PS4 Announcement Lacked Major Details

News Robert Bernstein
2/20/2013 at 8:46PM

Major details are still missing about the upcoming next console...

Although the Sony PlayStation conference did many things to intrigue our interest for the PS4, some major details were missing from Sony's Playstation 4 announcement.  The conference mostly focused on upcoming PS4 games, although some specifics of the console, such as the controller and social intergration capabilities, were released.  Here is what was missing:

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First, and most importantly, we still have no idea how much the PS4 will cost consumers.  How much will it cost?  There has been a great deal of speculation that the lowest tiered console could cost upwards of $429, with a higher capacity console at $529. But, again, that is just rumored, and Sony neither confirmed nor denied the rumors.

Secondly, we have not yet seen the phsyical console itself.  Sony has yet to pull back the curtain on the console's design, which is probably due to the fact that the company has not completely decided on its design.  Size specs have not yet been released, and we don't even know the color of the console yet.  If the past is any indication, though, the console will be black.

Thirdly, how much will games generally cost for the PlayStation 4?  With increased quality, comes increased costs.  We can assume Sony, and developers, will pass these costs down to consumers.  Will new PS4 games cost $70, instead of the $59.99 average we are used to?

Will all PS4's come with a PlayStation Eye, as has been rumored.  Apparently, users will be able to utilize the PlayStation eye to view their friends gaming on their couches.  Weird, and unwanted, in my opinion, but it has been rumored.

Also, how much will it cost to play online?  If the console is basically always connected, and games are digitally downloaded, and there is all of this streaming capability and social integration, it would be improbable that Sony will keep PSN free.  Will there be a monthly/yearly subscription plan?

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What else has Sony not revealed to us yet that you were expecting tonight?  Sound off below in the comments!

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