Sony Takes Us Back in Time With “The Evolution of PlayStation”

Today, Sony released a 2-minute long video called “The Evolution of PlayStation: The Beginning.” The video essentially gives us a look back at the history of the original PlayStation, the first Sony console released back in the 90’s.

The video marks the fist in an assumed three-part series, and two more for both the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 are expected to be released within the next few days. Check out the video below:

So why would they release this now? Sony teased a little while back that they had a big announcement to make when they released a cryptic video showing the many shapes of the dualshock face buttons, the phrase “See the Future,” and a date of February 20th. In light of the litany of next-gen rumors surfacing around the internet, it’s expected that the company will make a formal announcement of the PlayStation 4 at their New York event on the 20th. Our guess is that these videos are meant to drum up excitement and get people ready for an eventual announcement. After all, what better way is there to announce a new console than by giving us a retrospective of  the last few and their impact on the industry?

A few other clues dug up recently also point to the possibility of a next-gen announcement coming as early as next week, including a leaked image of a PlayStation 4 controller prototype and various listings for games. One of the most notable, of course, being Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, a game that wowed at E3 2012 and has been reportedly targeted for a holiday 2013 release.

Of course, Sony could always surprise us and come out with an announcement of a new color for the PlayStation Vita. But with all the rumors, leaks, and speculation circulating around the company recently, it seems highly likely we’ll be seeing the first of the next gen announcements within the week.

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(Thanks VG247)