The Sony PlayStation 4 with Watch_Dogs delivers bigger, faster and more innovative gaming on all levels.
Created by the most progressive video gaming minds, the ground-breaking PS4 offers the scope for thrilling, cutting-edge games and never-seen-before experiences. Combining super-fast processor with jaw-dropping graphics and a massive 8 GB of DDR5 system memory, the console is simply more than you've ever imagined.
Intelligent and personalised, the new PlayStation 4 also offers deeply integrated social capabilities and progressive second-screen features. It links fluidly with the PlayStation network using Cloud technology for an amazingly expansive and immersive gaming network that is gamer-centric, allowing you to play when, where and how you want.
Packs some serious hardware
Displaying advanced development techniques in its easy usability, the Sony PS4 is centred on a powerful custom chip holding eight x86-64 cores and a high-tech graphics processor. This graphics unit has been enhanced for smoother, more natural physics simulation and richer, higher-quality graphics than have previously been possible – it all adds up to action that literally envelops you.
The coolest controller
Included with the Sony PlayStation 4 console is the radical DualShock 4 controller, which gives you complete control and lets you interact with your games in both familiar and unexpected ways.
Its dual analogue sticks and improved button offer enhanced precision, plus there are integrated motion sensors, touch controls and the innovative ‘Share' button. Use the built-in mono speaker and headset jack to enjoy detailed, high-fidelity sounds through the controller and online chats with friends using a headset.
The action takes on a new intensity with enhanced vibration motors, and the new shape provides enhanced comfort. Using the Touch Pad on the front of the controller, you'll experience a freer way to play.
The Light Bar offers four colour LEDs for a simple way to identify players and quickly view important game information such as damage reports.
Enjoy the versatility of a second screen
You'll be able to integrate second screens with your PS4 to stay involved with your favourite content wherever you are. Using Remote Play, the console can be synched with PlayStation Vita handsets, smartphones and tablets.
The feature sees its exciting potential realised as the PS Vita becomes the ultimate companion device, allowing you to seamlessly take PS4 games from your home TV over WiFi to play naturally with the portable 5” display and dual analogue sticks.
A more social gaming experience
Central to the PlayStation 4 is social interaction, with new features included in the console's architecture. At the touch of the ‘Share' button on the controller you'll be able to share heroic triumphs, scan and tag the last few minutes of play, and then get back to the action.
Dedicated video compression and decompression systems work to seamlessly upload videos of your gaming exploits, which can be shared with friends on social networks such as Facebook. Connect your Facebook and Sony Entertainment Network accounts to deepen connections through co-operative play or cross-game chat.
No more waiting around
With the Sony PlayStation 4 you'll enjoy drastically reduced lag time between you and your content. Suspend Mode keeps the system in a low power state while maintaining the game session for extremely fast console boot-up and load times.
Hit the power button again and return promptly to the same point in the game you left off. You'll also be able to boot a range of applications whilst playing a game, including a web browser.
PlayGo lets you get started on your game while the full title downloads – you can update games while playing using Background Download, leaving you to focus on the action and not worry about protracted download times getting in the way of your progress.
Get ready for a totally new way to play games, download content and enjoy yourself at home or on the move with the Sony PlayStation 4 and its radical graphics, usability and connectivity features.
A connected world and technological advances were supposed to make life better for us, but what happens when one person has access to all of that power? Find out in the highly anticipated Watch_Dogs, offering advanced processing and graphics to provide a stunningly realistic experience.
The brain of Chicago
Set in Chicago, Watch_Dogs finds us in a city where a network of computers connects everything, from traffic lights to security cameras, even down to personal information stored on computers. Everything is controlled by the Central Operating System, abbreviated to ctOS, which has made the city safer, more dynamic and a better place for its citizens.
This generally seems like a good thing, but what happens when that power falls into the hands of a hacker set on vengeance? In this game you'll be able to explore the impact technology has on society, and gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of its citizens. Think carefully about your actions, as your choices will have a ripple-effect through the city.
A hacker with a plan
In Watch_Dogs you play the part of Aiden Pearce, a hacker and former thug, who is determined to protect his family. Following a violent tragedy in the past, Aiden is seeking justice and using ctOS to bring his plan to life.
Obsessed with surveillance, he is set to become a modern vigilante hero, using the system to monitor and change the city to help him to defeat his enemy. He'll have access to security cameras, traffic lights and much more, allowing him to create thirty-car pile-ups before stopping a train to make his escape. Accessing the network from his smartphone, he can control almost anything in the city.
He'll be assisted by characters such as Clara Lille, fellow hacker T-Bone Grady and Jordi Chin 'the fixer'.
Bringing Chicago to life
You'll be able to take to the streets, where you'll encounter over 30 traditional weapons in street fights, and you can cruise through the city in over 65 different cars as you make your escape.
Experience the city in all its glory as you cut through buildings, stumble across rooftops and even explore the underground on your quest for revenge.
Bring home the next generation of gameplay with the Sony PlayStation 4 with Watch_Dogs.
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