Last year, when Sony bought the cloud gaming service Gaikai, there was already some speculation about them bringing it to the PS4, which hadn’t been revealed back then. Now, however, Sony has officially stated it will use Gaikai to let people play some of the best games that were released on the PS3 (e.g. Uncharted, Dark Souls etc.), giving the PS4 some sort of backwards compatibility. The feature will launch somewhere in 2014 and at first, only people in the US will get it. After some more testing, the cloud is also going to be available for PS4 owners around the world. At E3, Sony already gave some info about it. You can watch the video here.
Have you ever wondered why the Xbox One will cost a whopping 100 dollars more than the Playstation 4? Well, here’s why: Sony didn’t include the PS4 camera feature in the base package so that their initial price wouldn’t be as high as Microsoft’s, who did put their Kinect camera in the base package of the Xbox One. The PS4 camera will be available at an extra $ 59.99, which is still less than the extra 100 dollars Microsoft asks for its console.
A picture has appeared on Amazon UK, showcasing the contents of the box a PS4 will ship in. The box contains the console, the DualShock 4 controller, a HDMI cable, an earphone, the manual, a USB cable and a power cord. A second picture has also been added, showing the earbud plugged in into the controller of the PS4. You can see both picture below.
There have been rumours going around on the internet that state the God of War series will get another installment for the PS4 and the PS Vita. It all started with a leaked picture on which you could see the God of War: Redemption logo and the PS4 and Vita logos beneath it. If the rumours are true is still unknown, but it is very likely that everything is fake, because GOW: Redemption is the title of a fan-fiction short story, written by DBZGamingAddict, in which Kratos searches for redemption for killing almost every single god on Mt. Olympus. If you want to read the story, here‘s the link to the fan-fiction wiki.
A price analyst named Michael Pachter has made an approximate, pre-E3 pricing list of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Based on the amount of money needed to build it and the current fluctuations in the gaming market, Pachter has calculated that the Xbox will sell for 399 dollars, while the PS4 will take a bite of 349 dollars out of your budget. Please note, however, that the consoles might be bundled with games or, in Microsoft’s case, subscriptions to online features. The subscription-based Xbox package won’t cost more, as you might think, but it’ll save you about 100 dollars, according to Pachter, a Wedbush Morgan analyst who made all these calculations for his investors. At E3 we’ll see if he was correct or not.
UK gamers rejoice! The UK supermarket chain ASDA now accepts pre-orders for the new PS4, which is rumoured to release by the end of the year or the beginning of next year (which is more unlikely since everyone will want a PS4 for Christmas and Sony won’t let that opportunity slip away). For just £20 deposit you can ensure your very own PS4 on the day of release.