The PlayStation 4 has been officially revealed and chances are, you want to know all about it. We will oblige.

Well, here we go- The PS4 is indeed coming and Sony is really pulling out all the stops with this new machine. Not only are they pushing the envelope in terms of technology, they're also implementing a horde of new innovative features. Check it out:

Brief Specs: The PS4 is built on an x86 XPU with an enhanced PC GPU and 8GB of onboard GDDR5 memory. There will also be a local hard drive, and a secondary chip that handles all downloading, which means PS4 titles will be playable as they're being digitally downloaded. Nice for the very impatient.

The PS4 also comes with an always-on hardware for both video compression and decompression, which means that playing and even recording video won't use up the CPU during gameplay. We'll get the chance to experience seamless uploading and downloading, and players will be able to share their gaming experiences with others (with the help of the Dual Shock 4's "Share" button). We'll even be able to view streaming videos on the Vita or a tablet. The strangest – and perhaps most provocative – part involves players actually being able to take over your controller remotely via streaming, just in case you need some help.

A "Mind-Reading" Console: Well, sorta. Basically, the PS4 will learn a gamer's behavior and guess what they're going to buy. Then the machine will download those games even before you've purchased them, and you can sample them before actually spending the money. Creepy but cool.

Gaikai Revolution: The integration of the Gaikai streaming service is really a game-changer. For instance, we'll be able to find anything in the PlayStation Store and with the simple press of a button, the game or media will immediately start playing. Furthermore, we'll be able to pick up where we left off; going back to our game won't have to involve turning the system back on, booting the game up, etc.

Streaming PS1, PS2 and PS3 Games: Sony's new console will utilize the PlayStation Cloud and be able to stream games from the last three generations of PlayStation consoles. Sony wants gamers to be able to stream "everything ever" released, although no titles were revealed during the presentation. We do know that services will be rolled out over time for the Cloud.

Remote Play on Vita: The PS4 will also let gamers play remotely on the PlayStation Vita. The Gaikai technology means this will involve "reduced transmission times" so the gameplay will be fast and immediate. For instance, Mark Cerny's Knack , the first game unveiled for Sony's new console, was shown running on the Vita.

Coming Holiday 2013: Yeah, that's self-explanatory.

More news is a-coming, we're sure. Stay tuned. 🙂

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bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Sounds amazingly awesome I hope the launch lineup will be just as great!

Yukian
Yukian
8 years ago

When I heard the Crash Bandicoot music I thought: "OH, MY GOD! CRASH BANDICOOT FOR LAUNCH!" How wrong I was… 🙁

___________
___________
8 years ago

$ony are such trolls!
made me pause the video, start screaming and bouncing around like a kid in the chocolate factory!
all for for nothing!!!!!!
and the main character of knack looks SOOOOOOOOO much like crash, $ony you trolls you!

JDC80
JDC80
8 years ago

I got three words: I want one.

Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

How long do you reckon before Crytek claim the have maxed out the PS4?

lmao.

They probably claim to have already done it before the thing releases.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Akuma, considering that this is a low end consumer x86 architecture with a bog standard GPU architecture that Crytek are familiar with, they already have maxed it out. All you have to do is run their latest game with all the options enabled and watch the framerate drop through the floor.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
8 years ago

Crytek sounds like the hipster of the game developing world.

IronFace2
IronFace2
8 years ago

Not showing the console was a pretty big downer for me. At least have the empty shell. It's like they had to fish for interest before starting to produce them. 3/10

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
8 years ago

Ironface, what does it matter what the console looks like at this point in time? If it won't be out for months.

Wrote
Wrote
8 years ago

I want one.

Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
8 years ago

Excellent.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
8 years ago

four words TAKE MY MONEY NOW !!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Sold.

Athrin
Athrin
8 years ago

anyone know the xbox 720 specs?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

After tonight… irrelevant.

Athrin
Athrin
8 years ago

dont know y 2 idiots thumbed me down, whant to compare the both wtf is wrong with that

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

Ignore the thumbs. Important for humans, but not here.

Well, they're not always accurate anyway.

I'm curious to see whether I'll get thumbs up or down for this comment…. will be interesting. 😛

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

Guys, if the nextbox is rumored to have 8GB ram as well, but also an Windows OS that may take up to 3GB of it, that leaves about 4GB-5GB for gaming right? If this is the case, then Sony clearly has the upper hand if they can use at least 7GB dedicated to gaming. Then again, they may be able to adjust after hearing this.

Xombito
Xombito
8 years ago

From what I read, the nextbox is rumored to have 8 gigs of memory. But its GDDR3 memory. If that's true then the PS3 undoughtedly has the upper hand.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

Yeah, that's true. And actually, I don't think the rumor speaks of a GDDR3 for the next box, I think it's just a regular DDR3. That would make 3rd party games run about half the resolution and framerate than what the PS3 versions would be able to run. If it's going to include Windows, it may make it even worse.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

I would not be surprised if the next xbox runs with Windows. Microsoft loves Windows 8 and its essentially made for apps and games. It's even hooked up with Live and you can purchase those games to play on the W8OS as well. Personally I can't stand Windows 8. It makes me wanting to use my laptop for homework even more difficult when I'm already trying to cram for a test.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Holidays 2013, now we know. That was insane. I'm gonna die if I don't find a way to come up with that money aren't I?

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Sell blood, prostitution, I mean at this point defiling youself is irrelevant.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
8 years ago

What he said^^

If you sold plasma and sperm now until release, you could deff. buy the console, and a few games to boot!

Xzer0
Xzer0
8 years ago

Sold, sold sold and it is coming this year!! yay!! now i am going to sleep I only got 5 and half hour to sleep and the I mus go to work, but i will so excited!!! omg!!

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
8 years ago

Im ready to Pre-Order !!!!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
8 years ago

Outstanding. Considering I have three PS3's in my house, this is going to be expensive..

Hoagie324
Hoagie324
8 years ago

This looks AWESOME! Definitely a day one purchase for me.

McClane
McClane
8 years ago

With all the stream this, stream that does this mean physical format will be over?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

not yet

SethB
SethB
8 years ago

I hope not. Digital download only would make this a non-buy for me. Not to mention that it would effectively eliminate the used market.

wackazoa
wackazoa
8 years ago

"Not to mention that it would effectively eliminate the used market."

Thats the point.

SethB
SethB
8 years ago

It's a really blunt point, to be sure. In regards to the streaming, maybe it's just because I am old, but I do not like spending hard earned money on items that only function properly if you have a high speed and reliable internet connection.

wackazoa
wackazoa
8 years ago

I dont like spending money on things I cant "touch". Yes data backups are getting better, but still that nagging thought will not go away, that if I somehow delete something acidently or my system crashes that I'll be able to get it back.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

When is holiday 2013?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

October – December 2013.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

Good. Good.

Fane1024
Fane1024
8 years ago

One rumor said September…FWIW.

faraga
faraga
8 years ago

I want it now. How come they didn't show us the actual console design?

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

I was wondering the same thing. Maybe Sony couldn't decide on a console design in time for the press conference.

Simcoe
Simcoe
8 years ago

They have to save something for E3!

JROD0823
JROD0823
8 years ago

Not being a smartass, but does the design of the console much matter with all of the impressive games and game teases they showed at the Meeting?

I would buy a PS4 even it it was designed to look like a coiled piece of poo, lol. With games that look as good as that being shown pre-E3, and all of the possibilities that are yet to come for the system, the future is looking bright for PlayStation gamers.

txgamer
txgamer
8 years ago

Preparing to preorder asap.

Corvo
Corvo
8 years ago

I loved the outro. It was like "See you at E3 Microsoft." Well out of everything i worried and all that i can safely say i want the next gen now. That social feature where if someone beats me on the leaderboard i can go and watch how they did it. I love it. Its all so unique and everytime i saw graphics i had to blink to make sure i was watching a grame and not a movie. I don't want too spend 6 hours going on and on about what i saw but ill end with this.

If FFvs13 is announced for the ps4 im going to throw a fit.

Ninja_WafflesXD
Ninja_WafflesXD
8 years ago

Heh…at first I was really put off at the idea of the PS4 being released this year…

But now? I can't wait! Better start saving….

txgamer
txgamer
8 years ago

I think Sony will show the console at E3 or TGS. I'm thinking TGS because it's home.

ryu
ryu
8 years ago

pretty underwhelming i thought,
nothing from SE, kojima didn't show

Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

Underwhelming?

Geez.

You are hard to please.

I know KojiPro didn't show, but that HAS to be because he has something big planned.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
8 years ago

Is anyone surprised that SE just showed a demo and that's it. They think that's still good enough for people.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

I'd much rather Kojima focus all his energy and resources on MGS Ground Zeroes before committing himself to PS4.

Perhaps Project Ogre is a PS4 exclusive?

Either way, the presentation was heaps longer than I expected and had more content and games than I could have hoped for!!

Infamous: Second Son, DriveClub, Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Watch Dogs, Destiny, The Witness…. I really want to play ALL of those games!! If they come out around launch, I'll be one happy gamer.

And Media Molecule's concept was freakin' genius!!! I had the biggest smile on my face as I watched them use the Move to sculpt and build and play!! Love Media Molecule!! Greatest investment Sony has ever purchased!!

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