Little More About PlayStation 4 Pre-orders, Support For 4K Games And More

After weeks of rumors and specifications, Sony has finally unveiled its next-gen PlayStation console from a live event in New York City on February 20th. The PlayStation 4 is the next-generation gaming console that will be released this holiday season. While the revelation was quit quick, but then they spent almost two hours discussing the console’s controller, video games and assorted details. Check out the features about this iteration of the new PS4!

Release date has been set up for the 2013 Holiday! Here are some specifications of whay Sony has revealed up to this point. Just jump right now!

Lead system architect on the PlayStation 4, Mark Cerny, said “the development of a next-gen platform started about five years ago” and that it’s goal is “freeing developers from technological barriers.” Also said that the platform is “by game creators for game creaters” and its architecture is “like a PC, but supercharged.” PS4 uses the X86 CPU and has a 8GB of memory and a local hard drive. It uses APU technology and GDDR5 memory, which is typically reserved for “top of the line, high end graphics cards.”

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Mostly resembles the old DualShock PlayStation Controllers, but now there’s a whole mess of doodads attached to it. Essentially integrated features from the DualShok 3, PlayStation Move, and even a touchpad from the PlayStation Vita as well.

The PS4 pillars are Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated and Personalized. PlayStation 4 supports suspending and reloading play sessions. This new game console has a secondary chip for uploading and downloading in the background. So, digital games can be played as they are being downloaded and installed.

The nod to the comes in the form of a light bar on the front of the controller, which lights up to distinguish between players, and a new dual-camera peripheral can track it just like PlayStation Move. It also includes a built-in speaker for the controller, and a headset jack to boot. The first and foremost seems to be cribbed from the Wii, while the latter is from Xbox 360. Like it, a headset will be included in each PlayStation 4 bundle.

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Almost all the buttons on the controller would be same just as on PlayStation 3. There’s a Share button for social interactions, like streaming gameplay or posting images, and an Options button which combines the old Select and Start buttons into one multipurpose one.

That said, here’s a nice list of games that are definitely coming to the platform:

  • Destiny
  • The Witness
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Driveclub
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Diablo III
  • Knack
  • Deep Down

Now the announcement of the PlayStation 4 may have passed, but plenty of questions surfacing to the upcoming console remain unanswered. Joystiq has learned that while the PS4 will offer output for video, the same cannot be said for games.

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According to Sony, the PlayStation 4?s GPU includes “a unified array of 18 compute units” for a total of 1.84 teraflops of processing power. The console’s 8 GB of memory will supposedly provide up to “176 GB/second of bandwidth” to developers, should they need that sort of thing. The system supports seamless uploads of gameplay, spectating friends’ gameplay sessions in real time as well as integrated chat. Players will have profile pages like Facebook integrated to the “full PlayStation ecosystem.”

The system supports seamless uploads of gameplay, spectating friends’ gameplay sessions in real time as well as integrated chat. Players will have profile pages like Facebook integrated to the “full PlayStation ecosystem.” Lots more to add soon. Stay tuned!

The system supports seamless uploads of gameplay, spectating friends’ gameplay sessions in real time as well as integrated chat. Players will have profile pages like Facebook integrated to the “full PlayStation ecosystem.” Lots more to add soon. Stay tuned!

Update: Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 4 release date and price details, will be available in Sony’s Gaming retail shops “GameStop” and “ShopTo”. Now allowing you to reserve a PlayStation 4 by preordering before ready to launch.

GameStop offering you to grab a PlayStation 4 on its official release date by pre-ordering, just for £20, whereas StopTo have the PS4 listed as £399.85, but they do say this is likely to change.

Update 2: Online retailer Amazon have also started accepting PlayStation 4 pre-orders, and currently have the PlayStation 4 release date listed as March 3rd 2020!