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


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99w 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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#26 - Brenza - 98w ago
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I agree, my wonderful ps3 is the only console i need right now!

#25 - VogrBurn - 98w ago
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The biggest Sony event ever? IMHO Sony will announce the new PS4, but will release it in the end of 2014

#24 - Brenza - 98w ago
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WRONG: we are talking about sony!

we'll obviously have to buy it separately, paying more money!

#23 - jt666 - 98w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
In the gaming field it supports head and hand tracking as new game inputs.

TrackIR anyone?

#22 - IFG4ever - 98w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Madvil View Post
I don't think it's coming this 20th of february. I read that it'll be announced between may and july i think

It will be announced in February and will be released at the end of this year and some countries will get it next year 2014 January.

 

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