When it comes to next-gen consoles, I think I’m right in saying that we know virtually nothing about them.
You wouldn’t think that if you had a quick search on the web – the amount of Xbox 720 and PS4 gossip flying around is astounding.
But this is what we do best in the world of technology and gaming – we speculate, guess and ponder the devices of the future.
The PS4 is most definitely on the horizon, the question is simply how far away that horizon actually is.While we wait, I thought I’d look at the latest from the PS4 rumour mill.
The first and most important thing is, of course, the release date. Unfortunately, with the release of the Xbox 720 expected towards the end of 2013, reports suggest that Sony will be waiting a little to launch its console.
So we may not see the PS4 until as late as May 2014. A hard-to-swallow thought, but I’m afraid this could prove to be true – Sony won’t want to be competing directly with Microsoft.
When it comes to specs, we have a little more to go on than we do with the Xbox 720. Rumours suggest that we’ll get a bumper 1.5 TB of hard drive space, as well as 2GB of RAM and an 8-core processor.
In this world of multi-device synchronisation, the PS4 looks set to be fully integrated with the Sony Bravia and Sony smartphones. With the Xbox going the same way, it looks like we might have to pick our allegiances early and stick with them if we want our gadgets to work together– so think about it carefully!
As for the games to we can expect, pretty much every upcoming title under the sun has been suggested. The latest titles to get the next-gen treatment are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 and Gran Turismo 6.
It’s certainly a nice thought, I’m just not sure the console will be out in time for them. But with only about a year and a half to go, I’d save the excitement for at least a couple more months.