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The Escapist at E3 2013

The Escapist Staff | 11 Jun 2013 17:00
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Sony finally revealed the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 at E3 2013 this week, surprising everyone who was expecting just another black box by delivering...a black rhombus. Jokes aside, the new PlayStation 4 doesn't have a launch date just yet, but Sony has announced its new console will cost a mere $399 USD, with the PS4 setting back those living in Europe euro;399 Euros, and £349 GBP for residents of the UK.

In addition, Sony has also announced that the PS4 will not require an always online connection, nor will it block used or shared games. Sony even went so far as to release a short instructional video on how users can share games using the PS4 (at least for disc-based games). In a slight shift, PS4 owners will need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play multiplayer titles, though the service will not be required to use some of the PlayStation 4's other features, such as Netflix. Further information may be revealed in the coming weeks, but for now, you can check out some of our previous coverage on the Playstation 4 below:

PS4 "A Game Console" Says Sony CEO

Sony Confirms Vita Remote Play For All PS4 Games

Sony has confirmed that it has issued a mandate to developers that all upcoming PS4 games must be compatible with the Vita's version of Remote Play. "It's true unless the game requires specific hardware like the [PlayStation 4 Eye]," said Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida. "It will be great to play PS4 games on PS Vita."

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