Those who watch “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” know that he is a gamer at heart. He loves playing games when he isn’t busy entertaining all of us. This week, he is hosting on his show a segment called “video game week” where he invites developers to come onto the stage and display their upcoming games. Last night he invited Mark Cerny, the Chief System Architect of the PS4 to showcase the new system and demo one of the launch titles, Knack.
Near the start of the presentation, which you can view by clicking on the video above, Cerny points out that the PS4 is designed to be at least 10 times more powerful than any console we have on the market now. This is an amazing number considering that on the night previous, Phil Spencer of Microsoft told Fallon that the Xbox One was designed to only be 3 times more powerful.
After an astonished Fallon looks in disbelief, the pair turns to the monitor to play Knack. According to Cerny, the game will feature Knack, the character the player controls, who grows bigger over time depending on the type of power ups the player collects.
“Depending on what Knack picks up in the levels, he’ll pick of different abilities…;It’s sort of like Crash Bandicoot meets Katamari Damacy.”
At one point during the show, Fallon points out to the audience that the PS4 is the only console that will support used games. This is technically still to be decided; to Fallon’s core audience, it might as well be definitive. The reaction to this statement was nothing but applause and perhaps a glimpse at what the future holds for the PS4.
With the amount of attention and positive reception the PS4 is getting, Microsoft is going to have a tough time convincing consumers to purchase an Xbox One if it doesn’t get in the game fairly soon. Microsoft needs to make a move, and make it fast.