SONY presented in its PlayStation Meeting 2013 the first details of its then new console, PlayStation 4 (PS4). The company broadcasted the event worldwide by streaming. Everyone was looking forward to seeing the new PlayStation, but instead played a computer with a development kit, that is, with features similar to the next-gen.
In return, they showed the first images of the command and its functions. The name does not vary except for the version that is, DualShock 4. It maintains the usual distribution of the keypad, crosshead and sticks. By its design, it seems more comfortable and easy to handle, but it brought more news.
First of all, the Start and Select buttons disappeared to make room for a small touch panel, which has two buttons to perform the functions of the previous ones, and to share the contents in social networks or with the contacts of PlayStation Network.
Among the triggers, there is a light panel that allows the players to identify their character in the game or check their status, apart from a mini USB port to charge it. It also incorporates a speaker over the PlayStation button and a headphone and microphone jack. The operation of the DualShock 4 is complemented by a camera with two lenses and four microphones. Its mission is to improve the experience of PlayStation Move.
During the PlayStation Meeting 2013, SONY unveiled some tentative PS4 technical specifications. They highlighted its core, an AMD Jaguar x86-64 eight-core AMD Radeon GPU to move the graphics of the Unreal 4 engine, the rival of CryENGINE 3 used for Crysis 3 among others, and BluRay optical drive, more powerful than PS3.
The games are also important and confirmed the fourth installment of Killzone, The Witcher 3 and a new Final Fantasy, and it was noteworthy that there would also be Diablo III, a role-playing game with Blizzard debuting on the consoles.
SONY has put batteries based on the concepts from its competitors, such as using a tablet as a second screen, whether it is Android or Apple, or use a camera to capture the movement. It was launched, only about four months to E3, so more details were expected to come about PS4. Among those missing data were the price of the console, the game, and the eternal problem of backward compatibility, which is very important and it would be a fiasco to remove them and not be able to play them in PS4. You can also see this Full Report about PlayStation 4.