Sony Confirms PlayStation 4
With Wii 2 due to be shown at E3 and hints of new Microsoft hardware abound, it was only a matter of time before Sony dropped hints about its plans for the next gen. Sonyâ€™s executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato has confirmed that the company is putting together a â€œfuture platformâ€ â€“ the almost assured PlayStation 4. He referred to Sonyâ€™s next console during a conference call to investors when asked to clarify an increase in research and development costs, according to Eurogamer.
â€œFor the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life but this is platform business, so for the future platform â€“ when weâ€™ll be introducing that product, I cannot discuss that â€“ but our development is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.â€
The news contrasts claims made by Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai earlier this year, who said that the firm was â€œnot deliberatingâ€ a PS4.