PlayStation 4 is good and out in the public finally, and now questions about the specifics of the system have started to flow in, but Sony has answered them for now.
According to a report from Rice Digital on Thursday, Hiroshi Kawano, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan president, talked about the backwards compatibility of the PS4, as well as pricing that will be involved.
"At the moment it’s not possible to play packaged software on the PS4.
"As a concept, we are thinking of that – but we have to investigate that more thoroughly. It is an important part of our strategy. Besides, Gaikai has joined the company
"What’s a console price? We’ll release the price in the future. We have yet to show the console hardware itself – something we plan to do in stages," Kawano said.
Kawano then turned his attention toward whether or not the design has been finished, and whether or not Sony will have more announcements like the one this past week.
"It’s decided, but we’re just and refining the details.
"Yes we’re planning announcements for those (E3 and Tokyo Game Show)… there’s still much we haven’t told you.
"We’re currently discussing this. There’s not point to do the same announcement we did today again," Kawano said.
With everything Sony has done and will continue to do with the PS4, it'll be interesting to see if the Xbox 720 will learn from strategies Sony seems to be employing with regards to revealing console features.