Rumour: PS4 To Release This November, Requires Subscription for Online Services
Chat with the ghost in the machine of your PS3.
The countdown is nearly over. Will we throw off the shackles of a bygone console generation of hurl the slings and arrows of disappointment in Sony’s general direction come today’s Playstation event?
In a new rumour, Kotaku claims that the Playstation 4, still going by the codename Orbis, will be out this November in the United States. And it seems you’ll be able to access it remotely with your smartphone or tablet to chat with friends or purchase games.
Each machine will also apparently feature a Playstation Eye and finally cave in to Xbox Live Gold’s subscription model. Sony’s will be dubbed “Playstation World”, succeed Playstation Plus, and require a subscription for the use of most of its features.
How the “Playstation Cloud” services fit in – not to mention talks of the revamped Dualshock or EyePad tablet controller – is anyone’s guess, but all the rumours will finally be laid to rest tonight.