Last night, Sony released a 45-second teaser (seen above) that invites gamers to “see the future” on February 20th, 2013. Shortly after, invites to a “PlayStation Meeting” were sent out. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, this “PlayStation Meeting” event, will see the PlayStation 4 get its official reveal.
Though no details on what will be talked about during the event have been revealed, Sony’s tagline in the video – “see the future” – really makes it seem to me like they’re referring to a new console, and WSJ stated in the report that “people familiar with the matter have said the new device will make its debut there.”
Apparently, the PS4, Orbis or whatever it’s going to be called, will make social features and user experience the two major focuses for the new console, rather than raw hardware capabilities, according to the report.
“Sony is planning to incorporate more social gaming aspects into the new machine,” said the WSJ. “Also, while hardware improvements were a key focus of past console upgrades, Sony is more focused this time on the changes in how users interact with the machine.”
Obviously, this is all just rumor and speculation for the time being, but we’ve got our fingers crossed.
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