Hold Your Horses On PlayStation 4 Chatter!

Hold Your Horses On PlayStation 4 Chatter!

Late last week, Sony chief financial officer Masaru Kato said, “For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform – when we’ll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that – but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.”

That sounded like he was talking about the PS4. Sony now say he wasn’t. A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson tells Japan’s J-Cast News that the “future platform” referred to is Sony’s upcoming portable, the NGP, and not the PS4.

According to J-Cast News, Sony Japan was surprised to see Western sites writing that the PS4 was under development. When J-Cast asked Sony about the PlayStation 4, the Tokyo-based electronics giant stated, “We have nothing to announce at this time.”

「ソニーPS4の開発始める」 海外サイトが報じた特ダネの真相(J-CASTニュース) [livedoor ニュース via はちま起稿]

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  • They’d better hurry up, console development is a big time-sink. It takes a long time to get 650 Fun, Creativity, Graphics and Sound. What if they have a blackout and lose 40% of their progress?

  • There’s no way they would be potentially 2 years out from a new generation of consoles and not be well into development.

    • Yeah, he just said they have nothing to announce – he didn’t say they’re NOT working on it!

  • It’d be silly to assume they’re not working on a PS4. In fact it’d be silly to assume they haven’t been working on a PS4 since the PS3’s release.

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