Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sony Have Released A List Of All 149 Third Party Developers Who Will Be Working On The PlayStation 4

During the PlayStation 4 press conference Sony revealed some of the major developers and publisher who will be working with the platform. it was not made clear who is already working on games and who will be working on games in the future. afterwards,Sony released a full list of the 149 developers and publishers who they say will be working with the PlayStation 4 platform at some point.

List of Third Party Game Developers and Publishers
As of February 20th, 2013
(in alphabetical order of developer/publisher)

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Bethesda Softworks, LLC
MarvelousAQL Inc.
Chara-Ani Corporation
CyberConnect2 Co.,Ltd.
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
O-TWO inc. (peakvox)
Dimps Corporation
PlatinumGames Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
SEGA Corporation
FromSoftware, Inc.
Genki Co., Ltd.
SystemSoft Alpha Corp.
Granzella Inc.
GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
tri-Ace Inc.
Ubisoft Entertainment
Index Corp.ATLUS)
YUKE'S Co.,Ltd.

45 companies in total

Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd
Red Hare Studios
XPEC Entertainment Inc.

4 companies in total

JETPACK Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
5th Cell Media LLC
Klei Entertainment Inc.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Lab Zero, Inc
Armature Studios
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company
Behaviour Interactive
Metanet Software Inc
Bethesda Softworks, LLC
Minority Media Inc.
Blind Squirrel Games®
Nicalis, Inc
Certain Affinity, Inc.
Panic Button, LLC
Darkside Game Studios, Inc.
Psyonix Studios, Inc.
Devolver Digital
Slant Six Games
Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Spark Unlimited
Double Helix Games
Spry Fox LLC
DrinkBox Studios Inc.
SuperVillain Studios
Edge of Reality, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
FarSight Studios
Tribute Games Inc.
Gaijin Games, Inc.
Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
Gearbox Software
Ubisoft Entertainment
HB Studios Multimedia
vBlank Entertainment Inc.
Heavy Iron Studios, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
High Voltage Software, Inc.
WayForward Technologies, Inc.
inXile Entertainment Inc.
Zombie Studios, LLC
Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC

47 companies in total

4A Games
Kalyspo Media

505 Games
Laughing Jackal



Big Ant

Big Bit

Onmi Systems

Bloober Team S.A.
Prodigy Design

Boss Alien



City Interactive

Criterion Games


Curve Studios

Dakko Dakko Ltd

Deck 13
Straight Right

Double Eleven

Eko Software


Flying Wildhog

Four Door Lemon
Torus Games

Vector Cell

Virtual Toys



Green Hill Studios

53 companies in total

CD Projeckt RED Announce The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To The PlayStation 4

CD Project RED have confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the PlayStation 4. this is the final game in the Witcher series. CD Projeckt Red have revealed it was Sony who approached them first about being a developer for the PlayStation 4, being one of the first studios who were given a dev kit. They say the PlayStation 4 allows them to push their REDengine 3 to graphical limits.

The Witcher 3 is not a PlayStation 4 exclusive as it'll be coming out on all high end platforms in 2014.

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Epic Announce Their Unreal Engine 4 Is Coming To The PlayStation 4

Epic have announced their Unreal Engine 4 is coming to the PlayStation 4. Epic have shown their Elemental tech demo running on a PlayStation 4.

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Ubisoft Announce Watch Dogs Is A PlayStation 4 Launch Title, Confirm Game Is Also Coming To Wii U And PS3

Ubisoft have confirmed that Watch Dogs will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and it will be a launch title. this is on top of the game already coming out on Xbox 360, PC and PS3. Ubisoft have also announced that Watch Dogs will get a Wii U Release.

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Bungie Announce Destiny Is Coming To The PlayStation 4, Reveal PS3 And PS4 Get Exclusive Content

Bungie have confirmed that as well as a PlayStation 3 version of the game, Destiny is also coming to the PlayStation 4. both PlayStation games will have exclusive content that other versions won't have. both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will come out at the same time when Destiny comes out.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Capcom Announce Deep Down For The PlayStation 4, New Game Engine Called Panta Rhei

Capcom have announced they are working on a new Game Engine for the next generation of consoles and PC as well as a new PS4 game. the game and engine are being worked on together, the game is called Deep Down ( A Working Title) and the engine is called Panta Rhei. apart from the trailer, which looks a bit likeDemon's Souls, not much else is known about the game.

Source: Capcom Unity

Sucker Punch Announce inFamous: Second Son For The PlayStation 4

Sucker Punch have revealed inFamous: Second Son for the PlayStation 4. the star of the game is Delsin Rowe. he rescues a bunch of people from a bus wreck, but afterwards he discovers he has gained the ability to direct, manipulate and even transform into Smoke. Second Son is set 7 years after inFamous 2 and the world has changed as a result. Bio Terrorism is a real threat and a new team has been set up to stop it, the Department of Unified Protection (DUP). Delsin gets caught but refuses to go quietly and begins to question the world he lives in, those who provide security and whether anyone is really safe.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Blizzard Announce Diablo III Is Coming To Both PlayStation 3 And PlayStation 4

Blizzard have announced they are bringing Diablo III to both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. the game will include all the upgrades the PC version of the game has received as well as a new UI, new controls and a new camera. Diablo III on console will be shown for the first time a PAX East this March.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Jonathan Blow And Thekla Inc Announce The Witness For The PlayStation 4

Thekla Inc, and Jonathan Blow their founder, have announced they are bringing The Witness to the PlayStation 4. the game has been in development for over 3 years and it sounds like it will be a launch title.

The Witness is set on a mysterious island where you have to explore and solve puzzles. the games focus is on Epiphany. the puzzles in the game vary in difficulty but aim to communicate something to the gamer. the Island is small, you can go from one side to the other in little over a minute. this means your never far from a puzzle and yet the game is clocked at 25 hours long.


Additional info from EU PlayStation Blog

Evolution Studios Announce DriveClub For The PlayStation 4

Evolution Studios, the developers behind MotorStorm, have announced they are bringing a new IP to the PS4 called DriveClub. the game has been an idea the team have had for several years but they feel the PS4 gives them the power and technology to pull it off.

DriveClub is a car racing game that focuses on being a part of a Club and working together with the other members of the club to complete challenges and beat other clubs. the game makes use of social features where gamers can comment on pictures, use tablets and other devices to create challenges for other Clubs and jump into challenges.

Evolution Studios have bolstered their team to create a game that not only looks realistic but also controls realistically too.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Guerrilla Games Announce Killzone: Shadow Fall For The PlayStation 4

Guerrilla Games have revealed Killzone: Shadow Fall, their first game for the PlayStation 4. set 30 years after Killzone 3, Shadow Fall takes place in a futurisitc city where the Helghast and Vektans live side by side, but separated by a giant wall. the city is in the middle of a "Cold War" and you play as the Shadow Marshall, it's your job to keep the balance. Guerrilla Games say the game will have you doing a variety of gameplay, from all out attacks, combat to quiet infiltrations.

During the Sony Press Conference, the game was demoed live on stage. using the Share feature of the PlayStation 4, Guerrilla were able to upload the entire gameplay video from the console to their Facebook account, so this video is them playing the game.


Additional info from EU PlayStation Blog

Sony Announce Knack, A New IP Coming To The PlayStation 4

The first PlayStation 4 game Sony announced at their meeting was Knack. the focus with Knack is fun, whilst using the power of the PS4 to explore the limits of the hero. Knack is the result of an experiment and it has the ability to incorporate relics and items into it's body to make it bigger or better. this "Knack" is used throughout the game to solve puzzles and defeat a Goblin Army. they describe the game as a mix between Crash Bandicoot and Katamari.


Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Sony Reveal The DualShock 4 And PlayStation 4 Eye, Console Comes With Headset And Login With Facial Recognition

Sony have revealed the DualShock 4, the new Controller for the PlayStation 4. Whilst the design is similar to the DualShock 3, the tech in mostly new. it still has sixaxis inside, but now there is a light bar on the top of the controller. this can be used to identify teams, character status like green for poison. the controller features a speaker and a stereo headset jack. Sony have confirmed the PlayStation 4 will come with a mono Headset that can connect to this socket.

The Options button replaces both Start and Select and the new Share button is integral to the PlayStation 4's social capabilities. in the middle is the Touch Pad. this is a 2 point touch, think pinch to zoom for example, but it is also a button that clicks. the controller still supports rumble.

Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)
External Dimensions Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Other Features Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery

Voltage DC3.7V (tentative)

Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)

DualShock 4 Pictures

Also coming with the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4 Eye. this device has 2 cameras with wide angel lenses which means it can measure depth. also in the device are 4 microphones which are used for sound detection and origination. when combined with the light bar on the DualShock 4, the Eye is able to determine the location and movements of the controller as accurately, if not more, than the PlayStation Move.

Sony have confirmed you can log into your PS4 using the PlayStation 4 Eye and it's face recognition

External Dimension Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)
Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps
640x400 pixel @ 120fps
320x192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range 30cm~∞
Field-of-View 85°
Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length Approx. 2m (tentative)

PlayStation 4 Eye Pictures

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Sony Reveal The PlayStation 4, Coming Holiday 2013

Sony have announced the PlayStation 4. But, this was not a full reveal of the console. some rumored late changes to the Specs, more specifically the inclusion of GDDR5 8GB RAM, are thought to be behind the decision not to reveal the Console itself. 

Sony have announced the PlayStation 4 is coming out this holiday season. no specific countries/territories or prices were revealed. But, Sony have revealed some details about the console.

the console has been built around gamers and developers. they asked developers what they wanted from a console and Sony say the console, and tools to develop the games with, have been designed so the developers can push the boundaries. Gamers are now able to share their experiences. built into the system at a hardware level is the ability to share video of gameplay, and screenshots. the PS4 hardware means the console is always ready to upload your gameplay. This is also true in the controller where there is now a Share button which lets gamers share screenshots and videos to sites like Facebook.

As well as uploading video, you can stream the game your playing to your friends using services like Ustream. during this streaming sessions, your friends are able to comment on gameplay and if you get stuck in a level, your friends can also jump in and play by offering special weapons or health potions for example.

Sony have confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will work together via Remote Play. this can mean playing the game on the PS4 and then transferring it to the PSV, much like with the Wii U how you can play on TV or the screen on the GamePad. Sony's aim is to have most/all PS4 titles have this PSV Remote Play feature. Sony is also working with smartphones and tablets to bring "Second Screen" functionality to them.

Sony have revealed the PS4 has taken some PSV inspiration by having a suspend mode. it works much like the PS Vita where you can turn it off during a game and come back to it later. the PS4 does this in a low power sleep mode, no need to load a save or boot up the console. another inspiration borrowed is the ability to have other programs/apps running in the background of the game like a web browser.

When it comes to digital titles, once a download has started you can start playing that game and the download continues as you play. games will be downloaded and updated in the background. Sony has a aim that over time the PS4 will learn the games you like so there will be a point where the console has downloaded a game it thinks you'll like as well as games you want.

Sony's Gaikai integration was also announced. the aim is for gamers to find a game they like the look of and play it without downloading the game itself, you would be streaming the game over the internet. once you decide you like it you can then buy it and download it to your system. the aim is to not only have PS4 titles but also PS3 titles available for online streaming.

What Devs Are Saying About The PlayStation 4

Announced Console Specs:

Main Processor 
Single-chip custom processor
CPU :  x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”,  8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS,  AMD next-generation Radeon™ based
graphics engine


Hard Disk Drive 

Optical Drive
(read only)
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) AUX

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output 
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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