But, the PS3 was a disappointing game console. It was notoriously hard to develop games for and therefore many games were either never made for the console or made poorly. Sony has changed the PS4’s hardware in several ways to make development easier, make gameplay more interactive, and gaming more social.
The PS4 will be more like a regular, albeit very powerful, computer. It will have 8 GB of RAM, a processor that could actually run typical operating systems, a faster Blu-Ray drive, a storage drive (most likely different sizes based on the model you choose), and a new controller.
The PS4 will ship with a new version of PlaystationEye. The motion detection camera that was an add-on to the PS3, now has a second camera to sense depth and a microphone to receive voice commands. These two features were already included in the Microsoft’s competing product, Kinect.
One more interesting feature added to the PS4 is the addition of companion devices. Tablets, smartphones, and the handheld PlayStation VITA, will be able to connect to what you’re playing and provide extra content. Nintendo has been doing versions of this since the Gamecube could connect to your Game Boy Advance, we’ll have to see how Sony makes this their own.