Sony has launched a new websiteÃ‚Â with a ustream video counting up. A bit unorthodox but it seems to be counting up to 1,000,000 years. At the rate it is counting up, the reveal will happen May 16 7PM JST. Ã‚Â This means 7AM EST, and unfortunately 4AM PST. The teaser is titled Panopticon which means “Ã‚Â A circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed,” and in greek “Seeing everything.”
There had been rumors of Panopticon after it wasÃ‚Â trademarked by Sony Europe. Originally, it was rumored to be a possible replacement for the Eye Toy due to the meaning of Panopticon. It was rumored to possibly be a 360 degree camera. Currently the rumor is that it is a new game. Regardless, the reveal comes at a critical point in the fresh next-gen war. With a Gran Turismo announcement on the 15th, and now panopticon on the 16th. Sony is making sure they are still on everyones mind when Microsoft does their reveal on the 21st.