During the past few months there have been conflicting rumors regarding the Sony PlayStation 4. We had hoped that a concept would be shown during E3 2011, but we knew that it would be a long shot. However, every now and then we get some news that we just like to run with, and this latest report is no exception, as it is to do with an eco-friendly PS4 conception.
This means that if this concept was to ever enter production, then what you will get is a PS4 that is made form 60 percent recyclable materials and will use 0 watts while in standby mode. If this were the case, then this will not only make utility bill payers happy, but also environment agencies as well.
The concept that was dreamt up by designer Joseph Dumary has incorporated features that you would get from a PC. The feature that impresses us the most is how you could turn a console off, and then turn it on and have your game ready from where you left off — much like a program on your computer. All this will be done without a full restart of the games console, which will mean that it will use far less electricity.
Yanko Design (see more images) says that another eco feature would be an auto shut off if the PlayStation 4 has not been used for more than 30 minutes. So what other features are on this concept? We are looking at a 1.5TB hard drive — although SSD would be preferable if they wish to stick to its eco credentials, also full 3D with 3D Blu-ray, Cloud saving, HDMI, DPConnect Bravia Sync and so much more.
There are rumors that the PS4 could be launched sometime next year, and could be the last next-gen console of its kind. There was even a suggestion that both Sony and Microsoft could get together to build the ultimate games console — but we know what the chances of that are.
We really cannot say for certain if and when the PlayStation 4 will be released, but when it does we know that it will be something very special. There have been many designs appear on the Internet, but this has to be the first one that is plausible, and with its eco theme is one that is keeping with a trend that most electronics products try to adhere to.
Do you think that this PS4 concept is a credible one?
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