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PS4 revealed at PlayStation Meeting ahead of 2013 release – rumour

Friday, 1st February 2013 04:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4 is indeed what Sony has up its sleeve for this month’s PlayStation Meeting and the new console itself will release this year, according to whispers.

The Wall Street Journal cites “people familiar with the matter” for its claims; the publication’s sources also said Microsoft’s new console will release before the end of 2013.

The report goes on to say the new PlayStation console will incorporate more social features, with Sony concentrating on improving how users interact with the machine instead of just beefing up its power.

The whisperers said Sony and Microsoft both considered dropping an optical disk drive altogether but scrapped plans thanks to the size of game downloads and the poor speed of Internet connections in many important territories.

The sources reiterated past rumours that the heart of the new machine is AMD tech, cautioning that a non-Cell processor will cause compatibility issues with the current generation’s catalogue. No mention was made of the codename Orbis.

Sony today called a PlayStation Meeting for February 20 where it is tipped to unveil a new console. Its last PlayStation Meeting, in 2011, debuted the Vita, almost a year ahead of its release.

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6 Comments

  1. fengato

    Hallefookinlujah! It’s great to have some quasi confirmation (after suffering through the extension of this gen) that we’ll finally have some new toys to play with this year. Can’t wait.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. shogunknight

    @1, Lol. The rumors must have been frustrating, well we just have to wait and see what they will reveal, new console, maybe, price cut, possibly, new games…19 days feel so far now

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GameStunts

    After last week’s “”"rumor”"” I no longer believe anything. It seems perfectly logical, but I’ll just wait for it to happen and get the details then.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mike W

    The Internet is going fucking nuts, I’ve read literally 20 articles of the same thing, regarding the PS4.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. peteb

    I keep wondering – do Sony and Microsoft really want to go head to head when launching both machines this year? I don’t recall many times where this happened, except for maybe the Saturn/PS1, but even then there were a few months in between.

    I’ll probably end up buying both anyway but I’m sure there are people out there who will only get I’ve or the other. Interesting times ahead at any rate!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Still think it’ll mainly be a pad reveal.

    Get people used to the new pad and show features of the new online service.

    Maybe a demo reel of how the pad works with new games?

    It’s strange they announced they were in no hurry and to let MS go first, then suddenly mad panic and unveiling it in Febuary?

    There’s still a lot coming out for PS3, I’m surprised didn’t push Last of Us back onto the PS4.

    #6 2 years ago

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