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Speculation is the veritable spice of gaming journalism and, with everyone getting their knickers in a twist about the future generation of gaming, it seems like a good time to assume the crap out of the PS4. If anyone with affiliations to Sony winds up reading this, take note of how to do things right this time for, while the PS3 has done a stand up job this generation, it certainly had a rocky start that we want the PS4 to avoid.
Improved motion controls
Rumour has it that the PS4 will include body sensing technology in the same vein as Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor, an interesting notion indeed. With Sony’s commitment to the Six axis and PS Move motion controllers, it also seems highly likely that Sony will be continuing their foray into motion control. They’ll need to be at their peak though as, whilst the Move was an impressive piece of kit, the Sixaxis was a bit of a poor effort, and Sony will have to offer an even better selection of games in order to compete with Microsoft and Nintendo when it comes to motion control.
Enhanced media support
Offering DVD and Blu-ray support in the PS2 and PS3 respectively was a stroke of genius by Sony, but the PS4 will need to offer even better media compatibility in order to stay competitive. Small improvements like MKV playback, alongside more essential upgrades like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support for Blu-ray playback will really put Sony in the lead as far as multimedia experiences are concerned.
A better controller
I don’t mean to be a hater, but the original sixaxis controller is among one of the worst controllers in gaming. Its underused motion controls, high price and fragile nature make it one of the worst investments in modern gaming and, whilst it was improved by the infinitely better Dualshock 3, it still remains a blemish on Sony’s usually impressive track record. Let’s just hope Sony get it right this time by including a solid controller from the word go that PS4 users can be proud of.