Rumors have been swirling around the internet for months about the next PlayStation being called PlayStastion Omni, but at Sony’s CES press conference last night, the firm, in a stealthy manner, all but confirmed the name to be true. Back to that in a bit, but first, we now know that Modern Warfare 4 and Battlefield 4 will be PS Omni launch titles.
Don’t worry, said games will come to the next Xbox, too, with a recent rumor from the source who broke the “Omni” news claiming Activision has two teams working on Modern Warfare 4, with Infinity Ward making the Omni/Nextbox version launch titles using (or similar tech to) Unreal Engine 4, and Treyarch working on Wii U/360/PS3/Ouya editions.
So Modern Warfare 4 will also be available on Ouya, albeit a strip down offering.
Sony’s CES press conference was also dominated by 4K technology, with the firm’s worldwide boss Kax Hirai calling the technology “now”, and not “future”, all while unveiling several Sony TVs hitting market this year that boasts the technology. In light of this, I’d be surprised if the next PlayStation does not include 4K tech, as Sony looks to be the leading player in the space.
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All this tells me is that even while Sony paid an expensive price for making the PlayStation 3 Blu-ray-ready, the firm isn’t willing to make PS Omni just another PlayStation console, but just like PlayStation systems of the past, will use the machine to blaze new technology. For PS2 it was DVD, for PS3 it was Blu-ray, for PlayStation Omni, it’s ostensibly 4K.
Now to Sony’s confirmation of the next PlayStation being dubbed PlayStation Omni. At CES 2013, just last night, Sony unveiled its new line of Xperia Play phones, calling the latest Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. But what really caught people’s attention was when Sony announced that it’d be calling the phone design, which most seems to love, wait for it… “Omni Balance“. Stealthily, I believe, the firm’s just gave its biggest hint as to what the next PlayStation will be called in light of the recent rumors claiming Sony had named the machine PlayStation Omni.
Exciting times ahead.