Washington: Software giant Microsoft and Japanese giant Sony stand head to head in gaming world as they decided to bring their new and upgraded devices this year.
Microsoft gained great response from the people at the launch of Xbox 360 in past while the people responded same to the Sony as software giant got on Xbox 360 at the launch of Play Station 3 (PS3).
Now Microsoft is bringing its new gaming device Xbox 720 while Sony is going to launch fourth version of its flagship device Play Station 4 (PS4).
Here are some features of upcoming devices Microsoft’s Xbox 720 and Sony Play Station 4 (PS4).
Processor and hardware:
Gamers majorly like fast processor that can run heavy games smoothly. The rumors referred that AMD’s next-gen APU, the new version with unified CPU/GPU memory, has stepped in. The powerful main GPU and smaller media-centric GPU design to reduce power consumption when watching videos or playing music.
On the other hand Play station 4 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 poering the way.
This new system is much more based on PC which is great news for the Sony fans. It allows the coders to code games for the next generation consoles and for PCs.
According to Sony, the new PS4 will play the 4K/Ultra HD videos or play 4K games at 4K resolution.
Xbox is also famous among the people because of its controllers. The Xbox 720 manufacturers had experienced the popularity of its previous generation’s controller, the Xbox 360, due to its best handling and gamer-friendly designed.
Maintaining the same trend in new device, the manufacturers are expected to continue with the same controllers for Xbox 720.
We already know that PS4 will track both controllers in gamer’s hand as well as face. This technology works just the old multi-player standby of split screen, dividing up television real state when two or more players go at it. The same tech tracking technology will be added to the upcoming console. If a gamer gets up and moves right or left, his section of the screen will automatically be swapped.
Mostly peoples like to have high storage capacity. Xbox have an edge as far as memory is concerned. 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.
Sony’s Play Station 4 is expected to have an 8 GB of GDDR5 memory which enables lightning fast performance.
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|According to Sony PS4 will run its own games as well as PlayStation 3.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.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.
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.
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 in the console.
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, must be a refreshing thing for gaming lovers.
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 where you left off.
|Radeon HD 7790 graphics card has recently revealed by AMD,which is favourite one to be used in next Xbox’s GPU.Speech Recognition:Voice controller is also a key feature in the devices. Kinect camera was used in Xbox 360 which supports voice control as well as Wake on voice, natural language controls and speech-to-text were just a few of the new features listed during the Xbox’s revealing event Kinnect sensor’s new generation will also notice the voices of several persons in a room and suggest the exact multiplayer after detecting the persons looking to play the games.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.
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 seen 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 Christmas this year.
On the other hand according to Microsoft analyst Paul Thurot, the Xbox will be expected to come in the early November.
As far as the price of PS4 is concerned, it will be available around with $450/£399. A UK-based sell and purchase site has posted PS4 availability from Dec 31 with a price up to 399 pounds.
Rumors suggest, Xbox 720 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.
As far as the above features are concerned, Microsoft and Sony are ready to dominate it each other in the gaming world. The devices are much more powerful than their previous versions. It is understood that both devices will be giving each other a tough completion and have the capability to dominate each other in the market.