Just when you were starting to really nail down those Black Ops 2 maps, Sony is back at it with the latest installment of high tech gadgetry—the PS4.
Long in the making, Sony just recently confirmed reports that the new console should be scheduled for release this upcoming 2013 holiday season. The impressive console boosts some serious graphics power and so much more. Gaming is about to get a huge jolt from Sony. The PS4 console boasts 18 compute unites pumping out 1.84 Teraflops of processing speed. It features enhanced processing abilities will cut loading and boost up times significantly, helping gamers get to their online addictions faster than ever before.
Sony is also taking the isolation out of the gaming stereotype. Game play will be completely revolutionized with the multi-faceted nature of the new console. Gamers will be able to multitask, opening web browsers right smack in the middle of their game play. The PS4 features cloud gaming with an ease of access. Android and iOS software will soon be used to pull up screens streaming from the PS4, allowing gamers to expand their play far beyond the limited context of their living rooms. This allows anxious gamers can check out new maps and their crucial inventory stash on the go using their smart phones and tablet devices.
Even the controllers are getting a major overhaul, and not just loosing their wires like the jump from PS2 to PS3. The new dual Shock 4 controller has increased rumbling sensations and a seriously decreased lag time from the moment of impact on screen to when the rumble is felt in the players’ hands. It will also feature an innovative new touch pad and share button, allowing for high tech gamers to share screen shots and video clips of their game play with all their competitors and friends online. Sony is even providing a headphone jack for convenience when you are playing late at night with a significant other that has an early work day or the kids are dozing in the next room.
One of the biggest goals that drove such innovations for PLaystation was the need to catch up with the demand for social interaction and networking. Many crucial features expand the reach of the gamer’s world, allowing them to share and connect like never before on a video console. It is about the creation not only of a gaming console, but of an empowered and revolutionary new gaming network. This is one of the biggest elements of Sony’s strategy to “push the boundaries of play.”
Yet at a price tag of over $700, it will definitely be an investment. Still, I have a feeling Sony will have no trouble clearing the shelves come next Christmas rush.