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Video: Sony Invites PlayStation Fans to See the Future February 20th


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85w ago - Following up on their previous hints, rumors and specs, today Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman invites PlayStation fans to see the future in an event scheduled for February 20th, 2013.

Below is their [Register or Login to view links] video teaser into the future of PlayStation, with Sony planning a big announcement at 6PM EST on February 20th, 2013 just ahead of its Destination PlayStation event.

Currently all fans can do is speculate whether Sony planning to announce details on its next-gen plans ahead of E3 2013 with an early unveiling of the PS4 / Orbis / PlayStation 4 console.





The [Register or Login to view links] reports that not only will Sony debut its next-gen console at the event, but that it will be released later this year. To quote:

"Sony's device will be released later this year, these people [familiar with the matter] said, and will spar against Microsoft's own machine, which is also expected to be released by the holidays," wrote the publication.

The new system will incorporate "more social gaming aspects" and be more focused on "changes in how users interact with the machine" versus "hardware improvements," according to the outlet.

At one point, the PlayStation manufacturer considered removing the system's disc drive in favor for an all-digital console, said The Wall Street Journal. But concerns over game file size and slow internet connections made them scrap the idea. Microsoft is said have made a similar decision.

Finally, according to [Register or Login to view links] a PlayStation.com redirect suggests PS4 is indeed the final name.

To quote: "Visit http://us.playstation.com/ps4/ and it takes you to the PlayStation front page. Visit anything else, for example /ps5 or /orbis, and it doesn't, you get a 404 error.

What can this trickery possibly mean? Well, apart from the fact that somebody at Sony knows how to set up a proper redirect, it strongly suggests that Orbis is out of the window and Sony are sticking to prior experience: the PS4 will be - wait for it - called the PS4.

Orbis, then, was just the codename, as we suspected." As always, time will tell!





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tilla's Avatar
#46 - tilla - 82w ago
Every indication I've seen - including the value of the parts they're using - puts the PS4 at cheaper than these predictions. If it's more than $400 in America I will be greatly suprised.

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#45 - PS3 News - 82w ago
Quote Originally Posted by pinoytechno View Post
can wait to see it.

Indeed, here is the link... should be streaming in under 6 hours from now: [Register or Login to view links]

Sony's EU livestream page: [Register or Login to view links]

defana's Avatar
#44 - defana - 82w ago
no improvement in joystick

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#43 - pinoytechno - 82w ago
thanks for the info

can wait to see it.

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#42 - Brenza - 82w ago
The price will be highter Only Sony's phone will be able to control the PS4. It will be a flop, people don't have money to waste in this shit while PS3 is perfectly fine.

They talk to add "cloud gaming" on PS4 like it requires a new hardware to work. ID DOESN'T. They will probably force you to always connect ps4 to internet as anti piracy measure
They still insist that PS2 games are not compatible with PS3 hardware, Flatz (twitter.com/oct0xor/status/299114635880189952) has developed a way to play all PS2 games on non-BC console.

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