The PS4 will finally be unveiled to the public tomorrow, but Kotaku is saying that a “reliable source” has told them all the details about Sony’s new console a bit early.
According to Kotaku’s source (whom the site claims was also the same source that originally leaked the “Orbis” codename as well as some early details regarding Microsoft’s New Xbox,) the PS4 will launch in November of this year and will be sold as 2 different SKU’s: $429 and $529. There’s no details yet on what the differences between the two packages will be, but it’s good to hear that Sony’s latest console won’t be launching with the PS3’s $599 initial MSRP.
Sony seems to be taking a cue from Microsoft in regards to their online service, as the source claims that “most” of the PS4’s online services will now require a monthly-subscription, a-la Xbox Live Gold. The source claims that Sony’s new network will be named “Playstation World,” and will replace the current Playstation Plus subscription service.
The source also verified that the leaked pic of the PS4 controller (above) from a few days ago is indeed legit.
You can read the rest of the leaked details — including details about the PS4’s tablet connectivity and its ability to livestream gameplay — on the original Kotaku article. I’d like to emphasize that all of these details are still rumors at this point, and we won’t know anything for sure about the PS4 until Sony’s press conference tomorrow. Still, it’s hard not to get hyped — we’re less than 24 hours away from getting our first glimpse at the next generation of consoles!