Something big is afoot in the world of the Sony PlayStation. In a post on the PlayStation blog entitled " See the Future," Sony has embedded this video, which teases a "PlayStation Meeting" on February 20.
Industry journalists received an email today touting a 6 p.m. EST event in New York on that date. ABC News Tech will be there at that time, but until then speculation runs rampant. With Nintendo's introduction of the Wii U last fall and leaked documents pointing to the next Xbox sometime on the horizon, gamers have speculated that this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) might finally see Playstation 4 or Xbox 720 hardware. Playstation is not ready to reveal its hand yet.
Game culture blog Kotaku spotted this post by Sony President Shuhei Yoshida, adding another tease to the mix:
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) January 31, 2013
Sony's suggested hashtag for the event, #PlayStation2013, went into immediate use in the gaming community, with over 3,000 tweets utilizing the tag in just two hours, according to a Topsy.com report.
The February 20 announcement could be the start of the next great console war.