With release day edging ever closer, Sony have this week put together an ultimate FAQ of features the PlayStation 4 will incorporate – and it may appear to some to be a step back somewhat. Despite claims that the new console will offer 10 times the power of a PS3, at launch the PS4 will not support MP3’s or audio CD’s, and the ‘Share’ feature allowing gamers to upload clips of their gaming exploits will not be supported by YouTube (a feature also lacking on the Xbox One).
Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has responded to criticism on Twitter hinting at possible changes in the future:
Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I'll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration.
It is worth noting that several of the features that are currently available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 have been added post launch by multiple patches and software updates, so we might see the return of MP3 support et all soon enough. In the meantime, no custom FIFA soundtracks for you!
(First published on Gamepad Magazine, 13th January 2011)
RESIDENT EVIL 5 – CAPCOM (2009)
Let’s face it, you can’t talk about the Horror genre in gaming without making mention of Resident Evil. Whilst others, namely Silent Hill and Dead Rising, have tried to replace it, Resident Evil is the undisputed King of the Horror world. Though its premise has always been simple; to survive in a environment that has become infected and to kill zombies by the bucketload, it has maintained great appeal. Resident Evil 5, the latest in the main strand of the series, was released in 2009. It uses many of the same dynamics that had been employed in Resident Evil 4, which greatly changed the way the series played and received some serious acclaim for it. So, how does 5 stack up? Continue reading Man vs Boulder – Resident Evil 5 Review→