Sony keeps on saying, and has been for the last few months how there’s no successor for the PS3 in the near horizon. Still, that’s never stopped fans from dreaming of a new PlayStation incarnation for this day and age. For those who dare to dream, like Joe Dumary, Sony doesn’t have a say: the future is now! If Sony is not going to create it themselves, dreamers might as well develop it themselves.
This is the PS4 by Joe Dumary, aka, The First Smart Console in the world. The console is part of what Dumary called the “PlayEco” line, and uses 0 watts in standby. Thanks to the “ECO Restart” function, players get to save their games and turn off the console, and then turn it on and resume without a single load where they left off.
The PS4 looks like a PlayStation 2 Slim and an old Memory Card, so it’s retro appeal is fantastic. It is made of a magnesium alloy and carbon (25%), light, weighs only 2.1 KG, and consumes only 90 watts. On the power management department, this machine is smart and after every 30 minutes of use, it draws on its reserves by cutting the power for 5 minutes. This is called Playr (playreserve), and restarts the flow after 5 minutes to save electricity. In the event of a short-circuit, players do not lose their data … the PS4 begins to work in playreserve and saves the game leaving the players exactly where they left off.
It’s compatible with the PS Vita, which allows players to use it as a remote control when browsing the Internet or playing games using the touch capabilities. The PS4 is compatible with Sony tablets and devices, and can multitask. Users could do several things at once like, say, pause the game, go to PlayStation Community Gaming, watch videos on Youtube application and resume the game.
Also, readers might be wondering what is Playstation Community-Gaming. Joe himself has explained that it is “a portal dedicated to gamers, or you can chat (text or video) with other players, share your games, walkthroughs, or connect with players having the same game with the search function.”
Once covered the connectivity functions, Dumary’s explains the hardware: 1.5TB HDD, Full 3D 4K2K compatible, DLNA, DPhdmi (HDMI Connect), 3D Blu-ray (Blu Ray “DEUCE” Compatible: 3 times more data than the classic blu ray disc), USB 3.0, DPConnect Bravia Sync, Qriocity, Sony Ericsson sync, Cloud Saving, and live TV and applications. The PS4 features DPHDMI (or HDMI Connect): this enables users who do not have a compatible DPConnect TV’s to connect the console to your TV wirelessly. Audio systems are detected automatically, too. This exciting hardware and connectivity options combined could lead to smarter games that support “Open Reality”, which means they will reproduce the weather and time of the day in real time.
Thanks to DPConnect Advanced, gamers could play with two (or six) players on two (or six) different TVs with the same console, so say goodbye to split-screens (this could be useful for shows like E3, Tokyo Game, and so on). The controller has a light sensor and an option screen to adjust settings such as the rigidity of the analog sticks (the stick will be more difficult to maneuver in some parts of certain games for total immersion), and the battery level. Controls charge via USB or inductive charging. All in all, this console is a dream come true.