PlayStation fans have been eagerly awaiting the release date of the so called ‘PlayStation 4’ console. Insiders have suggested that the release date of the console may be between late 2013 or middle of 2014. The questions that have been scratching the heads of PlayStation users are, what sort of hardware will it pack; what will be the new design of the console and will it be called ‘PlayStation 4’?
So far two names have been suggested for the new console, the ‘Omni’ and ‘Orbis’. Sony released the first PlayStation in September 1995; the PlayStation 2 was first released in Japan of March 2000 and later released worldwide in November 2000. The PlayStation 3 was released worldwide in November 2006.
Most likely the new console may have a November release date. It may be a good idea to start filling up your piggy banks and making next year’s Christmas list. The console is expected to cost somewhere between $450 to $500. If you are a dedicated fan of game consoles expect to wait in long lines surrounded by tight security at the stores.
Developers have remained tight lipped about the new console and what it might be packing. An insider stated that, “Omni will be very capable” of doing modern day graphics compared to a Direct X 11 level of technology, like Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 2.”
The new console will also have a Blu-ray drive and the new controllers are expected to have pulse sensors in the grips for biofeedback game play. The console is rumoured to be eliminating physical copies of games where titles will be accessed through direct download.
While some game users may welcome this idea, there may be others who carry a different point of view. Not all PlayStation users may have internet or fast internet connections.
What are your thoughts on this?