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Sony Announces the PlayStation 4

  • Are you ready, Playstation fans? It's almost time for the next generation of consoles! Sony officially announces the PlayStation 4.

About a month ago, Sony said that it had a big announcement to make on February 20th. Many people predicted that this would be the PS4's grand announcement; Sony was making quite a big deal out of the event. These predictions turned out to be correct, and as of today the PlayStation 4 is official!

While we do not have an official price or release date as of now, we do know it will be released around holiday 2013. Anonymous sources also say that the PlayStation 4 is currently planned for two SKUs priced at $429 and $529 respectively.


The Dualshock 4 Controller

New Features

What new features will the PS4 have? Here's a summary of what we know so far.

  • It will have a lot of options socially.
  • You can play digital games as you are downloading them.
  • Cross game chat.
  • Live game-play streaming between friends.
  • Ability to turn off the PS4 and come back where you left off, similar to the PSP.

These were the main features showcased. However, it was not all of the information released...



CPU: 8 X86-64 Core

GPU: 18 Units, 1.84 Teraflops processing power

In addition, it will sport a built-in camera to track the location of the controller.

Initial Game Line-Up

There is already a small lineup of games that are planned to be released on PS4.

  • Deep Down (Capcom)
  • Destiny (Bungie)
  • Diablo 3 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Drive Club (Evolution Studios)
  • Final Fantasy--probably XIV, though we don't know for sure yet (Square Enix)
  • Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games)
  • Knack (Studios Japan)
  • The Witness (Thekla, Inc)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal)

Personally, I'm most excited for Infamous: Second Son. What about you?

There are many other games that have been rumored, such as a project by Bethesda and a game made with Square Enix's Luminous engine. These announcements are likely to come with time.

Many questions arise with this new generation. What will the future hold? What games are awaiting? Will Activision ever grow a heart? It looks like we'll just be waiting until this upcoming holiday season, when we officially enter the next generation!

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Wasn't there something aboit a touchpad on the controller? Also, I though the controller was going to be completely different, but it's pretty much the same.Oh, and they stopped producing PS2 a few days ago. I'm surprised they still were making those...

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