When I was 5-y.o., it was the Nintendo console that was dominating the gaming market. With its Super Mario adventures and racing games, every free time was gaming time with friends. But when the PlayStation emerged in the gaming market, packed with awesome RTS, fighting and RPG games, it became a gaming sensation. Also, with its idea of a memory card to save key points in a certain game made solitary gaming more worth while and ditching classes for the sake of racing to end a game sooner than your friend a need.
Nobody should think low of the games in the first PlayStation because this is the console that started most awesome games that you can see in the PS2 and PS3, even in the PSP. Games like Final Fantasy, Marvel vs. Capcom, Digimon, Resident Evil, etc., all originated from the PS1.
Ideas of online gaming for the PlayStation emerged when PC online games became a big hit and was ultimately the competition of most gaming consoles. That is why, Sony came up with ideas to fight the battle with its online multiplayer capability that is most evident in the PS3 console. But they wanted to expand more the reach of online gaming without the need for a bulky PC.
The soon to be released, fourth generation of PlayStation focuses more on live-streaming and peer-to-peer gaming. A player will no longer have to play side-by-side with a friend to finish a quest, they both can connect to a single quest but on separate consoles. So they don’t have to do that 2-player screen distribution while doing quests which was very evident in the PS1 and PS2.
Take note, because it is going to be a massive online gaming experience, you must consider having a decent internet connection at home or within the area. If not present, then you will not be able to maximize your gaming experience and the consoles capabilities. Most games will be loaded in the internet and also be played using portable devices like the PS Vita.
“By combining PlayStation 4, PlayStation Network, and social platforms our vision is to create the first social network with meaning dedicated to games,” Perry said during the event. – Agence-France Presse