In the world of gaming consoles, Sony and Microsoft are arch rivals. Sony used to be dominant in the early 2000’s as the PlayStation 2 was the console to beat, but Microsoft roared back in 2005 when it launched the Xbox 360 and beat Sony to the next generation gaming party by a year. In February, Sony set off to change this and announced the hardware spec of the PlayStation 4, but it failed to showcase the actual console. It so happens that Sony has just teased the console itself, just about 24 hours before Microsoft is slated to make announcements regarding the next Xbox. Also Read - Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes game released: Everything you need to know
In the YouTube video posted, Sony reveals that the console will be seen first on E3, which probably means that the final hardware will be shown off at Sony’s June 10 keynote. Earlier, the company had showcased the new PlayStation 4 controller, but other than that the actual console was never revealed. Also Read - Microsoft rolling out new Office UI for all Windows users: How to enable it
Both the next Xbox and PlayStation 4 are not expected to break new ground in terms of graphics. In fact, the PlayStation 4 will leverage so cloud based game streaming via its Gaikai acquisition, a new x86 based hardware platform that will be powered by an AMD chip and some new social features. Also Read - Microsoft launches a Minesweeper inspired Christmas special sweater
The next Xbox is expected to have largely the same hardware as the PlayStation 4, and many believe it may end up using the very same AMD chip, but it might bring forth some new gaming concepts like an improved Kinect module, and augmented reality enabled glasses.