As pretty much everyone knows by now, both Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 have already gone through their respective mid-life refreshes (the PS3 Slim was unveiled back in 2009, while the new, slimmer Xbox
was just showcased by Microsoft over at E3), so the question pretty much everyone's asking themselves right now is “When is the next generation coming?” And while probably just Sony's and Microsoft's top-execs have at least a guess on this matter, it seems that sources very close to the matter believe that the time is actually quite near, with these evolved, next-gen consoles being set to arrive at some point in 2012 –
The source in question is none other than Sony Europe's former boss, David Reeves (currently working with games developer Capcom), who believes that the current motion-sensing technologies
developed by both Microsoft and Sony are just the first step in a whole new direction, with these big names in the gaming industry being seriously engaged in the development of technologies that will further improve the level of interaction between games and gamers.
Plus, Reeves also predicts in his interview with gamesindustry (via the Guardian
) that 3D games
will be extremely popular on the future, as development costs are not that exaggerated (at least, not as high as Microsoft led everyone to believe, when motivating just why they've kept away from this segment), with new and improved control methods being developed.
Oh well, guess that only time will tell wheter Reeves' predictions will come true or not, but, of course, we're eagerly looking forward to seeing this happen. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is . Follow me on Twitter @AlexVochin.