Sony gave the presslast month, and today did the same with developers.
The company was in San Francisco earlier today as part of the Games Developers Conference, and showed off some of the only hardware of the PlayStation 4: the new DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera peripheral. Both were behind an enclosed display case and marked as mock-ups on GDC's expo floor.
were released by Sony late last month.
Key among the new features in Sony's new DualShock 4 controller is a built-in touch pad that can be used to interact with games and on-screen menus. There's also a built-in microphone jack, and a share button nestled next to the trigger buttons that lets gamers stream their gameplay live to friends in real time.
Also on display was Sony's latest iteration of its Eye camera, which has taken on a bar shape that rests on top of the TV. It works with PlayStation Move and now the DualShock 4 controller to track movement and sync it up with what's going on onscreen. The company's latest version has two cameras that capture 85 degrees of activity, up from the 75 degrees of its predecessor.
Sony has still not detailed the look of the console itself, nor its price and release date -- all which are expected to be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in early June. Sony execs have already said the company is aiming for a release in time for the holiday 2013 shopping season.