Sony Playstation 4 Event Wrap-up on February 20th 2013

On February 20th, Sony Entertainment held a press event today in NYC to talk about their Next-Gen Console the Sony PlayStation 4. The PS4 is based on a supercharged PC architecture, x86 processor, enhanced PC GPU and 8GB of unified memory. 

This is how Sony explained the PS4 architecture


Sony also said that “Remote Play” will be built into the PlayStation 4, this is all with the help of the (recently acquired by Sony), Gaikai. These features will use the Sony PSVITA, so you can take your console gaming on the go and continue your gaming experience wherever you are. 

This is what the PS4’s Dualshock 4 Controller looks like
The Dualshock 4 Controller will be the controller for the PlayStation 4. This new controller features a touchpad, which is similar to the rear touchpad on the PlayStation VITA. The control also features motion control capabilities and a new share button to allow players to go back a few seconds of gameplay and start recording their gameplay as it is actually happening, you can also live stream it on USTREAM because of a partnership between Sony and USTREAM.
There were a lot of game developers, both first party and third party, to show off their game and release as a launch title. Knack is being developed by Sony’s In-House studio in Japan. The game has an animated movie type of style. The Game still looked great on the VITA it is brand new title, and their demo showed off that you can use Remote Play to play the game on the VITA.
Killzone: Shadow Fall really showed what the PS4 was capable of. The demo of Killzone: Shadow Fall was one of the first live demos to show the PS4’s share functionality that can share in-game footage which they shared to their Facebook Page during the event.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Driveclub is a “different” type of racing game. It is being developed by Evolution Studios. There is a heavy sense of realism with great detail in the cars and how you interact with the car, all while looking amazing at the same time. It focuses on people more than just cars or locations. The game will reward players who play together. It will also feature integration with smartphones, tablets that will give players the ability to choose cars and tracks from these devices.

Driveclub being shown off as a demo at the event

Infamous: Second Son is being developed by Sucker Punch Productions. The game has a new protagonist rather than Cole from the previous games. It will continue to give players superhero-like abilities just like before but since it is a different character, you will have new powers to mess around with.

Infamous: Second Son
Media Molecule, (as made popular by the LittleBigPlanet series) showed off their new game that heavily uses the PlayStation Move Controller. Players will have the ability to create whatever to your heart’s content to sculpt virtual 3D objects in real-time. So far, this game’s title is To Be Confirmed.
Deep Down is a game that is a like Dark Souls but way more graphically impressive. That would be with the help of Capcom’s new game engine.
Watch Dogs, a game that took everyone by surprise at E3 2012, made an appearance at Sony’s PS4 event. They showed off a different demo that what was shown to press before (like at E3). “Once you can invade anyone’s lives, anything can happen right in front of you,” is how the game’s creepy premise was explained on stage.

Watch_Dogs Official Box Art

Probably one of the most surprising announcements was that Blizzard’s Diablo III would be coming to the PS3 and PS4.
Next was Bungie, and they showed a live demo of their new game Destiny. Activision, as part of a 10-year deal with Bungie, will publish it. Destiny is another game that will be released both on PS3 and PS4.
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