9 hours and counting...
has repeatedly insisted their vaunted PS3
is still the focus and only now, after five years of sales, truly hitting its stride, the world reckons otherwise. Especially given the much publicized Playstation
related press conference taking place in a few hours.
But will the fourth Playstation
Home Console be revealed???
Yeah, probably. And if so, somehow
, the PS4
will beat the Next-Gen Xbox
to the announcement stage. Wonders folks, will they ever cease? And if VG247
’s sources are to be believed, the PS4
might actually beat it to launch.
Not that the PS4
launch is anywhere near
confirmed (nothing in this article is... besides the Author Name... I’m pretty sure that’s me... the big red one...) but a November 2013 release date has been circulating. Edge
further validated this notion, suggesting the PS4
won’t reach European shores until 2014.
Pricing buzz is somewhat more specific, explicitly citing $429 and $529 for each version of the console. This is in keeping with Sony’s
desire to launch the PS4
at a more competitive price than its predecessor.
, Sony’s PS4
has reportedly been in development since late 2009, with videogamer.com
stating R&D began in August 2010.
specifications debates cannot (at least in this universe) be concluded before announcement time. Thus, just take a goosey at these PS4 development kits
as of January 2013 and make up your own mind...
System Memory: 8GB
Video Memory: 2.2 GB
CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" (so, 8x cores)
GPU: AMD R10xx
Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channelsSmartphone
and Playstation Eye
integration has been gossiped, but their functions remain quite dimly defined.
Anti-pre-owned systems are long feared countermeasures expected to debut with the incoming generation. Mercifully, these anecdotes remain a little flaky. Purportedly, second hand games will grant access to a limited Trial-Mode before locking unregistered accounts out and asking for cash-monays!
More likely is word the PSN
will be replaced by a PS4
online service “Playstation World
”. According to Kotaku
, this could mimic PS
functionality but demand online subscriptions, alike Xbox Live
, to any hoping to avail of PS4
Backwards compatibility is an issue arguably rectified by Playstation Cloud
. This system was all but verified by Gaiki
registering domains such as Playstation-Cloud.com, PlaystationCloud.org
Reliable Source type SuperDaE
broke the PS4
controller overhaul, outlining the inclusion of an onboard touchpad with 2 point multitouch, headphone socket and integrated loudspeaker. Additionally there’s a multi-user account system and an enigmatic share button which might double as the current PS3
home button and might offer the opportunity to record and share gameplay footage.
A featue we at clickonline.com
, are more than pleased with...
Aesthetically, this offers the most noticeable overhaul of the controller since the original Dualshock
was introduced back in 1997.
And that’s pretty much it for PS4
Rumours. Remember, that’s all they are... For now...