[PS4] Why was Knack Chosen To Be The First Game Showcased? Yoshida answers.

Mark Cerny’s awesome little project for the PS4, which I may say looks incredible. Was the first game to be showcased on the lengthy 2 hour PS4 announcement, and this was deliberate.  Mr. Yoshida the President of Sony Worldwide Studios explains why!

 

 

Yoshida said that “we hate to see all the PS4 games being FPS or action-adventure or very photorealistic” and how he would like to keep his distance from “big-budget blockbuster games.”

He went on to say “We know that people like these games, but these are not the only kinds of games that people can have fun with”(Talking about blockbuster games)

Now believe it or not, the project of Knack was started all the way back in 2008, even before the PS Vita. Obviously, both projects were worked on at the same time.

Funily enough, the Idea for Knack came from Cerny’s beastly track record back in the year ’96 through to 2000. Guess who Im talking about? Yes! Crash Bandicoot. Cerny asked “What about a Crash Bandicoot for PS4?” and after many concepts and a bit of translation issues later, Knack was born. There are clearly some similarities in them, but it isn’t a Crash Bandicoot game, is it? 

This little dude seems to be the PS4′s cute little mascot, which brings me onto a question for you! Who is your favourite Playstation mascot? Crash Bandicoot?  Knack?  Kevin Butler?  I have opened a poll here for you to vote! Although Crash Bandicoot is nearly 18 years old, he still is one of the greatest mascots there are.

Bill Gates also voiced what he thought about the knack game. He replied with “What’s this Knack game? Is it some kind of FPS? FPS is the way foward for Xbox! Or kinect. “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oez_gvMxOF0

 

As of this article, an easter egg will be placed somewhere every one. Try and find it!

  1. SenpaiHappy’s avatar

    I want Crash back. :(

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    1. Fuckencio’s avatar

      Crash is dead, thanks to ACTIVISION!!

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  2. i want to hack my vita’s avatar

    SO BILL GATES DONT KNOW KNACK I THINK BILLGATES ONLY KNOW FPS GAMES LOL!!!!!

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  3. tony’s avatar

    easter egg in knack’s chest? i dont get what are we lookin for, an easter egg?

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  4. FishSticks’s avatar

    I could never get all the boxes on that level! I want crash back.

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  5. Kim Jong-un’s avatar

    Knack looks like shit. I will not even bother to look at the cover art once it comes out.

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    1. mahayes’s avatar

      Why don’t you try nuking him. XD

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  6. @@@VIP@@@’s avatar

    No bad sony we need FPS

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    1. DeathOfChaos’s avatar

      I hope that’s sarcasm…

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    2. poorboy’s avatar

      You obviously didn’t actually watch the announcement event. A new Killzone was announced for the PS4… It’s not like Sony’s completely ignoring photorealistic/FPS games.

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  7. Youssef’s avatar

    No, we need a game like legend of zelda or pokemon on playstation.

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    1. Shaun’s avatar

      No we don’t. We need games like that on… you know… nintendo… Playstation is its own thing dude

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  8. dan’s avatar

    if crash is consider the ps mascot why isnt he on psn na store for ps vita on ps1 classics section

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      1. dan’s avatar

        i know my comment is not worded well

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    1. tinostar91’s avatar

      Crash Bandicoot 1,2,3 is available for PS Vita as part of PS1 Classics section of store in EU (or at least for Czech store)

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      1. aerinas’s avatar

        Not to mention the awesome *cough so much better than mario kart cough* Crash Team Racing.

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  9. luxor’s avatar

    oh, bill, he’s an idiot

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      The billions of dollars he has says otherwise. ;)

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    2. DeathOfChaos’s avatar

      Being rich doesn’t automatically exempt people from being idiots. Look at Lil Wayne…

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      1. Jd8531’s avatar

        Lil Wayne is a joke. Bill Gates created an empire and used his intelligence to innovate technology and earn his money, thus what I was inferring to.

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        1. DeathOfChaos’s avatar

          Bill Gates used other peoples ideas and denied his partner he worked with the cut that he deserved. Steve Jobs was about the same as well, though, if not worse. The best thing Bill Gates has done is create an extremely buggy user friendly operating system.

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  10. ducky420’s avatar

    The game looks fine, but what’s with the war and genocide in video games lately? Even this game looks like kids game but the first scenes of the trailer is tanks, burning cities and bombarding. Why do they want millions and millions of people to perceive this kind of reality? So the next generations think that war is ok? In my opinion it pollutes young and creative minds with tons of evil crap. What they see is what they think and what they thing is what they create in reality. We did not have this kind of bullshit back in the 90′s. I recommend questioning a LOT of things lately in entertainment industry.

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    1. hgoel0974’s avatar

      no video games for you then :P

      Recently they are going for these ‘war’ games because well, for one, they are aimed at teens+, i.e. the people who know what they’re playing, modern video games are not really aimed at kids, plus, the Vita was advertised as a teen/adult’s gaming console, the PS4 is the same ;)

      Nintendo is still busy trying to attract kids, Playstation on the other hand is growing as this generation grows ;)

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      1. ducky420’s avatar

        Gex for example, not a war game, not a kids game, dark humor- LOTS OF FUN!
        Seems like everyone is out of ideas nowadays, so why not make another war themed game with lots of explosions and whatnot!

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  11. Show’s avatar

    Gex, obviously.

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    1. ducky420’s avatar

      I just wanted to say that!

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  12. Leroux’s avatar

    Found the picture with all the easter eggs :)

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    1. Minimur 12’s avatar

      haha well done dude……. funny thing is i forgot where i put it! tell me? :P

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      1. Minimur 12’s avatar

        nevermind! got it. and for those of you who didnt get it….. It is the ‘ I ‘ in photorealistic at the top

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  13. Mr. McGee’s avatar

    Lol, I love coffee relations. If u know, u know. :-)

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  14. Vexki’s avatar

    I just looked at the html to find the easter egg lol

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    1. heyitsfalcon’s avatar

      The TAB key is your friend!

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      1. Minimur12’s avatar

        Cheaters!

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  15. jon’s avatar

    well my first thoughts were that it was a game based on tech demoing the ps4.

    It doesn’t look like any serious concept just a way to show how many polygons it could push.

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  16. bob’s avatar

    String.fromCharCode(97, 108, 101, 114, 116, 40, 34, 104, 105, 34, 41, 59)

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      1. anonymous’s avatar

        No pre tag, owned myself.

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  17. mahayes’s avatar

    Gu-Guys, Guys, The Bill gates thing was a joke.

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  18. anonymous’s avatar

    Take II:

    Hi bob.

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=”" title=”"> <abbr title=”"> <acronym title=”"> <b> <blockquote cite=”"> <cite> <code> <del datetime=”"> <em> <i> <q cite=”"> <strike> <strong>

    Keep your l337 hacking skills to yourself, the world is not ready.

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  19. Bob....bob?’s avatar

    My issue with Knack is that the art direction in it is ugly as sin. Cute? No.

    You’re a Japanese studio, if you want a cute mascot, use your strengths. Don’t use some old-era Dreamworks-looking mess.

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  20. miluthui’s avatar

    lol@ the picture Crash looks funny as hell

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  21. Shaun’s avatar

    woah. he sure looks… KNACKERED!!! teeheeheeheeheeheehee

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  22. anto92931’s avatar

    knack????non prenderà mai il posto di crash! per me crash e la mascotte….non knack! che è? è uscito mo e già vuole diventare chissà che cosa…prima vediamo se piace al pubblico poi crash è unico! e knack non si avvicina per niente allo stile di gioco di crash…speriamo che uscirà un crash per ps4! dei rumor dicono che la acquistato sony…bho! stiamo a vedere…

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  23. anto92931’s avatar

    in english:
    knack?? never take the place of crash! for me …. I do not crash and the mascot knack! What is it? mo came out and already wants to become who knows what … first let’s see if the public likes then crash is unique! and knack does not come close at all to the style of game crash … hopefully that will come out for a crash ps4! of the rumor say that the purchased sony … bho! let’s see …

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