Sony Already Working on PS3 Successor
We’re reaching the time where speculation about new console platforms is set to take off, and right on cue, Sony’s stirring the pot. Not to be outdone by the announcement of Project Cafe (and the rumored dev kit of the next XBox), Sony announced in a conference call to investors that they’re working on a “future platform” to follow the PS3.
The announcement came from Sony executive vice president and CFO Masaru Kato, who said the following while explaining increased R&D costs:
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.
While this is directly contradicting comments from Sony’s Kaz Hirai, it’s not really surprising. After all, new consoles aren’t something you throw together in a couple of weeks in the workshop out back. There are years of research involved in those shiny game boxes.
I doubt we’ll see anything about Microsoft or Sony’s next console at E3 in two weeks, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some news slipped around before the end of the year.