SONY PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders Opened Today
SONY has launched the pre-orders for PlayStation 4. The PS4 will be released on December 31, 2013.
The Greatness Awaits website redirects to the YouTube PlayStation channel which plays a teaser trailer with 3D animation effects and live actors roleplaying different video games. A Prime Evil Diablo is seen among the actors toward the end of the trailer.
During the E3 Event, SONY revealed the PlayStation 4 video game line-up including Diablo III. This is the part that addresses Diablo III (PS3) exclusive features:
“Of course, PlayStation 4 will also be home to a giant blockbuster game. Blizzard Entertainment is bringing Diablo III to both the PS3 and PS4. And we’re proud to announce today Diablo III will have on PS3 exclusive items from PlayStation franchises like the Drake’s Amulet from Uncharted and shoulder bracers inspired by that game company’s Indie hit: Journey. There are also PS3 exclusive items from Blizzard in the future.” — said Adam Boyes.
The Drake’s Amulet item is based on the ring that Drake has strapped into a leather necklace around his neck (image by saint-ism).
The ring replica is part of the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Collector’s Edition) (by Naughty Dogs)
The Journey’s Shoulder is a replica of the scarf used by the character to fly — Journey Collector’s Edition by Thatgamecompany.
Jump through the livestream’s timeline to [1:27:00] to listen to Adam Boyes (VP, Third-Party Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America). He talks about Diablo III (PS3) exclusive items. You can watch the E3 PlayStation 4 Livestream here:
- PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.
- “Suspend mode” eliminates the load time on your saved game and allows you to immediately return to where you left off by pressing the power button.
- Background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.
- PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press of the “share” button on the Dualshock 4 controller.
- Broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.
- Games already announced for the PlayStation 4 include first party titles Killzone: Shadow Fall, inFamous Second Son, Driveclub and Knack as well as partner titles Destiny, Diablo III, Deep Down and Watch Dogs.
The Best Place to Play
Push the boundaries of play with PlayStation 4. Working with some of the most creative minds in the industry, Sony has developed a breathtaking gaming system that delivers unique gaming experiences.
Completely New Ways to Play
The DUALSHOCK 4 controller incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.
The newly developed PlayStation Camera for PlayStation 4 incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely.
Create magical moments that you will remember for the rest of your life with PlayStation 4.
- DUALSHOCK 4 controller with touch pad, three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope, and rechargeable battery
- Two high-sensitive cameras with 85-degree diagonal angle views for enhanced depth perception
- Compatible with x86 architecture to make video game development easier on the next-generation console
- Controller connection via Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- 802.11 b/g/n wireless network connectivity, Ethernet, and USB ports
Official PS4 specifications
Main Processor: Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD ‘Jaguar’ 8 cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive: Built-in
Optical Drive (read only):
- BD 6xCAV
- DVD 8xCAV
I/O and communication:
- Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0)
- Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- Analog-AV out
- Digital Output (optical)
DUALSHOCK 4 Controller
- PS button, Share button, OPTIONS button,
- Directional buttons(Up/Down/Left/Right),
- Action buttons(Triangle/Circle/Cross/Square),
- R1/L1/R2/L2, Right stick, Left stick, Touch Pad button
- 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive type
- Six-axis motion sensing systems(three axis gyroscope, three axis accelorometer)
- Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
- USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
- Bluetooth® Ver 2.1 + EDR
- Type: Buit-in Lithium-ion rechargeble battery
- Voltage: DC3.7V(tentative)
- Capacity: 1000mAh(tentative)