Sony Releases Features of PS4
Sony has released some of the features of the soon-to-be-released PS4 gaming console including remote play, a second screen capability and alleged seamless uploading of content. Remote play will mean users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over wifi networks by using PS4 Link. Sony says that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play.
Sony has released some of the features of the soon-to-be-released PS4 gaming console including remote play, a second screen capability and alleged seamless uploading of content.
Remote play will mean users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over wifi networks by using PS4 Link. Sony says that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play.
Users can use the PS4 Link 2 application for the PS Vita system and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.
The PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by hitting the “Share button” on PS4 Wireless Controller (Dualshock4), take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game-the video uploads as the user plays.
The Play as You Download feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded, although this will depend on your data download speeds and whether you are playing against somebody online as to whether how fast this download will occur. When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.
A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multi-player game together on a single PS4 system.
By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.
Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of Dualshock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to Dualshock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features.
Users can listen to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music.
PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.
Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents.
Furthermore, some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game.