The first preview of what will be the official PlayStation 4 introduced some new features for the future of the console but how far Sony announced a true technological leap? We know that the transition from PS2 to PS3 marked a radical difference, is the PS4 at the height of that change?
What will the PS4 again?
presenters Sony made it clear, after a long conference, is that the new console was designed to share content . At least, judging by the emphasis with which he pointed out, this is what seemed to them the highlight of the PlayStation 4 .
Sony seems to understand that, as the cultural trend of the moment is to share information (private, public … all), the game experience should also be shared. And in a simple and fast, as in a social network.
To this, created a button “ shar e ” which is in the same joystick and allows players to upload videos your gameplay , whether to show it to your friends to show off their triumphs, laugh at their Epic Fails , help with walkthroughs … well, for whatever the user you can think of, there is the option to share your game (even “live”).
Along with this possibility, Sony (thanks to Gaikai ) in a cloud internet go, a sort of social network for players , solely focused on sharing all kinds news and experiences related to the console. Your contacts will know instantly if you bought a new game, what are you doing with the PlayStation, how many trophies you won or how many you missed.
In that sense, one can say that the PlayStation 4 provides some current options and modern, very confident that the public will catch more flamboyant life linked with social networks, and user more gregarious.
No doubt that this is an important (and perhaps necessary) step “update” the PlayStation franchise to current times. Now, this update requires a new social machine?
negative response is not obvious, the designers also promised new technological improvements for your new PlayStation.
The PS4 will
a kind of PC , as stated by the same developers. Of course: saving that little difference that allows the owner of a PC upgrade parts, at its discretion, and as technology advances play the best software with the best hardware available on the market, or at least one point.
But, yes, in terms of architecture PS4 , we agree: its x86 microprocessor (designed by AMD) and 8GB of RAM , among other things, close, somehow, to something that looks like a computer.
Technologically speaking, Sony showed us (without giving too much data) that PS4 will be able to play 3D models with more polygons for the current picture, which means something very good in the “tyranny of the polygon” in which we live: more realistic facial expressions, better graphics, more visual quality.
graphics quality will be compared, to be fair, with the best exponent of the PS3 in terms of visual experience. After that, in June, comes to light as expected The Last of Us , we are better able to compare the graphics of the PS3 with its successor, and judge distances.
What will the PS4?
Better CPU, more memory, more polygons. So much for the technology gap. When a large part of the community expected to hear from revolutionary, as the illusion that PlayStation 4 would be able to play content Ultra HD or 4K (a resolution that multiplies the FULL HD and threatens to be the next), Sony continues to sign your Blu-Ray of 720p and 1080p.
But, okay, do not be too superficial. The graphics, say, not everything in the world of video games. So proposes Sony new ways to interact with our games (in addition to our close friends)?
What’s the PS Move ? Delve? Sony in its precise and remote wasted? Are you suggesting perhaps the application of new technologies such as augmented reality or, for example, as being developed by Microsoft with Illumiroom to convert whole room in an extension of the game by lights projected beyond the screen? No.
Apparently PlayStation 4 would mean a kind of leap in gaming experience (and say good social experience), rather than a technological leap. Other features include PS4 do nothing but say this: your integrity with mobile devices, they say, and especially with the portable console PS VITA , which will act as client of PS4 when, for some reason, we want to continue our games away (but not far, either) console.
joystick (for now, all we showed) includes a touchpad , almost afraid to not look like something now, and also useful audio output for headphones (something that anyone on PS3 grateful), but not much more.
But, compared to the joystick: well and thank PlayStation players has been shown to be satisfied and happily familiar with the basic design of the controller, and through the years Sony did not hesitate to comply with this tradition. Now, does that automatically rule out the possibility of new ways to control games
is true that there is still time for the announcement of new releases and hardware upgrades, but by the time the PS4 seems to rest on the pillars of “ SIMPLICITY ” and ” SOCIABLIDAD “.
Are these concepts
have historically attracted the PlayStation users , or simply Sony is trying to modernize its console to open its market to a wider audience and consumer? We will have to wait until E3, and different ads for the rest of the year, to see if the PS4 represent a “giant leap for game industry ” (as stated the distributor EA ), or whether it turns out to be more of the same.