The PlayStation 4 has maintained hype from its initial reveal in February. At E3, Sony pulled back the curtains on the system baring all of its glory. Chances are, you have already seen the reveal streaming online or otherwise, so we’re just going to give you the need-to-know facts about the system.
Not much has changed from the initial reveal spec-wise. You can see those specs here. The only difference is that the PS4 no longer has an A/V out. Instead, it only uses HDMI and Digital Out (optical). Another detail that we gained is that the PS4 will come with a 500 GB HDD which is removable like the PS3’s.
Two of the major factors that people wanted more information on included the price and Sony’s stance on DRM. Sony announced options that will please most gamers:
- Launch price $399.99
- Launches Holiday 2013 in North America and Europe
- DRM – Same as PS3
- Does not block used games or impose any restrictions
- Can trade in games/sell to other individuals
- Games can be borrowed without restrictions
- System and games (other than online multiplayer) do not need an online connection to work
- PS+ Membership carries over
- You DO need a PS+ membership to play online multiplayer games.
- Other online services (such as Netflix, Flixter, etc.) will NOT be blocked if you do not have PS+
- Most F2P online games will not be blocked if you do not have PS+
- PS+ Members will get a free [digital] copy of DriveClub at launch
- Over 140 games for PS4 in development
- Over 100 games will launch in first year
- Over 40 of these aforementioned games are only on PS4
The PS4 is already available for pre-order and the standard package comes with a mono ear bud headset, one Dualshock 4 controller, the PlayStation 4 system, a HDMI cable, a power cord, and one USB cable. The new PlayStation Eye will be sold separately for $59. Extra Dualshock 4 controllers can also be purchased separately for $59 each.
Here’s a gallery of the PS4 in all of its beauty:
We are compiling a list of all the PS4 games announced so far, so make sure to check back in to see the list! If you want more details on the PS4’s features and games right now, check out the official site. For now, sound off in the comments below: What do you think of the PS4, its reveal, and the details we learned?