I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a big fan of my PlayStation 3. I own an Xbox, Wii, and PS3, and Sony’s console handles the lion’s share of my media needs, serving as our Blu-Ray and DVD player, Netflix host, and primary gaming console. Heck, it’s even my YouTube viewer of choice.
Given all of that, I’m of mixed feelings when it comes to the likelihood that Sony will be unveiling the PlayStation 4 this week at a mysterious event happening in New York. While I’m excited about what the next generation of the PlayStation will be able to do, I’m worried about what it means for my trusty PS3, which is far from obsolete and still stands head and shoulders above most other home-entertainment hubs on the market right now.
Over the weekend, I pulled together a list of some of the PlayStation 4 rumors that have been circulating online that are most likely to prove true when the system makes it official debut, and though I’m a bit worried about the lack of backwards-compatibility, I like what I see when the full package of probably-true rumors are presented together.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Several big changes rumored for the PS4 involve the way users interact with the system and games. Reports suggest that Sony’s console will make use of the Gaikai cloud-based gaming service in some way, though it’s uncertain how this will affect the existing PlayStation Store. Several news agencies have recently reported that the PS4 will stream games, which fits with what we’ve been hearing for months. The early reports suggested that the streaming will be used to bring previous generation games to the PS4, but there is no reason to think it wouldn’t also work for newer games as well.
Functionality with mobile devices and other Sony products is also expected to be a big element of the PS4 experience – and it’s a rumor that seems to be supported by Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s “One Sony” initiative. Expect the PS4 to connect to any and all Sony devices with ease.
You can read the rest of the article at DigitalTrends.com. Sony’s big event happens Wednesday, February 20, so keep an eye on the news wire for some official reports regarding the system.