PS4 Rumors, Specs; Sony CEO Explains Why Game Hardware Not Revealed

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Sony unveiled details of its PlayStation 4 at an event in New York in February but did not show off the hardware.

The tech company's CEO Kaz Hirai was interviewed by BBC on why his company has yet to unveil the physical look of the next-generation console, according to a  Wednesday report by Gamechup. Hirai stated that the company is still going over the details of the console's design before anything is officially displayed.

"I think that, you know, we still have a long ways to go before the actual product launch and there are going to be a lot of opportunities for us to talk about and provide additional details on the PlayStation 4," Hirai said.

He added that the February event was not supposed to be a release for the PS4 but more of a discussion on the future of PlayStation: "It wasn't actually a launch, we just talked about the console and there will be more information to come, but it keeps people guessing and that's a good thing."

Sony has yet to reveal a physical example of the PS4 but the company did reveal some of its specs, according to ExtremeTech. The console will have x86 processor, a customized graphics processor and GDDR5 memory. The console will be capable of 170GPBS bandwidth and will include a Blu-ray/DVD drive, as well as USB 3.0, Ethernet and Bluetooth. There will also be a PS4 eye accessory that will have two cameras and four microphones, and be capable of 1280 x 800 video at 60fps, 640 x 400 at 120fps and 320 x 192 at 240fps.

The company did show off one piece of hardware for the PS4. The latest DualShock 4 controller was unveiled with a touchpad in the center and a Share button to upload photos and videos of gameplay, according to USA Today.

Gamers may be able to get another peak at the next-generation gaming console at the E3 2013 expo that will take place this June in Los Angeles.

The PS4 will likely be released in time for the 2013 holiday season.

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