In a PlayStation event last night held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Sony finally unveiled the next installment in its successful gaming consoles, the Playstation 4. Will we get to see some PlayStation 4 pictures?
Sony shared with the multitudes of journalists and reporters present at the event, with its upcoming PlayStation 4 games, hardware specifications, as well as the new DualShock 4 controller.
The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is has been redesigned with a number of key features, while retaining a relatively similar look as the DualShock 3 controller. However, it does have slightly more rounded edges, and possibly a textured grip. That is one plus point for ergonomics.
The biggest addition to the DualShock 4 is probably the touch pad that is located in the center of the controller. Sony says that the touch pad “offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.” Another key feature would be the LED light bar located at the top of the controller. Such an LED light has been first seen in the Playstation Move controller, and Sony looks to be trying to incorporate a level of physical interaction for gamers in the future.
According to Sony, the three-color light bar “illuminates to match the color of characters in a game to offer a simpler, more friendly way to identify players, even when playing side by side. The light bar also changes patterns during gameplay to provide useful information to gamers, such as when a character is critically low on health or has taken major damage.” The new PlayStation controller will also include a built-in speaker and headphone jack, and console will come bundled with a Mono Headset to allow for co-operative play with friends over the internet. The popular “Start” and “Select” buttons will also be replaced by a “Share” and “Options” button.
Another important piece of hardware that was revealed is the PlayStation 4 Eye. The Eye consists of two wide-angle cameras that will provide “85-degree diagonal views”, that is capable of correctly calculating a sense of depth, to see how far is the user away from the screen. The PS4 Eye will also have four microphones to allow for voice and face recognition.
The PS4 Eye would be used hand in hand with the DualShock 4 light bar, to “judge the positions of multiple players, and set characters in the same positions or let a character talk to a particular player, enabling players to enjoy games in new way.”
You might be thinking -“where the heck are the PlayStation 4 pictures?”. Unfortunately, Sony did not unveil the actual look of its upcoming console, with sources saying that they are “not ready” and “still unsure” on how it will look like.
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