Tagged: playstation 4

Rumors abound about the new Playstation and a possible new Xbox to be released this year. Talk is that Sony will announce something more specific on the 20th of February though they are downplaying that and haven’t commented on any rumors.  Microsoft, on the other hand, hasn’t released any news.  Here are some of the rumors and thoughts.

Playstation 4

  • Dualshock 3 shaped controller with Vita like touch sensitive surface
  • Sharing with friends while playing
  • Ditching Cell processors and using processors from AMD
  • Possibly same chip as new Xbox
  • Possibly using Gaikai cloud service
  • Year end launch
  • Cost over $400
  • Power efficient, less energy draw and quieter
  • Possibly 4K (ultra HD) output
  • No backwards compatibility
  • Games tied to your PS account (cutting out resale market)
  • New PS Eye camera for improved motion control gaming

Sources: Kotaku and TechRadar

Xbox 720

  • Greatly improved speech recognition
  • Integration with Skype
  • Interface similar to Win 8
  • Smaller, less expensive and more Kinect-focused
  • Similar controller to Xbox 360
  • Possible augmented reality 3D integration later
  • Dual GPUs from AMD
  • 16 core CPU
  • Included Blu-Ray Drive
  • 1080p and DVR support
  • Games tied to internet (cutting out resale market)
  • Pre-Christmas 2013 release date
  • Priced around $300

Sources: CVG, and TechRadar

With all those rumors out there, what do you think?  Will we see new consoles from Microsoft and Sony this year?  Or do they have more to milk out of their existing consoles?  Let us know your thoughts!