SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Sony has unveiled its next-generation gaming system, simply called the PlayStation 4 at an event in New York. So the question is: how does it differ from its previous version?
If I were to give it a forecast, I’d call it partly cloudy. What I mean by that is it’s not a full, cloud-based system. I presume it will still have optical media, but they didn’t get into those details yet as of late Wednesday afternoon. There will be a hard drive, but you’ll also be able to preview games via the cloud. If you buy a game it will immediately start downloading so that you can play within seconds (provided your connection is high-speed enough).
Another exciting announcement is they plan to allow the system to play PS2 and PS3 games on the PlayStation 4 device or any other device for that matter via cloud technology. This eliminates the need for a disc and instead you would make the purchase and simply stream it.