Hast thou felt it? The collective wind of eager anticipation, the aria of excitement not seen in ages. All emanating from one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry -- the PlayStation 4.
They did manage to keep a few things under wraps to prolong the suspense. First off, we don't even know what it LOOKS like; apart from the touchy-feely Dual Shock 4 controllers and a Kinect-like sensor bar for motion-based games. We caught a glimpse of the system's performance through several trailers of upcoming launch titles. While not expecially mind-blowing, it was admittedly quite impressive enough to cast a shadow over the aging PlayStation 3. We gathered crucial bits of info about the PS4---such as the fact that it reportedly won't blocked used games as initially feared, but it won't support backwards-compatibility with PS3 games either. We still have yet to know a price point, the official release date and the design of the console itself. I suspect such things would be revealed at this year's E3.
Over the course of the next several months), I'm going to be studying the PS4 like a wheat germ under a high-powered microscope. Typically, I get excited over new consoles because they're a step-up from the ones before, but I always felt the PS3 just about tipped the plateau of what was humanly possible in console performance. High definition brought crystal clear images, and frame rates have improved considerably to allow for smoother gaming experiences. Heavy Rain pushed the limits of the PS3, inspiring third-parties and competitors to challenge themselves in creating an incredibly life-like experience using current-gen technology. But soon, the PS4 will succeed the PS3, boasting an impressive AMD next-generation Radeon GPU and a CPU 8 core "Jaguar" AMD. That's roughly comparable to the current round of well-equipped PCs. Might Sony be able to push things further than what we thought they had achieved with the PS3? Would there even be a need for a PlayStation 5?
Who knows? Performance and specs aside, the games are what really matter at this point. Still, it's hard to ignore what the PS4 can do with its hardware.
Are you guys excited about the PS4? Weigh in with your thoughts.
I am not too excited at the moment. The announcements last Wednesday were encouraging but nothing got me drooling in anticipation. In fact I am confused at the excitement as we have seen next to nothing really.
I don't see anything worth buying for a while, certainly not for $425 or however much it's supposed to cost. I'm toying with the idea of not buying one at all though and maybe becoming just an xbox/PC person or even PC only. I owned all three consoles for the last two gens but I don't see as much incentive to do it anymore.
I am sick of paying $60 for Geforce 7800 GTX ($60) graphics on PS3. I would welcome a better console to make $60 more dreamy. It is funny to think people forget DLC content USED TO BE CALLED EXPANSION PACKS ON PC. I have $500 stored away for PS4 on launch day. First game could be Destiny.
nah, it has time to show me I'm wrong, but from the sounds of it that conference just confirmed my fears of what Sony would do in their next console (add a hell of a lot of pointless applications and carry on their existing IPs, none of which I enjoy).
I've seen nothing from it thus far that will convince me to buy one at launch or anywhere within the first few years. I'll definitely get one at some point, but most of the features shown thus far aren't things I can get excited for or aren't really a system seller. Unless Sony can wow me at E3 I'll be waiting.
Sorry buddy, I have never owned or tried a PlayStation in my whole gaming life. I am a solely PC gamer though have considered buying a console (xbox) at times just because there were many good games I wanted to play which were console exclusive. In the meantime there are enough exciting PC games around so I don't feel like missing anything.
@Hanzoadam Aren't you going to wait for the xbox 720? I'm going to wait and see what the xbox 720 has to has to offer and then decide which to buy.