Sony Computer Entertainment finally unveiled the PlayStation 4 (PS4) hardware design at its E3 press conference last night. Sony also announced its next-generation platform will launch in the UK for £349 and US for $399 towards the end of the year. In addition, they showcased an extensive line-up of exclusive first and third party content for PS4, PS Vita and PS3, and a next-generation PS Plus membership program.
[quote by=”Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA”]We are proud to unveil today the most advanced gaming system ever created, PlayStation 4, which demonstrates everything PlayStation stands for – a relentless focus on the gamer, an inspired community of developers equipped with the most powerful technology, and the long-standing legacy to building worlds without boundaries through one-of-a-kind gaming experiences. What’s equally exciting for us, however, is transforming the PlayStation ecosystem into a stronger, more vibrant destination that enables gamers to engage, share, play, and connect on their terms.[/quote]
With a sleek, modern, and elegant look, the overall design of the PS4 system reflects the powerful yet accessible architecture of the system, which will inspire developers to unleash their imaginations and create the next generation of gaming experiences that were never before possible.
Sony is currently developing more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles, 20 of them, including 12 new IPs, are planned to release within a year of the launch of the PS4 system. This demonstrates PlayStation’s focus on delivering original, creative content to gamers that will define next-generation gaming experiences. Shuhei Yoshida provided an update on PS4 exclusive titles, Driveclub, Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, which will be available at launch, and inFAMOUS Second Son, available first quarter 2014. He also unveiled The Order: 1886, from acclaimed studio Ready at Dawn.
Other games on show included:
- Destiny by Bungie and Activision
- Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV from Square Enix
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft
- NBA 2K14 by 2K Sports
- The Elder Scrolls Online by Bethesda Game Studios
- Mad Max by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Transistor by Super Giant
- Don’t Starve by Klei Entertainment
- Mercenary Kings by Tribute Games
- Octodad: Deadliest Catch by Young Horses
- Secret Ponchos by SwitchBlade Monkeys
- Outlast by Red Barrels
- Oddworld: New N Tasty by Oddworld Inhabitants
- Galak-Z by 17-bit
Check out our game trailers section for plenty of PS4 trailers.