The latest round of PS4 rumours, which suggest that Sony’s new gaming console is likely to be unveiled at the E3 later this summer, come just days after it was speculated that PS4 launch event will take place on February 20 in the UK. The new PS4 rumours state that the US and Japanese launch has been planned in December this year. PS4s are expected to enter the European markets in early 2014. The PS4 rumours say that the gaming console will have a redesigned controller, which sounds like Dual Shock 3, except that there’s a small touchpad where the Select, Start, and PS buttons.
A new share button that allows to pass screenshots and video to friends online, has been allegedly installed in the PS4. The console can continually record the last 15 minutes of action that users can end and post on the internet. Alongside the console, a new version of the PlayStation Eye, which is more Kinect-like will be introduced. Existing PlayStation Move peripherals will be compatible. PS4 is also expected to be simpler to operate in comparison with PS3, which has gained a reputation of being cumbersome. Hence, it is likely that the hardware of PS4 might not turn out to be quite as powerful as Xbox 720.
Tech-analysts also have speculated that Sony’s PS4 could even include processors that would render games at a surreal 240 fps. Current games render at only 30 or 60 frames per second. Also, a human eye can only perceive at 60 frames per second. So, though the extraneous rate would be able to make the gaming experience more reveling. Sony, which is maintaining a golden silence on all the PS4 rumours, has said that it would continue to market its seven year old PS3 even after the launch of its next version.