It's been a while since my last post due to the rush of work in December and to Christmas holidays. First of all, I want to wish you a happy new year 2014. I'm really thrilled to tell you that the Holy Kings, who come to Spain on the 6th of January every year, have brought me many surprises, specially in the field of gaming. I must have been a good guy after all, or at least, that is what they must have thought :)
Among many other stuff, I've been 'rewarded' with a splendid Playstation 4. Together with it, I've received three games: FIFA 2014, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, of which I only could try the first two for the moment. My first impressions couldn't have been better, and I've only scratched the surface. The games look awesome, the controller (Dual Shock 3) has a better feeling and the system interface is intuitive and provides seamless social integration with Facebook and Twitter. The 'Share' button of the controller makes amazingly easy to share with your friends a screenshot or a video of the game you're playing.
The differences between the FIFA 2014 versions are more than noticeable between PS3 and PS4, specially regarding the animations and physics of the players and the ball. This is due, to a great extent, to the Ignite engine that boosts the game for the new generation consoles. I cannot talk about the other games because I haven't tested them on PS3.
It's also encouraging to read that Sony is being very thoughtful with regards to independent developers, many of whom have already expressed their satisfaction on developing for this platform. Hopefully I'll become one of these developers in the near future!
I leave you with some pictures that I took during the unboxing and initial setup of the PS4.