PS4 - A lot of Rumors


Every day increasingly more rumors are being generated by the ever-productive online rumor mill with regards to the launch of Sony's PS4. The PS4 is the working name directed at the PS3 sequel likely to hit shelves within the next 12-18 months. There has been no official word about the console from developers Sony yet, however, this needless to say hasn't stopped wild speculation that development begins soon that is founded on several factors:




- Consoles tend to last for around six years before a sequel is released which is maintained by the gaps between PS1, PS2 and PS3.

- Nintendo is already start to leak specifics of its Wii sequel currently codenamed 'Project Cafe'.

- PC graphics are starting to depart console graphics behind, and games such as the Uncharted series seem to have pushed the PS3 so far as it can go with regards to graphics capability and physics.

All this suggests we would visit a PS4 in the marketplace some time soon and rumors and speculation seem to support this theory.

Exactly what do we predict from the PS4 once it arrives? Well to begin with we have to expect a large jump forward in power which continues to be noted in most previous samples of consoles with the general trend being for consoles to roughly double with regards to their performance. This would lead to photo-realistic graphics which subsequently would continue the trend towards more cinematic gameplay for that games. It really is fair to anticipate this graphical leap will probably be most pronounced for your PS4 as PlayStation has always directed at the 'core gamer' market - industry of gamers who choose realism and shoot 'em ups and that are generally an older male demographic. This really is in stark opposition to, for instance, Nintendo, who often instead aim many in a younger family market and both genders. And also this means expect fewer 'gimmicks' with regards to Sony. In keeping with form on the other hand the work Cafe was already revealed to feature a controller with its own monitor. Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to find out if the success of the Wii, Kinect and Move lead to any developments in controller technology - something similar to a motion sensor inside the controller for example


Sony also have shown an interest lately into moving into the sector of downloadable content - as proven from the PS Go which featured entirely downloadable games. Such like for any home PlayStation device wouldn't be impossible then especially with the success of games around the PlayStation Network online service.

Additionally, there are many technology being constantly developed that may be implemented for a future PlayStation. As an example controllers that grab brainwaves have always been been shown to be possible and more and much more devices and corporations are actually using the notion of a 'cloud' for storing information remotely. Perhaps we'll see these in the next console or maybe that will not be considered a reality before the first 9th generation console.