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PS4 Press Conference Summary
Posted by Stephen Randle on 02.20.2013



Just finished up watching the live stream of the Sony conference, which took place starting at 6pm Eastern. There is a whole lot of news that will be dissected for weeks and weeks. Here's a not-so-brief summary of what we learned:

Name: Playstation 4

Price: Not announced
Console: Not shown

Hardware Specs:
X86 CPU
Enhanced PC GPU
8 GB unified memory
Local storage HDD
Secondary chipset for background downloading/uploading, additional plans to allow you to play digital games while they are downloading
Ability to hold and resume the game by turning off the Power, game state will be saved
Apps for smartphones, tablets, and Vita to interact with the console

Controller:
DualShock 4
o Leaked pictures are accurate
o Enhanced Rumble features
o Reduced latency
o "Share" button
o Headphone jack
o Coloured light bar for player ID, also interacts with a camera

GAIKAI streaming tech:

Cloud technology
Ability to spectate and broadcast live gameplay
Ability to "pass off" game control to someone else over the Internet
"Potential" to add Director controls to games
Instantly upload gameplay videos to social feeds
Transfer gameplay from PS4 to Vita (like the Wii U tablet)
"Potential" for entire Sony library to become available online, but no native backwards compatibility
Will be rolled out in phases

Games Shown/Announced/Teased:
KNACK, a new IP from the creator of Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank, similar in style to those
Killzone: Shadow Fall, from Guerrilla Games, an FPS
DriveClub, from Evolution Studios (creators of Motorstorm), a team-based first-person racing game
inFamous: Second Son, from Sucker Punch
The Witness, a new IP from the creators of Braid, Myst-style puzzle game
Unnamed game from Quantic Dream, creators of Heavy Rain, Beyond (only a short tech demo was shown)
Move-based 3D art and music creation tool from Media Molecule
Deep Down (working title), a new IP from Capcom, dungeon crawler using their new Panta Rhei game engine
Final Fantasy game announced, more will be revealed at E3 (Square Enix also showed off their new Luminous engine with a trailer for an unnamed game)
Watch_Dogs from UbiSoft (new live demo shown)
Diablo III console version for both PS4 and PS3, from Blizzard (duh), who also announced a new partnership with Sony
Destiny, from Bungie, with some new gameplay footage shown


Screenshots
All 4 Playstation 4 Screenshots





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