What do you think the single biggest defining feature of the PlayStation 4 is? The shiny, next generation graphics? The sexy touch-pad on the controller? Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita? According to Sony worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, it’s the integrated social networking.
When asked to highlight one specific feature of the PlayStation 4, he said it’s "the discoverability of things".
"It’s like checking your social media every day," Yoshida explained in a PlayStation 4 Q&A. "I really like that people can find out about new games, information, and what their friends are doing, without even booting the game.
"For example, you can check out whether you have had new challenges from friends from the home screen of every game. All the important information is presented to you immediately. The same game might come out on PS3 and PS4, but playing the game on PS4 will be much more fun, I would expect," he said.
Of course, it’s pretty obvious that would be one of the system’s most notable features, what with that “share” button right there on the controller. What do you make of all this social media and sharing malarkey? As a social misfit who prefers his gaming solo, I generally want that stuff out of my games – but I do see how it could be appealing to some.
Last Updated: September 3, 2013