PS4: Playstation 4 launch - Live coverage - The Independent

PS4: Playstation 4 launch

Adam Jacques reports live on Sony's new console

  • Adam Jacques will be live-blogging the PlayStation announcement at 11pm GMT / 6pm EST today.
    2/20/2013 12:53:18 PM
  • Read our news coverage on the PS4 launch: Will the PlayStation 4 live up to the hype? ind.pn
    2/20/2013 3:13:23 PM
  • Excitement grows before PS4 launch: www.independent.co.uk
    2/20/2013 3:15:19 PM
  • Come back tonight at 11pm to see the live reporting from Adam Jacques.
    2/20/2013 3:17:59 PM
  • Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live blog.
    2/20/2013 10:57:29 PM
  • What are you expecting today? Tweet your predictions, we'll share our favourites. I'm @adamjacques88
    2/20/2013 10:58:05 PM
  • The launch event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, is about to kick off
    2/20/2013 10:59:12 PM
  • Oooh, grand sweeping music
    2/20/2013 11:00:46 PM
  • segue to rock and our compere emerges onto a back-lit stage surrounded by TV screens - no doubt to show us acres of eye candy later.
    2/20/2013 11:01:04 PM
  • "connectivity is essential to today's casual and core gamer" We're informed
    2/20/2013 11:05:59 PM
  • "PS VIta chipset could bring value to the living-room of a gamer" - they''re talking about using it as an adjunct to the PS4 - as a controller to the PS4
    2/20/2013 11:06:35 PM
  • But what about the games content?
    2/20/2013 11:06:54 PM
  • "we've strengthened the network to add titles like The Unfinished Swan"
    2/20/2013 11:07:17 PM
  • "our success relies on a package of next-generation technology"
    2/20/2013 11:07:45 PM
  • are we talking streaming here?
    2/20/2013 11:07:59 PM
  • "conversations with the development community helped us upstanding needs of gamers
    2/20/2013 11:08:31 PM
  • lots of preamble here...
    2/20/2013 11:08:40 PM
  • "a glimpse into the future of play"
    2/20/2013 11:08:57 PM
  • now we're talking
    2/20/2013 11:09:01 PM
  • "most personalized gaming experience"
    2/20/2013 11:10:02 PM
  • thats exciting: does it mean watching your friends' mutliplayer, or even better, pristine VoiP?
    2/20/2013 11:10:39 PM
  • oh they're bringing up an expert, i-Phone launch-event style
    2/20/2013 11:10:55 PM
  • the man behind Sonic!
    2/20/2013 11:11:12 PM
  • lead system architect - should have a thing to say or two
    2/20/2013 11:11:29 PM
  • Mark Cerny takes the stage
    2/20/2013 11:11:38 PM
  • he did Marble Madness back in the day
    2/20/2013 11:11:43 PM
  • "thanks for warm welcome"
    2/20/2013 11:11:49 PM
  • "we looked at how console architecture could be enhanced five years ago"
    2/20/2013 11:12:08 PM
  • "and evolve the eco system"
    2/20/2013 11:12:19 PM
  • "It was the early days of PS3 when we started this process"
    2/20/2013 11:12:32 PM
  • He's proud of the PS3's Cell processor - it was impressive for its time. We agree. 
    2/20/2013 11:14:00 PM
  • "Fun factor of PS1" Mark talks about. Remember Wipeout?
    2/20/2013 11:14:48 PM
  • "developers comments invaluable"
    2/20/2013 11:15:33 PM
  • "platform by and for game creators"
    2/20/2013 11:15:48 PM
  • "8GBS hi speed memory RAM" that's more then the predictors said and all the better for it
    2/20/2013 11:16:36 PM
  • "system memory
    a hard drive"
    2/20/2013 11:16:58 PM
  • but how many gigs in the hard drive? 1TB?
    2/20/2013 11:17:05 PM
  • ooo the duel shock 4
    2/20/2013 11:17:15 PM
  • touch pad at the bottom it seems
    2/20/2013 11:17:24 PM
  • A tighter sense of control with in-game actions
    2/20/2013 11:17:41 PM
  • "there's touch pad, a share button, a headphone jack, and a light bar on the back - a simpler way to ID players"
    2/20/2013 11:18:06 PM
  • "the Stereo camera device will track the position of the controller via the light bar"
    2/20/2013 11:18:28 PM
  • Some game footage here
    2/20/2013 11:18:39 PM
  • looks amazing: video of flame spewing giant in exquisite textured detail
    2/20/2013 11:18:54 PM
  • Almost 2 teraflops here of computer power!
    2/20/2013 11:19:10 PM
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