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PlayStation 4: The Coolest Stuff You Probably Didn’t Know

While there have been morsels of PlayStation 4 information doled out since the console’s coming out party, Sony really hasn’t had the chance to speak at length about the product since February. At least, not until today. Here in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment America Senior Staff Engineer Chris Norton hosted a Game Developers Conference panel titled “Developing for the PS4.”

While a lot of the speech was heady technical stuff, there were some very interesting reveals. Here they are. (PS4, Sony)

ziggurcat  +   1050d ago
just shut up, and take my money already!
GreenRanger  +   1050d ago
I have a feeling that the only uncool thing about the PS4 will be the price.
Octo1  +   1050d ago
One of Sonys mistake last gen was the PS3's price.I don't think that Sony will or can afford to make that same mistake. You have to remember that there is no new tech in he PS4. The PS3 having new tech such as the Cell and Blu Ray was why he PS3 was as expensive as it was. I think that the most expensive PS4 sku will be $399.99.
isarai  +   1050d ago
While i do agree, i just don't see how something this awesome can't not be pricey
shoddy  +   1050d ago
Guys that complaint about ps4is a mid range PC should try to build thier high end PC under $1000.

You likely to pay around $500 for the ps4 so you can't complaint much.
T2  +   1050d ago
Yes I firmly believe Sony is looking for a sweet spot here on price ... I expect 399 and maybe a 499 beefed up bundle... hey I paid 649 for my ps3 loved having zero twelve year old asshats for a year or so....
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1050d ago
i know im probably going to get flamed for saying this out loud, but i actually know a gamestop manager who told sony has somehow given them the idea to safely ballpark the ps4 price at 399. ANOTHER manager at my local gamestop (who is much more believable) told me that sony is actually talking to gamestop execs to get a feel for what trade offers they will have come ps4 launch.

yes, i understand that what im saying is ridiculous. Not trying to boast this as fact by any means. just things ive heard from people!!
WeAreLegion  +   1050d ago
My friend is a regional manager for GameStop. He said the same thing. Expect $399 is what they were hearing at the conference.
MasterCornholio  +   1050d ago
My friend who manages game in Madrid told me that they are aiming for a €399 bundle at launch.

If this is true then Nintendo are making a massive profit off the Wii U if the PS4 with a game ends up costing only €50 then a deluxe Wii U.

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EverydayGuy  +   1050d ago
and BC
3-4-5  +   1049d ago
This time it might be justified though. not as much.

I could see people still paying $500 for this but not any more.

I'd say it will go for about $400 though.
uuaschbaer  +   1050d ago
No, don't take my money! :<
Etseix  +   1050d ago
they won't, you are the oen who willingly will give it to them, that is, if you are a gamer expecting a next gen console.
jocomat9  +   1050d ago
i personally think sony should add sony vegas into the ps4 to edit recorded games.
xabmol  +   1050d ago
That would be sweet! Love Acid!
jocomat9  +   1050d ago
it should be an added optional feature.
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xabmol  +   1050d ago
@2 disagrees:
Sorry, you're right, getting free high quality editing software is not cool. And I don't like Sony Acid. At all. You caught me. Congrats... /s
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WeAreLegion  +   1050d ago
That would be pretty nice, actually. However, I've been using Movie Director lately...and it's miles better. CNET has it as the highest rated editing software for a reason. It's cheaper, too.
jocomat9  +   1050d ago
reall neat I'll will check it out myself. I only said sony vegas cause they own it.
Rezka  +   1050d ago
The ps4 will be most likely in the 300 range
xabmol  +   1050d ago
$400/450, me thinks.
wishingW3L  +   1050d ago
coolest thing of all is spectator mode for every game. I always wanted something like that to watch my friends play Ninja Gaiden, Metal Gear and stuff and then tell them how much they suck. lol
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1050d ago
a man will be using share when something goes horribly wrong in an open world game like GTA or Skyrim and it turns out awesome or when he beats his friend on a miracle like scoring 2 goals in the last 10 seconds of an NHL match (won 2-1 no joke) or scoring with .3 seconds left to win another (no seriously the same guy too lol)
Sharius  +   1050d ago
if there spectator mode work like they said, then i can't wait for next souls game release on PS4

lol, image someone was piss by this game, and i just sitting here enjoy the show with my delicious beer and pizza
Ripsta7th  +   1050d ago
It will be $800, unbelievable I know but true. I see the future
Qrphe  +   1050d ago
Since face buttons won't be pressure sensitive, does that mean we'll have to resort to the DS3 to play PS3 and PS2 games through Gaikai?
DivineAssault  +   1050d ago
The remote play will be kinda like how wii u is.. Instant & mirrored of what the console is doing.. Thats effin great but i wonder what will happen to the L2/R2 buttons.. It would suck if theyre mapped to the rear touch pad
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1050d ago
they can be mapped on the bottom left and right corner of the screen you know
DivineAssault  +   1049d ago
they can be mapped anywhere but i dont wanna tap the screen down there every time i want to lob a grenade @ sm1
gazgriff2k12  +   1050d ago
THE TOUCHPAD RESOLUTION IS 1920 X 900. can someone explain this. is it a screen or a pad????????????
nikoado  +   1050d ago
It's a pad. That number represents how accurate it is.
seanpitt23  +   1050d ago
The 8g of GDDR5 alone is $120 and that controller looks $50 to $60 I can see it being $450 to $550
brianunfried  +   1050d ago
That proprietary connector for the eye could be a big problem for me since I use a projector. I hope they'll release and extension cable.
lovegames718  +   1050d ago
You dont have to know any managers or anybody to know ps4 will be priced anywhere from 400-450. There is no way in hell Sony with all the right moves they are doing will price it close to 600.

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