Playstation 4 Release Rumors Spread As Sony Plans Press Event

by on February 3, 2013

Playstation 4

Many rumors are spreading regarding the Playstation 4 launch as Sony sent invitations to the press and bloggers for a press conference in New York City for February 20th. The company did not reveal any details, but it did confirm that we will “see the future” of PlayStation. The statement was accompanied by a teaser video (see below).

Recent rumors suggest the new PlayStation may launch in October with 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and 1080p HD resolution in 3D at 60 fps.

Sony has previously used events such as the New York one to show off prototypes or specifications: in January, last year it displayed a version of its handheld PS Vita console, and early in 2005 revealed a concept version of the PlayStation 3. Also, the PS2’s first public showing came at a 1999 event.

Michael Pachter, an analyst from Wedbuch Securities, mentioned in a tweet that he is “genuinely excited” and that the company is inviting the media and investors to the February 20th announced event.

Reports indicate its system will work on an x86 chip architecture, a design choice that could signal an important change in this industry. More recently, reliable sources suggested the system by the codenamed of Orbis, would limit pre-owned games to a “trial mode” when the original owner is not logged in. This rumor is supported by the fact that Sony recently applied for a patent for RFID-based technology that would do just that.

Do you expect the Playstation 4 launch? Let us know what you think.

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