The world of the games console is about to change like never before and things as we know them will never be the same again. We’ve already come to expect big changes having seen the way in which the Wii U revolutionized the Wii concept as a whole, but chances are we’ve seen nothing yet.
Just wait until the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 release dates roll around later this year.
Rumors concerning the PS4 and the Xbox 720 are steadily gathering pace by the day and paint a picture of a rather exciting and quite mind-blowing future for gaming.
With regard to the Xbox 720, the latest round of spec and feature report depict a console that will come packing an eight-core processor and upward of 8GB of RAM. In addition, the console may also come with a Blu-Ray player and Ethernet connection port as standard, while the unit itself could potentially accommodate up to three discs at the same time.
What’s more, there are also dozens of suggestions pointing to a new wireless controller with next-generation gyroscope technology, dual speakers and perhaps even a screen.
As far as release dates go, all eyes are now on this year’s E3 Expo, which is scheduled to take place between the 11th and 13th of July
On the Sony side of things, the PS4 or Orbis as it has come to be known is also expected to ship with an eight-core processor, at least 8GB of RAM and a 160GB hard disk as standard. The Orbis will of course feature a Blu-Ray player and further rumors are pointing to a capacitive control pad which includes a “share” button – a strong sign of social media embedding.
The PlayStation 4 is also tipped to be fully laid bare at E3, though could be officially announced earlier at Arizona’s Destination PlayStation event at the end of next month.