Rumour – PS4, 720 launch announcements “near GDC in late March”

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 07:45 GMT By Stace Harman

Another day, another prediction concerning the next-gen console launch announcements. This time it’s print publication Game Informer, which believes we’ll see “special Apple-style press conferences” held by Sony and Microsoft around GDC in March.

Videogamer has plundered the pages of US publication Game Informer for details of when the magazine believes we can expect next-gen console announcements.

“We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March,” the magazine is said to report in its February 2013 issue.

“E3 in June may be the industry’s biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.”

This falls broadly in-line with the prediction made by Baird analyst Colin Sebastian, who yesterday suggested in an investor email that, “E3 2013 will be the most important game conference since Y2K,” and that “we continue to expect both Sony and Microsoft to host dedicated events before E3 to announce their new platforms.”

The analyst also suggested that the next-gen consoles could cost around $400 upon release.

Thanks Dragon246, for the GI tip.