The trailer itself leaves something to be desired, to say the least. It’s a short spot, and we see a blurry black box in the background that we never get to see in focus, and there are spliced-in bits showing closeups of the PlayStation 4 that don’t really tell us anything. (It will have some Christopher Nolan-era Batmobile-type angles, and at least part of it will have a sort of blocky grill design. That much we can ascertain, but that’s about it.)
Whatever is on the outside, the inside of the PS4 will be built around a two four-core AMD Jaguar blocks, a Next-based graphics core with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, Blu ray drive, and hard drive, and it will support “Direct X 11.1+”. The system will not be backward compatible with earlier PlayStation titles, but there will be a redesigned DualShock 4 controller replete with a middle touchpad, headphone jack, 3D camera tracking, and more.