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Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:44

PS4 to arrive in North America in November

Written by David Stellmack

Price tag not among the announcements

Sony’s new console will be called the PlayStation 4, and as for the hardware, we had already pegged most of that. Consider us surprised at the news that the new system will be using GDDR5 and offer a Blu-ray drive that is able to support the BDXL format, which means that it can handle 100GB discs if developers and Sony wish to offer titles that either need it or developers want that kind of capacity.

The system will use the new DualShock 4 controller that offers a touch pad in the middle of the controller. It isn’t yet clear what it might be used for or how it will be used. It will offer a headphone jack, as well as a light bar that will used to identify the player or whose turn it is. The controller offers a share button which uses technology from Gaikai to stream your live game video to friends. The controller is said to have been tweaked for a tighter feel and better playability and latency reduction.

As we had told you about previously, there will be no backward compatibility directly on the PS4, but using The PlayStation Cloud you will be able to stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games to your console. It isn’t known how the service will work or what it will cost or what the minimum bandwidth requirements will be. We do know that using this technology owners of the PlayStation Vita will be able to play PlayStation 4 games on the Vita remotely like a Wii U. Sony has not filled in all of the details on this yet, either, but more information is coming.

A number of games were confirmed for the PlayStation 4, including: KillZone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Infamous: Second Son, and The Witness from Jonathan Blow. The PS4 will also be getting Diablo 4, Quantic Dream and Deep Down from Capcom. There will be a new Final Fantasy game that we will hear more about at E3. Yes, it comes as no surprise the PS4 will be getting Destiny from Bungee and Sony-exclusive content, as well.

So, the PlayStation will be available for purchase in North America this November, but as expected, Sony offered no price tag. Sources tell us that we should expect two models, with one being around $400 and the other to be around $500. It is suspected that Sony will launch in Japan prior to the release in North America, but whispers continue that it might be early 2014 till the console arrives in Europe. Sony isn’t talking about any of that yet, only saying that the console will start shipping in November.

David Stellmack

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