To start off, Sony confirmed "Deep Down" as an exclusive free-to-play title for the console. IGN adds that a tweet from Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida also stated that an open beta will be planned and launched in early 2014, near the release date of the PS4 in Japan.
Still, as far as game reveals are concerned, "Deep Down" is probably one of Capcom's most kept secret. It was announced as early as last February but still exact details have not been filled in for gamers.
Check out the trailer yourself and see if it's a game that rides your taste:
Sony's Cloud Plan Revealed
When the PS4 and Xbox One last faced off at the E3, the main thing that stood out for Microsoft's next-gen console is its cloud-based feature, which is supposedly going to bring it more power.
As for Sony, it has already bought the Gaikai technology for a while now but has yet to really amp up on what their cloud content and features will offer the next-gen gaming scene. At the TGS 2013, BGR reports the details that were revealed.
In particular, it has the ability to stream old PS3 games and even PS Vita games to the PS4, so that its hard drive capacity won't burn out. It also provided a way to ensure a backwards compatibility, albeit in a new way.
But potentially the biggest issue that still plagues cloud gaming revolves around connectivity to the Internet. Microsoft tried that out once with the Xbox One, and it was received with so much backlash, enough to make it scrap its policies within days of the announcement.
According to GigaOM, the dependence on the Net for games as a means to ID which one is yours may be the biggest doom of cloud gaming. Sony can be seen as testing the waters when it comes to this by announcing the PS Plus subscription for the PS4 in bits and pieces to see how the public will react.
To introduce a fully functional but also an acceptable compromise for cloud gaming may be a hard decision at best and a gamble at worst. There's still time for the company to see where this will take them until the release date of the PS4. But one thing is for sure: cloud gaming is here to stay for the next-gen console gaming. The only question is how to introduce it to the public for it to be completely accepted.
PS Vita TV: Great Response Hints at Possible Western Release?
For the longest time, the PS Vita has not really enjoyed the same reception as the PS3 and PS4. In fact, when Sony seemed to be pushing the device to gamers in the form of Remote Play for the next-gen console, some saw this as a marketing ploy to get the PS Vita back in the game.
So when Sony revealed the PS Vita TV, which allows PS Vita and PS4 game streaming with the use of DualShock 3 controllers, it was almost a surprise to see a lot of people voice out their disappointments when the release of the device was restricted to Japan, South Korea and China.
Now, Eurogamer reports that Sony found the positive reception of the device in Western countries to be a very encouraging stance for the product, enough to make them take a second look at the possible market that they can find in Western territories.
"Of course we are thinking of launching it in the U.S. and Europe. But when it comes to the timing, we'll have to watch the environment and identify what other services are available in the U.S. and Europe and whether we'll have to add other services," said Masayasu Ito of Sony Japan in an interview with Eurogamer.
For now, Sony sees the Japanese market to be the best venue to have the initial launch, as it meets the perfect blend in landscape and target market of the device.
But what is pleasantly surprising now is that the PS Vita is gaining more interest, and the all-new model of the device also got pretty good attention at the event. Check out the video below to see Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida play the "Knack" game first on the PS4 and then on the PS Vita TV.