Last night at the PlayStation Event, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 and unveiled their plans for the company's next generation video game console. Several stunning demos were shown and they even revealed the new controller, the DualShock 4. The controller has the traditional button layout and will include a front touchpad, headphone jack, share button and a light bar for motion sensing. David Perry, the CEO of Gaika, discussed the cloud gaming service will allow players to stream games from the PlayStation Network without having to download them. The service lets the player demo any title they want and lets them share content through social networks.
As for specs, Mark Cerny, the lead system architect for the Playstation 4 revealed that the console will use:
Graphics Enhanced PC GPU
System Memory 8GB high speed unified memory
Local storage HDD
The only disappoint for fans was not being able to see the console. Sony president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida apologized to gamers for not showing the device itself.
I'm sorry we did not show the hardware. But we have plans from now--in February--through the year for the launch. We like to disclose things based on what we think we really want to communicate first. And next time we will talk about these things.
Yoshida also mentioned that the final hardware is not finished for fans to see just yet.
Sony announced that the PS4 is on track for a release at the end of the 2013. No pricing has been confirmed and more information is expected to released during E3 in June.