The lights are on
The next-gen remains a mystery, with Sony and Microsoft keeping their plans close to their vests. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai isn't talking about the specific timing for the announcement of the PS3 successor, but he did drop an interesting hint.
IGN is quoting a Times interview with Hirai, in which he says the company may be waiting for Microsoft to blink first. "Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" he said.
Hirai's comments are a direct contradiction to what we've heard regarding next-gen timing. Our sources have told us that Sony is determined not to repeat what happened with the PS3's launch, which came a year after the Xbox 360's release. Some said that the timing at least initially made it difficult to compete with an established rival.
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Either way, the PS4 is gunna be awesome.
I hope the Xbox 720 can play 360 games, because I'm gonna need to sell the 360 for a chance to have enough money to buy it.
can't wait to see this next-gen
Crossing my fingers for no lame used game check and a modified Dualshock 4.
It will be interesting how this turns out. Im wondering how much the systems will cost to.
I will say from what I've heard internally from other devs, sony seems to at least caved in from it's initial discussion on some of the specs, and are listening to dev's a bit more. Final spec's if they're what rumors I'm hearing are true is much more in line with what I was hoping for, though not as future proof as I'd like to see. We should be hearing something in the next 60 days or so.
Microsoft has a game winning plan if you are rich.