After months and years of rumors, the PlayStation 4 has finally been revealed. It'll be out this holiday season.
Sony announced the new machine at a two-hour presentation in New York City, during which the Japanese hardware maker showed off a whole bunch of gorgeous games and sizzling demos for the next PlayStation—their first home gaming console since the PS3 in late 2006. But there's still a lot left unsaid: we don't know what the hardware looks like, how much it will cost, or how many of its online functions will work.
We did get to see the PS4's controller, which has a few fascinating new features, like a Share button that lets you put videos and screenshots of your games online.
Veteran designer Mark Cerny was the first to take to the stage and speak about the next PlayStation.
"It is a powerful and accessible system," he said. "And it has a deep feature set to support the ongoing evolution of gaming itself."
The PS4 has 8 gigabytes of RAM and comes with a "massive" hard drive, Cerny said.
The controller looks exactly like the prototype we've been showing you here on Kotaku. It has "share" and "options" buttons as well as a touchpad in the center.