19-05-2010 09:00 AM - edited 19-05-2010 09:17 AM
Last night some very lucky community members got a sneak peak into the future of the PlayStation® catalogue.
These community members were escorted to a secret location for a once in a lifetime preview of what lays ahead for PlayStation® in 2010.
The event was held at a magnificent beachside mansion that had been thoroughly branded with PlayStation logos and products.
Greeting us at the entry to the house was a full size ModNation car that the community members had the opportunity to customise.
As you moved further into the main area of the house the true scope of what was in store for the attendees was shown. Scattered throughout the house were areas dedicated to each of the key products along with a massive presentation area.
Once all of the community members had arrived and had a chance to quickly get an idea of the layout, everyone was called to the main presentation area to discover what the night was about and what 2010 will mean to all PlayStation® users.
A PlayStation representative thanked all the community members for the support over the years and that this night was going to be an opportunity to not only say thank you but to give them access to the newest hardware and software releases.
Alison Turner (European Director of content marketing and programming) was specifically flown into this country to give a personal overview of the new video on demand service.
Alison communicated that all of the major studios are participating with VDS and their will be a total of 600 movies available for rental or purchase on launch date.
There was also a surprise announcement that on launch a “Progressive” download feature would be included that will allow users to watch a title as it was being downloaded.
A PlayStation representative then commenced the discussion regarding 3D gaming and home entertainment.
The crowd were advised that there were two 50+inch 3D screens with an array of titles for the community to experience. These titles included Wipeout HD, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift and Super Stardust HD all of which were enhanced through the 3D gaming experience.
Finally the innovative “Move” was showcased to the crowd. This device will immerse both hardcore and casual gamers in an interactive gaming experience.
On launch the move will be compatible with both 3D and FPS games along with a range of other “Move” specific titles.
After the presentation had concluded the crowd was let loose to experience all that was on offer, while music was provided by DJ Kid Kenobi, it was great to see such a positive reaction from all the community members.
As people played Wipeout HD, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift or Super Stardust HD in 3D it was great seeing some of the most seasoned gamers leaning into the curves and ducking objects.
Loud cheers and laughter were heard from those playing the Move and the feedback was positive in how reactive and intuitive the controller was.
Others wanted to get further insight into the new video on demand service and made their way to the dedicated area for the Video Store to check out the interface, download sizes and costs. As the night went on all seemed to enjoy themselves and everyone got a chance to experience all that was on hand .
But all good things must come to an end. Sadly the night had finished and we were all ushered back to the buses.
2010 will be another great year for PlayStation® owners and we hope that you all enjoyed this exclusive insight into some of the products and services that await you in the coming months.
We would like to once again thank not only those that attended but the entire PlayStation® community for your continued support of the PlayStation® brand .
If you were at this event and would like to stay in contact with those that you meet, play online or just catch up on that conversation, feel free to post your details here and then check back for regular updates!
on 19-05-2010 02:10 PM
My girlfriend thinks since SONY stole her umbrella that we should get an invite to the next event..(well at least the inevitable LBP2 event ) OK I think that but shh don't tell her.
on 21-05-2010 02:35 AM
Thanks for doing such an awesome event again Playstation
Playstation Move was really fun even though I sucked at it and we will definitely get it on release. The 3D gaming was cool too, especially Super Stardust but the glasses were too big for my head so hopefully they will be available in different sizes.
The whole night was awesome and it was good to try different games. It was cool talking to other gamers too! Oh and free alcohol is always fun, at least I didn't drink too much and embarrass myself like at the GOW event.
Hopefully we get invited to more events soon
on 21-05-2010 03:31 AM
That would be true if it were my Umbrella however it isnt xD
The night was great Move was awesome cept for archery they need to sort that out.. Gladitor was great I dominated in that the 3D stuff was awesome as well and the food and drink was heaps better this time... they even had Popcorn..
Thanks L(he knows who he is ) and thanks PSAU My girlfirend and I had a great time hopefully we'll see you again soon.. Also you losty me $10 Fury you didnt put the Wig Photo up >.>
on 21-05-2010 10:23 PM
That looked like a fantastic night!
I would have been interested in seeing Move. Would be good to get a feel for it before games are announced at E3 to know whether or not they will bomb.
Those glasses are pretty trended. Im not sure if its him or his bro in the photo but perhaps we can call him
3-Djsidewayz.... lol Im so funny it hurts.
Cryptik is a bit of a hottie. He's the blonde right....
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