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Console packs an x86 GPU, 8 GB of DDR3, a powerful GPU, and a custom processor for background processing

Sony Group President Andrew House kicked off Sony Corp.'s (TYO:6758) 6 p.m. press conference with the expected news, commenting, "The demand for a new console were clear....Today we will give you a glimpse into the future of play.  The most personalized gaming experience available today... the most powerful platform ever.We believe that PlayStation 4 represents a shift from thinking of a box or console... PlayStation is the best place to play."

Sony's fourth generation console, which will enter the eigth generation of console wars has been in the works since at least 2007.  The console packs a new x86 processor replacing the International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM) derived CELL processor from the PS3.  The system has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (unified) shared by the GPU and CPU.  Sony did not specify the hard drive size, but it promises it is "huge".

The new controller has a light bar, which is recognized by a 3D camera on the console, allowing motion control (similar to the Wii, Kinnect, etc.).  The new controller also features a headphone jack and share button, as rumored.  The controller also features a power button that can pause games; all games will be equipped with power save features.

Sony DualShock 4 Controller
 
Games can be downloaded while the console is in the low power/background mode.  The background processing is handled by a secondary "custom" chip.  Lead architect Mark Cerny explains, "[Our] long-term vision is to reduce download times to zero... if we know enough about you we know what game you'll purchase next and download it in the background."

There's also continual support for hardware video compression when the console is on.

The console also supports using smartphones, tablets, and the PlayStation Vita as controllers via custom apps on the latter two (specific platforms were not announced).  Most PS4 titles will be playable on the PlayStation Vita as a secondary screen.

For sharing Sony is pairing up with Facebook, Inc.'s (FB) ubiquitous social network and Ustream.  Describes Mr. Cerny, "By combining the PS4, the PlayStation Network, and these social platforms, our goal is to become the social platform for gaming."

One thing Sony views as key to the upcoming console's success is to woo developers big and small.  Much like Apple, Inc. (AAPL) Sony made it clear that it's all about the developers and will promote small third party studios and big studios alike via abundant resources and a set of accessible APIs.

For big end studios, there's plenty of room for creativity; high end game titles are expected to feature characters with up to 30,000 polygons. Some of the high end games shown off included Killzone: Shadowfall, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Driveclub, Deep (Capcom Comp., Ltd. (TYO:9697)), Final Fantasy (unnamed) (Square Enix Holdings Comp., Ltd. (TYO:9684)), Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Entertainment SA (EPA:SA)), a Diablo III port (Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)), and (now-independent) Bungie's new title "Destiny".

Source: Sony



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What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/2013 9:08:57 PM , Rating: 0
What's the obession with having everything linked to fb.. i mean seriously who gives a crap.

FB is for sad and pathetic people with no life




RE: What the hell?
By TSS on 2/20/2013 10:26:21 PM , Rating: 1
Hey! my little sister uses facebook because she has a life. It's now the dominant chat program to keep in toutch with your friends real life or otherwise, just like MSN was at one time, and AIM/ICQ/IRC before it.

Simply an evolution of possibilities. IRC allowed you to share text. ICQ/AIM allowed you to share files. MSN allowed you to share audio and video. Facebook let's you share just about anything to anybody. To be honest i can't really see what the next step would be, as for a large part of the population this is already a step too far, me included. But atleast i know my sister is informed and has everything set to private as much as possible.

In any case, what worries me more is the quote "if we know what game you're going to buy next we can download it in the background for you". I don't want sony to know what i'll buy next. I want my friends to know, sure, i'll talk to them about cool games coming out, usually try and convince them to get it as well.

But i don't want sony to know or pre-load it for me. Because then, what's to say they won't preload other games "i like"? The point is here i've got no vested interests in convincing others to play the same game. If they won't, i'll find people online to play with. But sony does always have a vested interest, they make a cut on every sale. They are biased and thus listening to them about what you might like is very dangerous indeed, you might find you like everything.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/13, Rating: -1
RE: What the hell?
By nikon133 on 2/20/2013 10:51:03 PM , Rating: 2
Your experience?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/2013 11:17:05 PM , Rating: 2
huh? Sorry I'm not cool enough to qualify to have a fb account.

But i have eyes.. and i know losers who constantly access fb with their phones.. its just shows how bored they really are.. desperately wasting time on fb.. its nothing more than pathetic.

Why not do something productive and improve your mind... damn do anything other than giving away your personal information ... for free no less and trolling 'friends'.. of which most are complete strangers.. Totally sad and pathetic!!!


RE: What the hell?
By themaster08 on 2/21/2013 2:33:10 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why not do something productive
Sure, like being an elitist prick, because you're too good to use FB, yet not good enough to waste your time on a public forum complaining about it?


RE: What the hell?
By LiquidM on 2/21/2013 5:25:16 PM , Rating: 2
4K TV is approaching fast. There is nothing on this topic.
3D capability ? Again nothing...


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:03:28 PM , Rating: 2
Not too good to use FB.. just not that stupid

Defend your position all you like... not going to change the fact that you give your personal details away for free for the sake of 'fitting' in to your social circles... that's just pathetic.

And yes i dont expect many people to agree with me because popular culture has a commanding influence on the masses... everyones too worried about not being included.. its so sad.


RE: What the hell?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 6:08:33 PM , Rating: 2
I guess trying to convince you there is a legitimate use for Facebook, bringing people together from distant geographical locations, is a bit beyond your understanding at this point?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:19:35 PM , Rating: 2
There was a world before FB and it didnt require giving all your personal details, photos and geographical location away and people soooooooooooooomehow managed to say in touch with friends/family.

It amazes me how far people are willing to go to defend FB.. it really show how obessed they. It's it really that important in peoples lives?


RE: What the hell?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 6:23:09 PM , Rating: 2
Do I sound obsessed with Facebook? Did I "defend" it?

I'm 35, but you honestly sound like a 50 year old cranky geezer who just doesn't "get" the digital age.

I have family spread out all over the globe. And before you say what I know you're going to say, yes, I DO call them on the phone too. However when I log into Facebook, and see new pictures of my six month old niece, it makes my day a little bit nicer.

What is so goddamned evil about that I ask you?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:44:09 PM , Rating: 2
Haha 50... long way until that.. and for the record your older than me... i'm gen Y.

Perhaps my last comment was too vague... i didnt particularly mean yourself, for the record i normally find your comments insightful and fairly unbais... but if you look at some of the other posts you'll know why i said people are obsessed and defend it unconditionally... its like i've cut down their mother or something stupid like that.

That said.. FB has become this beast that no one can live without, its like the world will fall apart if it goes away or your some sort of social pariah if you dont conform to popular culture. It's like everything must be linked to FB or the stupid masses won't know about your product or service.

Why on earth would people happily live their lifes through FB.. i find that incredibly... well pathetic... dont people care they are giving their personal details/photos away for free?


RE: What the hell?
By Rukkian on 2/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: What the hell?
By NellyFromMA on 2/21/2013 9:37:15 AM , Rating: 1
He asks you to do something productive while he condecends and otherwise looks down his nose at you, despite the fact he sounds like a total moron.

Ignore it because its clear this guys probably been isolated from any worthwhile social circle for the majority of his life as he clearly doesn't value or understand how to communicate.


RE: What the hell?
By NellyFromMA on 2/22/2013 12:56:55 PM , Rating: 2
Lol Trolls be trolling up in here I see -_-


RE: What the hell?
By Helbore on 2/21/2013 11:20:15 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why not do something productive and improve your mind


What, like bitch about total strangers on the comments section of an internet website?


RE: What the hell?
By nikon133 on 2/21/2013 8:04:40 PM , Rating: 2
It sounds like you don't have a teen in your surrounding.

Youngsters do whatever youngsters did before.

In my time, it was occupying home phone line for hours.

Later on, it was txting to oblivion and back.

Nowadays, when even a teen on a pocket money budget can have smart phone, it is FB-ing.

Are teens losers? I don't think so. They are just kids.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 8:14:08 PM , Rating: 2
Hmmm... well actually i spent 99% of my free time down the beach getting hammered by the surf or building remote control cars/aeroplanes.. just like the majority of my friends.. spending all your time on the phone/txting or fb is a product of nothing better to do with your time.

For the record I do feel sorry for teens these days... their whole lifes are dicated by popular culture.. I mean they all want to be famous, are covered in tattoo(because is so unqiue) and desperately trying to be cool.. ie must own apple, must follow fashion, must have fb


RE: What the hell?
By Skywalker123 on 2/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: What the hell?
By chµck on 2/20/2013 11:04:33 PM , Rating: 2
I like that your view of FB is negative, but your attack on the users is excessively cynical.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/13, Rating: -1
RE: What the hell?
By at80eighty on 2/21/2013 9:16:10 AM , Rating: 3
well, it's nice to know you are enthralled with your pubes


RE: What the hell?
By Wolfpup on 2/21/2013 12:52:40 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'm getting sick of trying to click a link or whatever and a company redirecting me to Facebook. It's like your a major company, I think you can run your own website lol.


RE: What the hell?
By xti on 2/21/2013 11:19:12 AM , Rating: 2
cheap/bang for the bucks brand awareness is moving towards social media.

Dont get me wrong, fortune 1kers's shouldnt be doing this, but for the rest, its a pretty big tool.


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