Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • After weeks of speculation, Sony officially announced its next console from a live event

  • in New York today. And while no physical system was shown to the public, the specs, demos,

  • and gameplay footage may in fact blow your mind.

  • Sony's Andrew House said the new console will create "experiences that surpass gamers' wildest

  • expectations."

  • Lead system architect on the PlayStation 4, Mark Cerny, said "the development of a next-gen

  • platform started about five years ago" and that it's goal is "freeing developers from

  • technological barriers."

  • Cerny said the platform is "by game creators for game creators" and that its architecture

  • is "like a PC, but supercharged." PS4 uses the X86 CPU and has 8GB of memory and a local

  • hard drive. It uses APU technology and GDDR5 memory, which is typically reserved for "top

  • of the line, high end graphics cards." The system also features a new controller, the

  • Dual Shock 4, implementing touch controls similar to the rear of the PS Vita.

  • The pillars of PS4 are Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated and Personalized. PlayStation

  • 4 supports suspending and reloading play sessions instantly. Also the console has a secondary

  • chip for uploading and downloading in the background. Games can then be played as they

  • are being downloaded.

  • PlayStation 4 even offers personalization and will "get to know you", allowing games

  • to be downloaded and instantly available before you buy them, based on what the PS4 has learned

  • from you and will think you'll want to purchase.

  • The system supports seamless uploads of gameplay, spectating friends' gameplay sessions in real

  • time as well as integrated chat. Players will have profile pages like Facebook integrated

  • to the "full PlayStation ecosystem."

  • The PS4 is coming, this holiday season, 2013. While no specific release date or price have

  • been set, it is definitely looking like we are in for one wild ride with Sony's revolutionary

  • console. For all your PlayStation 4 news, you're already in the right place, IGN.

After weeks of speculation, Sony officially announced its next console from a live event

Subtitles and vocabulary

Click the word to look it up Click the word to find further inforamtion about it