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UPDATED–LIVEBLOG: Playstation Event! – 2.20.13 @ 6PM EST

UPDATED–LIVEBLOG: Playstation Event! – 2.20.13 @ 6PM EST

By: Tatiana G. King

The Playstation 4 event has ended but all the full details are below!

UPDATE: Sony has released a full Press Release on the PS4, which talks about system capabilities and provides a full list of game developers and publishers. See below for the new hardware detail (click to enlarge photo):

UPDATE #2: According to EuroGamer, Sony Worldwide Studios head, Shuhei Yoshida has officially stated that PS4 will not block any used games. In fact the speculated anti-used game patent that was reported to be filed via Sony was never intended for the PS4.

The Breakdown:

Console Specs:

  • Supercharged PC Architecture
  • 8GB unified RAM – GDDR5
  • Enhanced PC GPU (can process up to 2 teraflops of data)
  • x86 CPU (8 cores)
  • Local HDD
  • (No photo available; console was not shown at PS4 event)
Accessories:
  • New Dual Shock 4 controller:
    • Same basic control setup–analog sticks, D-pad and shoulder buttons still there, though rubber grips are a bit more prominent on the analog sticks.
    • Includes a One touch share button; utilizes huge push towards connectivity–use the button to instantly broadcast/share real time gaming sessions & posts to services like Facebook/Ustream
    • Gaikai Technology integration; increased Remote Play capabilities between PS4 & PSVita.
    • Touch Pad
    • Light bar: New sensor that works in conjunction with new PS4 camera to track depth and position; Also for player identification
  • New Playstation camera/sensor

 

PS4 Games Mentioned/Demo’d at Event:
  • Watchdogs (Ubisoft)
  • Diablo 3 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Destiny (Activision)
  • New Final Fantasy Title [to be revealed at E3 2013] (Square Enix)
  • Deep Down [working title] (Capcom)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerilla Games)
  • Drive Club (Evolution Studios)
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son (Suckerpunch)
  • Knack (Sony; new IP)
  • The Witness (from Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid)
    •  3rd Party Software Developers for PS4 announced.

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 Extras:
  • No native backwards compatibility
    • Gaikai/Sony working on cloud gaming system to eventually be able to play PS1, PS2, PS3 games;
      • No date specified on the completion or availability of this project
    • Playstation App: Enables 2nd screen connectivity. The app (for iOS & Android) will allow users to turn their phones and tablets to become second screens when playing games. The second screen can display items like maps, inventory lists, etc.
Release Date:
  • “Holiday 2013”
Price:
  • Not Announced

 

 

 

 

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About Grand Duchess of Tech

Tatiana King-Jones, the self-proclaimed “Grand Duchess of Tech”, has served the social media and Internet community, as a thought leader and tech blogger. As creator of Love At 1st Byte she follows and reports on the trends in the consumer device market. Mrs. King-Jones also co-hosts the popular LoudSpeakersNetwork podcast, FanBrosShow.

5 comments

  1. Pics of the cool hats pls!

  2. Sega…..WUT! and that controller. I saw some leaked pics of it, but I didn’t think they were legit wow

  3. Thank you! I intend on creating even better content moving forward. Hope to continue seeing you as a reader!

  4. Whoever edits and publishes these articles really knows what they’re doing.

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