By assembling the most creative minds of the gaming industry, Sony has shown its concern regarding its flagship device, PlayStation 4.
The game console was launched on February 20 with many gaming stars of the industry were present at the event. Sony has dubbed the PS4 as the ‘future of gaming’.
Analysts have already stressed the need for a major shift in Sony’s thinking pattern about its gaming consoles.
“The world is now demanding more than just a great hardware brilliance. The world is more and more getting mobile and Internet cloud friendly and the Sony need to adapt its products in accordance with the world.”
According to insiders and outsiders, PS4 is different in many aspects as compared to PS3 and other devices in the market:
1. Gaming Network
The focus of Sony is now more on building gaming network than just selling devices.
“By combining PlayStation 4, PlayStation Network, and social platforms our vision is to create the first social network with meaning dedicated to games,” said David Perry, the chief of Gaikai purchased last year by Sony, during the launching event.
2. Live Streaming
The world is now dominated by smartphones and tablets where cloud gaming is more popular. Routine gaming practices by big players are not going to be fruitful any more.
Reading this change on time, Sony has shifted its strategy to remain relevant in the market in future.
A button has been made part of the new console which will let users instantly stream their gaming action with real world friends and even they will be able to get help when stuck at some point.
3. Mind Blowing Gaming Experience
Keeping in view of Nintendo Wii U experience, Sony has teamed up with leading gaming engines, networks, gamers, animators and artists for the mind blowing gaming experience for the users.
Routine games are no more an appealing factor for the tech lovers. They need something really new and Sony is expected to come up with ‘really’ something new.
Release Date and Price
Though the device was announced a month ago, there are no official information regarding its release. Though a report on The News Tribe indicated a October release in United States during the holiday season, there are many rumours around the release.
A UK-based sell and purchase site has posted PS4 availability from Dec 31 with a price up to 399 pounds.