PlayStation 4 official! All the details

Bezza Feb 21, 2013

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    It’s official. Live on stage in New York, Sony boss Andrew House announced the PlayStation 4, the company’s next-generation games console!

    We’ll be updating with details as we go, but in the meantime, check out the live stream over on our PlayStation Hub page, and keep refreshing for updates.

    The Specs

    We’ve still yet to lay eyes on the box itself, but lead system architect Mark Cerny announced on stage that the PlayStation 4 will pack an eight-core processor with 8GB of memory, as we’d heard. The processor uses very similar technology to PC chips, so it’ll make porting high-end Windows games over a doddle. It can pause games and boot straight into them, or switch between them, and download games can be played even while they download. The new tech does however mean that PS3 discs won’t run on the PS4, but Gaikai CEO Dave Perry hinted that they would run not just on the PS4, but on your phone, courtesy of the cloud.

    The Controller
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    The leaked images were spot on. The new controller for the PS4, the DualShock 4, packs in a touch pad in the middle, as well as a “Share” button (which lets you easily tag and upload footage from your gameplay, like a console PVR) and a headphone jack.

    In the cloud

    Sony snapped up game streaming service Gaikai last year, and now we know what it’s for. Live on stage, Gaikai CEO Dave Perry announced that you’ll be able to log on to the PlayStation Store and instantly play any demo of any game you like, using the power of the cloud. With a tap of the Share button, you can share a live feed of your gameplay, have your friends watch, give you tips and even take over your controls for you if you’re stuck against an iron hard boss. You’ll also be able to broadcast your games over the web to anyone – not just your friends – through Ustream.

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    That’s not all, either. You’ll be able to play PS4 games on the PS Vita using Remote Play, Perry announced – Sony’s dabbled with this technology for years, but with the PS4, it looks like it’s finally about to make it standard.

    The games

    The PlayStation 4 wouldn’t be much without games, and several have been announced for the system already.

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    Knack is a Sony third party action game starring an adorable little critter who can turn into any shape or size – from the man behind Crash Bandicoot. From the brief trailer we saw, it looks like a Pixar film.

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    Next up, Gorilla Games’ managing director took the stage to announce Killzone: Shadowfall, a gung ho future shooter with jaw-dropping graphics.

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    Driveclub is a new, massively multiplayer online team racing game that lets you team up with others to drive – the cars have been modelled in intricate detail, right down to the flecks of paint that come off the bonnet.

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    Outspoken indie game developer Jonathan Blow also took the stage to revela that his new puzzle game – announced previously – would be coming to PS4. Whatever you thought of Braid, it’s good to see Sony embracing indie games on the next PlayStation too.

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    And many more…House announced that “virtually” every major publisher is onboard with the PS4 – all the ones you see above including heavy hitters like Activision, Capcom, 2K, Konami, Ubisoft and Square Enix – who announced that a new Final Fantasy game for the PS4 would be revealed at E3 in the summer.

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    nice one bez ;) im actually looking forward to the ps4,it looks so good!
     
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    No FF X announcement :(


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    looks like some nice features ;)
    nah not till E3 :(

    yer im not to keen on the playstation controllers
     
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    That infamous second son had me bouncing round room!! :lol: wasn't too sure about ps4 but after last night i am 100000% getting it on release date! Just hope they stay true to there word and let me play ps4 games on my vita.

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    what about hadsets made for the xbox/pc/ps3 eg atros/turtlebeach im not bothering if i cant use my headsets on these new consoles
     
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    I maybe wrong but i think they said it will take a normal audio jack :)

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