Thursday, February 21, 2013

All about Sony's Play Station-4 and Release Date

Many of you must have watched the Sony's Play Station 4, or simply the PS4,  launch event ceremony last night. It was impressive - wasn't it?

Well those of you who missed it, here is an update on its Specs, Features, Games, Graphics, Release Date – everything you need to Know in one place.

The PS4 is basically based on a PC like architecture with a powerful PC-grade GPU which would allow extreme graphics  The gadget comes with a  8 gigs of DDR5 memory and also features a massive internal hard-drive.

Herein under is a detailed tech specs:

A few words about the features!

DualShock 4 Controller:
The DualShock 4 controller is bound to impress the users as it comes with a touch-screen, and on the rear we have a light bar which aids in identifying players. A headphone jack is also present in the controller, which we’re guessing would be used for that all-so-important voice chat during multiplayer gameplay. Also the the PS4’s built-in 3D camera detects the player using the aforementioned light bars. Fancy stuff indeed.

Video Sharing:
The PS4 has the ability to stream video from games as you’re playing them. Additionally, you can watch the games of friends over the PlayStation Network, which makes the system a whole lot more integrated and social. You will also be able to share videos and screenshot from games to services like PSN, Facebook and Ustream.

Controlling Friend’s Games Remotely:
PS4 will allow gamers to remotely control games their friends are playing to help them get through a tough spot.

PS Vita Integration:
There’s heavy integration, as to be expected, with the PS Vita, and Sony even made comparisons with Nintendo Wii U and NVIDIA’s Project Shield in outlining its intentions at the announcement. PS Vita integration will allow gamers to play and resume PS4 games on PS Vita seamlessly via Remote Play.

PlayStation 3 titles won’t be supported natively, confirmed Sony. All PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles will be playable using Gaiki streaming technology on PS4.

iOS And Android Devices As Second Controller:
Companion apps will be made available for iOS and Android which will turn the said powered devices into a second game controller for PS4.

PlayStation Move Compatibility:
The PlayStation 3′s roster of games will not immediately work with the PS4, but the PlayStation Move controller does. Just as Microsoft is said to be preparing a Kinect 2.0 to be bundled along with the next-gen Xbox, the PlayStation Move could perhaps have done with an upgrade of its own. But hey, at least it still works.

User Interface:
The look and feel of the UI is set to change dramatically. The XrossMediaBar will make way, and the new look closely represents the look of the PlayStation Network of late. Although it’s a bit early to cast aspersions, it looks good, and it’s hard not to get a little bit excited about Sony’s upcoming release – even if we don’t yet have the next-gen Xbox to compare it to.

Release Date
So, to the all-important release date. Sony hasn't been specific in offering an exact release date, but they have confirmed that it will be available in time for the 2013 holiday season. As far as price, we’re going to be left waiting unfortunately, although the rumored starting price of around $429 has been corroborated by several sources familiar with the movements of Sony.

PS: A news flash on CNN shows release date in the month of November.

Read more about PS4 it at: Redmond Pie


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