The Playstation 4 has been officially announced by Sony. We were shocked and I’m sure many others were because Sony didn’t actually show anyone what the Playstation 4 looked like. They only revealed the DualShock 4 controller and showcased the PS4 gameplay, but no actual Playstation 4 in sight! The DualShock 4 isn’t too different from that of the DualShock 3 (for the PS3), and to be completely honest looking back the controllers haven’t changed much over previous generations of the Playstation family.
Something interesting that was shown at the event was the way gaming has developed over the years since the original Playstation; the quality of the graphics, game play and so much more has improved. Another surprise was I found out that Playstation might not have existed if Sony and Sega had successfully teamed up to make a joint console long before Sony made the Playstation, but thankfully Sega vetoed the idea.
There is a mixed reaction on the web with regards to Sony’s ‘invisible’ Playstation 4 release, it is generally thought that Sony is waiting to see what Microsoft will announce and this ‘invisible’ release gives them room to maneuver against Microsoft. There is no price, release date or even what the console looks like. But one thing we can confirm is that our new range of Evo Arcade Machines will be Playstation 4 compatible, allowing you to play the latest high-octane games on the cutting edge Playstation 4 console on our state-of-the-art Evo Arcade Machine.
On the other hand, Microsoft haven’t released much on their next-generation Xbox console. Rumor is that the next-gen Xbox console dubbed the “Xbox 720” will be announced in April 2013. However, the Kinect 2.0 specifications have been leaked and it looks like it has a 1080p full high-definition camera coupled with a wider range of view and USB 3.
A comparison of the Playstation 4 specs against the rumored Xbox 720 specs show that the Playstation 4 will come with double the terraflops in GPU and similar hardware elsewhere including 8 gb of RAM. These machines seemed to be as powerful as a top range gaming PC, hopefully they will truly bring us into the next generation of gaming in style.
We are looking forward to the arcade gaming range tailored for the PS4 and Xbox 720 next-generation consoles, and are eager to play them on our very own Evo Arcade Machine which will be cross-compatible with both the next-gen consoles. Currently our Evo Arcade Machine has PS3 and Xbox 360 compatibility already!