[UPDATE] Predictions for the PlayStation Event Tonight
Just thought I'd post a few of my predictions and see what others thought. I haven't really been following many of the rumors besides the supposed controllers and the streaming stuff.
I think the easiest prediction to make is that everything won't be revealed tonight. Lots of video game outlets are building this up to the point where we'll find out everything tonight, but I don't ever remember a first reveal of a new console showing off everything about the console. More than likely we'll all have more questions than answers after Sony's presentation is over. As for specific predictions:
Will the PS4 be revealed? Yes. I definitely think we'll get our first look at the PS4 console and controller tonight.
Easy prediction that I didn't even get 100% right. The PS4 console never made an appearance.
Will we get a look at a lot of new PS4 games? No. I think we'll get a few nice tech previews, but I don't imagine we'll get a ton of new info about games coming to PS4 right away.
I think I nailed this. We got a few new games and a few tech demoes, but there wasn't a super long list of upcoming PS4 games.
Will we find out more about PlayStation Cloud and streaming? Yes. I personally think this may be a main focal point of the presentation. I'm not personally sold on video game streaming yet, but it definitely has potential. I think PS+ and the new streaming service will somehow combine on the PS4.
They mentioned PlayStation Cloud, but didn't go into quite as much depth as I expected.
Will PS4 have backwards compatibility? Unknown. My personal prediction is no, but I don't think that information will be revealed tonight.
I'd say I nailed this prediction too. We got a fairly firm "no" in regards to confirmation of backwards compatibility, but it still kinda-sorta exists via streaming. Also, no word if current PSN games will be playable on the PS4.
Will we find out about the internal specs of the PS4? No. I think they'll demo some of the things the PS4 can do, but I don't think we'll find out anything about the internal specs.
Bricked this one. There was way more spec talk then I expected. WAY MORE.
Will we get an in-depth preview of the PS4 controller? Yes. I think this presentation will definitely show off the new features of the controller.
We got a glimpse of the controller, but not as much of a demo as I expected.
Will the Vita be included tonight? Yes. I think (and really hope) that Sony has some brand new Vita games to show off, and I think they'll also announce a $50 price drop.
Pretty much missed this, Vita was mentioned early and it's integration with the PS4 seems to be in the cards, but we didn't hear much about the Vita after that.
Will the Vita be interactive with the PS4? I don't know. I really want the Vita and PS4 to work hand-in-hand to the point where you'll need to own both for the best PS4 experience. I would really like to see Sony put more of a focus of making most (if not all) downloadable games also available for the Vita. I'd also REALLY like to see Remote Play enabled on way more games than it is right now. Are these pipe-dreams of a Vita fan who is scared of the handheld not succeeding? Maybe.
If Remote Play is in face enabled for all (or almost all) games, that would be amazing. It seems like that is the plan at this point, but I'll wait to see it before I believe it.
I might add more...but now I'm going to lunch.
UPDATE: And I'm back with a few more thoughts that crossed my mind.
Will there be a stupid-ass touch screen on the controller like gettinmoney thinks there will? Yes. I'm not as down on a touch screen in the middle of the controller as gettinmoney is, I think it will probably function similarly to how the Vita touchscreen aspects function, with mixed results.
Easy prediction, but I got it right.
Will the price be announced tonight? No. I really don't think Sony is going to tip their cards and announce their pricing already. I think recent rumors for $400-$550 are probably pretty accurate.
Will there be multiple models available at launch? Probably. But I don't particularly care for the multi-model strategy. The more expensive model is almost always the best value, but it's still the most expensive model. I'd prefer them to bulid everything they can into one SKU and charge one price for it.
Unknown, no mention of this.
If I have any more thoughts I'd like to mention, I'll probably just update this post or just post them in the comments. I do know I'm excited for tonight and I'm gonna head home a little bit early to make sure I can watch it in the comfort of my own home.