Sony just dropped this banner on all the major social networking sites. Here are my guesses as to what it could mean.
1) Orbis, also knows as the PS4
2) Finally putting the PSP to bed
3) Finally putting the PSVita to bed
4) Announcing a worthy sequel to Monster Madness: Grave Danger
5) A Star Wars: Force Unleashed/Shadows of the Damned crossover.
But it’s probably the Orbis announcement.
Yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment of America filed a patent application describing a method for embedding RFID tags in game discs. The intent is to allow the next gen Playstation, codenamed Orbis, to prevent any given disc from functioning in more than one console. Like, ever.
If this super awesome customer loyalty program gets the green light, no more buying used games at Gamestop (whose shares took a nose dive today, thanks to this little nugget of information) or selling them back for a pittance of store credit. No more loaning games to friends or trading on internet swap-meets like swap.com. No sir, Sony wants alls the monies. You budget-minded consumers who can’t afford to buy every worthwhile title at full price can go play fucking Farmville. So what if a game is three years old and already has two sequels by the time you get around to trying it? Tough shit, kid. Sony hates you.
[via NeoGAF and Kotaku]
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog’s follow up to the Uncharted series. One word: gorgeous. Beware, salty language. I can’t wait to quit my job and just play this game.
Beyond: Two Souls – From the makers of Heavy Rain, which if you haven’t played, take a chance on a new style of game and pick! it! up! Think interactive Se7en with a slowly unfolding story that can unfold in any number of ways. Seriously, so good.
Assassin’s Creed’s taking the stabbing to a new location and a non-terrible Star Wars game after the jump!