Sony Japan countdown site is rather odd, ends on Thursday

Tuesday, 14th May 2013 17:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Japan has a strange countdown site with a streaming look at a room with a bunch of monitors on it. In the URL, the user name is panopticon, which is a type of circular prison in which a watchman can observe all of the inmates housed. The design makes it so the inmates don’t know whether they are being watched or not. Whether that has anything to do with the countdown is beyond me.Any ideas? At any rate, it looks to be set for a reveal on Thursday, May 16. Thanks, KyleB.



  1. Hoika

    “Panopticon” has something to do with control over the masses: philosophy and architecture. So what does panopticon in the year 1.000.000 mean?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Beta

    Hmm, anybody have an idea what this is about? :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Absolutely no idea.

    But I love a good countdown!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta


    #4 2 years ago
  5. redwood

    the Last guardian?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. LordSkyline

    hahahahahahaha, ohhhh, good one :)


    Perhaps they decided to show of their console (the actual box) pre E3 after all.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Don’t laugh at The Last Guardian.

    Just don’t.

    Its comparable to calling my mother a concubine.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    Its DriveClub probably (weird, I know)
    SCEE registered “Panopticon” alongwith a logo which was used by DriveClub.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DJKZ

    Its A Teaser/Countdown Site For The New Sony Game Call Panopticon

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    ^ Ok…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    I want it to be JRPG like Fire Emblem for the Vita.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    As much as i want that to happen, i don’t see that happening so few of Sony’s studios work on PS Vita it is very likely to be PS3/4 related but then again it is SCEJ after all.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    @8 Any link for that? Some kind of evidence?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Might be related to this?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246


    I assume its GT6.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    Can’t wait for GT6. But Sony should save their ass with Vita announcement and I mean “FireEmblemKindOfAnnouncement”.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Cort

    @7 TLG is dead to me. DEAD TO ME.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Eddie Rodrigues

    @16 What do you see so special in Fire Emblem to make you just talk about it on a PSVita? I require FFVII-2 above anything else… or P5.

    @12 It might be a third party. Like Ubi or another Comcept game.

    @17 As they say with FFXV/FFXIII-Versus, it might end up as a crossgen, so no it isn’t dead until a formal public announcement is made (hopes)

    I wouldn’t assume it is GT6, their announcements on a GT always were direct, without enigmatic or interesting teasers

    #18 2 years ago
  19. redwood

    @6 I just want that game..soooooooooo bad

    #19 2 years ago

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