Playstation 4 & Xbox 720 release date rumored for 2012.
If the rumors are true (and there is no way to verify, Sony and Microsoft are keeping tight lipped about any dates) then having both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox 720 release date at the same time could be very interesting.
Even if we have to take these rumors with a pince of salt, the mere fact that the Playstation 4 and the Xbox 720 are being talked about suggests that things are really happening behind the scenes. This in turn suggests that the hardware development may already be done.
The move controller is a great device but Sony were basically playing catch up with the Wii controllers.
Microsoft on the other hand took it a whole stage further and produced the ground breaking kinect system.
It is rumored that the Playstation 4 will have similar whole body movement control available at launch.
I would also suggest that Sony were annoyed that Microsoft got the jump on them and launched early in the marketplace with the Xbox 360.
This allowed it to gain market traction by stealing Sony customers. The Playstation 3 didn’t come along until later.
I would make an educated guess that they won’t let this happen again and will be keen to steal a march on their competitors.
Some of the biggest changes are coming in the next few years to the TV sector with Apple, Google and Sony all trying to get a piece of the pie. Don’t expect Microsoft to be any different with the Xbox 720.
Also expect some changes to Kinect, more than likely this will be integrated directly into the console.
One console already confirmed for the E3 trade show in 2012 is the new Nintendo Wii U which we featured last year.
What do you think about all the rumors? Do you believe the hype or not? What features do you think they will have? Let us know in the comments below.