Sony Teases Mysterious "When Worlds Collide" Image

Sony Teases Mysterious "When Worlds Collide" Image

When Worlds Collide teaser image

This morning Sony issued a picture emblazoned with the phrase "when worlds collide." What does this mean? Nobody's quite sure.

Sony's next gaming console, the PlayStation 4, debuts in just a few short months, so it's unsurprising to see the developer suddenly start firing off mysterious images heralding the console's upcoming franchises. Images like the one you see at right.

That picture debuted this morning on both the official PlayStation Twitter account and on the firm's Facebook page. It comes with no explanation beyond what you see there (which appears to be a few lines of text, and a deep-space shot of a star's light cresting over the side of another, more opaque celestial body). That's about as clinical a description as we're capable of, since there's just not all that much info to go on here.

Gamespot points out that When Worlds Collide is both the title of a 1933 science fiction novel, and a tag line used by the 2009 Christmas issue of Edge magazine to describe CCP's DUST 514. Either of these ideas could potentially explain the image, but they seem like desperate stretches of the imagination. When Worlds Collide was also a hit single from Powerman 5000 circa the turn of the century, yet I'm almost certain that Sony isn't mining my early teen years for promotional ideas.

As per usual, when we're drawing a complete blank, we turn to you. Have a look at that image up there, then take to the comments below to drop your best ideas of what it might be. Discuss it amongst yourselves if you'd like. If we fire off enough vaguely plausible ideas, at least one of them has to be partially accurate, right? Here at the Escapist, we call this scheme "The Reverse Family Feud."

Source: Gamespot

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Well what I would like it to be is a hint that they might try for the much desired backward compatibility with PS3 games... super unlikely, sure, but that's the hopeful me talking. It's probably something dumb and related to their stupid projection/eye tech thing that's supposed to bring the "game world" to the "real world" ugh.

Earnest Cavalli:
When Worlds Collide was also a hit single from Powerman 5000 circa the turn of the century, yet I'm almost certain that Sony isn't mining my early teen years for promotional ideas.

But wouldn't it be awesome if they were? :D

Worth noting (well, not really) that Iron Maiden have a song called "When Two World Collide". Though, I'm also fairly certain the new game doesn't have anything to do with it.

That's the only thing that came to mind. But then I applied strong deductive reasoning, aided by computerised simulation and have narrowed it to only two possible scenarios - this is a) a new IP or b) a sequel to an old IP.

I think it could be a new game, possibly 2 different gaming worlds being fused into one game (like say for example, ratchet and clank and Crash Bandicoot, or Infamous and Prototype)

Still should be interesting...

Half Life 3 is a PS4 exclusive?

Jak and Daxter/Ratchet And Clank Crossover. :D

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Or of course the Powerman 5000 game everybody has been waiting for (as you mentioned)

And then there's the obvious suggestion...

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Eh, I'm gonna guess a sequel to Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Either that or an unlikely crossover between two game franchises that Sony owns/has exclusivity rights to at the moment.

Sh*t, Sony is going to spend all their fortune to fund a super space rocket that will pull moon from it's orbit and into earth. I knew this day would come, why did I have to slack off digging a fallout shelter in the garden.

Shopping list for tomorrow: ten thousand cans of beans.

Guuuuuys, isn't it obvious? This is a Teaser for the new Spongebob Squarepants game!

of course!

Taking the phrase literally and with that imagery, I'm going to say Destiny.

No doubt I'll be wrong, but an Activision game being truly single platform? Nah.

What I would like this to be is true cross console multiplayer similar to what SquareEnix has been doing with the Final Fantasy MMOs. The kind where is doesn't matter if you and your friends all play on PS4, Xbone, or PC. You can still play with each other. But, I doubt Sony and MS will ever cooperate with each other like that....

godammit, this only reminds me of the heavy drug abuse like degradation of the tony hawk series...

It's clearly Sony announcing that Star Wars characters will be in Kingdom Hearts 3. That crescent is actually an extremely floppy lightsabre (the series has been following Sora as he grows up, so now 3 is tackling the hard issues of puberty and Darth Vader).

Ok, I have some top secret information about to blow your minds.

Douglas Adams didn't die, he was kidnapped by North Korean spies and sent to a NK writing camp to write Kim Jong Il's propaganda speeches. He was rescued by a crack team of Japanese ninja-commandos who had been brought out of retirement for one last job, all but two died in cinematic ways but they managed to save Adams and his work. Given that news had been spread to the West of his death he chose to spend his years writing secretly in a basement apartment in the Tokyo suburbs where he had befriended a cat with diabetes and a wonky tail. The cat is kind of irrelevant. Over the years he wrote a number of follow-ups to his previous works when inspiration struck. A cross-over between Dirk Gently and The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy. He pitched the idea to Sony so the tale could be released in a number of different media (movies, video games, radio plays etc.) with each rendition differing in various ways so as to create the most confusing canon in entertainment history.

This...is that story.

When worlds collide!

..said george pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you, some Terrible Thrills!

Like a,
Science Fiction, Oooowoooo
Double Feature...

There has been some word about When World Collide being remade for years, but it was said that Steven Spielberg would be behind the project. But with Sony pictures getting the rights, it wouldn't surprise me but does sony own paramount since paramount made the original 1951 version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voW0RiNTbGI

There is only one explanation. A game based on Powerman 5000's When-

Ah... Some already posted that.

Well, I could see this being Destiny, but it seems odd to advertise that game in this way. It's multiplatform and we already know about it. It would make more sense to just say, "Destiny!" And be done with it.
I'm not sure it would be a new Playstation All Stars game. At least not this soon.
And I can't really see it being Kingdom Hearts either.

Okay, so those are the games off the top of my head that the phrasing and/or picture make sense for.

Well, I can only think of a few others.

A new Gundam game of some sort.
A new space based game. Hopefully, something not in the vein of Halo. I'd really like to see PS4 differentiate itself from all the FPS games. A space combat game could be cool.
A game like Majora's Mask where you are trying to prevent a planet from colliding with Earth.

I got nothing.

CriticalMiss:
Ok, I have some top secret information about to blow your minds.

Douglas Adams didn't die, he was kidnapped by North Korean spies and sent to a NK writing camp to write Kim Jong Il's propaganda speeches. He was rescued by a crack team of Japanese ninja-commandos who had been brought out of retirement for one last job, all but two died in cinematic ways but they managed to save Adams and his work. Given that news had been spread to the West of his death he chose to spend his years writing secretly in a basement apartment in the Tokyo suburbs where he had befriended a cat with diabetes and a wonky tail. The cat is kind of irrelevant. Over the years he wrote a number of follow-ups to his previous works when inspiration struck. A cross-over between Dirk Gently and The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy. He pitched the idea to Sony so the tale could be released in a number of different media (movies, video games, radio plays etc.) with each rendition differing in various ways so as to create the most confusing canon in entertainment history.

This...is that story.

When worlds collide!

You are starting to entertain me as much as your namesake. Just thought I'd share that.

This is clearly a Demon's Soul/ Little Big Planet crossover. Sackboy arrives in Bolateria by some crazy creation accident and must defeat the great demon's to get back to his own universe.

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World
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Or it could be a game based on Marvel's world-colliding event in Avengers, in which Hyperion was pulled from a point in space after failing to keep his Earth from colliding with another and one reality's using this as an opportunity to keep Galactus very well fed.

The first ever cross platform game? Yes? yess?!

God knows... keep up the good pr sony, you have our attention... don't disapoint!

Andy Shandy:

And then there's the obvious suggestion...

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I was loling for 5 minutes straight after seeing this.

I hope that was someone being cheeky...

Anyways, Im guessing its a PS4 exclusive (obviously) and that its a crossover game of somekind. Maybe that MK vs. Streetfighter everyone is wanting[1]...

[1] No, im not seriously thinking it is...

I'm hoping it has something to do with Planetside 2.

Also, I can't fucking believe some of the suggestions people have been making instead of this more obvious one one...

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I was wondering what that image was. I forget where I saw it but I saw it without the text in relation to sony was more than a little curious.

Andy Shandy:
Jak and Daxter/Ratchet And Clank Crossover. :D

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Or of course the Powerman 5000 game everybody has been waiting for (as you mentioned)

And then there's the obvious suggestion...

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It's been forEVER since I heard that song. The lead singer does look a lot like Jak.

Captcha: beautiful friendship
Here's lookin at you captcha.

Andy Shandy:
Jak and Daxter/Ratchet And Clank Crossover. :D

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Or of course the Powerman 5000 game everybody has been waiting for (as you mentioned)

And then there's the obvious suggestion...

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you.

you must be a ninja from the future.

sent back in time specifically for this thread and what I was about to post.

I AM ON TO YOU! SHENANIGANS!

SHENANIGANS!

Or, maybe we have been trolled this entire time, and that in order to play either the Cable Box or the PS4, you must have the other.

Because, reasons.

Sony's doing nothing new .

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Red X:
Sony's doing nothing new .

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Because that (comic?) invented when worlds collide slogan? Right? Or is this just a random jab?

Xstation 2.5?

OH GOD WHY

What this means is that Sony wants us talking about sony and nothing more. Is a simple tactic of "say something without saying anything and get people to discuss what it could be". its avery old trict to get attention and have neiutral effects and no promises as all that fans come up with can be brushed off as "you were wrong".

Capcha: slippery slope
see, even capcha knows its a fallacy

NiPah:
Half Life 3 is a PS4 exclusive?

I'm not sure the internet can handle so much drama.

Korten12:

Red X:
Sony's doing nothing new .

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Because that (comic?) invented when worlds collide slogan? Right? Or is this just a random jab?

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But seriously, this is fairly interesting but i was never big on teasers myself.

Insomniac Games posted a similar image on their Facebook page an hour ago, saying that "big news" is coming tomorrow.
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Source.

My bet is on a new Ratchet and Clank game being unveiled for the PS4. It would make the most sense. And if that's the case, colour me excited. :D

 

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