The highly anticipated PlayStation 4 has finally been revealed, and it appears that the battle for supremacy in the next generation of consoles has really begun.
At an event in New York City today, Sony revealed that its next generation console would indeed be called the PlayStation 4, and that it will focus on the gamer experience, challenging the heavily "entertainment" centric experiences of the Xbox 360 and the Wii U.
Mark Cerny, director of the upcoming game Knack that was unveiled at today's event, explained the five pillars of Sony's strategy when creating a gamer-first console:
- Simple: Cerny explained to the crowd that they made the PS4 'consumer-oriented,' easy to use and functional for both players and game designers.
- Immediate: With improved hardware including the enhanced PC GPU, 8GB of unified memory and local storage HDD, Cerny said that the speed at which gamers can start playing has been greatly improved. This includes faster start-up time and less lag time between