Currently taking place live in New York, the PlayStation 4 marks a dramatic redesign of the PlayStation 3. The interface is completely new, the hardware has been influenced by developer feedback and the console will be fluent in social connectivity.
"Today we'll show you how we're strengthening the PS ecosystem, through hardware, software and networking," Andrew House said, Sony Computer Entertainment's Group CEO.
"With mobility and the ability to share content becoming an increasingly important part, connectivity between devicesâ€”and the ease of which they connectâ€”has become central," said House. The PS4 is but a component, however key, in a gaming environment which spans a variety of devices.
Sony has already showcased the controller, which features a touchpad, a 3.5mm port and a share button. In addition to Sony's Dualshock 4 controller, the PS4 will come with a stereo camera peripheral which will track the position of the controller.
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Sony also claims it will be apart of the "fastest gaming network in the world."
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Mark Cerny, Sony's new lead architect, reveals the PS4 will have an 8-core x86 processor, "enhanced GPU", 8 GB of unified GDDR5 memory, hard drive, and a secondary custom chip to handle social features and uploads/downloads.