PS4’s future revolves around Three Key Principles

PS4’s future revolves around Three Key Principles

As reported by IGN on Wednesday, July 9, During a Q&A session at this year’s Develop Conference in Brighton, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House outlined the three key principles that the future of Sony’s PlayStation 4 revolves around, which has been listed below (courtesy of IGN).

  • Development of streaming technology, like PlayStation Now.

  • Development of sensor technology, like wearable lifestyle and fitness devices.

  • Exploration of virtual reality through devices like Project Morpheus.

Speaking at the Develop Conference, House discussed how Sony’s commitment to PlayStation Now is in the company’s spirit of looking at how methods of video game distribution will shift over time, as well as how streaming technology and usage has rapidly increased over the past year alone across media outlets.

There are two or three potential directions that our industry and our form of entertainment could go, ” House began. ” Our acquisition of Gaikai and our commitment to PlayStation Now is again very much in the spirit of looking at how the distribution method is going to shift over time.

I’ve been paying attention to what’s been happening to the music business and I think someone told me recently that the people involved in the music industry are maybe a fifth of what they were ten years ago, ” House continued. “ If you look at the stats on music streaming last year right now, last year was the first year that music downloads actually decreased year-on-year. It’s only by six percent, but it’s on the downturn. Streaming, meanwhile, is something like 30 percent up.

No one can make perfect predictions about where these things trend but it says to me that convenience of streaming has been embraced first in music, now in video and television, and it’s going to play some role in our business as well, ” he added. “ Our goal, rather than have the future dictated to us is to try and be a pioneer, shaping the way it goes. That’s what we’re trying to do with PlayStation Now.

House then went on to talk about the revolution and development of sensor technology, and used wearables and fitness / lifestyle managers as examples of such. He notes that the technology itself is on the cusp of seeing a huge number of different sets being reduced to a physical size and low cost, to the point where he believes sensor technology will become universal.

We’re also seeing a revolution in the development of sensor technology, whether it’s lifestyle fitness management or the trend for wearables, I think we’re on the cusp right now of seeing a huge number of these different sets of technology get down to the physical size and low cost where they’re going to be very ubiquitous, ” he continued. ” This could play some sort of role in a new generation of interactive experiences.

Finally, House touched on virtual reality, and how–like sensor technology–it is also reaching a tipping point where it’ll become fully capable of delivering the illusion of being present in another world.

“Then the third one is virtual reality. There’s just a sense that we have that the technology is again reaching that tipping point, it’s on the cusp of being something that really delivers you true presence, of feeling like you’re in another world. When that’s delivered it’s really magical and I think that how far, how large, how quickly that’s going to become a major part of what we do remains to be seen, but we definitely think the magic of that experience leads you wanting to pursue it.”

We’ll bring your more PlayStation 4 news should further information reach our news.

[ IGN ]

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