The PS4 Revealed: 10 PlayStation 4 Videos All Gamers Should Watch

Dave Parrack 06-03-2013

After months of speculation Sony recently entered the eighth generation of video games hardware, joining Nintendo, which kicked it all off by releasing the Wii U at the end of 2012. The not-very-imaginatively-titled PlayStation 4 will be released before the year is out, with PlayStation fans able to look forward to the 2013 holiday season with gusto.


Sony chose to reveal its next-gen plans during a huge conference titled PlayStation Meeting 2013. The nature and specs of the upcoming system were revealed, alongside a new controller (as pictured), and lots of future games, many of which are expected to be launch titles.

What follows is a selection of videos pertaining to the PS4 announcement. Some are official, others are spoofs, more still are trailers of the games we can all expect to be playing on the console by this time next year. They represent most of what we know about the PlayStation 4 at this stage, with more expected to be revealed at E3 2013 in June.

PlayStation 4 Announcement (In Full)

This is the full, unedited PlayStation 4 announcement. At over two hours long it’s only for the committed viewer, though if you were really committed you’d have watched it streaming live as it happened. There are some good parts, but the majority of the PlayStation Meeting 2013 is boring to the point I’d recommend seeking out the highlights instead.

PlayStation 4 Announcement (Abridged)

This is one way of seeing the highlights from the PS4 unveiling, but it’s not meant for those who want to take it seriously. Instead this is an attempt to inject a little humor into proceedings, with one guy (with a distinctly British sense of sarcasm) providing a funny commentary over the top of the (non-)action.

PlayStation: See The Future Commercial

If you’ve watched the full PlayStation 4 reveal then you can skip this one. However, for those who haven’t it provides the best overview of what Sony and its partners are aiming for with the next-gen console. This extended commercial has a distinctly Apple feel to it, but that isn’t a bad thing as the best Apple commercials An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember Apple is a company that you either love or hate; there's very little middle ground. This is because you either buy into the company and its culture or reject it outright. Seeing as I don't... Read More are absolutely immense.


Killzone: Shadow Fall Trailer

This is the trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall, due to be a PlayStation 4 launch title. This is the fourth title in the Killzone series by Guerrilla Games, with the events of the previous games setting up the future in which Shadow Fall is set. There’s an extended gameplay trailer included in the PlayStation Meeting 2013 footage.

inFAMOUS: Second Son Trailer

This is the trailer for inFAMOUS: Second Son, a PlayStation 4 exclusive due to be released early on in the console’s life. This is the latest title in the inFAMOUS series, but Second Son stars Delsin Rowe rather than Cole MacGrath. The gameplay looks to be similar to the previous titles, but with added innovation meant to keep the series fresh.

Watch Dogs PS4 Gameplay

Watch Dogs was unveiled at E3 2012, where it won plaudits for its visuals, sense of realism, and innovative gameplay. This is an open-world game which employs an eclectic mix of hacking, parkour, stealth, and gunplay to keep gamers interested. Already known to be coming to all current consoles, Watch Dogs is now confirmed for PS4.

Drive Club Gameplay

Drive Club is a brand new racing game from Evolution Studios, and one of the best games on show during the PlayStation 4 unveiling. This is a driving game which reportedly mixes the attention to detail of the Gran Turismo games with the fun of Motorstorm, all wrapped up in a title focused on online team-based racing.


Media Molecule Brings Dreams To Life

Media Molecule is the genius developer behind the LittleBigPlanet series, so what does it have up its sleeve for the PlayStation 4? It’s not altogether clear, even though the company was very much in attendance at the PlayStation Meeting 2013. If this is an actual game then it could be brilliant, but it requires Move, which is a downer.

Leonard Nimoy Introduces PS4

Sony failed to actually show us the PlayStation 4 console, even though that’s what most of us tuned in to see. So it’s left to Leonard Nimoy to reveal what the PS4 actually looks like in this video recorded 30 years ago. What do you mean that’s actually a Magnavox DiscoVision and his lips aren’t moving when he speaks?

PlayStation 4 Hitler Reaction
Last but not least is an addition to an old meme starring none other than Adolf Hitler. I’ve got a soft spot for Hitler reaction videos 10 Of The Funniest Hitler Reaction Videos (Downfall Parodies) Featuring Technology Downfall, or Der Untergang in German, is a film detailing the last days of World War II in April and May of 1945. It's an often uncomfortable portrayal of a dictator facing the end; of... Read More , and there was always going to be one made regarding the PlayStation 4 announcement. It’s not perfect, but it is funny, and that’s all that really matters.


To be perfectly honest the PlayStation 4 reveal was a disappointment. For starters Sony decided not to reveal the actual console itself, which was rightly viewed by many as a strange choice to make. Then there was the dullness of the speakers, the inconsistency of the game trailers, and the anti-climactic stink that hung over the whole proceedings.


Thankfully we know this is just the beginning of the story of the PS4, with much more to be revealed in the coming months, especially at E3. Microsoft is also expected to unveil its next-gen console at that event, so all eyes will be on Vegas in June.

What are your thoughts on the PlayStation 4 so far? Did the Playstation Meeting 2013 leave you cold or excited about the future of the platform and/or gaming as a whole? Does Microsoft have an advantage now that it’s the last of the big three to show its hand? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. Fred
    May 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    So I've primarily been a Playstation Gamer, and now that I've seen the XBox Reveal along with Sony's disappointing trends lately, I figure I'll be converting to XBox for the next gen.

    As far as Sony's disappointing trends: Dumbing down consoles (It only does everything... so where's my SD slot on my new one? Where are my 2 extra USB ports that I used to use?), rumors of not allowing used games (I'll admit, they're just rumors (at this point), where is Sony's effort in getting out there and getting time exclusive content? Why does everything go to XBox first?

    It seems to me (i.e. this is my own personal opinion), that Microsoft is doing more for the gamers out there, and not just putting consoles out to make money.

  2. Sony Hater 101
    March 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I'm sorry but this is a poor attempt to get one up on Microsoft.
    Holding a 2 hr+ conference and revealing absolutely nothing but the same control pad with very minor additions is just disgraceful. (Move in the pad? no more boxing or 2 handed gaming for gaystation owners)

    All this has turned out to be is a statement of none intent and a blatant ploy to throw nothing but mindless advertising of something that currently has no substance!

    Shame on you Sony and all who milk them.

    • uknownada
      March 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      more like a poor attempt by microsoft by bringing a gpu with 12 cores trying to compete with 18 cores and an identical cpu. then, you'll still pay extra for xbox live and have a shittier console. ohhhhh

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      I take it you were impressed then? Best wait and see what Microsoft unveils before you ridicule Sony's efforts too much.

  3. Eserpess Morgana
    March 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

    My fav was the abridged. Halerity at its finest.

  4. Garris Rago
    March 6, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I'm more of an xbox man myself, despite a lot of it's games being riddled with angry 12 year olds

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      It seems to be a rule that the younger a player is online the more abusive they'll be. You have to just laugh it off though.

  5. Robert
    March 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Also what color of light will tell us that are new maybe $400+ box just broke in 6 months so we have to send it in and wait 2 weeks to use it again then it lasts for 2 months so we end up buying another. They need a better warranty with their products mainly MICROSOFT tell me they cant fix my rrod cause they already fixed it once so i gotta buy a new one.

    • MohawkJon_1311
      March 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Sounds like someone has an Xbox...
      I have a ps3 fat, bought in 07-08, I had to have one hard drive reset itself and it's still truckin'
      But, if the "durango" has a better life span I'll likely have both. Just don't have that kind of money to waste.

  6. Robert
    March 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Why the hell cant they stick to one console for a while they keep updating them it is nothing but a money pit. Hey **** your old shit we made new shit so all stores will stop selling games for your ps3 and xbox 360 so online gaming for ps3 and 360 wont be anymore so you are stuck with a useless ass box that you spent $300+ on.

    • MohawkJon_1311
      March 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

      That didn't happen for the ps2 when ps3 came out. They are still making games for the ps2, go to a best buy and look at the gaming section. I have no doubt that games for the ps4 will also come out on the ps3.
      And guess what Rob? (Wispers) you don't have to buy one...

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      The PS3 will still be around for a few more years, but the hardware is very out of date, as any PC gamer will tell you (whether you ask or not).

  7. DoublezZ
    March 6, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Very first time watching it I watch it 2wice with complete excitement, I'm sooo gladd they changed the controllers look and added new features to it aswell!!! And everything they Said they added and the new internal hardware specs !!! Brew Me Away!!!! I think the console will do just fine this time around!!!

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      You watched the full presentation twice? That's commitment for you!

  8. amilyshurtz
    March 6, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Yes I agree, we thankfully know this is just the beginning of the story of PS4 and gamers should watch it fully. They really appreciate it after watching the videos. So gamers do watch it now. Thanks for this article.