A double shot of Sony rumors have hit the net recently, both foreshadowing major changes for the electronics company. First, according to a Taiwanese manufacturer, the Playstation 4 is expected to begin production at the end of 2011 under manufacturing firms Foxconn and Pegatron Technology. The report – from Digitimes – notes a planned 20 million shipping order for sometime in 2012, and claims the new hardware will host Kinect-like full body motion controls.
A separate report, this one from the Register, alleges that Sony is also in the process of redesigning the Playstation Network into a less text-heavy format. Dynamic motion images and a streamlined interfaces are believed to be the biggest changes coming to the digital platform, although with possible color scheme and search database overhauls. The PSN retooling is believed to be the latest leg in Sony’s effort to distance itself from the network outage that occurred this April.
Think we can expect a PS4 in 2012? Is a PSN redesign something Sony should be spending money on? Comment below, EGs!