After a bunch of hype, Sony unveiled the new Playstation 4 today to a packed audience of live and online fans. Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House, lead system architect Mark Cerny detailed the PS4’s development, which was five years in the making.
“We were able to create in PlayStation 4 a system by game creators, for game creators,” Cerny said. As far as specs, he said it runs on x86 architecture, a “highly enhanced” PC GPU (with “almost 2 teraflops of performance,” he added), an unknown amount of local HDD storage, and 8GB of GDDR5 system memory. Cerny next unveiled the DualShock 4, which looks an awful lot like the leaks we saw recently — it features a touchpad, a light bar, and what looks like rubberized grips. Otherwise, it looks an awful lot like a DualShock 3 with some new bells and whistles.
The system will be ready for release during the holidays this year and will sure be one of the hottest sellers. The console will feature more streaming capabilites for players as well as a new controller.