PlayStation 4 Japanese launch event live stream
posted on 02.21.14 at 08:00 AM EST by (@salromano)
Watch Sony launch PlayStation 4 in its home country.

PlayStation 4

Japanese consumers have been lining up, and the PlayStation 4 midnight launch event is about to begin. Just under two hours remain until the system is officially launched in its home country, with the broadcast set to begin at 10:30 p.m. Japan time.

The live stream will feature a number of notable guests, including:

  • Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid V director, game designer, and producer)
  • Shinji Hashimoto (Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III producer)
  • Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer and director)
  • Toshiro Nagoshi (Yakuza series general director)
  • Mayuko Kawakita (female model)
  • Viking (comedian)

Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House, SCE Japan Asia president Hiroshi Kawano, and SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida will also be in attendance.

Watch the feed below via Ustream. It’s also available on Niconico.

  • Coloso90909

    I want some surprises.

    • badmoogle

      Wait for TGS.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      This is not like a direct, there wont be.

  • Unretributed

    1 hour & 40 minutes until launch.

  • EX+

    Let’s go!

  • EX+

    New FF15 trailer PLEASE!

    • Budgiecat

      Hi I’m here

      • EX+

        Sup! Haven’t talked to you in a while! How’s it going dude?

        • Budgiecat

          Hey fine fine.

          A white guy is introducing the event now talking in Japanese.

          What weird to me is he pronounces the English words in English (Kawontadaan (countdown) in katakana speak. Is that a common thing for foreigners to do when speaking Japanese?

          • Cygdor

            Yes. Including “Playstation” (puresuteishon).

            • Budgiecat

              why though

              • Cygdor

                It’s Japanese.

                • Budgiecat

                  Those are English words though, spoken by a person who’s native language is English…

                  I’ve read that some Japanese teachers want to abolish Katakana actually…

    • DarkLegacy

      Something I’m hoping to see

    • Cygdor

      Judging by how the event’s turning out, I’d say it’s unlikely. I was hoping for something, too. The best would be a release date of some sort.

      If I turn out to be wrong, by all means give me all the downvotes you want!

      • EX+

        It’s just the beginning.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Dat fake clap audio

    • EX+

      Lol, glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed.

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah that was weird. I thought it was an audio glitch or delay or something

  • Budgiecat
  • EX+

    Hashimoto better not troll here.

    • badmoogle

      I want him to say “please be excited” just for the meltdowns. XD

      • Budgiecat

        Kōfun shite kudasai

  • EX+

    Who’s the white spice speaking Japanese?
    0_o damn, she has a good anime moe voice.

    • Budgiecat

      Now there’s another white guy speaking Japanese about Killzone wuts going on here is this the matrix…

      • crimsonidol

        They even buy and play CoD! It has to be the matrix.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Japan will surprise us more in the future than in the West.

  • Budgiecat

    Why’s the event room so small?

    • EX+

      Budget limitations?

      • Budgiecat

        seriously? It’s Sony lol

        • EX+

          I mean, they probably just didn’t want to spend too much money.

    • badmoogle

      Yeah the whole event looks like on a much smaller scale than the western launch event.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      They like tight spaces perhaps?

    • Cygdor

      Only 30 people from the public were invited to begin with.

  • Martian Wong

    subtitle?

    • Budgiecat

      : (

      • Martian Wong

        ><, I dont understand a word that they are saying. I am so eager to see Shinji Hashimoto to show up.

        • Budgiecat

          hai. so desu ne…

    • Cygdor

      Nothing significant yet. Be on the lookout for news articles, including one at Gematsu, that summarize the important details.

  • Martian Wong

    we will rock you?

    • Budgiecat

      Whats with the girl in the white why does she look so nervous….

      • Martian Wong

        Shy? Surround by people with amazing skill?

        • Budgiecat

          I meant before they started playing…

      • badmoogle

        Someone told her she looks more kawai that way.Poor girl. :/

    • badmoogle

      Yeah they will definitely rock PS4 sales in Japan with FIFA…

      • Budgiecat

        come to think of it…..where the hell is Pro Evolution Soccer (Winning Eleven) for PS4? Konami is asleep?

        • Martian Wong

          I am sure they are working on it, they need money after all~

          • Budgiecat

            They coulda just cross gen’d it like FIFA, NBA2K14, DW8, Yakuza Ishin all did…since PES14 already came out recently for PS3…

  • Martian Wong

    The girl’s voice is annoying~

    • Budgiecat

      she’s paid to act kawaii uguu

  • EX+

    Can someone explain to me why the f*ck these guys are bothering to make long ass demos of sports games? Let’s get to the good stuff already!

    • Budgiecat

      Its making me nervous and thinking they’re padding for lack of other stuff to show…

      • EX+

        Well, if that’s the case then it seems that E3 is the only live event worth watching.
        Hopefully, Hashimoto and Kojima will save this thing.

        • Budgiecat

          I’ve learned to keep my hopes not too high and my expectations low

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    I hear the stream is as bad as I expected lol.

    • Budgiecat

      I blame you

  • Martian Wong

    Finally FIFA 14 ended…

    • badmoogle

      I’m still hearing the girl’s screams in my head. :/

      • Martian Wong

        Hopefully Shinji will save you from despair

  • Budgiecat

    Ono trolling with his Blanka toy again…

    • DarkLegacy

      Deep Down

  • EX+

    The Yakuza Ishin PS4 looks cool I guess.

  • Martian Wong

    30 people sure make a lot of noise…I wonder would happen if no one claps and shout…

    • Budgiecat

      ….A tree falls and it screams

  • EX+

    SE… do not disappoint.

  • Martian Wong

    My man is up!!!

    • EX+

      Get ready bro.

      • Martian Wong

        that is I have no idea what is he talking about…XD

  • DarkLegacy

    Yes! Shinji Hashimoto is here :D

  • EX+

    Ok guys here’s the big moment.
    Would I be in a safe bet if I said most of us are here for the FF15 news?

    • Bob Obb

      News of a playable female would be the only good news

      • EX+

        Well, no news whatsoever it seems.

  • Unretributed

    15 minutes

  • Budgiecat

    lol what a waste

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    So sum up Square Enix’s turn:

    *Shows images of FFXIV, FFXV and KH3*
    Shinji and Naoki : Please be excited….

  • Martian Wong

    Shinji left….

    • Budgiecat

      …a dookie pile on the floor…

  • EX+

    Holy shit… what the fuck.

    • DarkLegacy

      What’s up?

      • EX+

        No news on FF15 whatsoever.

        • DarkLegacy

          I hardly didn’t understand what he said since I’m not Japanese :P

          • Budgiecat

            didn’t miss much

    • Budgiecat

      er…..I kinda expected that’d happen too lol

  • EX+

    They spent almost 15 minutes on a frickin sports game. And how much news from FF15 did we get? ZIP.

    • Martian Wong

      Barely a minute

    • 罪罰

      sports are better

  • DarkLegacy

    Fox Edition is looking cool

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah we all saw that already like a few days ago…old news

      • DarkLegacy

        I know

        • Budgiecat

          I didnt really expect anything miraculous here. I just wanna see how many Japanese actually buy a PS4 in the long run. That’ll determine how much effort the Japanese companies put into this new gen…

  • EX+

    Weren’t each of these directors and stuff supposed to show gameplay of their games?

  • Martian Wong

    So what did Shinji say about FFXV?

    • EX+

      Pleez be excite.

    • badmoogle

      PLEASE WAIT A BIT LONGER!!!

  • EX+

    Here’s what the description said.

    ‘The event will feature a number of notable guests, who will touch upon the appeal of PlayStation 4 with gameplay exhibits and video letters.’

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      That description didn’t specify on which games will be shown in gameplay though… They could just show Killzone SF and Fifa and be done with it..

      • EX+

        But Killzone and Fifa are irrelevant in Japan. As far as I know.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          They may be irrelevant but it’s doing the ‘touch upon the appeal of PlayStation 4 with gameplay exhibits and video letters’

          Plus there are other guests other than Kojima, Toshiro and the likes… So they do count whether you like it or not….

    • Zekro

      “gameplay” is the key word,we’ll wait till E3 then.Also that withe guy speaking japanese O_O

  • DarkLegacy

    And here comes Andrew House

  • bloodiOS

    Missing out on the stream because I’m about to take an exam. This sucks…

    • EX+

      You missed nothing. Nothing at all.

    • Budgiecat

      it sucks you didnt miss a thing lol

    • Ping92

      you are missing nothing

  • Budgiecat

    lol the ticket winner is obviously a FPS fan…

  • Budgiecat

    WORST LAUNCH EVENT EVER

    • Kattaro

      They prepared to group photo so they didn’t want to show all the mess before that.

  • EX+

    So apparently what Hashimoto said.
    ‘Please wait a little longer for more info on FFXV and KH3.’
    That’s what he said at the PS4 reveal. It’s what Nomura said a month ago.

    • Martian Wong

      They didnt even bother to edit the old trailer from E3/TGS to sneak in a few second of new footage…

      • EX+

        You would think that not even SE would have the balls to basically say ‘pls be excite’ in front of a Japanese audience on a huge console launch.

        • Anime10121

          I never expected anything from them at this event. The soonest we’ll here about XV is E3, I dont even think we’ll get a real trailer for KH3 until next year…

          • EX+

            We’ll probably get a trailer for KH3 at E3. Because of Disney.
            I think that if SE was the only company calling the shots on the series, KH3 would not have gotten that trailer at D23. Who knows? They might’ve waited until E3 2015 to announce the damn game.

            • Budgiecat

              I actually dont expect a KH III E3 trailer tbh..

            • Anime10121

              I’m not too sure…

              I’m dont really see how people are making the association that its Disney that forced Square to show/reveal KH3. I mean, they’ve been showing alpha footage of their games for a while now, FFvs.XIII’s 2011 trailer, LRFFXIII, reveal, and now KH3…

            • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

              KH3 is going to be the new Versus. I don’t expect that game to come out until 2016 and a trailer not until next year. I hope I am wrong but that is what I believe.

              • EX+

                Oh, don’t worry, you’re spot on.
                I still think we’ll get something on KH3 this year, but it’s not coming out until 2016. At this point, FF15 is probably coming in Spring 2015.

              • Anime10121

                2016? Heh, you’re mighty optomistic…I’m not expecting it to drop until 2017 at the earliest, ESPECIALLY in the west! I became a fan of KH when I was 14, I’ll be 30 by the time 3 drops D:

  • Zekro

    I also want a sexy Ps4 scarf….
    But really this event could have done it better

  • Martian Wong

    the girl in white on the right side is cute~

    • EX+

      _-_

      • Martian Wong

        Since there is nothing to see about FFXV, might as well just look at some girls..

    • Anime10121

      She’s a model…she’s paid to be cute :P

      Not that she has to try very hard…

      • Martian Wong

        I am not referring to one on the front role, I am referring to the one one the second role near the end, on the left side of Hideo Kojima~

        • Anime10121

          Oh missed her then…

          • Martian Wong

            haha, I tends to focus on the background people to scan for pretty girls…

  • Budgiecat

    Well this was exciting……not

    How do they expect to generate please be excitement with this dullness? Feel so cheep….

    • EX+

      The sad thing is that Hashimoto could’ve saved this shit. But he didn’t. Didn’t Kitase say it was far into development? I think it is tbh. They’ve been working on it since 2011, so it should be.
      But if that’s the case, why do we have to hear the same shit every time. Please wait. Info will be released at the right time.

      • Budgiecat

        I don’t know what to say…

        Please be excited?

        …ah…I got nothin…

  • EX+

    Well, it seems that Square Enix is going to have to have a huge blowout of news on FF15 at E3.
    LR is already out of the way (thank god) and FF14 will be out on the PS4 by April.
    I swear, they need to give a solid release DATE. Forget window. DATE. For both Japan and the West.

    • Martian Wong

      After LR is out, there is nothing in the way of FFXV. SO yes, Please be excited for E3.

      • EX+

        LR is already out. This should’ve been ‘the right time.’ I’m looking at you Nomura.

        • Martian Wong

          Back in Jan of 2013, Shinji said Please excited for E3 to see the next gen FF. We were like “boo” Then Nomura confirmed to show up at E3 and reveal FFXV, We were so excited and happy. So I guess without Nomura showing up, it is pointless.

          • EX+

            I don’t know why he’s making us wait now. We know the game is called FF15. We know that it’s on the PS4.

            • Martian Wong

              I remember back in the past, Nomura said: Now that Type 0 is out, it is Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s turn to be in the spot light, but then they introduced LR and Final Fantasy Versus XIII back in the shadow again. Perhaps, they are waiting for all the Final Fantasy to be out which is FF XIV for PS4 and FF X HD to be out first. Perhaps they want to spread out the release date for Final Fantasy games.

              • Budgiecat

                I also remember Nomura saying sorry for holding back all the news and ‘dishonest’ approach of not showing anything.

                Guess that was a lie lol

                • Martian Wong

                  Another thing that Nomura said is that the day of information ban is behind us…..

                  • EX+

                    He also said we would see FF15 at big events, like TGS and this. Lie, lies lies.

                    • Martian Wong

                      We did see it at TGS of last year. But it just an old trailer from E3 with 6 seconds of new stuff. We also see it at PS4 launch. A picture of it being shown on those huge ass tv….

                    • DarkLegacy

                      And then we’ll be seeing it again at E3

                    • Martian Wong

                      I hope that since one year of the birth of FFXV will be something significant…

              • EX+

                I know. But it’s fucking stupid. People have been waiting for 8 years for this game. No one asked for a new version of FF14, 10/10-2 remake and especially LR.

                • DarkLegacy

                  Well at least LR has ended

                • Martian Wong

                  It just a port, not a new version. They want to get the most out of those games first. Lightning Returns….my first impression is Lightning need to go away.

        • DarkLegacy

          Seems like E3 for FFXV might be “the right time.”,right?

          • Martian Wong

            Most likely.

            • DarkLegacy

              Well, please be excited for E3. I will be…

        • Cygdor

          Nomura gave no indication that anything substantial would be shown at this launch event. At least in last year’s SE merchandise radio show, Nomura had been giving hints about something big happening at E3.

          I trust that Nomura has a proper time for XV.

          • EX+

            Release date big?

            • Cygdor

              There are two possibilities: XV won’t be coming out for a long time. Late 2015 and beyond.

              Or, SE are planning to release XV much earlier than anyone can imagine, so the company don’t want to jinx their chances by announcing the date too early and then discovering that they can’t meet the deadline.

              • EX+

                Late 2015 is unacceptable.

                • Samsara09

                  By late 2015 this game will be pratically 10 years old.SE would be the laughing stock of the videogame market.

                  • EX+

                    I thought they were the laughing stock of the Japanese market already.
                    Atlus and Namco have over taken them.

                • Cygdor

                  Indeed. Quite frankly, Versus should have been released eons ago.

          • Budgiecat

            yeah I forgot S-E likes to make announcements of announcements…..

      • Samsara09

        Looking at LR and comparing it to it’s prequels(compare how simple it is,how there is way less personnel),I would rather thank it for killing our boredom,not for delaying XV.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      And guess what they will have for FFXV. Nothing. They will show off other bullshit we don’t care about.

      • EX+

        Well, if they do that at E3, the internet will melt down.

        • DarkLegacy

          I hope not

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Yah well it is what is going to happen, and you know it.

    • Samsara09

      If I were SE,I would release a dump of info on E3,hype for TGS and then withhold the date till it.But honestly,considered how they shitted themselves today…I wouldn’t hold my breath for even this either.SE is running out of time.After 2014 there will be no more HD remakes(supposing they won’t re-release XII),no final fantasy sequels,no bravely default(supposing there isn’t a third one)…and no main games till XV releases.Quite a deadlock.if this keeps up,they may have to rush it.

  • Martian Wong

    They said early birds catch the worm. I woke up early and didnt catch anything. There is no worms to catch. They are either extinct or too damn smart…

  • Gariya

    So..the show was boring. As I expected.

    Oh well, ONWARD TO TGS
    Because E3 and Gamescom will not show anything substantial that I care about, they will be all about CG trailers, fade to black teaser only showing the logo of the game, brown grey western games with cinematic experience and shoot bang shit, Ubisoft, and INDIE INDIE INDIE INDIE INDIE galore.

    • Budgiecat

      Last year’s E3 was more eventful than last years TGS though lol

      • Gariya

        Aside from FFXV and KH3, there was nothing. Cinematic trailer, gameplay demo for yet another FPS, Ubisoft being Ubisoft, etc.

        • Budgiecat

          point out to me than what was so amazing about last years TGS because honestly I dont remember a damn thing P

          • Gariya

            EDIT: Ah, wait a minute, seems like I mixed up SCEJ 9/9 conference with the ACTUAL TGS.

            My apologies. Yeah, TGS sucked. Hard.

            • Budgiecat

              yeah still waiting for examples :P

              • Gariya

                My mistake, turns out I wasn’t talking about TGS. TGS sucked shit, I agree.

          • Zekro

            Almost nothing,maybe some j stars victory vs demos or something like that.Tgs was overwelmed by D23

      • Anime10121

        True as hell, TGS last year sucked, It was the worst I’d ever seen it and I’m usually FAR more hype for TGS than E3, but E3 blew it out the water last year!

      • Samsara09

        Well,we will be getting some goods this E3…maybe final fantasy Xv,kingdom hearts 2.5,bravely default 2
        After 2014 SE will be in quite a pinch…no HD remake,no final fantasy sequel…and probably no bravely default(supposing there isn’t a bravely third)…only XV awaits.They have run out of time.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      “Big” gaming things are becoming less and less relevant. E3 sucked last year besides FFXV and KH3. TGS sucked last year. Don’t really pay attention to Gamescom but I am sure it sucked too.

  • Six
  • Please understand.

    I hope you liked it.

    • Gariya

      Dat fucking username.

    • EX+

      When you’re trying to imitate square it’s:
      Please be excited.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      “I hope you riked it.”*

  • Budgiecat

    I feel a song coming on….

    We’ve only just begun…..to please be excited….for nothing…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvBCl3CBMXA

    • Six

      Square Enix fans need an intervention.

  • new_tradition

    So I missed the stream, but I guess it wasn’t much to miss? >.<

    Oh well. E3 is about 4 months away…

    • EX+

      That’s a long ass time.

      • new_tradition

        Perhaps! But it seems to be the reality that whatever we want to know about it likely going to at that event :(

    • DarkLegacy

      E3 should be better :)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It will be, but not for Square.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m done with my exam! Okay, what did I miss?

    • jujubee88

      What exam?

      • bloodiOS

        A weekly medical terminology exam.

        • jujubee88

          Sounds cool. Keep at it! ^-^

          • bloodiOS

            =)

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Medical… you are going to be a nurse or doctor?

          • bloodiOS

            I’m just going to be working in the lab.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Ah. I see.

    • Cygdor

      Hashimoto’s 2-minute spiel on XV and KH3 info (“please wait a bit longer”).

      • bloodiOS

        Wow, seriously?! Amazing…

    • Budgiecat

      farts

    • EX+

      Pls be excited.

  • EX+

    SE really has no idea what they’re doing.
    The FF fanbase is almost as shitty as the Sonic fanbase, but seriously. One guy on gamefaqs has given up because of this.

    • Budgiecat

      Well its not like Kojima, Ono or Nagoshi showed anything (even though we all seen their games too). No old trailers no nuthin. Oh wait…they showed off their custom PS4’s…..wow.

      All we got was some fools playing:

      Killzone
      FIFA14

      I mean really …..that was pathetic

      • Shippoyasha

        Eh. Kind of expected. Portable gaming is here to stay I suppose. Unless major unexpected titles come out in Japan.

        • Budgiecat

          But they couldnt even be bothered to replay trailers of the games that the developes physically (or on camera) showed up to:

          FF XV
          FFXIV
          KH III
          Deep Down
          MGS GZ
          Yakuza Ishin
          DW 8 (who wasn’t even there)

          And nothing from Namco..
          seriously….if a random Japanese person not following gaming news stumbled onto this stream, they’d be like ‘oh okay….a new console? FIFA? Killzone? Only 2 games and they’re both Western games? ??”. Horrible presentation.
          This makes the VGX look like gold now lol

          • Shippoyasha

            Yeah, I totally agree. At least teases of unheard stuff would be nice….. but not even that

      • EX+

        Yh, but they aren’t in the same boat as SE.
        We haven’t gotten a shred of new info on Final Fantasy XV since last June.
        Kojima has been making updates on MGS:GZ as much as he needs to and Ono and Nagoshi aren’t responsible for a game that was announced 8 years ago.

        • Budgiecat

          Still doesn’t negate the fact their presentations at this event sucked too

          • EX+

            I’m not defending anyone. I’m just saying.

    • SuperLuigi

      I feel the same way to sega as the phantasy star online 2 still not released in the west and zero word on it in almost a year.

    • Six
      • Budgiecat

        huh?

        • Six

          What Yahtzee says at 2:20 in the video is relevant. Isn’t that where I set the video to start?

          • Budgiecat

            i’m half asleep just gimme the cliff notes…

            • Six

              “Radiohead put it best. “You do it to yourself, and that’s what really hurts””.

              • Budgiecat

                What are we talking about? Masterbating?

                • Six

                  Being a Square Enix fan, which I guess could be kind of like masturbating?

                  I dunno.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Is anyone a S-E fan still nowadays? Are you? I think people just want the FF XV game they were promised back in 2006….

                    • Six

                      Well, they publish stuff from Eidos and Crystal Dynamics that is pretty good.

                      Final Fantasy just doesn’t command the respect it used to. I’ve seen people making excuses for LRXIII getting 7/10 review scores.

                      During the PS1 and PS2 gens, that shit would have been unthinkable.

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol publish means nothing

                      They publish Call of Duty and Batman too

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  That’s actually not a bad analogy for how SE is treating the fanbase right now, lol. We’re forever stuck in limbo with our climax because FFXV still hasn’t released and they just keep telling us to stay excited :p

                  http://i.minus.com/ibnRDCnvUJVdA3.gif

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Imports a Super Famicom, The Romancing Saga trilogy, Seiken Densetsu 3 and plays until FFXV release. Why cause Squaresoft games are Awesome and Badass.

  • SuperLuigi

    Guess I didn’t miss anything x.x

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    It seems to me like one of the few Japanese video game companies that Know what they are doing is “Namco Bandai”.I mean it’s true, and besides as time has shown their Tales series is only going to continue gaining popularity in America and Europe while the FF series has had serious troubles.

    • Six

      Publishing the Dark Souls series instantly makes them more relevant than any other JP publisher.

    • Budgiecat

      They didn’t even show for this event….

    • EX+

      Don’t forget* Atlus. Their fanbase is much happier than the FF fanbase.

      • DarkLegacy

        *forget

  • Wolf Star

    Did it start?

    • DarkLegacy

      You missed nothing, apart from Shinji Hashimoto’s “please wait a bit longer” for FFXV and KH3

      • Wolf Star

        Oh… I’m glad I slept through it.. Then :) “translation” See you in 2015.

        • DarkLegacy

          At least we have E3 in 4 months. Should be better

          • Wolf Star

            I hope “please wait longer” means E3 2014 and not 1 or 2 years.. :P

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        And longer, and longer.

        • DarkLegacy

          Until 2015

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Until 2199

            • DarkLegacy

              I will be dead by then…

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Exactly.

                • DarkLegacy

                  Sounds like a fantasy based on waiting

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    It is a… Final Fantasy. It is Final because it is the final thing you will wait for before death and never see it happen.

    • Budgiecat

      -_-

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Are you fucking kidding me? Hashimoto-san comes out and says please wait further, we will reveal information at some point in the future. Fuck this. 8 years and no date? E3 better be good.

    • Gariya

      February 20th 2013, going up the stage in PS4 reveal event, to say they will announce a NEW Final Fantasy at E3. E3 comes around and it’s not a new Final Fantasy at all, it was the game that was first announced 7 years ago for a last gen console, but has the title changed to become a numbered mainline game.

      And now, he went up the stage just to say please wait a little bit longer.

      Sasuga Square Enix.

      • Anime10121

        It was never supposed to be a spinoff… that’s part of the reason I think they went and changed the name, because people kept calling it one, however many times they explicitly said Versus was NEVER a spin off…

        • Gariya

          I did think spin-off is not be the correct word on my part. It was suppose to be called what, sideline game I guess?

          Things like FF Tactics and others, I know they have their own term, but I forgot. Was it sub-series?

          • Anime10121

            Nope, XIII and vsXIII were both “Mainline” Final Fantasies. There were going to be two main Final Fantasy XIII’s told by two different creators revolving around the same mythos. Think of it this way, in its original form, vs.XIII (before being renamed to XV) was going to be “the othersided FFXIII”. The only reason vs.XIII had the versus name, was because it was deemed too “different” from your standard main Final Fantasy title.

            They were both two sides of the same coin, and were supposed to be equally treated as FFXIII, however, since vs. had the “versus” word added in the title, people (mostly people here in the west) started calling it a spinoff, some because they were upset it was still exclusive to PS3 at the time, and some because they legitimately thought it was a spinoff simply because of the added word in the title. It didnt help that the media (at least in the west) spread a lot of misinformation about the title being a spinoff too…

            I think the name change (to XV) was just there to signify to people that “look we are putting just as much effort into this entry and maybe even more as we did FFXIII, its not a spin off, so come into this game like you would any other main FF game”.

            Long story short, there were gonna be two “FFXIII’s” a white side (a more standard FF tale) and a black side (the darker FF tale) but both were equally “FFXIII”.

            • Gariya

              Guess I’ll delete the “spin-off” part from my post then.

        • Budgiecat

          Thats not the reason they changed the name….

          The reason they changed the name was they wanted people to please be excited again for the game and that wouldn’t happen if it still had the stigma of “XIII” attached to it….

          • Anime10121

            Still kinda means the same thing though….

            Changing the name because they didnt want people to think it was a XIII spinoff

            -and-

            Changing the name because they didnt want people to think it had anything to do with XIII

            they kinda = the same :P

            • Budgiecat

              To be honest I just wanted another excuse to throw in please be excited into a post….

              • Sevyne

                If your name wasn’t already familiar to the people of the site, I’d almost suggest changing it to PleaseBeExcited. In any case, please be excited.

        • MrFinalgamer

          i think the name was changed for the same reasons Agito became Type-0. the game just was too different from the other titles, so instead it became its own thing…and so people would associated it with XIII which a lot of people hate

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        This, ‘Please wait a bit longer’ has been repeated over the years. What he should’ve said was, ‘Oh, It’s time for a surprise’ And maybe a release date or a new short trailer would’ve lightened things up. Sadly, These guys are becoming stubborn and reluctant to reveal something good which also benefits them.

    • Skerj

      Expect to see a recut trailer from last year’s E3 at the next one and a message to wait until TGS.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Ah, I know what you mean! ‘Please Be Excited!’

  • Guest

    I want a documentary on the development of Final Fantasy XV/Versus XIII. It’s been a glorious disaster and I’d love to see exactly how it all went wrong.

  • easedpaladin

    So basically nothing really happened in this event but a square enix let down

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      You’re totally on the spot. Nothing Changed. Except ‘Please Be Fucking Excited’

      • Budgiecat

        And the event looked like it was held in someone’s basement…

        • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

          No shit.

          • easedpaladin

            Oh well then glad i missed it

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    “I’ve been in the games industry a long time. I’ve had the privilege of participating in the PlayStation 3 release day event, too, and eight years have passed since then. I’ve longed for this day. At E3, we announced Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. In order to meet everyone’s expectations, we are devoting ourselves to development. Please be patient.” – Hashimoto

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      There is only so long a person can be patient Mr. Hashimoto.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I know this is totally unrelated, but this new ‘featured comment’ thing is kind of cool :3

      • shogunknight

        Yup, was about to say the same thing

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        I just found out about it today, lol :3

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Did you find out about it today because it’s a new feature or did you find out about it today because you finally decided to dig a little deeper into the system?

          Lol

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            It’s a new feature. The Disqus staff emailed me about it as well.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Thanks for the clarification. Geez, both mods replied to me. Don’t I just feel special~?

              Seriously though, thanks :p

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                You’re Welcome. =D

    • DesmaX

      Wait, you can feature comments now?

      That’s pretty neat

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I guess maybe it’s to pin the most relevant comment at the top, rather than having it buried underneath the rest? I’m not sure. It could just be restricted to Mods, lol.

        • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

          “Featured by Gematsu”, so I guess you’re right.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Yes it is restricted to mods but they can likely feature any comment they want.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            That makes the most sense, I think.

    • shogunknight

      This may be difficult but i think its best to put FFXV and KHII in that “forget the game exists” category until when they make it “exist/are ready”. Would at least lessen the hype or hopes and disappointments we have been getting

    • Sevyne

      I like how next to the “Featured by Gematsu” it has a little trophy. It’s like you’re the champion of comments lol.

    • Pekola

      Less talking, more showing, Square. They say a picture is worth more than a thousand words, and boy does that hold true here.

      We’ve already had over eight years of talking, show us the goods >:L

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Agreed be like Namco Bandai & Atlus show us gameplay footage and get the game out like Namco does far more of.
        Dont take 8 years for another game get your shit together.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I dont mean to be anxious a bit but seriously FFXV has been in development since 2006. That gonna be 9 years when it most likely releases next year Stateside.

      Cause of SE and their not so good number of games and the wilting FFXIII trilogy my interest has been further increased in the Tales games.
      I’m far more excited for Tales of Xillia 2 & Zestiria. I’ll buy FFXV & KH3 but at the same time SE needs to get off the pot and stop teasing about a FF7 remake which they talked about recently but make no confirmation.

      This is why Namco Bandai and Atlus are doing FAR better they have their shit together. I realize i’m repeating myself but i’ve gotta make a point here.at least those 2 Japanese companies reveal something and not cock tease the fans like SE does. Instead they release great games instead of blabbing on all day.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Hashimoto either doesnt care or he’s an idiot.
      Please be Patient, what do you think fans have been doing they have been waiting all this F**king time for FF Versus XIII aka FFXV and Kingdom Hearts III to come out but no they are like blah blah blah were talking games we know you want but instead we dont have anything.

      And they wander why Namco Bandai has been doing financially better its cause they aren’t all talk they have a plan that they achieve and finish. Its a finished product, gasp what a concept.

      • EX+

        Well, it just means that there part at E3 has to be HUGE.
        I’m talking a 6 min trailer at Sony’s conference, showing the release date for both Japan and the NA, as well as a 10 minute raw gameplay demonstration at there own little conference, both running at 1080p native (on PS4 at least, trust me, it will be) in the Luminous engine.

  • DarthBrian

    Apparently PS4’s Niconico livestreaming is working at launch. I thought it had to be patched in later. Or am I remembering wrong? Either way, here’s someone streaming on niconico. Might need a niconico account to view it though.

    http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv170186237?ref=ser&zroute=search&kind=tags&keyword=PS4

    EDIT: And just as I posted it she seems to have logged off. :(

    • Skerj

      I wonder if it shows up on PS4’s outside of Japan if you switch to a Japanese PSN account. Screw wondering, time to find out.

  • Elvick

    Hey, Square. If you have nothing, do not attend.

    • Sevyne

      Yeah, it blows my god damn mind that they even bother appearing at these things when they have absolutely NOTHING to contribute. Getting so sick of it. It’s like, stop wasting everyone’s time and stay away.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        My guess is, they were just there for appearances. When you have a big name like Hashimoto, Yoshi-P, etc. around to support something, it can help convince people to give it a shot.

        • Sevyne

          Oh, I understand that it was more to promote the console itself and you want strong names at a show like that. However, it would have had more of an impact I think if it wasn’t the same song and dance from SE for years now. It just seems diminished if that makes any sense. But hey, i could be wrong and Japan can totally be eating that shit up. Honestly, I kind of hope they are. I want to see those PS4s flying off shelves.

    • icup ✔️

      SE is one of the leading game companies in Japan. Regardless if they had anything to show, them being there is to show support for the PS4. Which means a lot more than a trailer, gameplay, or release date to certain high valued people.

      • Elvick

        Not really.

        We already know FFXIV, FFXV and KH3 are on PS4. Plus the next Tomb Raider, plus Thief.

        We know they are making PS4 games. Them standing there saying nothing new, showing nothing new, does… you guessed it NOTHING.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      lol they are there supporting the ps4’s launch like alot of other people who are you tell someone not to go to something?

      • Elvick

        There’s no reason to step on stage and say nothing new.

        All it does is make them a joke, because they have done this a lot recently. “Please be excited.”

        Excited for what? The next time you guys come on stage and tell us to be excited?

  • Rikimaru

    Can somebody give me the highlight? It seems that it was a disappointing livestream.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    SO basically the comments here are people expecting to much from a launching of a console…again lol ok

    • Elvick

      Nope.

      We know what to expect, but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable what they do. Thus, complaints.

      Get off the corporate d.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Atlus & Namco Bandai are easily 2 fantastic companies that have their stuff together. I know Namco didnt show up at the event however Hideo Baba is working on Developing a next gen “Tales of” game alongside Tales of Zestiria.

    So yeah the 16th Tales of title will be on PS4.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Probably yah. Which also proves my point that Zest is not being ported.

    • Budgiecat

      The only thing Bamco needs to do is be more consistent with their localizations (bring back Gundam and stop being inconsistent with Tales), and steer away from that F2P crap (Lost Swords was crap)

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I know i talk a lot about Bamco when SE F’in up is brought up. But its true.

  • Sevyne

    Oh go to hell. Square Enix ALWAYS does this shit. Is it really so wrong to be fucking tired of hearing the same old shit from them, which is a whole lot of nothing? And yeah; If you have nothing new to say or show then you really shouldn’t show. You are the only one who sounds stupid right now.

  • Elvick

    Not at all. In fact that makes perfect sense.

    If you have nothing to show, do not go on stage. It’s simple.

    Lest we look at Resident Evil PSP, Bioshock Vita and many other prime examples.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Don’t worry we already live in it. So if they aren’t showing you 15 its nothing good to know but that point still stands.

    edit: i get people can get disappointed but really now.