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Submitted by liban-ali 1006d ago | opinion piece

The Playstation 4 And What It Has To Offer

Kaz Hirai may have swiftly responded to the public demand of a PlayStation 4 announcement by saying “Why launch first when other companies can copy our tech and specs?”, but PS4's announcement completely contradicted that last week when Sony finally unveiled to the world what their plans were for the future of their hardware. (Deep Down, inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Tag Invalid, Tech)

miyamoto  +   1006d ago
these is no contradiction to Kaz statement.
No console was even seen nor launched.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1006d ago
I hope that ps4 has one button notifications, voice messaging, and a psn ID change feature. Please sony these features are way over due.
zerocrossing  +   1006d ago
Sony moving before MS was in no way a bad move, they have great 1st party titles and do arguably better than MS when it comes to 3rd party support.

The PS4 is in no way in any danger and Im quite certain that will be even more apparent come E3 2013.
CaulkSlap  +   1005d ago
I think they were pretty forthcoming about the tech because they know they've got Microsoft beat. Get that out there asap because MS will have a hard time hyping hardware that's slightly worse in most categories.

As for games, we just got a taste. Probably hear a lot more at E3 and hopefully see the final box in action. I'm really hoping they port Planetside 2 (SOE game) as a launch title. That would do more to steal the XBL FPS fanbase than anything Sony could release later on.
zerocrossing  +   1005d ago
MS has pretty much fallen of my radar tbh, they had some great IP's when the original Xbox launched and they continued that trend during the 1st few years of the 360's release.

But now what do they have? I don't really care to play Halo or Gears anymore and I buy most of my 3rd party games for my PS3 (Ive always had a preference for Sony, over MS at least) and I don't have to pay to play online.

If MS cant prove their still relevant to the core market that only leaves them with the MS loyalists and casual gamers, but Nintendo pretty much has dominance over the casual gaming seen so unless Kinect 2 really hits the ground running (but honestly that's hardly likely) I don't really see what MS can do without going all out hardcore and acquiring more IP's that have appeal beyond the bro fist shooters.
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supremacy  +   1006d ago
Off topic i hope the psn includes voice messaging, video messaging. Dont mind if there are lengh caps in place, so long as these features make it in the final build. Tabs under your profile picture for voice, text, and video messaging would be great additions and add to the overall social experience.

Another thing i would love to see would be like a universal rank system associated and determined by trophy levels. For example every 10 levels users earn a rank name and medal or symbol that represent that specific rank reached; which is then associated with their psn id.

For example, level 1 would be something like beginner or rookie, then it moves up from there. ofcourse Sony wouldn't have to do much since all it is, is a simple extension of the trophy system already in place. The more trophies earned, the higher the level, the greater the rank is.

This would add another dimension and also serve as an incentive. I dont know what do you guys think?
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eferreira  +   1006d ago
Yoshida already confirmed cross game chat. I hope video and voice messages too
supremacy  +   1006d ago
cross game chat is one thing, voice messaging is another if you will. All i am saying is i hope this is something thats included in the final build; you already have a headset being bundle with every unit.

Voice chat isnt supposed to be limited to gaming sessions and i know they understand that.

As for my other ideas concerning ranking system, is pretty cool when you consider how and why this would motivate more users to earn trophies. Again, its just a suggestion of mines.
airgangstarr  +   1006d ago
i agree with the voice messaging i mean yea psn is free but its crap compared to xbox an for me is what makes more enjoyable hanging with 8 of ur friends in a party chat having girls send u pics with voice attached an not having to type every message to me if ps4 doesnt upgrade there online experience does it really matter how powerful the sytem is... for all of u die hard ps players the online is lacking an why i prefer xbox period
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T2  +   1006d ago
Getting a little sick of authors crying about features they wont use but this article is actually pretty good/,well rounded .. At least he doesnt say " im boycott ps4 bcuz stoopid share button im never use" Sadly ive seen other articles say almost exactly that.
GribbleGrunger  +   1006d ago
If Sony are smart they'll have some revelations ready the day of Microsoft's reveal, with plenty held back for E3.
dcbronco  +   1006d ago
I'm not really sure what we've actually seen. We now know that the APU will run at 2ghz instead of the 1.6. Maybe. How much else was left out. They mention the power of the GPU and not the CPU. No one has said what the changes were to the CPU. There is still a lot to reveal.

It's just as crazy as people claiming Sony is winning next generation when no one has seen anything of the 720.
airgangstarr  +   1006d ago
lets face it gameplay an graphics will be similar between both xbox an ps4 except for the move is lacking in comparison to the kinect by far... so sony will have ustream xbox will have twitch tv by far a better site for gamers... now they both have bungie so thats a draw ... but besides killzone all the games they showed at the presentation both consoles will have ... bottom line if sony doesnt upgrade the free piece of shit they call psn what does it matter if u can share to people on facebook when u cant even share with ur friends ur playin with online via party chats voice messaging etc etc etc so for me ps will be more powerful but wont be as good as xbox period
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Bathyj  +   1006d ago
He mentions Killzone, inFamous and Deep Down and says Final Fantasy is the only other game worth mentioning?

Did he leave the conference before Watchdogs was shown?

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