During the E3 mega-event, Sony has announced its Playstation 4 console formally to the public! Let’s take a closer look at the design of the newest console:
Pretty sleek huh? Following the official release of Microsoft’s XBOX One, which mainly focused on being the next generation Smart TV with high regards to copyright, ownership and internet connection policies, wherein the gamer must have a constant internet connection in order to play in full capacity, Sony takes a different turn with jabs that go directly to its competition.
Aside for the slur of different games and titles announced such as Final Fantasy 15 (Yes!), Kingdom Hearts 3 (OH YES!), Assassin’s Creed 4, Infamous: Second Son, and Uncharted 4 (YES YES and YES!), Playstation 4 will allow lending, reselling, trading, with no authentications, no restrictions and/or online requirements. That means, all disc-based games are not needed to be connected online for authentications. AMAZING.
And to add insult to injury, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios has revealed that Playstation will be REGION-FREE, meaning, all games from all over the world can be purchased and played on any console, any where. This contrasts earlier reports that XBOX One console will be region-locked.
How about the price? Well, PS4 would cost $399 (with 500GB hard drive), that’s a hundred dollars cheaper than XBOX One. Now that’s a knock-out.