Sony PlayStation is a massive player in the gaming industry. The company has been breaking new grounds with its highly specialized gaming consoles since its launch in 1994. The new PlayStation 4 is the 8th generation of the device launched by the company and is just as promising as previous consoles launched. In fact, the PS4 is said to be twelve times more powerful than the previous edition, PS3 and features many new and exciting games and features. We broke down the device’s specialties to help you understand just how what to expect with the PlayStation 4.
What to Expect with the PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 User Interface & Graphics
The user interface of the Sony PS4 Console has undergone extensive changes. The XrossMediaBar on previous PlayStations have been replaced with a new interface that is very similar to the PlayStation Network. The graphics on the PS4 is mind blowing and path breaking. The lifelike images will not fail to keep you hooked onto the game. The gaming console is constructed with an unbeatable 30,000 polygons on the games. That is a lot of depth to keep players immersed in the game, experiencing a goose bump ride.
The PS4 Hardware
The PS4 is built with an x86 processor, powerful PC grade GPU, a large internal hard drive and 8 GB DDR5 memory that can be found on PCs, 6x Blu-Ray and 8x DVD drive, and 3D camera. The DualShock 4 controller is innovative with a unique hardware structure. The device has a touch screen display on the face and a light bar on the rear which identifies and detects players. The controller also has a headphone jack to voice chat on multi player mode. This amazing feature is especially useful when you are playing online with friends.
PS4 Games List
PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles can be played on the PS4 using the Gaikai- Sony’s cloud streaming technology. Some of the new games that will feature on the PS4 are thrillers like Knack, Diablo II, DriveClub, Killzone: Shadow Fall, InFamous: Second Son, which are third party games. There are many more games that will be featured on the device which will be suitable for all age groups and promises to be a complete family entertainer.
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Sharing & Remotely Controlling Friend’s Game
The PS4 has a feature that allows players to share videos while playing the game. The games can also be viewed over the PlayStation Network. Videos and screenshots can also be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Ustream or PSN. The game also allows players to remotely control games being played by friends and help them get through tough spots.
Mobile OS Compatibility
Another great feature added by Sony is the companion apps that will be available on Apple’s AppStore and Android’s Google Play Store. With the mobile app, the player can convert their handset into a second game controller for their PS4.
PS Vita Integration
Sony has made some heavy integration with PS Vita that will allow gamers to stop play and continue them later on seamlessly via Remote Play. This offers an excellent opportunity for more portability and gamers can carry their games onto multiple ports and devices more conveniently now.
PS4 in the Cloud
The PS4 gaming console is expected to be heavily reliant on the cloud. Since the PS4 games are going to be available mostly as digital downloads, gamers can have downloads run in the background while playing, uploading or sharing stuff.
The PlayStation 3 was launched in 2006 and the company sold around 75 million units of the device. The awesome new features of the PS4 is likely to set Sony on the path to breaking its past sales figures and recreate gaming magic.