It all has become quite clear, with the rumors heading towards Game Developers Conference (GDC) that Microsoft will have secret meetings for their next Xbox and reports that Sony will utilize AMD instead of Cell CPU, now we have another strong indication towards the unveiling of the PlayStation 4.
Just a few hours ago, Justin Keeing (@MolaramLives) overheard conversations between Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) employees at the cafe near their London headquarters:
@MolaramLives Le Pain Quotidien on Great Marlborough St.? I got several good Sony stories just by having coffee in there over the years…
— Rob Fahey (@robfahey) March 1, 2012
Followed by this tweet that suggests more details about the next PlayStation console at E3:
— Justin Keeling (@MolaramLives) March 1, 2012
It makes great sense for Sony to unveil the PS4 to the developers if we theoretically take the previous report that mentions Sony ditching the Cell as it would become an attempt to attract more studios to develop games for their console and to compete what Microsoft has to offer.
The first Xbox has been announced at GDC 2000 and launched more than a year later, could this be the same situation for both Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles? Only time will tell.
GDC 2012 will took place in San Fransisco, California between March 5 to 9.