No PS4 reveal until it can demonstrate 'a significant leap,' says Sony
- Posted June 19th, 2012 at 13:21 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 15 Comments
Andrew House, group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), has said the firm has no intention of lifting the wraps off its new home console until it can demonstrate a major leap in technology.
Quizzed by the chaps at MCV as to why Sony neglected to show off PlayStation 4 at E3 earlier this month, House made it clear the time isn’t right to talk about new hardware.
“The right time to talk about new advances in hardware is when you can demonstrate a significant leap on the current experience, and something that is going to be attractive," he said.
“Beyond that we have nothing to say at this point.”
PS4, which is believed to go by the codename Orbis, has been heavily speculated to appear at E3 2013, alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox platform. Prior to this, it was tipped to be revealed at this year's event.
However, industry analysts believe that the horsepower afforded by next-generation hardware won’t offer the same eyeball-popping leap in visuals that the likes of PS3 offered over its predecessor.
Nintendo big cheese Satoru Iwata even pondered whether or not gamers would be able to discern the difference between current-gen games and those on new consoles.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more details.
- 1:37pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
This is good news. I won't be overly interested in a new playstation until 2014 anyway.
- 1:48pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
Good. Wait another year or 2. I'd said a 2014 release is more than reasonable.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 1:51pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
Thats good to hear. At least we know Sony isn't going try to shaft us in hardware. Their is still plenty of room for graphic improvment for next gen, they just have to figure it out, how do you think we have gotten this far? =)
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 2:37pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
Yep, also happy about this. High end PC games aren't a big enough leap IMO. 6 years into PS2s life the PC was seeing games like Oblivion, which would not be possible on PS2 no matter how much they dumbed it down. What are we seeing on PC now that's impossible on PS3? Very few titles, most of which can be slightly dumbed down and released.
Next gen isn't quite here yet, and gaps btween generations will only lengthen from here on.
- 3:05pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
I love how they pretend to not have some insane technology at hand, but just want to extend its products life-line in order to make more money in the future. How about you give the fans what they want before we find someone else to fill the technological void. Yes it makes sense to try and make more money, but what else could a gaming company be working on or investing its money into if its not advanced technology?
- 3:16pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
@4 Worded pefectly
@5 You' have no idea what you're talking about. So just stop talking please. Thanks.
- 3:32pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
@5 - You're really stupid.
- 3:44pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
I'd be happy with the PS3 for quite a few more years.
Giaps | Giaps
- 4:32pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
I could go another 4 years on this generation. Still lots of games to be played and better looking games are constantly coming out.
- 9:43pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
You can call my idea stupid, but it would be smart on their part. they have enough fanboys on their d!cks to know that they can keep hustling for a while.
- 10:46pm EDT - June 19th, 2012
I don't know, from what I've seen with Star Wars 1313 and That Final Fantasy tech demo, I was impressed, if we were to get that.
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 12:01am EDT - June 20th, 2012
@hush, the SE tech demo was running on an insane high end PC, to get graphics like that in a console atm you're looking at at least $1,000.
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 1:11am EDT - June 20th, 2012
Never had any doubt that the next PlayStation would be a significant step forward from the PS3.
- 1:59pm EDT - June 20th, 2012
@HiMyNameIs - What are you talking about? Sony would make a lot more money if they brought out a new console. I love how your using sony's reasoning of 'we don't have substantial improvements to provide yet' as 'we're gonna milk this generation'. No-one wants console releases to be too common. If you want a console every few years, you're an idiot. Also, what are you on about with this 'technological void'? If you think there's something out there that's technologically superior to the PS3 that you can just replace it with, you're delusional. But there's not. So we can take your claims to leave for something to fill this 'void' with some sort of imaginary technology as nothing but blank threats.
primalbreath | jdawg222
- 4:05pm EDT - June 20th, 2012
im fine with my ps3. i dont know what all the fuss about a new system is. i still got mad games to play, and trophies to get for games i already beat. plenty of juice left in the ps3.
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