” PlayStation 4 early next month, according to two separate publications. On Monday morning, French gaming site Gameblog reported that Sony is going to hold an event on September 7th in New York to reveal the upgraded PS4 console it announced in June.
One of the biggest surprises of E3 2016 was the lack of new hardware on display. Although Microsoft used its press conference to unveil both the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio, Nintendo and Sony decided to save their hardware announcements for a later date. There’s no telling how long we’ll have to wait to see the NX, but it sounds like we might only be a few months out from a PS4 Slim.
It has been a very, very long time since a peripheral has shaken up the game industry. EyeToy was a bust, Kinect died a slow, excruciating death and there’s a pretty good chance you’d completely forgotten about the GBA e-Reader.
All of those hardware add-ons failed (or are in the process of failing), but it never really mattered. They took a risk; it didn’t pan out; we all moved on.
With all of that failure in the rearview mirror, PlayStation VR has a mighty tough row to hoe, but if VR really is the future of gaming, it simply can’t fail.
Although Sony didn’t have any new consoles to announce at E3 2016, there was one piece of hardware that stole the spotlight during the company’s press conference: the PlayStation VR. Launching this fall, the PlayStation VR will be the first consumer VR headset that doesn’t require a beastly PC, and later this week, you’ll be able to try the headset for yourself at select retailers.
Every year, Sony and Microsoft attempt to top one another at E3. Every year, the gaming public inevitably begins arguing about who “won” the show, despite the fact that this is an inherently ridiculous exercise. E3 is the biggest marketing push in the industry — if you tuned in for both press conferences, they both won.
But as ridiculous as it may be, it’s still incredibly fun to pick a winner so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Feel free to disagree wholeheartedly.
When Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4K wouldn’t be present at E3 2016, it was hard to imagine how the company’s press conference would compete with that of Microsoft, which featured not one, but two new hardware announcements. As it turns out, if you pack enough incredible looking games into your event, fans stop worrying about whether or not they’ll be able to play them in 4K.
After all of the leaks, announcements and live streams that took place this week, it’s hard to imagine that the video game studios have anything left for E3 2016.
I kid, of course, because starting this Sunday, gamers around the world are going to sit down in front of their TVs and computers in order to watch press conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda and more.