PlayStation Tease The Future, PS4 Reveal Expected
A cryptic video has been posted over on the PlayStation Blog teasing the 20th February as a very important date for PlayStation fans.
Unsurprisingly given various rumours about the incoming next-generation of consoles the belief is that the PlayStation 4, or whatever it may be called, will be announced — and there’s plenty of reason to take that as fact.
All the above video technically confirms is that there’s a PlayStation meeting scheduled for February 20th, which although could be for any reason, they are generally saved for new hardware as opposed to software. The last event of a similar ilk was one in 2011 to reveal the PlayStation Vita, then known as the NGP.
It’s also been confirmed by Fred Dutton, the SCEE Blog Manager, that the event will be broadcast live on the blog from 11pm GMT, pointing towards a very important announcement. So, what’s more important than a brand new PlayStation system, right?
Further evidence could be that new Sony consoles have been consistently released six years after the previous model. Sony’s PlayStation 1 was released in 1994, then the PlayStation 2 arrived in 2000 and the PlayStation 3 in 2006. That puts us right on track, if not overdue, for the PlayStation 4 in 2013.
Various websites have claimed to know additional information with Edge saying that although the US and Japan will see the PlayStation 4 before Christimas this year, it won’t be until early 2014 that us European’s see it in stores.
The PS4 will also reportedly ship with a redesigned controller featuring a small touchpad and a neat share button that will allow you to post video footage of up-to the last 15 minutes of gameplay online.
Until it’s officially revealed these claims are best to be taken with a pitch of salt but we’ll know more soon. In the mean time you can register on Sony’s site to be the “first to know” more.
The PlayStation Meeting 2013 is set to take place on Wednesday, February 20th. The event will be shared live via the official blog – the event starts at 11PM UK time (GMT).