H33rsay: PlayStation 4 production begins this year, console to include Kinect-like control

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According to a report on DigiTimes citing assembly schedules at technology companies Foxconn and Pegatron, Sony plans to begin production of the PlayStation 4 at the end of 2011, in time for a launch of the console in 2012.

The Taiwan-based Foxconn and Pegatron Technology companies together handled the assembly of Sony’s PlayStation 3 and are said to be taking on production duties for the follow up to that console, with roughly 20 million units to be manufactured this year and next to ensure a smooth launch in 2012.

Of interest is the supposed inclusion of motion and body movement-based control features included in the PlayStation 4, similar, sources say, to Microsoft’s Kinect device for Xbox 360.

Let’s see how this rumour pans out, shall we?

H33rsay is El33tonline’s (regular) round-up of game industry rumours and speculation where we have looks at unconfirmed and unannounced pieces of news emerging from anonymous tipsters, information leaks and generally dubious sources. It may not all be true, but it’s still fun to talk about!


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