Sony is going to launch their new console, the PS4 later on this week and it will usher us into a new era of gaming.
There are several things you can expect with the release of the new console.
The first thing is the price of the new system will retail for $399.99 in the United States and Canada when it debuts on November 15th, 2013 in North America.
The system will come with a 500GB hard drive, a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, a micro-USB cable for charging the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, a Mono-headset for voice chat, a power cable, and an HDMI cable.
This video below details some information about the new controller for the PS4.
There will also be some new features available for the console when it launches. These features include background downloads, cross-game voice chat, and live streaming gameplay footage via Ustream and Twitch.
The other thing to expect is a different experience playing games online with friends.
The list of people you can have in your friends list will be 2,000 on the PS4. This is a significant increase from just the 100 friends that was allowed on the PS3.
Another part of playing games online is that you will need a PlayStation Plus membership.
The PS4 is going to have an enhanced online feature set that will deliver innovative new online gaming experiences.
The system will have a day one update that needs to be installed.
The major part of what to expect is the launch titles available for the console. If we use history as an indicator launch games are usually not remembered for their greatness. Let’s see if Sony can reverse that trend.
Coming your way on November 15, here’s what will be available right away on PS4.
PS4 Launch Games – Retail – November 15
- “Angry Birds Star Wars”
- “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”
- “Battlefield 4″ (available November 12)
- “Call of Duty: Ghosts”
- “FIFA 14″
- “Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition”
- “Just Dance 2014″
- “Killzone: Shadow Fall”
- “Lego Marvel Super Heroes”
- “Madden NFL 25″
- “NBA 2K14″
- “Need for Speed: Rivals”
- “Skylanders: Swap Force”
PS4 Launch Games – Download-Only – November 15
- “DC Universe Online”
- “Escape Plan”
- “The Pinball Arcade”
- “The PlayRoom”
- “Sound Shapes”
- “Super Motherload”
- “Switch Galaxy Ultra”
- “Tiny Brains”
- “Trine 2″
The video below shows the games you can expect to play at launch and other games that will be in the future.
This video is the launch trailer for the system, hope you enjoy it.
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