Sony has finally released the Next Generation gaming console, the PlayStation 4 last night in New York. It is the company’s first major release since the launch of PlayStation 3, that took place way back in 2006.
Let’s have a quick look at what it has:
Main Processor: Single-chip custom processor; CPU: x86-64 AMD Jaguar, 8 cores; GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next Generation Radeon based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive: Built-in
Optical Drive (read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
I/O: USB 3.0, AUX
Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluethooth 2.1
AV Output: HDMI, Analog AV out, Digital Output (optical)
Besides this, Sony has even revealed a re-designed Dual-Shock controller (called the DualShock 4) with a touch-pad on the front side. Coming to the price and the date of release, Sony did not give any clue about them. Hard luck gamers, but you’ll have to wait for the ‘Holiday 2013’, when the Sony is expected bring the next generation console in the markets.
Just after the event, Sony sent out a press release announcing it’s PlayStation App for iOS, which will serve as a second-screen experience applications (pretty much similar to Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass).
A new application from SCE called “PlayStation®App” will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets to become second screens. Once installed on these devices, users can, for example, see maps on their second screens when playing an adventure game, purchase PS4 games while away from home and download it directly to the console at home, or remotely watch other gamers playing on their devices.
Sony’s previous application for iOS, knows as PlayStation Official App was only available for Europe and Australia users. So, it is predicted that this new application will hit all around the world. Even, the date and price of the application was not announced by Sony.