New York: As Japanese giant Sony coming with PlayStation 4 (PS4), software giant Microsoft is all set to unveil its new gaming device Xbox 720 this year with some astonishing features.
According to analysis, both gaming devices will change the world of video games.
These companies are the rivals of each other in the gaming world and known to be the best producers respectively.
They dominate the market with their devices so far and also manage to give quality competition to each other.
But now both companies are ready to unveil their new device and launching them in the same year.
Here are some specification and features of the upcoming devices.
We know that PS4 will track both controllers in gamer’s hand as well as face. This technology work as like this take an example the old multiplayer standby of split screen, dividing up television real estate when two or more players go at it, will be added by this tracking tech. If a gamer gets up and moves right or left, his section of the screen will automatically be swapped.
The controllers of Xbox 360 are known as the best in handling with same formula repeated with Xbox One. Microsoft is expected to continue with the same controllers for Xbox 720.
The Xbox One will include a 500GB mechanical hard disk as standard – something already confirmed by the most recent Durango development kit documentation leak. Although we would have loved to see a sizable SSD, which would be faster, quieter and cooler than a mechanical hard disk, price would almost certainly be a problem, while on the other hand Sony’s Play Station 4 is expected to have an 8 GB of GDDR5 memory which enables lightning fast performance.
As Sony reveals that the System will run on a single chip custom processor and utilizes eight x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU cores, with a next-gen AMD Radeon based graphics engine powering the way. This new system is much more based on PC which is great news for the Sony fans. It allows the users to code games for the next generation consoles and for PCs.
Currently Xbox One is using AMD CPU and graphic hardware like Sony’s PS4 but according to rumors, by IBM, using PowerPC cores, but AMD has stepped in and will be using x86 architecture instead. Using off-the-shelf components should help Microsoft build systems faster than if it was fabricating its own chips which will allow the game to release faster.
|We are also looking at Blu-ray disk support plus DVD, HDMI output support as well as Analog-AV out and an optical digital output.Eye:The development of PS4 Eye, a new camera system that utilizes two high-sensitivity camera with wide angle lens of 85 degree and 1280 x 800 pixel x 2 video pixels.Capability of PS4: According to Sony, the new PS4 will play the 4K/Ultra HD videos or play 4K games at 4K resolution.Blu-ray of PS4:
The PS4’s 64-bit x86 architecture and 8GB of GDDR5 memory blow its predecessor out of the water, its Blu-ray drive will be three times faster.
The PS4 will have an instant on/off feature allowing it to shut down during the game and then boot up from scratch in seconds and resume it were you left off.
|Speech Recognition:As we know that the Xbox 360 has supported the voice control by using the Kinect camera. The next generation Kinect sensor will also be able to detect the number of people in a room based on voice, and suggest appropriate multiplayer games based on how many are looking to play.Skype:Microsoft now own Skype, according to CVG Skype will be the default communications platform in place of the standard Xbox Live chat system and Messenger service, although Microsoft has yet to confirm it.Smart Glass:Microsoft’s current generation Smart Glass system is rather limited, with only a few games supported and a rather simplified UI. It’s surprise that the Xbox One will include a beefed-up version of Smart Glass.
As we have already see the sign of coming of PS4 in UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley on advertising boards, but according to rumors, Sony will be launching the PS4 by the Christmas this year.
According to Microsoft analyst Paul Thurot the Xbox will expected to come in the early November.
As far as the price of PS4 is concerned, it will be available around $450/£399.
Rumors suggest it will cost $299 in the US, but that sounds too low to us – we’d expect it to cost around £299 here in the UK.
So keep your fingers crossed for a head to head competition between the two giants.