Tonight at 11pm GMT Sony is holding a conference in New York, where everyone is expecting the unveiling of the PlayStation 4. The live video stream of the event followed by our live blog is below.
Update: They did in fact announce the PlayStation 4, due for release this Christmas, as well as a bunch of new games. Full details in the following live blog.
The live blog is archived below.
That’s a rap, folks. We’re off to bed now, or else we’ll be proper stroppy at work in the morning.
That was a long two hours.
The conference is ending with 3.2 million viewers. Pretty amazing.
Oh, Holiday 2013. For a random sum of money.
PS4 version of Destiny will have exclusive online functions. I want physics-based tea-bagging.
I think they’re about to finish. Will they mention a release date? November? A price?
How will people find it in the shops? :(
The PS4 is clearly the world’s first invisible console, Adam.
Destiny, again, for those who missed it on Sunday.
Matt do you know what the PS4 looks like?
Looking forward to all of tonight’s speakers performing a Harlem Shake while PS4 footage plays in the background.
Have they actually shown the physical PS4 hardware yet? Is it a sphere?
If Diablo III isn’t on 360 too, i’ll eat my hat.
Diablo III for PS4 and PS3. Mmm.
Watch Dogs looks great. Hard to tell if you’re playing as a good or bad guy though. Perhaps there’s a moral choice system in place.
Ooh, Blizzard are about to show something…
It’s like E3 all over again.
We’re watching Watch Dogs.
“Ubisoft has become an extension of the PlayStation family”
A new Final Fantasy title. To be shown at E3 this year. Not shown today.
Apparently this is real time?
Square-Enix are up now, showing a demo of Agni’s Philosophy. It’s something that’s been shown before.
And it’s called Deep Down.
It’s a game engine, powering a new IP that looks a bit like Dragon’s Dogma.
Capcom are developing Panta Rhei. That’s a codename title. Or the name of a new game engine. The feed is so laggy it’s hard to tell.
Yoshi Ono’s invisible piano
2.8 million people are currently watching Media Molecule fart-arse around with a PS Move controller.
PS4 will have the best wrinkly old men
This reminds me of that 2000 Emotion Engine presentation. And Jimmy Savile.
Oh. This presentation has turned a little pretentious. Jonathan Blow followed by that French Heavy Rain guy talking about emotions.
Jonathan Blow’s new game is called The Witness. 2.5 million viewers were just witnesses to that.
That doesn’t look very thrilling at all.
“All thriller, no filler” – just like a Now CD.
Braid creator Jonathan Blow is telling us now about a game that’ll “take us from confusion to understanding”
…inFamous: Second Son.
Oh, we are. It’s a Sucker Punch title, called….
Looks like Watch Dogs is being shown. UNLESS WE’RE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE.
Drive Club looks great. Checkmate next-gen Forza.
“Cars are being created with obsessive love”
Drive Club – “Drive the greatest cars in the world, in the greatest locations in the world”
A car game from Evolution Studios called Drive Club.
Some nice lighting and smoke effects on show. But not in this screen grab.
Killzone. Lots of shooting.
Guerilla are describing the premises of Killzone Shadow Fall. It’s all about “The lengths people will go to defend their home”, apparently.
Killzone Shadowfall. I think I mentioned a new Killzone game on Twitter an hour ago…
Oh. He just said “synergy”…
Michael Denny up on the stage. He’s going to go all Nathan Drake on us. Maybe.
Back up to 1.5 million now. Sony is promising stuff…
The amount of people watching has just dropped from over 2 million to 1.3 million. Too much hyperbole and too few games being shown.
You’ll be able to remote play your PS4 games on your PS Vita. Mmm-hmm.
Gamers will be able to help one another – drop health packs and such into one another’s games. That’s taking the Miiverse concept to another level, that is.
Gaikai founder Dave Perry’s up. So yes, Gaikai’s definitely involved then.
Just give us what we want, Dave – a new Earthworm Jim. Will also settle for a new MDK.
A peak at the PS4 interface. Or what was just described as such.
As reported, the PS4 will record footage as you play which can be shared online.
Get ready for endless clips of gamers tea-bagging fallen foes.
“Instant play. View friends’ matches.” Oh wait, this sounds pretty much like Gaikai / OnLive…
“On PS4, you can start to play a game as soon as you start downloading it”. Nice.
A new PS4 game called Knack
Adventure game Knack featuring cartoon-like goblins is being shown now. The fed is getting a bit laggy….
Ooh, the DualShock 4 – it’s just like the leaked images.
Sony are showing the new PS4 controller now. It’s officially called the Dual Shock 4.
8GB of memory, X86 CPU and and enhanced PC GPU. Local storage remains.
I have a feeling this show could be long, slow and buzzword driven.
I like fun
If Sony are thinking of focusing on download games for the PS4, they might want to stop charging £59.99 for new games.
Nice use of Crash Bandicoot music during the conference, there. The good old Crash Bandicoot – not Activision’s soulless reincarnation of the series.
The word “Orbis” is now only to be mentioned alongside “Nitro”, “Dolphin”, “Black Belt” and “Dural”
The word “PS4″ just flashed up on screen. So long, Orbis.
It’s official, he said “PlayStation 4″.
Sony promises they’re about to give us a glimpse of the PlayStation’s future. “Expect the best franchises to be even better”
Sony are talking about the desire to share content. Miiverse much?
2 million people now tuned in. That really is millions.
I hope there’s canned laughter, like on The Flintstones.
Oh, it’s on!
The PlayStation logo looks quite handsome in blue.
1.6m people are currently tuned in. That’s….millions. Well, 1.6 million.
Tea? Check. Biscuits? Check. Cadbury Creme Egg because the shops have started promoting them for Easter… check.
The video stream is starting, with 1.2 million people currently tuned in.
Prediction: The PS4 CPU will be referred to as the Ennui Engine.
Hopefully Sony aren’t just using this conference to officially unveil Superfrog HD.
It all starts in a little over two hours. My bet’s on a giant crab appearance.
Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles for the site since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.