As we expected, yesterday's E3 expo brought a lot of interesting news from the gaming world. And today we will tell you about the most interesting of them. Let's start with the information supplied by Sony about its new PS4 console. Yesterday, on E3 pre-show, the developers of the next-gen game console presented official PS4 design, called its price and shared other interesting PlayStation 4 details.
Many months after the announcement of the next-gen console, we finally saw the final design of PS4. No more guesswork, speculation or rumor about how a new console from Sony will look like - only official console’s screenshots. Watch and enjoy:
In addition, Sony announced that PS4 price will be $399/€399 for the North America and Europe and £349 for the UK. It will go on sale in late December, but now it is already available for pre-order on Amazon. The fact that PlayStation 4 isn’t so expensive as Microsoft’s console - Xbox One, which is $100 more expensive, can be a very good Sony’s competitive advantage. So, those who aren’t very interested in Kinect or other exclusive Microsoft’s features, will certainly choose PS4 console.
But the low price of PS4 it's not all good news from Sony for its fans. First of all, there won’t be any restrictions on used games and they will be free. Secondly, you do not need online connection to play videogames and that’s the another advantage of PS4 console over Xbox One. But that's not all PS4 features: according to the official statement of Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studies, PlayStation 4 users will be able to swap-out 500 GB hard drive, if there is any necessity!
But among a number of good news for fans of the next-gen console there is one that won’t please gamers. So, to get access to PS4 multiplayer the players will have to subscribe to Playstation Plus. One-month subscription will cost $9.99, and for one-year membership you will pay $49.99. But when you take out it, you will get the access to a collection of free games on PS Vita and PS3.
Also, Sony announced that more than 140 games are being developed now for PlayStation 4, 100 of which will be released within a year after the console’s release. Among the most anticipated games that will be available on PS4, you will find Batman Arkham Origins, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and many others.