Okay, so Sony first gave us the deets on its next-gen console, the PlayStation 4, a few months ago. But, all they showed back then, aside from a handful of numbers and specs, was the goddamn controller. Talk about teasing!
For a time, this is all we knew about the PS4's looks...
But hey, we all knew it was just a matter of time before we get a look ath the PS4. And that time is now: One of the biggest news at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was Sony finally and officially revealing how the PS4 looks like, as well as a few major details that made the gaming community flash a collective thumbs-up sign!
What we already know
If you ask us, it looks like a pimped out version of the PS2, but with much better innards. As we've said before, the PS4 will come with top-notch hardware, like an 8-core x86 CPU that reportedly can dish out two teraflops of performance—this puts the PS4 at par with gaming desktops. You'll also get 8GBs of memory, as well as a local hard drive.
This is the real thing...
As expected, the PS4 will also have upgraded online features via the PSN (PlayStation Network). This will allow you to enjoy certain consumer options, like actually trying out a game before buying it. A more dedicated social-networking feature is also in the works—we heard that it can record and upload your gameplay online while asking your PSN friends to possibly join or help you out in a game.
Online media streaming will be part of the mix, too, with the PS4 being able to tap into the Sony Entertainment Network to stream content like music, movies, and TV shows. We're also told that the console will be able to transfer games to the PlayStation Vita via a remote play feature, creating the possibility of continuing your game on the handheld device. Gesture-based gaming via the PlayStation Move is also in the works. Too bad backwards compatibilty to PS3 discs ain't supported.