Other specifications include a built-in hard drive (no mention of SSD or ability to swap the drive), 6x Blu-ray and 8x DVD drive, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, analog AV-out and optical S/PDIF audio output.
The PS4 will be sold with the new DualShock 4 controller, which looks very similar to the one that leaked onto the internet last week. It features a two-point capacitive trackpad above the joystick and a three-color LED light bar on top, which changes color to identify player or even during a game to denote things such as player health.
- Ability to stream games, thanks to the Gaikai cloud based service. This could be used in future to stream PS3, PS2 and PSOne games to the PS4.
- Ability to stream PS4 games to the PSVita. Sony is aiming to offer virtually every PS4 game on the PSVita through streaming in the future.
- Ability to play games while they are downloading.
- Ability to try any new game before purchasing.
- Ability to record and upload game videos while playing games. The processing is done by a separate background processor. You can view videos uploaded by other players.
- Ability to download games and updates while the console is switched off using the background processor.
- Brand new interface for the PS4 as well as the PSVita.
- New iOS and Android PlayStation App will let you use your smartphone as a second screen to view game details as well as view videos and other content uploaded by other gamers.
Speaking of games, we have a handful of confirmed titles, including ‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’, ‘inFAMOUS: Second Son’, ‘Destiny’ by Bungie, ‘Deep Down’ (working title) by Capcom, ‘DriveClub’, ‘Knack’, ‘The Witness’, ‘Diablo III’ and ‘Watch_Dogs’ by Ubisoft.
As mentioned before, we still don’t know what the console looks like or will cost. All we know is that it is expected to be released by the holiday season by the end of this year.
The Sony PlayStation 4 makes its predecessor the PS3 and its rival, the XBox360 look like a joke. However, we are also looking forward for the release of XBox720 this year, so no comments as of now. Anyways, we'll update you when we get more information on the actual look of the PS4 console...