PlayStation 4: Where Are We Now?
The PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15th, 2013. Some two and a half years later, the PlayStation 4 has received many changes to the overall design and interface. When the console originally launched it had a very simple user interface that was lacking many features. Since launch we have received an abundance of new notification options, more social connectivity, SharePlay, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Vue, a re-branding of PlayStation Music that now incorporates Spotify, and many more features. What does all of this mean for Sony as a company? These new additions have continued to help the PlayStation brand lead the pack in console sales, selling millions more units than its counterparts in the Wii U and Xbox One. But what can Sony do to continue to maintain this dominance in the console market?
One great way to accomplish this task is to continue pushing the envelope on the PlayStation technology and the services they are offering. New apps are added almost every week. New games are releasing every day. The console now boasts an array of games that contains hundreds of unique experiences for every variety of video gamer. Not only is the catalog strong now, the lineup for 2016 is looking bigger and better than ever. Some games to mention that should be coming out include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, No Man’s Sky, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Street Fight V. Those are just the games that are console exclusives to Sony’s system. Not to mention the amount of third-party games that will release even more games on the console this year.
PlayStation is constantly innovating and we believe they will continue to do so well into the future. Now that we have looked at what is currently going on with the PlayStation 4, let us take a look at where it is headed and what you would like to see added to the console. We mentioned a good amount of the releases coming up, but what other things will Sony be adding to the interface and feature list of its console? Will they add folders to help clean up the user interface a little bit? Could they allow users to change their PlayStation Network ID? Some rumors even suggest they may be creating a PlayStation 4.5 that would add increased performance in a better package that may be announced soon. What would you like to see? We value our readers’ opinions and are always striving to have them as part of the conversation. Your opinion creates the backbone of our site and with it we are able to provide the best possible content out there. Thank you for reading.