Whilst God of War: Ascension lead game designer Mark Simon has been praising the sheer power of the PS4, colleague and lead combat designer Jason McDonald believes it's the social features that will really set the console apart.

"Very excited!" said McDonald when asked for his thoughts on the PS4. "We don't get hardware leaps like this that often, so to have one coming up is very exciting.

"The social stuff in particular. The power is going to be awesome, and we'll have amazing artists and engineers who will be able to draw so much out of it - but the social stuff is great. It's something gaming is moving towards so the more features that support people playing together, the better."

So the overall message from Sony Santa Monica is that the PS4 is going to be totally awesome all round.

Check out our recently published God of War: Ascension review.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog