With the official announcement from Sony that the Playstation 4 console will be available for the 2013 holiday season, we can’t help but want to know more about what we can expect for this new console!
The 2 hour long Media Event on February 20th in New York by Sony shared many great tidbits of information on what the console will feature, its specs, and some new upgrades that will make our gaming experiences more interactive and exciting! A few of the biggest announcements are:
Playstation 4 Remote Play
The Remote Play feature for the new Playstation 4 will allow you to integrate your PS Vita with the Playstation 4. No longer will you have to quick playing your game just because someone wants to watch TV! No longer will you have to stop playing just because you have to leave the house to go somewhere else.
With Remote Play, you can use your PS Vita to play games from your Playstation 4 – allowing you to resume your play from where you left off on the console and giving you true mobility. You can simply switch your game from the console over to your PS Vita and continue playing like nothing has changed – gaming on the go in action!
Personalization of the System
According to Mark Cerny, the new Playstation 4 console is designed to learn the likes and dislikes of its players. It will be able to make recommendations, suggest potential purchases, and will adapt to the players’ changing tastes.
Playstation 4 Background Processing
In the past, a new game had to be downloaded onto your hard drive and it would make players very impatient to wait for their game before they can start playing – this will no longer be true with the Playstation 4! Playstation 4 will download a small fragment of the game and then allow you to start playing while it downloads the rest of the game in the background. This creates a fast, quick-paced environment where you have “instant” access to your game without having to wait! The new console will also be able to run other processes in the background, such as uploading video clips. Overall, this will make your gaming experience more enjoyable and faster!
Playstation 4 Social Aspects
The new console is always following many modern trends by giving a heavy concentration to social aspects of gaming. Not only can you instantly share video clips of your game play with your friends and network, you will have a better set up to view what your friends are doing in real time, spectate other people’s games, and even help take over a game for a friend to get them through a difficult part.
You will be able to create a social “profile” and share your own gaming experience with your real friends – and not just from the Playstation 4 either! Apps for SmartPhones, Tablets, and the PS Vita will allow you to see what your friends are up to no matter where you are – even if you are nowhere near your Playstation 4!