Right. I’m sure many of you are sick to death of the PlayStation 4 news following the systems reveal early yesterday morning. It’s brought about some pretty mixed reception – with some believing Sony hasn’t shown or done enough, hasn’t utilised enough tech, or has just copied Nintendo (again).
A number of the previously rumoured features of the PlayStation 4 have come true. If there’s one bit of speculation that I’m rather happy hasn’t, it’s the rumour that Sony’s next console would block out used games. That’s not happening.
Sony may not have shown the actual PlayStation 4 – but it did release some of the system’s hardware specifications – and they’re pretty damned impressive for console hardware. Of course, to any hardcore PC gamer the specs seem underwhelming at first glance – but what PC gamers always forget is that when it comes to consoles, it’s not an apples to apples comparison. The machine has fewer system overheads, and developers are granted low-level access to hardware – and are thus able to do so much more with similar specs. Let’s take a look inside the box.