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Sony PS4 release date rumoured for 'autumn 2014'

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The eagerly awaited Sony PlayStation 4 will not launch next year, latest reports have suggested, with a Sony PS4 release date tipped for spring or autumn 2014.

With Sony PS4 rumours having done the rounds for a number of years, new reports of the as yet unconfirmed console have suggested that the Sony PS4 will hit retailers in less than two years’ time, with the eagerly awaited console currently in development under the code name ‘Thebes’.

Having previously been tipped to go under the code name ‘Orbis’, new reports have suggested that the next-generation PlayStation console will launch a year after the expected 2013 Xbox 720 release date, with a spring unveiling likely to be followed by an autumn release.

Discussing the upcoming Sony PS4 release date, SemiAccurate has suggested that Sony’s PlayStation 4 launch will “most likely be the spring of 2014, but it could be fall of that year too.”

Citing Japanese speaking sources, the latest PS4 rumours added: “Other than it being an AMD CPU and GPU, we don’t have much more specific details [on the PS4 specs]. It is said to be a 28nm part, likely fabbed at Global Foundries or OBM fir the first run.”

Sony PS4 Rumours
The long rumoured replacement to the now ageing Sony PS3, the PlayStation 4 release has been the thing of much speculation for a number of years with the Nintendo Wii U rival widely expected to launch after Microsoft’s next-generation console.

Although a disc-less, download only console has been mooted, it is believed that the Sony PS4 will continue to support disc-based media whilst the console is, like its predecessor, also expected to host a Sony Blu-ray player as standard.

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