There’s been rumors lately that Sony will be announcing the Playstation 4 at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in June. Executive Deputy President Kaz Hirai said that’s not the case and the company plans to stick to their 10 year lifecycle.
Rumors about the PS4 started to gain momentum when reports started to surface about the company’s plan to unveil something in June at E3. Gamers latched onto that which led to Sony coming out and killing that rumor completely.
Via Wall Street Journal:
“Sony said it does not plan on making an announcement about a new home console at this year’s E3 videogame trade show, deflating expectation that a successor to its PlayStation 3 will be on its way soon.”
“Kaz Hirai, who oversees Sony’s videogame and consumer electronics businesses, said the company always viewed PlayStation 3, which debuted in 2006, as a product with a 10-year life cycle and he sees no reason to rush to replace it with a new system.”
People want the latest and greatest technology so it’s no surprise really that gamers were expecting the next best gaming system from the company. While three years or more from now sounds like a long wait, the better graphics technology and hardware we’ll have then will definitely be worth it.
Sony aside, there’s also a rumor that Microsoft will be announcing some next generation plans at E3. Being that the original Xbox was released in 2001 and the Xbox 360 released in 2005, we could potentially see the next Xbox in the series here very soon.
Chances are though they’ll launch slightly ahead of Sony and not by a couple years early either.