In some places around the world the Playstation 4 has been announced with confirmed release dates. Canada and the US will be able to enjoy the Playstation 4 on Novemeber 15th of 2013, while the rest of the world are able to experience it a couple of weeks after. The announcement was made by Sony in their press conference at Gamescom 2013.
Before the year ends at least 33 titles will be relased for the Playstation 4. This includes Playstation 4 exclusive titles as well as releases for all next gen consoles.
The unit will be launched in a total of fifty countries throughout the year. Sony said there are more than 180 titles for Playstation 4 in development, and in addition, exciting titles that will be available after the release include, Diablo III, Dragon Age, Shadow of the Beast. The number of game developers moved from Five hundred to more than 600 since after June 2013.
Stream your gaming session
Twitch.tv is a gaming service that streams players from around the world, Sony plans to incorporate this service with their PS4. Since its introduction in the year 2011, twitch.tv received remarkable popularity all over the world as a platform for live streaming of videos dedicated to games, accumulating more than 38 million site visitors every month.
Pushing the “SHARE” button on the Dualshock 4 controller will quickly begin streaming your game through twitch.tv. Every person will get a chance to stream their video games thru TwitchTV, it won’t be offered to just paid members.
unfortunately current gen PSN games will not transfer over to the Playstation 4 but they will attempt to make some digital games playable. This is due to the PS3 and Playstation 4’s architectures, both being different, because of this porting the games over can be extremely tough. To keep their customers happy, Sony is handing out PSN network codes to loyal customers and to customers that have bought the PS4.
One additional new feature the next generation PS4 will be getting is a 3D virtual reality display capabilities. This will likely be officially announced in the Tokyo Game Show 2013.
The PS4 Controller
The controller that comes with the Playstation 4 is a completely redesigned controller compared to the older generation. It has been given a simple face lift with better ergonomics and functionality but does not take away from the user’s familiarity
Talk to the PS4
The Playstation 4 can accept voice commands as well. The Playstation Camera comes equipped with mics that recognize spoken commands. With all the new vocal commands and facial recognition capabilities by the camera, a whole new experience will arise! These extra features are just like the Xbox One’s Kinect.
The Playstation 4 unit has an elegant and aesthetically attractive design, no matter where it’s placed. It’s far more intrusive than the PS3. Like earlier next generation console releases, it appears oversized. The next generation PS4 is fitted with some of the newest and most powerful hardware available on high-end PC gaming rigs.
Other important facts you need to know about include:
- If you would like to play old Playstation games, including anything from the PS3, you will need to play them via Playstation’s cloud.
- Playstation 4’s new controller has a clickable touchpad, light bar, and share button. Playstation Move has now ported over to the light bar in the Dualshock.
- 2 cameras are fitted on the PS4′s camera, plus a set of mics.
- A whole new feature that provides you a “second screen” will be offered through iOS, Android, as well as Playstation Vita.
- An exclusive reward is going to be offered to folks who pre-order the Playstation 4, to have folks started on making use of the PSN they shall be provided a reasonable amount of free PSN network codes.