The folks over at Sony have finally announced the successor to the PlayStation 3. This new console will undoubtedly be different, but what is interesting is that there will be some exclusives and that the console will have a lot of first party support. Unfortunately in the live conference the company didn’t show the exact console’s design, but they did give us a glimpse on the Dualshock 4 controller. What we are all certain of is that it’s going to be more advanced than it’s predecessor with memory up to 8 GB and a “massive hard drive” according to Mark Cerny, Architect of the PS4.
I was expecting to finally see the console and get more technical specs and from first party developers, I expected something new from Naughty Dog, but I guess that’s just wishful thinking.
Below we have the Dualshock 4, which seems to have touch features as well as enhanced rumble capabilities and it’s a lot more bulkier. The Dualshock 4 is going to have motion capabilities, a headphone jack similar to the XBOX 360 controller as well as a share button as this new console is going to be a very social experience comparing to the PS3.
Another interesting feature that was shown at the event was the camera bar that resembles that of the Nintendo Wii sensor bar, which is a bit smaller. The PS4 is going to suspend/resume features as well as a separate processor that will handle downloads without game interruption and gamers are going play games while they are downloading.
Streaming is also going to be another feature that will be included in the console, which means that you will get to live stream game footage to friends.
There will be some exclusive third party games that will make it to the PS4. The independent developer of Braid featured an awesome game called “The Witness” and that game looks amazing. You can watch the trailer here.
Below are Youtube links to the new games/trailers featured at the event.
And last, but not least the PlayStation 4 will be released around the holiday season of 2013. This is just months away and with Pax East coming here to Boston next months be sure to check with us as more details come our way.