A couple news site have received a personal invitation from Sony to attend an event in New York City this month that might very well be related to the announcement of the Playstation 4, otherwise known as project "Orbis" to us regular folk.
Sony's official Twitter page says "See the future" and directs visitors to a website where they can enter their email address in order to receive updates regarding this event as they happen. Along with the opportunity to sign up is an accompanying video that shows nothing more than the triangle, square, circle, and cross (Also known as the "X" button) button that gamers have grown up with since the first Playstation released in 1994, and a Playstation logo. Simple, yet extremely tantalizing for the viewer.
Some specs that are rumored to be included with the next Playstation are an eight core AMD64 CPU and an AMD R10XX GPU. However, this is just speculation and rumored, which means that could all change when the next Playstation is officially announced.
Also, the Wall Street Journal has decided to chime in with some details, citing from their own sources that not only will Sony debut the next-gen Playstation on February 20, they will also release it later this year.
Here are some other details that the Wall Street Journal decided to share.
"Additionally, it claims that Sony will integrate more social features into the console this time around (Home 2.0 anyone?), as well as changes in "how users interact with the machine." Finally, it claims both Sony and Microsoft had considered discless consoles this gen, but are keeping physical media in the mix for at least one more go-round."
This is extremely exciting news for all gamers, and be sure to keep a reminder of February 20 for the event. In order to signup with an email address to receive updates, follow this link to do so.