By Mike Sessions |Staff Writer|
After nearly five years of careful development, the time has come for the release of the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 game system.
After Sony’s very successful run with the PlayStation 3, which was released back in 2006, the PS4 is slated to be much more advanced in nearly every aspect as far as software compatibility, speed and features.
Complete downloadable content is now available, allowing consumers to not only purchase games from retail stores, but download games right onto the hard drive. The download doesn’t even have to be complete before gameplay, as it will continue downloading using PlayStation’s new secondary background processor.
Players can expect another dimension of realism as the new PlayStation Move controller has been announced. Much like the Nintendo Wii controller, players will be able to move about and place themselves in the game, an enhancement of previous user capabilities.
The PS4 will continue the classic DualShock controller, with the DualShock 4. This controller features a share button, which allows users to share clips of their gameplay with other users and on social networking sites.
Some of the downfalls of this new system is the incompatibility of previous PS3 games and former PS controllers. Users will have to utilize the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move, as well as strictly PS4 games, unlike the past game system.Overall, it shouldn’t be much of a problem, as the new features and improvements should take gamers by surprise.
Save all of your tax money now, because the PS4 is due this holiday season.