Mock PS4 Designs Include "Flexible Touchscreen Tech"
Most will say it's still far too early to talk about the next PlayStation, but try telling that to the rumor mill. It just can't help itself.
For instance, we've already heard that Sony has supposedly decided upon the specs for the PS4, which quickly incited a firestorm of discussion. And now, in speaking to PlayStation: The Official Magazine, freelance designer Tai Chiem has provided us with some prototype pics of what Sony's machine could look like. It's all sorts of futuristic with plenty of style and panache, and a definite departure from your standard PlayStation designs of the past. Said Chiem:
"[I wanted] to challenge myself to design something based on a current company while keeping their design language, but also taking it further. I wanted it to look like something Sony would design."
His mock-ups include the possibility a flexible touchscreen, a technology that "is currently being developed" and therefore could find its way into the PS4. Chiem says Samsung is already in the process of producing transparent screens and while he says the idea is still "cost prohibitive," it could still become a reality "in the next five to ten years." For our part, this space-age design is definitely a head-turner, but of course, it's hardly official. We expect it'll be a good long while before Sony offers anything official concerning the PS4 so in the meantime, we can always peruse such ideas with a smile and a, "wow, what if...?" mentality.
2/15/2010 10:21:09 AM Ben Dutka