Sony has been continuously denying it’s started working on the next PlayStation console, but yesterday its CFO revealed that the PS4 is in development.
It’s not surprising at all though. The PS3 is already five years old, may be it has at least three years left of its lifespan, so it’s time Sony to start thinking on the successor. And there is this PSN thingy too…
Here are the exact words:
“For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life,” he said, “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.”
So the next PlayStation is already in development. Just don’t expect to see it soon, it will take best case scenario at least two years, probably three or more.
It’s understandable why Sony gives us those hints – the PSN fiasco made Sony look really bad and it is now trying to make a good PR wherever it can. Who knows, may be the next PS will be with much better security – no Wi-Fi, no LAN, no USB, no PSN. Security, reinvented, you know.