It's a rare day that I wish I was the Wednesday capper, but this is one of them. I can't wait to see what Sony has up their sleeve for their big press event hoedown later today and I wish I could be writing about it now.
I don't have any plans to purchase Sony's next console, but I'm just so ravenous for any concrete information about the next-gen that I'm chomping at the bit to see what they got. Maybe we can finally crawl out of this dark forest of speculation and doom crying once we get some real details. Will it be backwards compatible? Will it require a constant connection? Will it shoot lasers at you if you try to put in a used game? Who knows!?
Realistically, I know AT BEST today all we will get is a name, a plastic box they think is what it will look like when it hits the market, and maybe a sizzle reel of prospective games or tech. Hopefully less Bull-shot than the PS3's infamous pre-launch trailers. They probably won't answer the more sticky questions and just focus on the hype. But hey, anything is better than nothing.
Hopefully this will get Microsoft to finally open up about their own box. I'm so bought into the Xbox brand that it's all but certain that I'll stick with them into the next generation. As long as my profile, friend-lists, and digital games migrate over to the next console, I'm pretty much married to them. But still, it would be nice to actually KNOW anything about it. From the rumours I've heard, Microsoft has been "finished" with the console for awhile, content to add more polish on it while they wait and see what Sony is going to do. There is so much brinksmanship and corporate-ego involved in a new console launch, it's a weird phenomenon. It's almost entertaining to watch and mull over in it's own right, kind of like the draft-picking process in a sport – a game all to itself.