The news is official! Sony Computer Entertainment has finally announced their next-gen gaming machine, the PlayStation 4. The PS4, which will be coming Holiday 2013, is geared to change the way we play by combining “intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.” Check out the trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect from the PS4.
PlayStation’s focus on the PS4 seems to be geared to social and online gaming. The system is built around network play and is being noted for its power and fluid style.
Some of the highlights of the system include:
There are some things that many might find a drawback with the PS4 though. For instance, the system is not backwards compatible with PS3 games. However, Sony hopes to remedy that through their Gaikai initiative, looking to bring the full PlayStation library from PS1 to PS3 to the Gaikai Cloud.
The PS4 is also said to be an intelligent system that learns your tastes over time and caters to your specific needs and preferences as a gamer.
One other positive note that Sony has confirmed, the PS4 will not block used games.
Initial PS4 System Specs
Unfortunately, we did not see the actual PlayStation system at the presentation, but we will likely see it in the coming months. For now, what we did see hardware wise, were the aforementioned new DualShock 4 controller and the PlayStation 4 Eye. Both of these can be seen in the gallery below:
No doubt we didn’t see everything the PS4 could do as this was just an initial reveal. We’ll be looking forward to hearing more news and details about the system as they year goes on. So sound off in the comments below, excited for the PS4? What features are you looking forward to?