Sony has announced their next generation console; Playstation 4. It features a supercharged architecture, X86 CPU, 8GB Memory and a local storage HDD. The new DualShock 4 controller features a touch input, interaction with a stereo camera, headphone jack, a light bar and a share button.
The share button is a simple way to share your experience with friends. This ranges from pictures and videos of what your playing, so peers can spectate and talk. Another interesting function is the ability to take over a game someone else is playing. Instead of watching a walkthrough to pass a level, Playstation 4 will allow a professional gamer or friend to help you out.
Upon switching on PS4 you can continue on from when you last played. Facebook will be a part of the socializing experience and players will have profile pages, showing recent activity.
You can also play any game before you purchase it, even while it's downloading. This is powered by the Cloud service known as Gaikai and Sony will be working with UStream. Games will also be updated in the background and you'll be able to play them remotely on Playstation Vita. The service is said to work with Smartphone's, tablets and PS3.Trophies have returned and the same goes for add on content.