Playstation 4: A Visual Orgasm

 Many different questions were asked by people before and during the Sony live-stream for the Playstation 4. What does it look like? What will it cost? What are the specs?

However, the one thing that I could not believe was actually the visuals.

Games such as Knack, Killzone: Shadowfall, and Drive Club all sounded great and the features that could be done with them on the new console were equally great. However, the one thing I could not believe was the way the game’s visuals actually looked. Granted, what we were seeing was not final, but it made anything recent look outdated. Even some of the  best PC games that have come out in the last year would even be challenged by what was seen at this conference.

I was not even watching the stream in HD and could tell that these games were unlike anything I have ever seen. I cannot remember if this is how I reacted to last generation visuals, but I don’t believe that I was this amazed. What I saw today was truly a step forward in console visuals. I would hazard a guess that it will not be too long until consoles and PCs will be one in the same in terms of visuals.

David Cage from Quantic Dream came up on stage to introduce a new engine that will be used in the Playstation 4. Similar to Kara, which was used to demonstrate other Quantic Dream technology, an old man was used to demonstrate what could be done with the new engine. The image below does not do the engine justice. When seen in action, you can really feel the emotion in the man’s face when he does things like raise an eyebrow or squint his eyes.

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These are just a few examples of what was shown during the stream. If you have not seen it yet, I strongly recommend that you watch and see just how powerful this console really can be. Seeing all of this truly does give me a visual orgasm and I look forward to seeing what Sony has planned for E3 this year.