There’s something about buying a new video game console that’s both alluring and intimidating all at once. On one hand, you’re getting the newest of the new with a guarantee that there will be plenty to enjoy in the months ahead. But then there’s the fact that you may run into launch issues. These can range from systems simply not working correctly to a lack of solid games available. For Sony and its latest console, the PlayStation 4, there have been a few slip-ups, though nothing too alarming or devastating.
As we look to the months ahead, it’s clear that there are plenty of reasons to get (or stay) excited about what the PS4 has to offer. That’s especially true for Xperia Z1S LTE T-Mobile USA owners, who can get a free year of PlayStation Plus subscription, offers ends on 5th march, to avail the offer you need to buy your Xperia Z1S either from Sony online stores of T-Mobile exclusive stores between 13 Jan 2014 and 12 Feb 2014.
Strong Release Schedule Ahead
There are a lot of games to give Sony’s console added depth and strength. And in terms of their content, they couldn’t be more varied. One game at the top of many players’ list is Watch Dogs, which puts you in the role of an antihero who hacks into smartphones and computer systems to find the person who ruined his life. Then there’s Rime, which looks like a breathtakingly crafted adventure game. And for the sports enthusiasts, Electronic Arts is putting out its first UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) game that they promise is an “unprecedented fighter.”
For those who can’t wait to play these games and others that are highly anticipated, here’s a few tips. You can get your UFC fix
either by following their schedule of events or playing other games shaped by their theme. These include 2010’s UFC Undisputed and the slot-style game at the
Bet Fair Arcade. As for something closer to Rime, you’ll need to head to eBay and see if you can grab a copy of action-adventure classic Ico if you still have a PlayStation 2 hanging around. Or you can just wait until the PS2 emulator comes to the PS4…
PS1 and PS2 Emulator Coming Soon?
Finally, PS4 owners who want to relive the brilliance of older games will have the chance to do exactly that. According to GameSpot, the PS4 will be able to run games of yore—those from the PS1 and PS2—relatively soon. The thing is, it’ll all happen through what’s being called a more conventional form of emulation. What that means exactly remains up in the air right now, though it seems promising.
The reason being that the recently announced PlayStation Now service will allow users to play PS3 games on a variety of devices. The thing is, it’ll all occur through a streaming system, which feels like it could potentially lead to issues for those with slower web connections. Also, could this just mean that Sony will offer PS1 and PS2 games for purchase and play on the PS4? It seems likely, though hopefully they’ll find a way to provide discounts for people who already purchased certain titles.
If you’re a PS4 owner or looking to buy one, let us know which games and/or features you’re looking forward to the most in the comments! Drop your comments below.