Sony unveils boxy next-gen PlayStation 4 console

Jun 11, 2013 by Lou Kesten
In a Feb. 20, 2013, file photo, Andrew House speaks at an event to announce the Sony Playstation 4 in New York. Sony Corp. plans to go into deeper detail at Electronic Entertainment Expo in June in Los Angeles about the system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)

Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4—and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations.

With that non-surprise out of the way, the Japanese company is also providing glimpses of the games it hopes will elevate the PS4 to the top of holiday wish lists.

Upcoming releases include steampunk thriller "The Order: 1866" and fantasy "The Dark Sorceror." Sony also showed new footage from previously announced games like superhero adventure "InFamous: Second Son," racing simulator "Drive Club" and shooter "Killzone: Shadow Fall."

In a Feb. 20, 2013, file photo Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the Sony Playstation 4 speaks during an event to announce the new video game console in New York. Sony Corp. plans to go into deeper detail at Electronic Entertainment Expo in June in Los Angeles about the system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)

Shu Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, says there are more than 30 PS4 games in development.

. unveiled the Monday evening at the , the gaming industry's annual trade show.

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