Rumor: PS4 Due November Starting at $429, Includes Spectator Feature, Subscription-Based Online

We’re just one day away from the reveal of the PlayStation 4 at Sony’s PlayStation 2013 event, but all of the major details may have leaked a little early. A new set of rumors has just surfaced from the same source that revealed the code names “Orbis” and “Durango” for Sony and Microsoft’s next generation consoles covering the release window, price point, and new features of the for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 is set to debut with two different models. Price point is not final, and likely will not be revealed at PlayStation 2013, but Sony is currently looking at $429 and $529. The official numbers are expected to be revealed at E3 in June.

In addition to including a new controller that utilizes a touch pad, the PlayStation 4 will also feature a SmartGlass-esque setup, allowing you to control the console from your smartphone or tablet. You will also be able to use smart devices to chat with your PlaySation 4 friends and purchase games. With the simple touch of a button on your mobile device, the games will instantly begin to download on your PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 will ditch PlayStation Plus in favor of a new online setup called “PlayStation World.” Most of the system’s online features will require a premium subscription to use, much like Xbox Live. It is unknown if this is related to PlayStation Cloud.

Every PlayStation 4 will come bundled with something called a “PlayStation Eye,” which is likely the rumored dual camera, offering a Kinect-like functionality. The system will also include a new spectating feature, allowing you to watch friends play games from your console’s dashboard, even when you don’t own the game they’re playing. Additionally, a new user account system will allow multiple people to log into the same system simultaneously, and the console will support local network play via Vita.

The recently-surfaced controller prototypes that we’ve seen are believed to be legitimate, whereas the previous reports of a controller that feature a “Share” button may not be. It’s possible that the option to record and upload gameplay footage still exists as function of the all-purpose PlayStation button, but no unique Share button is anywhere to be seen.

Source: Kotaku

  • MrDoop

    Say what?! wait a moment. so the PS4 is OFICIAL? (sorry for bad english)

    • http://justmagicthings.tumblr.com/ Skyfolk

      We’ll know all the details tomorrow. PS4 may be the real title of the console, or a dev name, not sure.

    • Erimgard

      Not yet, but this is a reliable source. Sony is expected to make the full reveal tomorrow.

    • Lulz

      Didn’t you mean to say “Sorry for bad engrish”?

  • http://justmagicthings.tumblr.com/ Skyfolk

    Could this be an end to the bitching about the price of the Wii U? I hope so.

    • http://www.gengame.net/ Alex Plant

      There will never be an end to the “bitching” about a Nintendo console that’s priced outside of the $200s, since it’s not like the games are getting better in an “extra $100-150 cost of entry” kinda way.

      • http://justmagicthings.tumblr.com/ Skyfolk

        Kinda stupid, considering just because it’s a Nintendo console doesn’t mean it’s inferior. It’s wasted breath to complain about something like the Wii U being “expensive” when people are just acting like spoiled little children.

        • Erimgard

          The Wii spoiled people into expecting a cheap/simple Nintendo experience. Even though the Wii U is a better overall value, the Wii established Nintendo as the “casual” company, and now if they step outside that domain, they get some backlash for it.

          • http://www.gengame.net/ Alex Plant

            I wouldn’t even say it’s as simple as that. It’s more like “the game console is a box people buy to play the games,” and Wii U hasn’t offered the games to justify the higher price tag. Wii at $250 had more known high-profile upcoming games than Wii U currently does at $350. There’s a mis-match between Nintendo’s value proposition and the valuation of the system by potential customers.

            • That One Guy

              The Wii U was already selling at a loss, asking for it to go any lower isn’t that reasonable.

            • http://justmagicthings.tumblr.com/ Skyfolk

              Selling Wii U at 250 would be a bad move with the games coming later this year. And if the rumored prices for the PS4 are true, they’ll sell a lot more. The customers are greedy spoiled children and they need to learn that the good things in life can’t be plopped into their laps for cheap.

        • http://www.gengame.net/ Alex Plant

          They’re the potential customers. They’re the ones to whom the pricing is supposed to be set. If they think it’s too high, then for them it IS too high. This is not an objective science or something like that. This is a market.

    • Aiddon

      no, because people are still pissed that Nintendo…exists. They’re always going to be the punching bag of whiny “hardcore” gamers who bitch at something that doesn’t concern them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.lucas.75839 Jordan Lucas

    You guys ain’t worth it if your playstation world will require a subscription

  • Aiddon

    it would be quite funny if Nintendo is the only company left with free online gaming.