The complete specs and features of the new and hotly awaited PlayStation 4 have been outed all over the web at around the same time the gaming giant unveiled its newest addition to the PlayStation family.
Well, sort of.
One has to ask that if an event for the grand unveiling of a new games console is planned, it may help to have the actual console available for potential purchasers to view. Not so in Sony’s case. Many fans were left on a scale or curious to heartily disappointed by the lack of the actual PS4 console itself. One can only surmise that either Sony has another card to play or this event was wholly premature.
Maybe it was designed to provide a little mirth to other giants such as Microsoft.
Having said all this, the event did provide visual joy in the form of gaming displays of the new console. It’s fair to say the graphics are utterly brilliant and the functionalities and capabilities of the new, albeit invisible, console are outstanding. The event also seemed to have a huge focus on the non-gaming side of the new PlayStation 4, in particular its access and functionality related to social networking.
There was also confirmation of the x86 processor rumor which, thankfully, turned out to be true. The new PlayStation 4 does have this powerful processor and in addition also boasts a GPU of computer desk-top grade apparently.
Unfortunately though, there were probably more questions left unanswered than answered. What we do know is that as per usual the new console will be released for retail sale in the run up to Christmas of this year, alongside traditional competitor Xbox 720 from rival Microsoft.
We sort of know that the actual console should be available to view at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year in LA, again alongside its main rival the Xbox. Crucially however, we have no idea for example, of how much it will even cost.