WHAT THE PS4 DID RIGHT

GAX (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

SHARE PLAY – This is one of the best ideas ever im­ple­mented in the world of gam­ing. With Share Play, all you need is an ac­tive In­ter­net con­nec­tion, and you can have a friend help you with a stage you are strug­gling to beat, or play your friend’s game on his PS4 be­fore you de­cide if you want a copy of the game for your­self. All this is pos­si­ble with­out ei­ther of you leav­ing the com­forts of your own homes.

MP3 USB PLAY­BACK – While it re­mains a mys­tery why we can’t just store mu­sic in the ma­chine like we could with the PS3, at least we do have the ad­di­tional fea­ture of be­ing able to lis­ten to your tracks while you game.

3D BLU-RAY SUP­PORT – Ever since the first PlaySta­tion, Sony’s con­soles have al­ways been able to dou­ble as a movie player, sup­port­ing the lat­est disc for­mat of the day. This tra­di­tion is kept with the PS4, as it is able to play 3D Blu-ray Disc movies, al­beit af­ter a soft­ware up­date.

PS4 RE­MOTE PLAY – An­other bril­liant idea brought to prac­tice. Who wouldn’t ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing able to con­tinue your game while the TV is be­ing oc­cu­pied by some­one else? How­ever, to get this to work, you do need a PS Vita or a mo­bile de­vice that sup­ports PS4 Re­mote Play, most no­tably the Sony Xpe­ria Z3 se­ries. INDIE PLAT­FORM – Once upon a time, pub­lish­ing your own game if you weren’t part of a big com­pany was tough. And it still is, but much less so. Sony is also kind enough to fa­cil­i­tate indie game devel­op­ment with its myr­iad of tools.

THEMES AND FACE­PLATES – Again, no idea why the for­mer was not im­ple­mented from the start, but the idea of face­plates does mean that there are ways to make your con­sole look dif­fer­ent, aside from buy­ing limited edi­tion bun­dles.

DualShock 4

Themes and Face­plates

Share Play

MP3 USB Play­back

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