[UPDATE] PS4 Revealed: Features, Specs & Game Details
Table of Contents
- PS4 Reveal Highlights: What You Need to Know
- Tech, Video Streaming & Controller
- Games & Trailers – Part 1
- Games & Trailers – Part 2
- NEW(!) PS4 Updates, Further Reading
- Tons of Images from the PS4 reveal event.
After the reveal of confirmed games, Quantic Dreams’ David Cage came out to discuss the possibilities for developers on PS4, showing off in particular the system’s high pixel count which allows for a huge amount of character detail. “Movies progressed to convey emotion.” he said. “We’ve now finally reached that stage in gaming.” Here are a couple of snapshots from his presentation.
This was followed by several other demonstrations of PS4 technology. For instance, a Move demonstration by someone who bears a striking resemblance to 006.
Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono discussed the company’s development of a new engine for PS4 codenamed ‘Panta Rhei’, which he boasted “will allow us to take game design into entirely new directions.” He showed off an in-development new game called (working title) Deep Down, which admittedly looks gorgeous.
Next up was Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Chief Tech Officer of Square Enix Japan. He didn’t have a new game to reveal, but he did discuss the company’s new PS4-based engine with a real time cinematic demo on PS4.
Suffice to say, it looked spectacular. The floor was then given to Shinji Hashimoto, brand director for the Final Fantasy series. He had this to say: “Be excited for E3 this year.” So, yeah, we’re getting a new Final Fantasy game.
After Hashimoto, Ubisoft Cofounder and CEO Yves Guillemot arrived and showed off Watch Dogs. He said that Ubisoft wants their games to be “more connected, more immersive, and more interactive.”
He added that “[i]n Watch Dogs, we can control everything. Everyone is connected. How we can invade everyone’s piracy without them knowing. We can tap into anyone’s lives. Anything can happen. We’re meant to feel what it’s like to be Aidan Pierce and invade everyone’s privacy.” The Watch Dogs demo, different from the one shown off at E3 2012, demonstrated some impressive gameplay. Here’s what was shown:
It was at this point that Blizzard’s Chris Metzen arrived on stage on revealed perhaps the biggest news from the event. Diablo 3 will be a robust experience for Playstation 4. In addition to online play, they’re going above and beyond with the ability to enjoy 4-way split screen co-op on a single system. And great news for people reluctant to shell out for Playstation 4 – Diablo 3 will be available on both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.
Metzen was followed by Eric Hirshberg from Activision Publishing, as well as four members of the Bingie team, who confirmed that Destiny will arrive on Playstation 3 and 4. Hirshberg called it “Bungie’s next great FPS.”