Sony Corp. this week announced launch features for the Playstation 4 that will deploy Nov. 15.
Final PS4 functionality will be included in Software Update 1.50 which will release simultaneously with the hardware.
Features include Remote Play to play select PS4 titles from the PS Vita via Wi-Fi; Second Screen to use the Playstation App to offer second screen functionality from an iPhone, iPad or Android-based mobile device; Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay with the Share button; Broadcast and spectate gameplay using Ustream and Twitch; Play as you download to play digital titles while they are being downloaded; Multi log-in for up to four users to login to separate save data and trophies; Party and voice chat; Face recognition and voice commands with the Playstation Camera; Online multiplayer functionality with a Playstation Plus membership; and Blu-ray disc and DVD playback functionality.
In addition, the Playstation App will be released Nov. 13 in the U.S. and Nov. 22 in Europe to iOS and Android devices. The Playstation App will offer access PSN features and information including Profile Screen access, Trophy access, message exchange between PS4, PS3, and PS Vita hardware, to receive notifications or game invites.
The PS4 will be sold at $399.99 Nov. 15.
The hardware will utilize a PC-like architecture with a x86-based AMD Jaguar 8-core CPU, a 1.84 TLFOPS AMD next-generation Radeon GPU, and GDDR5 8GB RAM. IN addition the hardware will feature a 6X Blu-ray disc drive, USB 3.0 interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, and digital output.
First-party titles for the PS4 include Killzone: Shadow Fall, DriveClub, Knack, Infamous: Second Son, and The Witness.