After months of speculation over the Wii U - which was unveiled at E3 - and the Next Xbox - which seems to be leaking news like a perforated ship - it's now Sony's turn to enter the next-generation round of rumors, with a supposed manufacturing company outing production details on the Playstation 4, due for a 2012 release and boasting Kinect-esque technology.
Foxconn and Pegatron Technology, Taiwanese manufacturers who assisted in the production of the Playstation 3, have again been enlisted by Sony to begin work on their console's next-gen successor. Sony want 20 million units by 2012, a date linked with the supposed Next Xbox. It would appear both Sony and Microsoft see next year as a perfect time to release their new consoles, and clash horns.
The biggest news to surface from all of this is that the PS4 will feature Kinect-like support. No doubt impressed - and a little worried - by Kinect's continued success, I imagine Sony's R&D team have been unifying their Move and PS Eye tech into one whole package, which will then be implemented in the console itself.
It's interesting news, and pretty credible. Kinect's success isn't going to go unnoticed, especially by Microsoft's competitors. It almost makes the Wii U's - admittedly fantastic - controller appear a little dated in comparison. We'll have more for you on this as it develops. [DigiTimes]