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