Sony will not announce a Playstation 4 console at E3 in 2012. Contrary to countless rumors and vague reports the next generation console will not be announced at E3 based on remarks from Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp’s deputy president. While this may be a let down for some gamers out there who feel they are ready for a next generation console… some Playstation 4 information did come from Kazuo Hirai during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Kazuo Hirai has confirmed that the next generation Playstation console will not utilize downloadable content such as OnLive. It appears to be the belief of Sony Corp that many of the game titles could end up requiring hours of download time for customers… an inconvenience they have no intention of creating. Personally, I think it is only a matter of time before console games are downloadable, but I do agree with Sony Corp on this one we are not yet ready… a popular title being released and downloaded by millions all in the same day is sure to create havoc, lag, and disgruntled customers.
Sony Entertainment Corp president Andrew House stated that Blu-ray is and will continue to be the best way to deliver full games, and other physical media. Taking both of these comments into consideration it seems it is more than a safe bet that the next generation Playstation console will feature a disk reader of some kind.
Howard Stringer, Sony Corp president, stated that the difference between 3D gaming and how we game now, will be as drastic as going from black and white to color television. Another great quote from CES regarding 3D gaming “We are definitely, from a Sony perspective, very committed to 3-D,” from Kazuo Hirai. Taking both of these statements into consideration, amongst many things that have been hinted at, we think it is safe to assume that they are developing 3D capabilities for the Playstation 4 … or if it is possible maybe a way to bring 3D gaming to the Playstation 3.
There is a lot of expectation for the next Playstation console, and as we get closer we will keep you updated on any information that makes it our way.