Sony Announces The PlayStation 4

Written by Chad

February 21, 2013

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Febraury 20 at New York City, it’s the day Sony unveiled their big surprise, and it is none other than the PlayStation 4. So what’s in store for us with the PlayStation 4, here is the rundown on we found out from the two-hour presentation.

 

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The PlayStation 4 will feature a new controller, which is pretty similar to the leaked image we previously posted a few days ago. This time, it is confirmed to have a share button where you can take screenshots and (finally) record video footage of your gameplay and share it online.

 

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Sony also announced the inclusion of the PlayStation 4 Eye, which has two highly sensitive cameras and four microphone which can detect sounds and find its source, below is the full details about the PS4 Eye:

  • External Dimension: Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth) (tentative)
  • Weight: Approx. 183g (tentative)
  • Video Pixel: (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
  • Video Frame Rate: 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps, 640×400 pixel @ 120fps, 320×192 pixel @ 240fps
  • Video Format: RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
  • Lens: Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
  • Capture Range: 30cm~∞
  • Field-of-View: 85°
  • Microphone: 4 Channel Microphone Array
  • Connection Type: PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
  • Cable Length: Approx. 2m (tentative)

 

So far there is no image or even a prototype unit of the console itself, as Sony promises to reveal it on this year’s E3.

Aside from the sharing feature, the PlayStation 4 can suspend and resume any game you are currently playing when turned off, there’s a secondary chip in the PS4 that lets you download or upload save files, games, videos even when the console is turned off. The PlayStation 4 also has the ability to play games while it is still being downloaded.

As for the hardware, we found a document from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan that shows the specifications of the console:

  • Main Processor Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
  • Memory: GDDR5 8GB 
  • Hard Disk Drive Built-in
  • Optical Drive (read only) BD 6xCAV  DVD 8xCAV 
  • I/O: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) 、AUX 
  • Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV: output HDMI Analog-AV out Digital Output (optical)

 

You will be able to stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games thanks to its PlayStation cloud service, you can also stream gameplay footage and even watch your friends play as a spectator.

You will also be able to play PS4 games with your PlayStation Vita via Remote Play, where you can play your PS4 games on the go. Sony is also planning to allow Remote Play with their other devices.

 

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And now for the games, some publishers have already announce some upcoming games to be included on the PS4 launch, these are Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub. Diablo 3 will also be on the PS3 and PS4 as well as a Final Fantasy game. Plus, Destiny by Bungie, Deep Down by Capcom and Watch Dogs by Ubisoft will be next-gen games.

Sony also shown the list of developers that will be creating games for the PlayStation 4. We will get more info about the PS4 on E3 this year.

 

You can check the full 2-hour presentation on this video below as well as gameplay footage montage on the second video

 

 

 

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