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Hiroshi Sakamoto  (Source:
Sony VP mentioned an E3 announcement, but said a surprise may come in the next few months

After releasing the PlayStation 3 console just over six years ago, it looks like Sony is ready to launch its successor as early as this spring.

Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment, recently gave some vague details about when we'll finally see the PlayStation 4 in an interview with Chilean site Emol. According to Sakamoto, the PS4 could make an appearance as early as May of this year.

However, Sony's VP was asked whether the new console could make an earlier entrance within the next few months.

"That's still a big secret, but our friends are preparing Sony PlayStation," said Sakamoto in the interview. "I can only say that we are focused on the E3 gaming event, scheduled for June. [An] announcement may be [made] in that minute or even earlier in May."

It is rumored that the PS 4 will have a custom chip based on AMD's A8-3850 with a quad-core 2.9GHz processor and a 1GHz graphics card with 1GB memory.

Source: CNET

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By OnyxNite on 1/17/2013 10:31:47 AM , Rating: 2
Answer me this: Why is it so bad that Crysis (or arguably Metro 2033) stays the top graphics dog for five years? Five years is not a very long time. What sort of rush are you in? Think there's not going to be any more games in five years? The hell is wrong with you, you panicky Chicken Littles?

I'm not in a rush and there is nothing wrong with a great game remaining popular for any number of years but if instead of a game being good or not your metric is "top graphics" then a game remaining at the top of a technical metric such as that for 5 years is a bad sign for the industry that metric represents (in this case the graphics industry). Competition leads to innovation and if only player stays on top for a long time it is a sign there is little to no innovation and the industry stagnates.

I have no idea what the PS4 will or won't do, and neither do you, you windbag.

Do you know what "rumored" means? What part of me saying "The RUMORED PS4 does not." lead you to believe I was in any way saying I knew what the PS4 will or won't do?

The PC gaming industry was far stronger in the 90's when you argue the graphics race was crippling it than it is now when the developers instead are targeting the much weaker consoles and then just tweaking games for PCs. I'll take the graphics race over what we have today any day but really with things like Kickstarter and GoG now you'll get the interesting new gameplay innovations from the crowd sourced and indy areas that weren't as viable in the 90s at the same time you have the big boys pushing the graphically demanding AAA titles so things could potentially there could be a better balance. Just because you CAN have some games pushing the graphics envelope doesn't mean you can only get games that do. While I may buy Minecraft or back indy Kickstarter projects I'd also like to get a game here and there that really pushes the boundries of what modern hardware can do.

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