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Emeralda
01-06-2012, 04:53 AM
UK games industry outlet MCV has reported that both the next Xbox AND the PlayStation 4 will be shown at this year's E3 in June.

This isn't the first time that a publication has cited an unnamed source with information like this, but this isn't some unknown central European games blog - MCV's credibilty makes this particular report worth paying attention to.

Speaking on Twitter, MCV's online editor Ben Parfitt said "Obviously we can't reveal our sources. But you have my personal word on this - the source is exemplary, 100% concrete, ultra high level."

We shouldn't necessarily expect a full-blown reveal, though - we might just see the announcement. Editor-in-Chief Michael French told IGN: "This is very credible. Even if we don't see the hardware itself, or know a price or date, key publishers and developers are expecting some nod towards what direction PS4 will take at E3 this year. Sony isn't stupid - it knows that if Microsoft is planning to also say something about its next console, it can't be left behind."

Many were expecting Microsoft to come out on stage at E3 with some information about the new Xbox, but Sony's reveal would be more surprising, as a new console at this stage in the PlayStation 3's life cycle would fly in the face of the company's stated "ten-year plan".

If both Sony and Microsoft do indeed reveal their new consoles at the same time as Nintendo details the release schedule and pricing for the Wii U, this would quite probably be the biggest E3 in history.

The lol console wars are upon us.

Hero King Gilgamesh
01-06-2012, 07:48 AM
fk..and I just got a PS3. ceh..

Emeralda
01-06-2012, 07:52 AM
It's okay Kitty, I wouldn't expect the next generation of consoles to be released within the next two years. And even then, they will be expensive and have small game base.

Bloodrazor
01-06-2012, 08:23 AM
What emmie said.

Just because they'll be unveiled doesn't mean it reflects the final product anyways.

Although, Sony and Microsoft will be competitive since the Wii already accounced theirs a year ahead.

Marionette
01-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Unless the new x-box is going to be free online, i think i'll just stick with playing things like fallout 3 and forge on halo, and play online games on my friends ps3

Hero King Gilgamesh
01-06-2012, 09:26 AM
hrum...true...true.

Marionette
01-06-2012, 09:48 AM
If you think about it, Sony isn't as wallet grabbing as Microsoft is being.
It's $20 for 3 months of online access including; party chat, online multi-player, and video chatting.
X-box silver is free but you basically only get the ability to text friends and access to the shop

PSN offers online multiplayer and party chat for free.
PSN plus offers additional storage,shop benefits and promotions.

Zero Phoenix
01-06-2012, 11:32 AM
Hope you guys are ready to fork over $800 for a system and $100 for every game. After I get VERSUS XIII I'm hanging up my controller for good.

Uzumakid
01-07-2012, 02:17 AM
I'm happy and all for a new PS4 but Sony clearly stated a 10 year plan for the PS3, which is rather vague, because what it could mean is, 1.) That we wont see a PS4 on sale until about 2016 or somewhere around there or 2.) that yes the PS4 is on the way but the PS3 system will still have support for the next 4 years or so. My guess is that the PS4 will come out before 2016, cause you gots to make use of the new DirectX11... which non of the current generation makes use of. :nose:

wastedpanda
01-07-2012, 05:06 AM
My guess is that the PS4 will come out before 2016, cause you gots to make use of the new DirectX11... which non of the current generation makes use of.

Playstation uses OpenGL. The only system to use the direct APIs is Xbox. Fun fact: It's name was originally going to be DirectX box, and they wanted to use it to show the superiority of using D3D in games and other Direct APIs over the use of OpenGL. Overall, it was on par with, but not better than. Don't tell the rabid fanboys that though.

I can see the new xbox STILL having issues with shoddy production and poor heat management, which Sony makes another bank breaking powerhouse that cannot be fully utilized by it's games, and most of its games get dumbed down due to multi-console releases. Meanwhile, pc games continue to receive nothing but shitty ports in its dwindling game library due to baseless accusations that all pc gamers are pirates

Emeralda
01-07-2012, 05:10 AM
due to baseless accusations that all pc gamers are pirates

Still, most of them. But Xbox's underground is also thriving when I see all those game torrents out there.

wastedpanda
01-07-2012, 05:25 AM
It's unfair to say that they're losing business over the pirates of pc games though. Just because it's EASIEST to pirate for doesn't mean all pc gamers are pirates. My entire game library on my computer is legally bought ( except for games that aren't commercially available for me. However, maybe if they were to actually make games WORTH the $60+ that people are paying for them with all 4 - 5 hours gameplay included in the single player, I could see maybe some validity to their bitching. As it stands now though: If you're a big game company, and you release a title for $60+, it better have more than 4 or five hours of gameplay in it, otherwise it's not worth that price tag.

What ever happened to replay value, or even making quality games?

Emeralda
01-08-2012, 05:23 AM
It was just yesterday that we relayed the rumor that PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox console are E3-bound. But if famous Wedbush Morgan Securities industry analyst Michael Pachter is to be trusted, MCV's report is off the mark.

Financial magazine and website Forbes is reporting quotes from Pachter about MCV's rumor. "I think there's zero chance of a tease from Sony for PlayStation 4," Pachter told Forbes, continuing that a new Xbox at E3 is unlikely, too, placing the odds at "20 percent."

"Neither console is launching in 2013, so there's no reason to tease them in 2012," Pachter concluded.

This flies in the face of the original MCV report, the source of which was described by MCV editor Ben Parfitt on Twitter as "exemplary, 100% concrete, ultra high level."

Of course, such a claim doesn't necessarily pinpoint who could possibly know the rival companies well enough to be intimately familiar with both Sony's and Microsoft's E3 plans. But MCV's Editor-in-Chief Michael French did tell IGN that their report is "very credible."

/discuss

Zero Phoenix
01-09-2012, 01:17 PM
Just because the consoles won't launch in 2013, that doesn't mean they won't be shown in 2012. Sony unveiled the PS3 like two or three years before it actually came out.

Furano
01-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Why bothering now over the new consoles, when the following games are highlights on the game-olymp? I just wont go with the hype and try to remain calm over the things. I also wont intend to switch to microsoft, cuz just because!!! Sony is way better and there are way more Games and online troller to take care of. Also if they focus on better graphics like they should have in Skyrim for PS3 i'm totally in for it. Otherwise i think RPGs kinda die out these days so i want to see way more good graphic RPGs, otherwise ill get an NDS and play some pixeljunk.
Not to mention that i highly await Blade & Soul to come out since it'll be an interesting new way for MMORPGs to shine.
After my conclusion about the new consoles hype i just facepalmed and laughed hard :D PS3 is still the best among them and will be for some years. As well as some retro games are by now and ever be.