With the hype from last week’s E3 has finally dying down, more information is coming out from console companies looking to wet gamer’s appetites for the upcoming third and fourth quarters.
According to a blog post at PlayStation, Sony announces a new model of the wildly popular PlayStation 4 that will come with a full one terabyte hard drive. Called ‘The Ultimate Player Edition,’ the beefed-up PS4 will extend player’s time with more add-on content. “Offering twice the storage of the existing PS4, you’ll be able to download more of the games you love, save, and share even more of your gaming highlights,” the brand said in its blog post.
The news comes on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox One letting its fans know it would be releasing a one terabyte console earlier this month. Sony is promising that its console will be faster and more responsive, with the existing 500GB console being revamped to shave 10 percent of its overall weight and increase energy efficiency by a further eight percent. While all that sounds good, the home of Nathan Drake, the upcoming Final Fantasy VII revamp, and Hitman has yet to announce an official price point.
We expect it to make the Xbox One at roughly $500, but until we know confirmed details, consider this all speculative.
The ‘Ultimate Player Edition’ PS4 is not available for pre-order, and Sony has not mentioned any new information regarding the ability to add external storage like you can with the Xbox One. Lastly, the video game superpower has updated its much maligned PlayStation app for iOS and Android with a couple of nifty features. Users can now enter PSN gift cards and promotional codes direct, so no more having to power on the console to redeem them. Displaying comments on your phone and tablet while players are broadcasting from the console is welcomed — and a cleaner way for those who stream to multitask.
Expect this to fly off the shelves when the 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition launches in select Europe and PAL territories on July 15.