PS4 im Test: Erste Reviews zur PlayStation 4 - Jetzt mit neuen Wertungen
Die PS4 ist in Nordamerika ab dem 15. November im Handel erhältlich. Mittlerweile ist das Review-Embargo ausgelaufen, erste Tests zur PlayStation 4 kursieren im Netz. Nicht alle Fachmedien sind restlos begeistert von Sonys Next Gen-Konsole. Die Redaktion von Polygon glaubt zwar an das Potenzial der PS4, allerdings mangele es zum Launch an wirklich empfehlenswerten Videospielen. Unsere Testübersicht.
Update am 14. November: Über Nacht sind viele weitere Tests zur PS4 von Sony online gegangen. Das Fachmagazin Engadget.com ist beispielsweise begeistert von der Leistungsfähigkeit der PlayStation 4 und hebt die Launch-Titel lobend hervor. Dem schließen sich auch Gizmodo und einige andere Medien an. Die aktualisierte Review-Übersicht findet ihr wie gewohnt am Ende dieser Meldung. Schaut rein!
Originalmeldung: Die PS4 im Test: Zahlreiche Fachmagazine haben die PlayStation 4 bereits ausgiebigen Tests unterzogen. Aufgrund mangelnder Spiele stand dabei die Hardware im Mittelpunkt. Wie ist das Kühlsystem und der Stromverbrauch? Erleichtert das von Sony überarbeitete Interface die Navigation durch die einzelnen Menüs und in welcher Geschwindigkeit lädt die PlayStation 4 eigentlich Daten im Hintergrund? Antworten auf diese und viele weiteren Fragen (etwa zum DualShock 4-Controller) beantworten diverse Reviews. Längst nicht alle Redaktionen sind begeistert. Nach Angaben von Polygon hat die PS4 eine Menge verstecktes Potenzial. Die Kollegen verweisen dabei etwa auf das Remote Play mit der PS Vita.
Allerdings gäbe es auch Anlass zur Kritik. Das Line-Up zum Launch der PS4 fällt nach Meinung von Polygon eher mager aus. Derzeit sei die PlayStation 4 "eine Spielekonsole ohne Spiele, die wirklich empfehlenswert" sind. Early Adopter würden in diesem Herbst mit der PS4 lediglich "Potenzial" kaufen. Sony und Dritthersteller müssen erst den Beweis antreten, dass sie das Gerät mit Leben füllen können. Eine ähnliche Meinung hat auch die Redaktionen des bekannten Online-Blogs Kotaku. Eine Testübersicht zur PS4 mit vielen internationalen Stimmen aus der Videospielindustrie seht ihr unterhalb dieser Zeilen.
Polygon - 7.5 von 10
The PS4 hints at plenty of other possibilities. Local network play via the PS Vita has an enormous amount of potential. The PlayStation App and even the Playstation Camera may provide opportunities for developers to broaden the appeal of the PlayStation 4 beyond the hard core audience it currently seems so intent on courting. Unlike the PlayStation 3, Sony's latest effort was built to evolve. But the PlayStation 4's focus on gaming — and only gaming — is undermined by a distinct lack of compelling software. That failing is sure to improve — better games and more of them will appear on the PlayStation 4 — but right now, this is a game console without a game to recommend it. Early adopters of the PS4 this fall are buying potential energy. We're just waiting for a place to spend it.
Kotaku - Keine Wertung
The PS4 seems like it'll be a hell of a console, but it's mostly potential and a bunch of new tools in need of some awesome games for them to work on.
VG247 - Keine Wertung
Many of the things I've talked about here, both in terms of games and interface are small, seemingly incidental changes but after several hours spent navigating through them and understanding how one informs the other I believe that they are going to translate to real improvements in how we interact with the next generation of consoles. Change in this instance isn't something to be feared but something to be celebrated.
Eurogamer.net - Keine Wertung
PlayStation 4 may well be based on PC hardware, then, but based on these first impressions, it feels like much more of a console - a pure gaming thoroughbred - than its predecessor.
CVG - Keine Wertung
Fears that console gaming would buck and bend to the whims of the fickle casual market have proven false - this system is absolutely built for core gamers. And yet, for those expecting to see something that definitively turns a corner, you won't find it here just yet. There's a good chance that the software platform will allow for greater innovations in the future, such as more streaming options expected to be added later down the line, but for now, Sony is selling a futuristic machine with not many new things to do on it.
Joystiq - Keine Wertung
(...) The only troubling physical quality of the PS4 is that the plastic casing has a good amount of flex to it. Squeeze or prod the console and you'll be able to see and feel the plastic bending under your fingers. The outer layer of plastic feels very thin, and honestly I think a sharp object could probably pierce it (though I'm not about to test that theory). It won't be a concern for many users, but those who travel with their PS4 will want to be extra careful. (...)
Engadget.com - Keine Wertung (Neu)
The PlayStation 4 is fast. The DualShock 4 is the best gamepad Sony's ever created. (...) Thrilling tales of installs aside, the games we've played on the PlayStation 4 so far are gorgeous. Looks vary of course, but Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag both stand out as especially impressive in that category.
Fortune - Keine Wertung (Neu)
Think of the PlayStation 4 as a device with great potential, just one that developers haven't tapped into much yet -- at least, based on my limited time with it. There isn't any one feature or game I've played that screams "next generation." Games I've played with run buttery-smooth and sport some great eye candy, but haven't exactly "wowed" me, and new features like the controller touchpad have yet to be used in an innovative way. (...)
Gamesradar - Keine Wertung (Neu)
Sony has vaulted us into the next generation with style, delivering a powerful system that's sleek, speedy, and most importantly, user friendly. Even if you don't plan on picking up many PS4 games at launch, the system feels like an affordable and worthwhile investment that will do right by early adopters.
Gizmodo - Keine Wertung (Neu)
It goes without saying—but I'll say it anyway—that the graphics and performance on this sucker are badass. ... The new controller is a real joy. ... The PS4 is definitely a great gaming machine in the tradition of the PS3 before it, but its new functionality comes off as a little half-baked. ... The good news is, almost all of the PS4's issues right now could be solved with creative developers and/or a software update, but for now the PS4 is very much a better PS3.
NBC News - Keine Wertung (Neu)
If you're still on the fence about whether to choose the Xbox One or the PS4 (or to buy a next-gen system at all), it would be better to hold off for further improvements — a drop in price, firmware updates, and more games that really take advantage of everything the system has to offer. ... Unfortunately gamers will find the PS4 lacking for the simple fact that there's really not much to do with it yet.
Rolling Stone - Keine Wertung (Neu)
It's a sleek, smart piece of hardware, full of next-generation components and features. It also represents a return to form for Sony – a system developed to play games, and to play them damn well. ... Musically, however, the console seems a bit challenged.
Time Magazine - Keine Wertung (Neu)
There's no one standout feature to talk about this time, no genre-bending gizmo or water-cooler-worthy service to trumpet, and you won't find an interface-reimagining Wii Remote in the box or a design-upending Super Mario 64 ushering in a new platforming epoch, but then that's not what this next generation is about. Instead, you're looking at a meticulously alloyed platform that's the sum of many pieces, a kind of Grand Theft Auto V of video game consoles. If the latter represents everything Rockstar's learned about open-world design — an accumulation of design knowledge implemented with knowing, fastidious precision — the PlayStation 4 is everything Sony's learned about platform design, honed and polished to something just shy of perfection.
USA Today - 88 von 100 (Neu)
The PlayStation 4 ... represents an impressive package for video game players, with significant improvements to the controller and menus, and fresh features such as game sharing.
The Verge - Keine Wertung (Neu)
At first glance, it feels like Sony's gone a long way toward fixing what ailed the PS3, and toward enabling a much better and more impressive gaming experience going forward. It doesn't feel ambitious like the Xbox One, but it feels like a really solid gaming console.
Tom's Guide - Keine Wertung (Neu)
Navigating through the new interface was certainly more agile experience than on the PS3. Game loads are much faster on the PS4, too ... Graphically though, many of the launch titles look like they were made for PS3. ... Overall, the PlayStation 4 is the console of choice for those looking for a gamer-centric experience.