Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 video game console won over gamers at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week when the company announced a price and its stance on used games. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about the system.
Thankfully, a new video from Sony shows a bit more about how the console will work in everyday use. The PS4′s new interface is front and center, and it looks rather slick. Once you log in, you see a feed a social updates that is reminiscent of Facebook or Google+. The feed contains status updates, messages, notifications about new games, videos, and more.
The clip also shows how users can share game videos with each other. You just record a small snippet of gameplay and send to your friends. This can be especially helpful in figuring out how to beat a boss or overcome some obstacle.
One other cool thing in the new video is how games can be installed. The sci-fi military shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall lets you choose to download the multiplayer mode of the game or the single-player mode first. And you can download new titles while continuing to play other games on your system.
Check out the video above for more.
GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!