Yesterday Sony announced the next installment of their Playstation console , The PS4. It’s no secret my gaming console preference leans towards the Sony brand, so obviously I was over the moon at what was revealed today. From the three previous models to both of their handhelds, most of my gaming has been on a Sony console. I didn’t need the media event to decide I was getting this, I would have blindly ordered the PS4 without any specs or launch game announcements. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that my loyalty borders on mania but I haven’t been disappointed yet.
Through thick and thin I’ve stuck with Sony and a lot has to do with their exclusive franchises that I find captivating more so than Microsoft and Nintendo’s. I know that with a new generation of Playstation will come my old familiar favorites like Uncharted and God Of War along with some new IP’s that will no doubt capture my gamers heart. I was hoping for Naughty Dog’s presence to be seen today but I”m sure they are already at work on something for the PS4 and probably don’t want to steal any thunder from The Last Of Us.
After Bungie’s Destiny was revealed this past Sunday with little more than concept art, I kind of figured they would be at the Sony event today. What I didn’t expect was that Destiny would come with exclusive content for the PS4 considering Bungie’s past alliance with Microsoft. Of course, we haven’t heard from Microsoft yet so maybe what is now being touted as PS4 exclusivity will in fact be next generation exclusive content. Either way I’m curious to see what Bungie will do now they are multi-platform.
Now that the Resistance series has wrapped up and Insomniac games are no longer exclusive to Sony, it didn’t surprise me that Sony would bank on KillZone to be the premiere shooter of PS4. Rightfully so as well, Guerrilla Games has done amazing work on the series, that in my opinion is one of the best shooter franchises on the market at the moment. KillZone : Shadow Fall just became my personal must have launch title. Check out the trailer for KillZone: Shadows Fall here.
It’s interesting the console itself didn’t make an appearance but we were shown the controller. Very curious indeed, I wonder if we wouldn’t have even been shown the redesigned Dualshock 4 had images of it not leaked earlier in the week. We also didn’t learn a release date other than November of 2013. Pricing was also kept under wraps but persistent internet rumors are putting the PS4 at $429 and $529.
The day was a big day for gamers who are anxious to get the next console generation started. Here at Don’t Hate The Geek we will keep you updated on all things PS4 related. In fact, I feel I should probably apologize in advance for the amount of times I will be talking about the PS4.