We might have already been provided with a glimpse of the upcoming PlayStation 4 though unfortunately, much of it is still shrouded in secrecy and will be only revealed on its release date. Sony had just partially revealed the PlayStation 4 during the PlayStation Meeting 2013 conference held in New York a few months ago.
Unfortunately, not much has happened in the last few months to provide us with the complete details of the next gen gaming console from Sony. And in such a situation, its only rumors and speculation that we have to rely on, which often does help in arriving at a clearer picture.
Take for instance the recent revelation about the PlayStation 4 that it will come integrated with a speech recognition system. Of course this isn’t confirmed as yet and there are no documentations to prove it either, except that Sony has put up a job ad with the intent of hiring a ‘Speech Recognition Engineering Intern’. Qualities that Sony is looking for in the right candidate include expertise in several fields which include ‘noise reduction, speech detection, grammar processing and such along with ‘speech enhance and processing of noise speech with human voice in the background’, among others. In what way Sony intends to put to use the human voice recognition feature in the gaming console is anybody’s guess though.
Other areas where Sony is expected to shed some more light include a probable launch window of the PlayStation 4, if not a specific launch date itself. Towards this, analysts believe it could be October before we could end up with the real thing in flesh. But then, there are also some who would also like us to believe the launch of the PlayStation 4 will suffer some delays, in some markets at least.