Sony announces social gaming features for PlayStation 4

Sony-owned Gaikai CEO Dave Perry just announced social gaming features for the PlayStation 4 at Sony's media event in New York City

He says the PlayStation 4 will get to know gamers to enhance future game play. When your friends buy a new game, you'll be able to see through the PlayStation network.

Perry bragged users will be able to instantly experience anything they want: "Try it for free, share it if you like it and pay only for the games that you fall in love with."

Additionally, the share button on the new DualShock 4 controller will allow gamers to share their game experience to friends instantly, using Gaikai tech. Friends can "virtually look over your shoulder" and post comments to your screen, to trash talk or sincerely help.

Smaller PlayStation 4 social features include the ability for gamers to talk about their games via Facebook and Twitter. Social video streaming service Ustream will bring broadcast capabilities to the console, as well.

The PS Vita can play PlayStation 4 games via a remote feature. Say you want to get up from the couch, you can continue your current game in the other room. 

While they won't feature full game play, handsets and tablets will include companion features. Sony hasn't detailed platforms as yet.

READ: PS4 officially announced, the next generation is here

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