Well today was absolutely massive.
The PS4 was announced just a few hours ago, and the internet has ignited over the bombshell dropped today. The next generation arrived back in November, but now we’re seeing the entire industry start to make their way into the next stage of gaming.
However, Sony did not show much about their actual system during the presentation, but rather focused on the new DualShock controller and software. I admire Sony’s approach to this reveal, as I see specs as troll bait, but many fans have recently become worried over the lack of news on the hardware itself.
Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, had something to say about these concerns.
“Why do you care?”
Well of course that’s not all he said!
“It was almost the other way around. When we planned for this event, obviously we discussed what we should show and talk about. As far as the DualShock 4 is concerned we wanted to do the live demo. And we were like, yeah, we have to show the controller, because it’s awkward not to show the controller when someone is doing a demo. And also the feature that the DualShock 4 has, the share button, is a very key idea behind the design of the PS4… We really wanted to explain what we’ve done with the DualShock 4, but as far as the system itself we have to keep something new for later. Otherwise you’d get bored.” — Shuhei Yoshida
I could care less about specs on any platform, so I’m extremely happy with Sony’s approach to the conference. I could have stared at boring graphs and polygon counts, but instead I was having the time of my life with new trailers for Watch Dogs, inFamous, and Killzone. I could not be more excited for Sony’s new system, although I’ll wait for other news before deciding on a purchase at launch.
Are you excited for the new PS4? Is your body ready? Sound off in the comments!