The folks over at Sony have set the web on fire once again with the release of a new trailer called #PlayStation2013 which invites us to “See The Future”. The trailer doesn’t really show anything amazing, lots of interesting colors, the iconic PlayStation buttons flying around, and a generally very futuristic sexy feel. At the end of the trailer, it shows the date, February 20, 2013. Many folks are going nuts because they believe that the trailer is in fact teasing the reveal of the PlayStation 4. Honestly, I don’t know what the trailer is about, it’s all rather vague but it is different from other trailers like this that Sony has revealed in the past in that it doesn’t appear to have any sense of a theme that could ultimately be related to a specific title. In the absence of any kind of association with an existing PlayStation brand, the possibility of this being the PS4 announcement isn’t out of the question. Then again, it could be just another marketing thing to hype a new or unannounced game, with Sony you just never know. If it is the PS4 reveal, I’ll be absolutely shocked if Sony manages to make it to that date without any major leaks happening at least a week or so beforehand.
I think that there is a fair amount of consensus between media and analyst that either Microsoft or Sony or both will announce their next generation gaming consoles BEFORE E3, with that said I’d be remiss if I said I thought anyone believed the announcement would come this early. For now its all just speculation, but one thing is for sure, we don’t have long to wait now.