New York City played host to yesterday’s special event from Sony in which it finally launched the PlayStation 4, and as fans attempt to dissect and digest all the information revealed at the event, the Japanese company has released a trailer which offers an abridged take on proceedings. The trailer features a we words from key players in the console’s development, sneak previews at some of the hardware and peripherals, as well as a glimpse of those all-important games. Check it out after the break!
The trailer is entitled "Push the Boundaries of Play", and although Sony, quite rightly, doesn’t want the next-gen system to be thought of as a mere ‘console’ in the traditional sense, the company has not forgotten where it came from. The appeal to those who love nothing more than to game at the highest level is still abundantly present, and although we’ll have to wait until the holiday season to get a hands-on look, the visuals of the games teased so far look every bit the next-generation.
If you’ve been excited by what you’ve seen so far of the PlayStation 4 and cannot wait to get your hands on it, you’ve got a pretty lengthy wait until the end of the year to do so. In addition, Microsoft will, by then, at least given gaming fans a taste of its next-gen Xbox console, which may throw up an agonizing decision with regards to where you spend your money.
The Xbox 360 released prior to the PlayStation 3, and the former is most certainly more dominant of the two. Then again, the PS3’s Achilles heel was its somewhat extortionate starting price point, but with that rumored not to be the case this time around, we could have a monumental battle for supremacy on our hands as these two titans lock horns once more.
A bit like the Surface Pro announcement last year, it’s hard to get that excited about the PlayStation 4 until we know exactly how much it costs. By leaving the price up in the air until the last minute, however, Sony is ensuring interest is nurtured (see the above trailer, for example), before the bottom line is discussed.
Should we learn any definitive info with regards to the pricing or the PS4, or indeed anything else we’ve yet to be told, we’ll be sure to let you guys know, so stay tuned!