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Submitted by MasonicGamer 1116d ago | opinion piece

Could A PS4 Announcement Be Only Weeks Away? Could a PS4 announcement be only weeks away? According to some that’s very much the case. Let’s get something out of the way first, this isn’t some kind of Masonic Gamer exclusive but I have been browsing the web and some interesting news has been emerging regarding the PS4. It would be silly to turn a blind eye to this kind of news. (Next-Gen)

a_bro  +   1116d ago
wouldnt really say steal..More like catching the consequences before its too late.
Akuma-  +   1116d ago
i cant wait for a real next gen console not that any is out yet but ive been eagerly waiting for about two years. i cant wait for the ps4.

im having a lot of fun with the few bits of high quality games offered on the pc. asus v ex.,i7 2600k, 3 gtx 580. i love bf 3 on pc on ultra which i think is the only way worth playing that game, witcher 2 on ultra, diablo 3, skyrim and a few others. i cant wait for crysis 3 to be released so i can see how taxing it is on my pc. i cant wait til i have a ps4 where everything is more unified ad i cant wait for the amazing exclusives that sony is known to release in abundance on their systems.
jujubee88  +   1116d ago
I know where you are coming from!
I waited for years before the PSP2 (aka PS VITA) was revealed.

Video games are such a compelling form of entertainment media that companies can literally ask its audience for a large chunk of their time and money while walking the fine line of producing a flop service or product each time out.

Looking forward to see what the next generation of gaming offers!
dougr  +   1116d ago
I'm a PC gamer myself Akuma, but what is the point of your post? It has absolutely nothing to do with the article, nor does anyone care about your PC specs in a comment section about the ps4.
NameRemoved0017  +   1116d ago
Akuma, those spec are more than enough to be running next gen games maxed no need to buy a PS4 except for the awesome exclusives :)
Monolith  +   1115d ago

Actually Akuma does. Akuma states it in his first paragragh, that he cannot wait for the ps4. "I can't wait for a real next Gen console not that any is out yet but I've been eagerly waiting for about two years. I can't wait for the PS4."
Last I checked the articles title posted;
"Could a ps4 announcement be only weeks away."
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nirwanda  +   1115d ago
The biggest boost your PC will get will be from the arrival of next get as you wont just be getting frame rate boost and higher res, devs will make games to support better speced pcs only and tie them in the new consoles
decrypt  +   1115d ago
Must be hard being locked down to the same hardware for 6 years.

Imagine owning the same Cellphone for 6 years lol.
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IAmLee  +   1115d ago
Tbh, i'm happy with my ps3. A lot of quality games coming out in a short period of time, don't get me wrong, it's good to wonder what the PS4 can bring, but right now, I'm happy with my Fat PS3. :')
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1116d ago
God let's hope so.
killalot100  +   1116d ago
I'm getting really bored of this gen. We need new systems!!
The_Infected  +   1115d ago
Same here man I'm dying to have next gen. I really hope this is true I just want to see the PS4! The first time seeing what the system looks like is exiting.
GuyManDude  +   1115d ago
Bored? BORED?!

Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
Dead Space 3
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Bioshock Infinite
God of War: Ascension
Grand Theft Auto V
Dead Island: Riptide
The Last of Us
Gears of War: Judgement
Tomb Raider
Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Surely there must be a few games in that list you'll play. Personally I'm buying 7 games in that list (the first six and TLoU).

But then comes the summer drought, and I'll probably be begging for new consoles then.
Ezz2013  +   1115d ago
you guys bored ??!!

i'm having the best time of my life with ps3
the exclusives games coming for ps3 this year prove that ps3 can hold on for years to come
when it come to gfx and AI

if ps4 will come let it come ...but ps3 still have lot's of life in it
BTW i will still buy ps4 day one
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grailly  +   1115d ago
yep that's a great list of games, it's just that except for tlou they're all sequels. new consoles also (surely) means new IPs that's what we're looking forward to.
Conzul  +   1116d ago
You can be assured that it won't happen before May 7th.
The_Infected  +   1115d ago
Analyst now are we? I hope your wrong.
GribbleGrunger  +   1116d ago
Yeah, and stop the momentum the exclusives for the PS3 will create.

edit: I didn't say it wouldn't happen, I'm just not sure it would be a good idea.
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StreetsofRage  +   1116d ago
I kinda agree. If they show ps4/720 gameplay at this year's E3 and it blows away current games, I might lose interest this gen.

Personally I'm pretty excited. I want to see some damn next gen footage!!!! I'm ready!
Conzul  +   1116d ago
*COUGH* Watch Dogs *COUGH*
GribbleGrunger  +   1116d ago
That's what I don't really understand myself. I'm excited this year but not because the PS4 could be announced but because of all the great PS3 exclusives. To each his own as they say, but PS4 isn't even on my radar to be honest.
ZoyosJD  +   1116d ago
Yeah, I totally agree. With Ni No Kuni in a couple of days; Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 in Feb; GOW:A, Bioshock Infinite in March; Dead Island: riptide in April, and the Last of Us in May they just can't afford to make an announcement before E3. Not only would that result in a loss of sales for their own games, but for a couple other BIG developers/publishers (EA, 2k games, techland) and others just the same. Results being devs/pubs being pissed at a company that needs their help starting a new gen. Not going to happen.

If anyone else seriously believes the games will sell regardless, they need to consider all the gamers who are going to stop buying as much to save up for new consoles.
Campy da Camper  +   1115d ago
What they need to do is some sort of voucher. For every ps3 exclusive you bought get a 15 buck credit towards the new console.
Omar91  +   1115d ago

Lmao! yea and my dad is kevin butler
The_Infected  +   1115d ago
Does it really matter if they show it off soon? Everyone knows its coming already so the majority of people have probably started saving for next gen already.
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ZoyosJD  +   1115d ago
@Marcus...If you were to buy all the games I just listed band new and only those, it would cost you $420. That's nearly the cost of a new console. They want people to spend their money on games now and save when their are no new games to buy. That way as much money as possible goes into the gaming sector. You'd also be surprised how many people don't start saving until there is an official announcement.
ILive  +   1115d ago
I understand and at the same time dont understand when people say announcing a sucessor console will affect the software sales of the current console. When the Ps3 was announced, it didnt stop me from buying the games i wanted for the xbox or ps2. I just learned how to save better before the console came out. I didnt make that much back then, but i would always put 15 dollars away every week until it released. I did this for 12 months. I also do this for games that i really want release day. I start putting away 4 dollars every week four and a half months prior to their release. Its worked well for me. Not everyone can do this though.
MasterCornholio  +   1115d ago
"that result in a loss of sales for their own games, but for a couple other BIG developers/publishers (EA, 2k games, techland) and others just the same."

There is one way to avoid this. And thats by making the PS4 backwards compatible with PS3 games that way when you buy a game like the Last of Us you dont have to worry about not being able to play it on the PS4.

@Old McGroin

Bad move McGroin. You should have waited for the announcement of the PS4 and 720 before making that move.
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GuyManDude  +   1115d ago
People will have from June to November to save (6 months). People who are employed will have no problem saving enough for launch consoles. Younger people who can only save $30 or so a month could still get to $200-$250 and go 50/50 with their parents for Christmas.

I think that if they do announce the PS4/Orbis/etc in just a few weeks that they'd be really smart to then drop the PS3 to $200. That would offset any losses in sales with new buyers.

We'll all have to wait and see.
SignifiedSix  +   1116d ago
wish they would both get announced in weeks. I'm also sick of this gen...
NameRemoved0017  +   1116d ago
PC is getting some next gen games this year, the wait is almost over :)
Old McGroin  +   1115d ago
100% agreed. I'm so bored of this gen that I traded in my 360 for a Wii U for Christmas just to have something different! Still have my PS3 for this gens multiplats but Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will make my Wii U purchase worth it a hundred times over.
dkgshiz  +   1115d ago
The Wii U in terms of specs is just a 7th gen console. Its what the original wii should have been. I don't see how one game can justify a $300+ purchase but its your money.
Old McGroin  +   1115d ago
@ dkgshiz

It's what they call a system seller, as in a game that someone wants so much that they will buy the console just to play it. I'm not the first person to do this and I won't be the last. And I have a feeling that there will be more than one game released on the Wii U in its lifetime :)
bigfish  +   1116d ago
The PS3s got at least a years worth of mileage left, and even two if you were to push it
GribbleGrunger  +   1116d ago
So you think that the PS3 could be around for 8 years but the PS2 was around for 12 years and the PS1 was around for 10 years. I'd say it's more or less a given that the PS3 will be around for at least 12 years.
GuyManDude  +   1115d ago
I think bigfish meant at least one more year of strong developer support and hardware optimization, which sounds about right. If Sony's next console does in fact launch late this year, I don't expect many first party games for PS3 in 2014.

My guess is the PS3 from 2014 to end of cycle would get mostly sports games and PSN games, with the occasional 3rd party port. This was the case with the PS2 after the PS3 launch (with the exception of God of War II).
killalot100  +   1116d ago
So be it. I still played my ps2 games 2 years in with my ps3. The New systems are going to have to be released eventually.
onyoursistersback  +   1116d ago
there are alot of rumors about the ps4/orbis in thiz last days!!!
im believing there going to give some info within the weeks!!! ^_^
TheFallenAngel  +   1116d ago
Why would they do that before launching God of War: Ascension and Last of Us? Unless they are being ported to PS4 I dont see it.
NameRemoved0017  +   1116d ago
Improved version on the PS4 maybe also consoles have a hype time of around 18 months if it was announced tommarow its expected release would be summer 2014.
C-Thunder  +   1115d ago
I really think they'll both be announced before E3, with E3 really showcasing new games and features. I doubt they will announce this year and not release this year, a shorter hype time would be better. I'm hoping for a Sept-Oct release, but that's probably wishful thinking.
ylwzx3  +   1115d ago
I wish everyone would steer away from the norm and announce a new system when they are ready instead of waiting on E3.
Y_5150  +   1115d ago
Please. It's getting way too much hype right now, you can't even blink and not see another PS4 article on this site! PS4 has to be announced soon!
Freak of Nature  +   1115d ago
Where there is smoke there is fire.... I sure hope we hear something as soon as possible. It is really exciting! I have waited long enough for this new gen to arrive, the higher level of eye candy, A.I, physics, and space to work with, with less of a ceiling for devs to work under will really elevate the games we play in all aspects.

Bring it on!
M-M  +   1115d ago
I'm expecting an announcement by tomorrow.
profgerbik  +   1115d ago
No. Will there be tons of articles assuming there will be? Yes.
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DivineAssault  +   1115d ago
id be very excited if it was.. Im saving up already cuz i will buy it day 1 without hesitation.. I know sony is gonna do something great & will improve the plagues PS3 had..
mr_kubrick  +   1115d ago
BS they would bring out TLOU and GOW costing millions when then would launch a PS4 before....that wudd be like suicide
Dlacy13g  +   1115d ago
YES........It "could" be but I wouldn't bet on it.
WetN00dle69  +   1115d ago
Here is hoping! Im quite excited for the Next Gen Consoles!
contradictory  +   1115d ago
i'm saving up already...
but i will still wait for sometime after 720 and PS4 are released
because i want to see which offers more. and which delivers more.
by nature i would go with Sony because i have always bought PS first.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1115d ago
That's contradictory ;)
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1115d ago
Journalist are always hyping a let down. I can bet money its not gonna happen, its waay to soon. March or late may we'll here from Sony about a PS4. Not in February.
imXify  +   1115d ago
Announcement in a couple of weeks and realease in Q4 2014.
Q4 2013 if they want to play with fire mouahahaha ! :-)
chrish1990  +   1115d ago
Personally, I don't think the "next-gen" is needed just yet. With great games still being produced and more and more "apps" being made available for both the Plastation 3 and Xbox 360, I think it's a bit too soon to ushering in the new era of consoles. I could happily see out another year or two with the current systems, as long as top-notch games are still being developed.

But that's just me...
Pillsbury1  +   1115d ago
Personally I think a reveal at E3 to build hype and a quick release a few weeks following when hype and excitement are at its peak.

EDIT: I'm most excited to see what kind of innovations Sony wil bring, thin amoled glasses that produce augmented reality and 3d???? Bring it Sony.
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Sarcasm  +   1115d ago
"The D-pad sucks, the analogs feel loose"

Well isn't that a load of crap. The D-Pad is light years ahead of the 360 and the analog is more responsive with a smaller dead center.
stefan771  +   1115d ago
Nope. I'm not expecting it until next year. They may announce it's in development this year but that's about it

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