OFFICIAL PRICE AT LAUNCH: $399 / £349/ €399 LAUNCH DATE: November 15, 2013 (US) November 29, 2013 (EU) LAUNCH WINDOW LINEUP (source): DISC: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft) Battlefield 4 (EA) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) Driveclub (SCE) FIFA 14 (EA) Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE) Knack (SCE) Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft) LEGO Marvel Superheroes (Warner Bros.) Madden 25 (EA) NBA 2K14 (2K Games) NBA Live (EA) Need for Speed: Rivals (EA) Skylanders: Swap Force (Activision) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) PSN: Basement Crawl (Bloober Team) Blacklight: Retribution (Zombie Studio) Contrast (Focus Home Interactive) Counterspy (SCE) Doki-Doki Universe (SCE) DC Universe Online (SOE) Flower (SCE) Hohokum (SCE) Minecraft (Mojang) N++ (Metanet) Pinball Arcade (Farsight Technologies) Planetside 2 (SOE) Pool Nation Extreme (Cherry Pop Games) ResoGun (SCE) Super Motherload (Xgen Studios) Tiny Brains (Spearhead) Warframe (Digital Extremes) War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment) ----------------------------- NEW PS4 GAMES ANNOUNCED AT E3 2013 Confirmed PS4 Exclusive as of E3 in Bold: Kingdom Hearts 3 Final Fantasy XIII Versus, now renamed Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy 14, also coming to PS3 Elder Scrolls Online The Order: 1886 Mad Max Transistor Don't Starve Mercenary Kings Secret Ponchos Outlast Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PS4 remake Octodad: 'Dad'-liest Catch Galak-Z Ray's the Dead NEW CONSOLE DETAILS: "PlayStation 4 has 'no restrictions' on used games, no always-on connectivity" "PlayStation Plus membership will persist and carry over to PlayStation 4" "PS4 Launches at $399" "PlayStation cloud service launches in 2014, will stream PS3 games" "Playstation Plus Required for PS4 Online Play" HI-RES CONSOLE IMAGES PROVIDED BY gtone339 ----------------------------- FEBRURARY 20, 2013: PlayStation 4 console announced by Sony in New York http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21526450 What we know so far (courtesy of Joystiq): -PS4 has x86 CPU, 8GB onboard memory, local hard drive -PS4's DualShock 4 controller has built-in touch pad, motion control capability -PS4 allows playing games as they're downloading -"Try Anything" for PlayStation 4: "Try it for free, share it if you like it, and pay only for the games which you fall in love with," Perry said. -"Instant broadcast:" allows players to broadcast and share gameplay videos using existing, connected social networks, such as Ustream and Facebook. Friends are able to post comments to your screen. -PlayStation 4's dedicated video hardware will allow seamless video uploading, streaming, sharing -PlayStation 4 will continue to bring streaming media to homes -PlayStation 4 will stream PS1, PS2, PS3 games -PlayStation Move compatible with PS4, -PS4 features PS Vita remote play powered by Gaikai -PS4 will have support from 'every' major third party Announced Games: -Knack -Killzone: Shadowfall -Driveclub from the makers of Motorstorm, Evolution Studios -Infamous: Second Son -The Witness, which will be a PS4 launch exclusive -A new Final Fantasy -Watch Dogs -Diablo 3 (both PS3 and PS4) -Destiny ----------------------------- FEBRURARY 3, 2013: WSJ: Sony's next PlayStation will be revealed February 20th, arrive later this year An unconfirmed rumor from the Wall street Journal claims that Sony's special Playstation-themed event, which is coming Februrary 20th, will include the announcement of the PS4. The article also reports that both the PS4 and the next Xbox may launch before this year's Christmas. New information about the PS4's specs and new focus have also been posted in an update to the article. http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/31/3939410/wsj-playstation-orbis-ps4-will-arrive-later-in-2013 ----------------------------- MARCH 29, 2012: Sony's Newest Playstation, "Orbis" This is an unconfirmed rumor by a "reliable source". http://kotaku.com/5896996/the-next-p...ium=socialflow Sony is apparently developing a new home console scheduled for holiday 2013 launch. The Orbis will ditch the Cell processor for an AMD GPU. The console "will be capable of displaying Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096x2160" and will also be "capable of playing 3D games in 1080p". Some developers have received dev kits for this console since the beginning of 2012. The console will not be backwards-compatible with PS3 games, and will block used game support. Discussion of the new Orbis rumors begins here. ----------------------------- JANUARY 11, 2012: No PS4 announcement this year, Sony says http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/01...ew-playstation-at-key-trade-show/?mod=WSJBlog Since the PS3 released in late 2006, does that mean that we may not see a PS4 until 2016? Hopefully that's not the case, as it's rumored that Microsoft will announce its next Xbox at this year's E3, giving them a major head start.