Sony last night announced plans to hold a PlayStation event in New York City on February 20. Though the company didn't mention specifics, it's thought that this future of PlayStation event will be the unveiling on the PS4. Since the invites went out, the Wall Street Journal has spoken to sources that say, yes, Sony will introduce the PS4 to the world in less than three weeks time.
The Verge cites WSJ as saying that the new PlayStation will launch in time for Holiday 2013. This is in line with previous speculation about the device. The Wall Street Journal's sources also say that the PS4 will feature more social gaming as well as changes to how the user interacts with the console.
Recent rumors suggested that the next Playstation could be equipped with GPU switching technology. We previously heard that Sony will be using an AMD APU as well as a Southern Islands GPU in its next game console. What's more, Sony applied for a patent describing an automated GPU switching process in 2009. This provides further credibility that Sony is aiming for a flexible, power optimized GPU infrastructure for the PS4.
Thankfully, we don't have long to wait before we'll be able to sort the facts from the fantasy. Let the countdown begin... Just 20 days to go!