A rumour has emerged from a NeoGAF forum post by a user who has been verified as an authentic source. That rumour is that an internal release schedule from Sony states that the PS4 will launch October 21st.

This particular NeoGAF post has been verified by a moderator. This means that a NeoGAF moderator has checked that this person is officially an employee of a company which could have legitimately been given this information by Sony. This means the user is a verified source, however, as always, take these rumours with a pinch of salt.

The user posts:

Rumor: Our internal product release schedule from head office dropped yesterday and on Oct 21st an unnamed Sony console will be launched. Fyi all console revisions like the ps360 slims and Wii Mini were listed as ps360 & wii mini. Previously the wiiu, 3ds and vita were also only listed as Nintendo/Sony Console in the product name column.

Disclaimer: I just work at a very large retailer, managing the electronics sales force and nothing more. I have nothing to do with purchasing, nation wide merchandising or shipping. I am not trying to play this off as I have connections at Sony, or I am some sort of insider. It’s that just yesterday we received a product release schedule from our head office and I thought this is OT itt. These schedules btw, are for internal use only, designed to allow us time to create our instore merch plans. If the launch date for a product is unknown, it’s simply marked TBA. The only time a date is ever included is when we have received confirmation of said date from the product company.

As always, take this is nothing more than a rumour. The idea of an October 21st launch would be very positive for Sony, as they could get a head start on sales ahead of the Xbox One. We expect the release date to be confirmed next week at Gamescom, so, stick with us for more next gen news from our live Gamescom coverage.