Sony has announced the PlayStation 4, its next-generation gaming console (even if it didn't actually unveil the machine).

It's clearly a powerful piece of kit, with the capacity for incredibly detailed games and experiences.

The new 'Dual Shock 4' controller will also set gamer's hearts racing with a built-in 'share' button for uploading video, a touch pad and an integrated motion tracking system.

But reaction to Sony's event was complicated by the fact it failed to show the machine itself, name a price or a specific release date.

Take a look at a cross-section of reaction from the gaming community below.

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  • PS4

  • PS4 Controller

  • PS4 Controller

  • Sony's New York Event

  • PS4 Controller

  • Sony's New York Event

  • Quantic Dreams Graphics Demo

  • Quantic Dreams Graphics Demo

  • Sony's New York Event

  • PS4 Controller

  • KillZone: Shadow Fall

    An amazingly detailed action shooter.

  • KillZone: Shadow Fall

    An amazingly detailed action shooter.

  • KillZone: Shadow Fall

    An amazingly detailed action shooter.

  • KillZone: Shadow Fall

    An amazingly detailed action shooter.

  • DriveClub

  • DriveClub

  • Sony's New York Event

  • The Witness

    A puzzle exploration game from the makers of Braid.

  • The Witness

    A puzzle exploration game from the makers of Braid.

  • Destiny

  • Destiny

  • David Perry

    David Perry, CEO of Gaikai, left, speaks as Mark Cerny, demonstrates remote game play on the PSVita during a news conference to announce the Sony Playstation 4 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Mark Cerny

    Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the Sony Playstation 4 speaks during an event to announce the new video game console Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Andrew House

    Andrew House speaks at an event to announce the Sony Playstation 4 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • PS4

    Video game designer Mark Cerny talks about the new controler Bioshock 4 as Sony introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mark Cerny

    Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the Sony Playstation 4 speaks during an event to announce the new video game console, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • US-SONY-PLAY STATION 4

    Japanese video game producer for Capcom Yoshinori Ono talks as Sony introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-SONY-PLAY STATION 4

    Christopher Vincent Metzen of Blizzard Entertainment talks as Sony introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-SONY-PLAY STATION 4

    Shinji Hashimoto, Final Fantasy Brand Director, talks as Sony introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-SONY-PLAY STATION 4

    Square Enix technical director Yoshihisa Hashimoto talks as Sony introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-SONY-PLAY STATION 4

    Sony's Andrew House, current president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, introduces the PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)