Sony’s new PlayStation 4 has been in the news for quite some time. The console will launch in November and speculation, rumors, and facts from the company itself are making headlines every day. Today, at “New Age Coming: Gentlemen, Let’s Make Games!” An event that took place at CEDEC 2013, Sony Asia’s Kensei Akiyama outlined the additional features and user interface of the upcoming PS4.
The event began with Akiyama showing off the new console, its specifications, conceptual design, and architecture. Some of the console’s features, which were also highlighted earlier in the summer, include large memory space and solid specs overall. The console has also been praised for being extremely developer-friendly.
At the CEDEC conference, Akiyama also showcased the new Dualshock 4 controller in the box. The new controller will be better and much more advanced than the Dualshock 3 controller. It will have all the functions and buttons that the previous controller had, but other than that it also has a multi-touch panel that will allow users to pinch, move, rotate and press while playing games. In addition, the controller will also have a Share button that will allow users to take snapshots of the games they are playing, as well as game activity to share with their friends on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
On the menu side, the new console will have a dynamic menu called the “PlayStation Dynamic Menu” which Akiyama says will provide real-time information to each player. In addition, the on-board camera will support high definition videos and photos. Also, it will have an enlarged angle. The camera is said to enhance the experience for users while gaming, as long as they are playing the games that are meant to give an enhanced look.
Players will also be able to log in with multiple accounts at any given time on the new PlayStation 4. Another feature of the new console includes the add-on apps feature that will support iOS and Android devices. This particular feature will allow players to share information about the game with their friends. However, that is not the case, as if multiple players were connecting their device on the same network, they could share the second screen with them. However, they will need to link them first.
However, that’s not all, as the best feature, in my personal opinion, is the ability to play games before they have been fully downloaded; users will be able to play the parts of the game that have been downloaded.
PlayStation 4 will arrive in North America on November 15 of this year. The console’s retail price will be $ 399. On the other hand, it will make a somewhat late entry in Europe on November 29 and will be available for € 399. The same is true for the UK, as the device will hit UK stores on November 29 and will be priced at £ 349.