The long awaited day finally came. The next generation of Sony gaming system was announced and demonstrated, but not shown yesterday. This was an odd occurrence since they unveiled the performance of the machine, but not the actual system itself. The other thing Sony has been very adamant about is that this is not simply the next console. It is going to be a homes entertainment system as it has attempted to do with the last few PlayStations.
Sony has been on the cutting edge of technology for a while. The PS2 was so successful because it was the cheapest DVD player on the market for a while, and then the PS3 tried to follow suit with BluRay. There’s no telling if the PS4 will harbor some sort of gem like that yet, but the innovation will almost positively be there.
In terms of specifications, it will house an x86 processor, and 8GB of GDDR5 high speed memory. The controller is also going to be a new central part of this system. It is dubbed the “Dual Shock 4” and has a touch pad, and light bar which will be used to identify players from the systems 3d camera. There is also a headphone jack which will be used for those headsets and in game talking.
All of the power house specs combined with PS Vita integration, and apps to make iOS devices and Android devices possible controllers as well, this system has a ton going for it already. The graphics are going to be stellar, the performance insane, and the games will be along the line of the same titles that have been successful on the systems for years.
With no actual hard release date set it’s hard to predict when it will actually hit shelves, but the sure thing is that it will fly off of them. Surely in time for the 2013 holiday season to get in on that madness we will just have to wait and see.