The current PlayStation 4 versions comes with only 500 gigabytes of hard-drive storage, and with most games nowadays requiring sizeable installations, many owners are already facing storage problems with owning multiple games at once. The 1 terabyte PlayStation 4 should at least alleviate some of these problems, though the double storage might still not prove enough for future games.
The announcement comes as Microsoft has just launched a similar 1 terabyte edition of Xbox One, the PlayStation 4’s main competitor, on June 16. This and the fact Microsoft have announced backwards compatibility for the Xbox One (meaning players will finally be able to try out Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One), about which Sony has not stated any plans, could mark a resurgence of Sony’s competitor whom they have outsold by a clear margin since the consoles were launched in late 2013.
Sony is also preparing to launch a new version of the 500 gigabyte PlayStation 4 at the end of this month, which will start rolling out this week in Japan, parts of Asia, North America and Europe. The new version, available in the standard jet black or glacial white colors, will reportedly weight about 10 percent less than the normal edition and will also be less power consuming. In the United States the new PS4 version will cost $399.
Sony have had a wild and promising E3 event, with multiple fan-beloved franchises announcing new entries or remakes. Firstly, Square Enix have announced a high-definition remake of cult classic 1997 game Final Fantasy VII. Ys net and game director Yu Suzuki have announced the start of a crowdfunding campaign for Shenmue, a sequel which launch more than 16 years after the critically acclaimed and popular Shenmue II. Last but not least Guerilla games, developers of the wildly popular Killzone series, have also presented a promising action RPG named Horizon Zero Dawn, set to be exclusive for the console.
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