Edge sources: PS4 to miss Xmas release in Europe

International delay due to 'complexities involved in European distribution'

The next generation PlayStation will launch in Japan and the US by the end of 2013 but will not be released in Europe until "early 2014", according to a new Edge report.


The PS4's rumoured delay is due to "the complexities involved in European distribution", Edge claims.

Sony declined to comment when approached by CVG.

The article also states that Sony is developing an "improved iteration of its PlayStation Eye peripheral" that will be compatible with the PlayStation Move controller.

Sony revealed on Thursday that it would be making an important announcement February 20 - widely understood to be the global unveiling of its next generation system.

Edge also claims that the PS4 will ship with "a redesigned controller which is the same size as an existing DualShock but features a small touchpad in place of the existing Select, Start and PS buttons".

"The tech is based on Vita's rear touchpad, and is similarly responsive in use," the publication claimed.

"A new Share button on the controller will, when pressed, launch a new feature that will allow screenshots and video to be distributed online. The PS4 hardware will continually record the most recent 15 minutes of onscreen action (with no processing penalty, claims our source), which users will then be able to edit and broadcast via the Internet."