PlayStation 4 details revealed

PS4 controller and launch event details revealed

Sony's PlayStation 4 next gen console will be more powerful than the new Xbox and feature a redesigned controller, reveals Edge Magazine

Hot on the heels of this morning's reports that Sony's next-gen PS4 will be unveiled to the world later this month, comes a story published on Edge Magazine's website revealing details about the console.

The report, which cites "development sources with working knowledge of both next generation consoles" states that the PS4 will be more powerful than Microsoft's next-gen console, will ship with a redesigned controller and - most tantalizingly of all - will be released by the end of the year in Japan and the US. Apparently, gamers in Europe and the UK will have to wait until early 2014 to get their hands on a PS4.

The article on Edge's website says that the PS4's new controller will be the same size as the PS3's DualShock contral pad, but will also feature a touchpad interface instead of the current 'Select' and 'Start' buttons. It says the tech for this is similar to the touchpad interface that features on the underside of the Sony PS Vita handheld console. The controller will also feature a Share function, allowing players to share screenshots and video online.

According to Edge, the console will launch in Japan and the US by the end of this year, but will only see release in Europer and the UK in early 2014, owning to complexities in European distribution.

It's mouth-watering stuff to be sure, although punters will have to wait until Wednesday February 20th to see if any of it becomes gospel. In the meantime, let the hype commence!