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March 14 2016

PS4 - Lots of Rumors

Each day more and more rumors are being generated through the ever-productive online rumor mill according to the release of Sony's PS4. The PS4 may be the working name given to the PS3 sequel likely to hit shelves over the following 12-18 months. There's been no official word around the console from developers Sony yet, however, this obviously hasn't stopped wild speculation that development will begin soon which can be founded on several factors:

- Consoles have a tendency to are around six years before a sequel is released which can be maintained by the gaps between PS1, PS2 and PS3.
- Nintendo has already been beginning to leak information regarding its Wii sequel currently codenamed 'Project Cafe'.
- PC graphics are starting to depart console graphics behind, and games such as the Uncharted series appear to have pushed the PS3 so far as it can go in terms of graphics capability and physics.

This all suggests we may visit a PS4 on the market some time soon and rumors and speculation appear to support this theory.

Exactly what can we expect from the PS4 once it arrives? Well to begin with we should expect a large jump forward in power and this continues to be noted in all previous examples of consoles with all the general trend being for consoles to roughly double in terms of their performance. This could bring about photo-realistic graphics and that consequently would continue the buzz towards more cinematic gameplay for your games. It is fair to anticipate that graphical leap will be most pronounced for your PS4 as PlayStation has always targeted at the 'core gamer' market - the market of gamers that like realism and shoot 'em ups and who are generally a mature male demographic. This can be in stark opposition to, for instance, Nintendo, who have a tendency to instead aim their goods with a younger family market and both genders. This also means don't be surprised fewer 'gimmicks' when it comes to Sony. In keeping with form alternatively the work Cafe had been revealed to include a controller with its own monitor. Having said that, it will be interesting to determine whether the success with the Wii, Kinect and Move result in any developments in controller technology - something like a motion sensor inside the controller for example.

Sony also have shown a pastime lately into getting into the arena of downloadable content - as proven by the PS Go which featured entirely downloadable games. Something similar to get a new home PlayStation device wouldn't be impossible then particularly with the success of games about the PlayStation Network online service.

There are also many technology being constantly developed that may be implemented for any future PlayStation. For example controllers that grab brainwaves have always been shown to be possible and more and more devices and companies are actually while using notion of a 'cloud' for storing information remotely. Perhaps we'll see these in the next console or possibly that wont be described as a reality until the first 9th generation console.

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