Sony unveiled the new and possibly last of its kind PlayStation, the PlayStation 4 during its two-plus-hour long presentation PlayStation Meeting 2013 conference on Wednesday and is due to release just in time before Christmas.
Here are the PS4 specs revealed so far:
- x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” 8-core CPU
- “Enhanced” AMD next-gen Radeon GPU
- CPU/GPU on the same die
- 8 GB unified GDDR5 RAM
- On-board hard drive (no size announced)
- Blu-ray optical drive
- USB 3.0
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 802.11b/g/n wifi
- HDMI, analog video, digital optical audio
During the conference, Sony mentioned that iPhones and iPads will be able to be used as second screens console with a new “PlayStaion App.” Looks like Nintendo isn’t the only gaming outfit playing around with a second screen anymore.
Sony is targeting ios and Android users, propagating in game maps, social networking tools or simply and easier way to access the PlayStation store, users can also watch gameplay from remote screens. These features will also be made available on the PlayStation Vita.
Gamers are questioning the application’s functionality which sounds awful lot like the Wii U GamePad, though Sony hasn’t mentioned if off-screen play via tablet will be a possibility.
The pricing remains unknown, though it is speculated that it will be a free app. There is currently and official PlayStation app in the UK App Store, and based on user reviews, it is “Rubbish.” Hopefully, Sony will prove them wrong in the future.