PlayStation 4: 10 Ridiculous Rumours We Hope Aren’t True

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer, what with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox 720 being announced within…

Shaun Munro

Contributor

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer, what with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox 720 being announced within the next few months, and if rumour is to believed, we may end up seeing our first glimpse of the PS4 as soon as February 20th, given that Sony has called a massive press conference about “the future of PlayStation” for that day.

One can waste hours reading all the rumours both plausible and absurd about the PS4, and as we get closer to the time of unveiling you can expect bloggers and pundits to be throwing as much mud as they can possibly find at the wall, hoping that some of it might stick.

Over the last few years, we’ve heard our share of downright ridiculous rumours, but here are the 10 that have stuck with us, chipping away at our psyche and make us hope against hope that Sony won’t be daft enough to implement them.

Here are 10 ridiculous PlayStation 4 rumours we hope aren’t true…

 

 

10. In-Game Advertising

The reason this rumour sits at merely #10 despite its potentially catastrophic consequences is because it stems from a mere patent that Sony filed last year, and as we all know, just because a company files a patent, it doesn’t mean they’re going to do anything with it.

Sony filed a patent for the notion of having advertising appear during play; it wouldn’t simply be limited to the crass shilling like above, but to perhaps commercial videos interrupting play for 30 seconds.

Of course, this would be horrible. Imagine you’re playing Metal Gear Solid 5, you’ve just beaten a boss, and them BAM, before you can see what happens next, you have to sit through a commercial message.

We’re assuming Sony wouldn’t be idiotic enough to just pepper ads in the game every half hour; presumably it would occur at a “convenient” save-point or after a cut-scene, but still, it’s a horrible idea and not one I can imagine Sony would have the nerve to do. Gamers would abandon ship by the boatload.