Last night at a big event in NYC, Sony announced the PlayStation 4. The event was certainly not typical of a product launch. There was no actual PlayStation 4 on hand, nor did we get a glimpse at the hardware. Pricing and availability of PS4 is also still an unknown, outside of the Holiday 2013 window provided by Sony. Perhaps Sony is waiting until Microsoft reveals their XBOX 720 plans before playing their hand. What’s clear is Sony’s intention to support integration of second screens and you can include the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch among those supported through the PlayStation App.
Once installed on these devices, users can, for example, see maps on their second screens when playing an adventure game, purchase PS4 games while away from home and download it to the console at home, or remotely watch other gamers playing on their devices.
Sony has announced specifications for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and demonstrated some of the upcoming software titles and graphic prowess of the system.