What’s in Store for You with the PlayStation 4

Written by Chad

November 15, 2013


Today’s the day, November 15 is the launch day for the PlayStation 4 in America, players will start lining up at their game shops for their day 1 purchase. We have some info on what’s in store for you, from the GUI, to the software line up up to the PS Plus subscription.

The PlayStation 4 will be having a brand new user interface (called the PlayStation Dynamic Interface) replacing the old Xross Media Bar or XMB, let’s see if there is a dramatic improvement on the interface. The video demonstration was conducted at IGN showcasing the new user interface.


One of the cool feature of the PS4 is the Remote play function, where your PS$ will stream to your PlayStation Vita where can play PS4 games on it as long as your Vita is still connected to the PS4 via WiFi, so you can play your PS4 games in your bedroom with your Vita while your PS4 is just sitting in the living room. More about the Remote Play through IGN‘s hands on demonstration video


And if you wonder if the PlayStation 4 will only have very few games available on its launch, Sony reassured that they will have a good lineup at launch day and will have a good amount of game releases in the coming months, here are the games that will be available:

Sony Computer Entertainment WorldWide Studios Titles

  • Flower
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Resogun
  • Sound Shapes

Third-Party Titles

  • Angry Birds Star Wars Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft
  • Call of Duty Ghosts Activison
  • DC Universe Online Sony Online Entertainment
  • FIFA 14 EA Sports
  • Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Madden NFL 25 EA Sports
  • NBA 2K14 2K Sports
  • Skylanders SWAP Force Activision

Indie Titles

  • Contrast Compulsion Games
  • Pinball Arcade FarSight Studios
  • Super Motherload XGen Studios
  • Tiny Brains Spearhead Games
  • Warframe Digital Extremes


Online multiplayer functions will now require players to have a PlayStation Plus subscription (except for free-to-play games where their multiplayer features will be available without PS Plus subscription), you can learn more about the PlayStation Plus from this video:


And then of course everything is not complete without the unboxing video of the PS4, so the official PlayStation channel uploaded their very own version of the unboxing


The PlayStation 4 is available in North America today for $399 while Europe will wait for a bit for their release on November 29 then Asia on mid December and finally Japan will have to wait much longer for their February 2014 release.

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