Live: PlayStation 4 US launch event Finished
The US is also getting a special launch event that promises news of new PlayStation 4 games. Will the catweagle return in The Last Guardian? Will we learn about the future of the Uncharted series? Is it too soon to hope for news of Knack 2?
It all kicks off at an ungodly hour, but if you're as excited as us you can join us live from 4am GMT to watch the live stream, read through our babbling commentary and post your own reactions.
Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...
*rubs eyes* Goooooood morning. And super work if you're still up.
I've got a pot of coffee and am decked in my hottest nightwear - I'm PUMPED.
I just checked in on my Animal Crossing town (I don't think I've ever been there this early in the morning). It's fair to say that those guys don't give a toss about what's going in New York right now.
Man, you're going to be leaving us very early on.
I spent my first evening with a PS4 last night. It was well romantic.
Killzone's better than I anticipated, Resogun's fun and Knack... Well, Knack is all a bit OMG WTF it's 2013 dudes what are you doing?
Rumour has it that Team Ico has been taken off The Last Guardian and is now on Knack 2 - maybe we'll see that tonight?
4AM CREW ASSEMBLE.
A shout out to Wes as well, who's here with us to turn this into NEWS.
There will be news. I hope. Rumour that there'll be a revival of an old space franchise. Colony Wars? That'd be odd.
More likely we'll see what Naughty Dog's Uncharted team is working on. What could it be?
I am. I think. I hope.
We're in Geoff Keighley's 'capable hands' now. God help us all.
What else is left to be announced? I think we know what most of Sony's Worldwide Studios are working on.
Third-party wise there's going to be an MGS5 announcement, judging from Kojima's tweets. Too early to expect Fallout 4? Looks like that's being primed for the Spike TV Awards in December.
Ah yes, good point. Would love to see what they're up to.
Geoff Keighley is standing on a bright yellow button that says 'Geoff'.
I think that means we've started.
Expect exclusive news and announcements - stuff on Last of Us, Destiny and MGS.
And Andrew House, wearing a fine cashmere scarf.
This winter look's a new thing for video game conferences, and I'm a fan. Tretton's looking chilly but stylish.
And he's promising a lot of good news, and a lot of surprises.
We're live from a queue in New York now!
And the first game this chap wants to play on his new PS4 is.... Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Really? He's queuing up at midnight in the freezing cold for that.
Mental. Anyway, here's a look back at the year for PlayStation.
Sony's had a good year - but only really by virtue of how Microsoft has cocked things up so monumentally.
Mark Cerny talking through the philosophy of the PS4. And I can feel a chill in the room - I don't think it's because I left a window open either.
Now into the first exclusive, The Last of Us DLC.
Evan and Christophe here to show us it. They're inside in a studio, so no knitwear for these guys.
It's Ellie and her friend - I take it this is the one she refers to at the end of the game.
So it's a prequel?
More on that character here - http://thelastofus.wikia.com/wiki/Riley_Abel
Ooh, what's this?
A new Uncharted, with what seems like an older, more grisled Nathan Drake.
I'm kind of excited, kind of disappointed - Naughty Dog's always evolved with each new platform. From Crash to Jak to Uncharted. Hoping it was going to move on. Still, I bet it's going to look gorgeous and be awesome.
Haha, that'd be awesome, but I think he's tied up with MGS for the next few years.
Yeah, okay. I'd play the crap out of that.
We're seeing trailers for Knack and DriveClub now.
If you're upset about DriveClub missing launch and are after a good racer on day one, well...
I've played Need for Speed Rivals and it's excellent, so you're covered off. Should have a review up early next week.
I think it's been worked on for some time - since the end of Uncharted 3, anyway. I'd expect to see it the end of next year, with a proper reveal before E3.
And we're back with dead-eyed Geoff.
There are a lot of people eating canapes and playing PS4 games.
Hermen Hulst brightens up a dull puff piece by being generally a hunk. Can we have another announcement please?
Nate Fox is here to tell us more about Infamous. He's excited about the power of the PS4.
A new inFamous trailer, complete with Nirvana soundtrack.
March 21st release date for Infamous Second Son.
Carlos has come from Columbia for PS4 launch.
Good work Carlos.
And we're off for another ad-break. OH COME ON!
So, what's left - a new look at Destiny, and some MGS5 news. I hope there's a drop the mic announcement too at the end.
Destiny's at least worth getting up for. I hope.
BEVERAGE WATCH! Who's drinking coffee, who's drinking tea - and who's gone for anything a bit harder to get them through?
I'm on my second cup of thick black coffee, and am only just beginning to get the jitters.
Is Geoff... Is he... Is he wearing a waistcoat and jeans?
I remember someone tried to get away with that at my school disco in 1994. Didn't work then, doesn't work now.
Anyway, we're inside Sony R&D looking at eye tracking on the PlayStation Eye.
Sony R&D's working with NASA - to make you feel like you're exploring space with the PS4 alongside NASA.
No VR, but that is kind of awesome.
We're back at the queue! This is live television at its very best.
It's a Killzone Shadow Fall advert now. This is just one super-long, super-banal advert.
Amazing. Not too late to have that in the PS4, I hope.
What's everyone getting day one with their PS4s? AC4, NFS and Resogun seem like the safest bets to me.
Oh, and Killzone's worth a punt too.
And we're baaaaaaaaaack.
Shu Yoshida - lovely, lovely Shu - is taking us through the story of PlayStation.
Towerfall's a new announcement. It's a chaotic indie.
It's coming! I'm not getting the game 'til later this morning, so I hope to have it with you early next week.
Shu talks The Last Guardian - he's played it. Though he's not saying whether it was with a DualShock 3 or 4.
I'm betting it was the latter. Also, apparently it looks pretty.
I don't think it'll be too long until we see that game again - but I don't think it's going to happen here. Maybe at the VGAs?
Bloody lovely Destiny. Maybe it's the third cup of coffee, but I'm getting palpitations right now.
Destiny's up and running, and we're on the moon.
There are guns and monsters and explosions and all sorts.
First access to Destiny beta comes to PlayStation.
MGS5 is up next. After another ad-break.
That he did.
I'd say so - seems like the PS4 was designed with it in mind, and it was only taken out so they could undercut the cost of the Xbox One.
What's a Criss Angel?
We're back once more for what I believe will be the final stint.
MGS5 news, and - fingers crossed - one more announcement.
He's talking Ground Zeroes - which is the prelude to Phantom Pain.
And there's a PlayStation exclusive mission.
I really liked that game!
Back to MGS5 - it's a 'deja vu' mission.
Hope it's not deja vu in that it's the same bloody mission we've seen for the last few months being played again and again.
It is - but with a low-poly player skin from the first game.
You say that... I bet we'll all be back here again for the next one of these. And the circle of disappointment will roll on!
Well, at least Octodad and Hohokum still look good, as these ads attest.
Thinking back to MGS5 announcement - will Classic Snake have Hayter's voice?
I know they've got to raise interest, but some of it was super-disingenuous.
The big moment - the first guy in the queue is about to get his PS4. He's been waiting since yesterday morning.
This guy hadn't pre-ordered - let that be a lesson to us all.
Just time for some more ads!
Oh lord, I hope they catch the moment when someone breaks that to him.
The Order, Destiny, Kingdom Hearts, NBA and FF15. They're all games coming to PS4!
Countdown to nothing! Anyway, a recap of the 'news' from this event. MGS5 is getting a PlayStation exclusive Classic Snake skin.
Destiny beta's coming to PS3 and PS4 first.
Indie game Towerfall is coming to PS4.
Aaand Uncharted is on its way to PS4.
Plus! The Last of Us DLC is a prequel starring Ellie and her friend Riley.
And that's a wrap on officially the longest advert I've ever seen.
Thank you for getting up so early, and apologies for the event!
And with that I'm off - see you all later!