Written by Zima Beck.
What dose the Ps4 has to offer with a full breakdown, specs, exclusives and much more.
Sony has reveled the next- gen in gaming with the ps4 at the 2013 E3 event. Which got a big pop from gamers around the world. The new console will be slimmer and smaller then the ps3. Sony also answered the questions regarding there used games and check-in to play any game whether it be online or offline. Due to Xbox ones previous statement about having to check-in every 24 hours and not allowing gamers to play used games.
in addition to the reveal of the console and spec, Sony also revealed some of there exclusive next-gen titles. But lets start with the specs The heart of every ps4.
Main processor: Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86/64 AMD "Jaguar", eight cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Storage: 500GB hard disk drive
External dimensions: Approx 275x53x305mm (width x height x length -tentative, excludes largest projection)
Mass: Approx 2.8kg
Optical Drive: BD x6 CAV, DVD x8 CAV (read only)
Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x1, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
AV Output: HDMI out port, Toslink SPDIF
RELEASE DATE: TBA
Touchpad to interact with some games and better functionality
3.5 headphone jake
Share button - upload videos and snapshots even during gameplay
Light bar - integrated playstation move built right into the controller. The eye on the other hand will not be included. It will have to be bought separately
Sony revealed a few days after its brand new user interface which included:
brand notification system
Switching back and forth from gameplay and XMB with a touch of a button
Downloading games are much better with the download as u play feature
Brand new trophy and player profile page even more detailed, with users uploaded, snapshots, friends comments and a dedicated
Cloud / Gaikai
At the February reveal of the ps4 controller, CEO of cloudstreaming-company Gaikai, David Perry said:
"The gamer is the center, it evolves around you. You'll be able to make use of the fastest and most powerful gaming-network out there. You'll be connected and able to know when a friend buys a new game, so you can play together."
"Gaikai will make free exploration possible, try out games for free within a click, and buy it if you like it. We've partnered with big services such as Facebook, but also our own services such as Sony Movies will be available."
"We want to create a Playstation network with meaning, dedicated to games. Spectating is very important, and will be so much easier with the share button. Aside from that, dev's are given spectating tools to increase your spectating pleasure."
PSP VITA/ PS4 CROSS PLATFORM GAMING:
You will be able to continue your ps4 gaming remotely with the built-in "remote play" feature at any time. Any ps4 game can be transferred between the ps4 and vita.
Unfortunately the ps4 will not support backwards compatibility meaning you will not be able to play any ps 1, ps2 or ps3 games. They will on the other hand be available through steaming services and/or downloads, but you will have to pay for that service
Knack - is the one game on this list primarily aimed at younger gamers, but not exclusively. If you enjoyed playing games like Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and Ratchet and Clank, Knack could be just for you, regardless of your age. Set during a war between humans and goblins, you control Knack, a creature made up of ancient relics.
Gameplay details are still sketchy, but we do know that the titular character of Knack is so-called because he has an innate ability to transform by incorporating different substances into his body. This should lead to varied gameplay thanks to different levels having different themes.
Infamous: Second Son - is, rather unsurprisingly, a new title in the Infamous series. Delsin Rowe is the new star of the show, a 24-year-old who suddenly discovers the ability to affect and manipulate fire and smoke (and perhaps more). Which means lots of impressive visual effects are going to be showing off the PS4′s capabilities.
This game is set seven years after the events of Infamous 2, but it feels like a reboot. This should mean you’ll be able to play the game without having played the previous titles. The first two Infamous games were very entertaining with large open worlds and incredible powerups, and Second Son looks to be continuing that trend.
Killzone: Shadow Fall - is a new title in the popular Killzone series. This is the fourth iteration for consoles, and the events of Shadow Fall follow on directly from Killzone 3, though a full 30 years later The plot revolves around a cold war between the Helghast and the Vektan, two species uncomfortably living side by side.
Gameplay will likely remain pretty much unchanged from the previous titles, with all the sci-fi weaponry you can lay your hands on. The Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (ISA) needs all the help it can get, and you’re their go to hero. No pressure.
DriveClub -(which will be available as a free download on release day) is a new racing game from Evolution Studios, previously responsible for the WRC series and Motorstorm series. In other words, they know how to make decent racing games. However, DriveClub shifts the focus from off-road to road racing. Expect a mix of Grid 2, Forza, and Need For Speed, with more instant playability (but less depth) than the Gran Turismo titles.
The developer has made some rather big claims about DriveClub, such as insisting it’s been in the making for nine years, and that it needed better hardware to even be feasible. Multiplayer is an important factor in the game, with social aspects coming into play as you race in teams with friends, hence the Club part of the title.
The Order: 1886 - is a mysterious game that was revealed as a brand new IP during Sony’s E3 press conference. The trailer shows an alternate history in which humanity has been at war with shadowy, as-yet-unspecified creatures for centuries. Until the Industrial Revolution takes place, and new weapons are forged to help defeat the foe.
This game takes place in London, and real characters from the period — Jack The Ripper, perhaps — are expected to make cameos. However, developer Ready at Dawn has suggested that there is scope for more games in the series set in different locations and during different time periods. So unless this first game flops, expect sequels aplenty.
From the cant wait to play exclusives to the impressive user interface, the ps4 is shaping up to be one impressive system. It is priced at $399 or more depending on the bundle you purchase.