The PS4

     Gamers have been waiting for the next revolutionary console since 2006. Finally after 7 long years the arrival of the PS4 was announced on 2-20-13 that the all new PS4 will be released in the US during the holidays of 2013. As would be expected there will be several new features including advanced upgrades to the system’s core mechanics.

Playstation Move


        The playstation move feature will also be a part of the system, with two dual cameras and all new Move controllers the “Playstation Move” experience will be even more interactive and dependent. The new system can actually track which player is playing which avatar. Amazingly the system can also use facial recognition technology to associate a face with a PSN profile.

PS4 Instant On

     Sony has outdone themselves with this new feature to the Playstation. The Instant On will supposedly allow you to shut down in the middle of a game and then turn the console back on and start playing where you left off in a matter of seconds. This feature is supposed to stop the long waits for your console to reload.

Playstation Vita Connection


Sony has also said that your Playstation games will be able to sync up onto your Playstation Vita and other Sony products. It is supposed to work exactly like the Wii U and will wirelessly send your games to the Vita.

The Controller

Included in the PS4 is an all new controller called the DualShock4. Designed to maximise your gaming experience and stay simple and easy to use the DualShock4 is similar to the old one, but with some new features. Sony has done away with the “start” and “select” buttons and instead replaced them with the “share” and “option” buttons. The “share” button will help you connect with friends using your PSN account. The system automatically records your last few minutes of gameplay and by simply pressing the share button it will upload to your PSN account and you can keep on playing uninterrupted.


Release dates and pricing

The highly anticipated PS4 is supposed to come out during the Holidays of 2013 in the US and is estimated to cost around 450 dollars and in Europe 399 pounds. Like usual, the US will most likely get the PS4 sometime in December, but Europe will likely have to wait until early 2014 for the opportunity to buy the PS4.