Submitted by DPAD Dave 940d ago | news

Sony has been developing PlayStation 4 since August 2010

Sony has been developing the "next generation PlayStation" since August 2010, according to the online CV of an ex-SCEA R&D director. (Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

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SandWitch  +   940d ago | Intelligent
That's normal, Sony already had NGP prototypes in 2009 (or even earlier)
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dafegamer  +   940d ago | Well said
lol why the disagrees you comment is pure fact
guitarded77  +   940d ago
@ dafegamer

Either GynGa has formed a fan base like everyone who has been here long enough, or a random disagree clan has shown up to the topic. Those are usually the excuses for disagrees with true comments.

On Topic: I don't see how anyone could be surprised by this. Engineers spend years developing prototype after prototype and spend millions on R&D. When a finished product hits the store shelves, it is the culmination of much work with many skeletons of hardware, options and features lost or honed in the development process. Anyone who thinks Sony, MS or Nintendo just throw together some hardware and write some software for it are morons.
MAiKU  +   940d ago
Having only a concept on the planning board is considered to be part of the "developing process."

It probably took them that first year or a little longer to come up with a direction to go with.
hotrider12  +   940d ago
from guitarded
Anyone who thinks Sony, MS or Nintendo just throw together some hardware and write some software for it are morons

I hate to disagree bro. but was not the 360 thrown together back in 2006 without QUALITY ASSURANCE checking hardware first?? was their not RROD,E74,GPU chip overheating, melting games,loud 747 airplane fan noise, EJECT TRAY problems anyone who think that did not happen is a moron.
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zeeshan  +   940d ago
Actually to be honest, I am surprised by this. I'd always thought PS4 would have been in development right from the launch of PS3. This stuff takes time, experimenting with new ideas, seeing what's the best way to get the price right and still have a powerful machine, get feedback from studios around the globe, a lot of pre-alpha brain storming and what not.
MaxXAttaxX  +   940d ago
First-party developers were helping out with the planning of the next-gen system since 2010
At least, that's what we read on the internetz.

So this could be true.

That's what the PS3 was for....maybe
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BitbyDeath  +   940d ago
Thinking and developing are two different things.
Ken Kutaragi who is currently working on the PS4 announced back in 2007 that he had a vision for the PS4, PS5 & PS6.

Visions of course change over time as does the technology.

guitarded77  +   940d ago
@ hotrider12

You don't have to be sorry for disagreeing with me, friendly discussion and debate makes us all more aware. I understand your point with the hardware failures in the early 360's. But to think MS just threw together the 360 without investing millions of dollars and thousands of man hours is naive.

Even with a huge investment of time and money, oversight still exists. There are plenty of examples of engineering and software disasters due to oversight and while it's not necessarily a disaster, the original chipset in the first generation of XBOX 360's was an oversight which may or may not have been caught before production began.

Fact is, the big 3 invest an amazing amount of time and money each generation. Some hardware, software and features from this gen are evolutions of tech from previous generations, some are completely new. These companies have offices with electronic and software engineers where people are constantly looking into what the next piece of hardware will be.
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SilentNegotiator  +   940d ago
Hardware always gets planned/developed for several years. This news isn't remotely surprising.
r1sh12  +   939d ago
Im sure sony will have been exploring ps4 options when the ps3 got released.
Any company the size of Sony will be doing the same.
miyamoto  +   939d ago
Don't worry the PS4 will do native 1080p, 2K and 4K tech developed by Sony that will put the Retina Displays to good use.
Gaming101  +   939d ago
lol who gives a crap about what internet fanboy trolls think anyway? Agree or disagree all you want you, it means nothing - don't get worked up over some unemployed loser in their underwear hitting a disagree button on every comment he sees.
Lior  +   940d ago
He's wrong ngp began development in 2009 so why does it say 2010
TheBigShamona  +   940d ago
I remember the leaked prototype ngp image that was a sliding version similar to the pspgo. I also remember reading that, that version had overheating issues so it was Changed to its current design:)
sikbeta  +   940d ago
Tell me is coming next year plz! I need new consoles, next needs to start in 2013...
ziggurcat  +   940d ago
it's likely going to be a 2014 release. no announcement at E3 this year is more or less a confirmation of that.
Mintyrebel  +   940d ago
@Ziggurkat I agree I think they will release probably holiday 2014 but I think they will be announced E3 2013 to build some Hype.
chasegarcia  +   940d ago
I guess my prediction was correct.

ArtificiallyYours  +   940d ago
The fact N4G cannot filter repetitive information is laughable at best. This is hardly news for sure.
Maddens Raiders  +   940d ago
Mmmm -
PS4. Sounds so good, although I must say I'm loving the hell out of the PS3 right about now.
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xursz  +   940d ago
Wondering why you got disagrees. PS3 hate crew must be in town today.
Tonester925  +   940d ago
Do people just want a PS4 so they can have PC graphics? That's kind of selfish.
RevXM  +   939d ago
I guess you dont realise that every new generation of consoles have not only have had better graphics but have made gameplay and other stuff change also.

When people uppgraded from P1 to Ps2, do you think they didt just for graphics? or from ps2 to ps3?


This KZ2 interview is about a lot of stuff both eyecandy and directly gameplay related stuff.
Kz2 IMO best fps this gen. Crazy beastly visuals, awesome AI, awesome physics, awesome Gameplay and feel. I love the atmosphere and the little touches everywhere. And that stuff is thanks to the skill of the developer and resources they get. The same stuff obviously couldnt be done on Ps2 and thats why I look forward to ps4!

Just better looking games arent enough, but thats more of a Developer issue if better visuals are the only thing they can pull off with wastly more powerful hardware. No that would be boring in the long run.

Also if the next consoles couldnt do better than current PC games technically Id be really sad lol. Current high end PC hardware is so much more capable than what shows in current games.
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Ken22  +   940d ago
Give me give me now >:O!!!!!
bwazy  +   940d ago
For all those games that don't exist for it :P
garos82  +   940d ago
of course they have just as xbox is doing and nintendo with wii u. people think that developing a console is as "easy" as developing a game. surely the console has so many factors and trials and test etc before its released. leaving it till the last minute to develop is rather foolish imo
miyamoto  +   940d ago
My Body is Ready!
My Body is Ready!
Bring It On, Sony!
Bring It On!

"If you can build a better machine and it's going to come out a little bit later," he continued, "that's better than rushing something to market that's going to run out of gas for the long term."

....hmn I wonder what console he is talking about...
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JellyJelly  +   940d ago
Probably one of the other consoles that has been outselling them all this gen.
hadouken007  +   940d ago
the wii?
stuna1  +   940d ago
There has only been 1 console out selling them this gen! Unless of course the US does = the world!?

OT: Whenever the ps4 does come out, I'm sure it will continue to offer me what I have come to expect from a sony product.
Denonfreak   938d ago | Spam
Nelson M  +   940d ago
I'll test it for you anytime
akaakaaka  +   940d ago
well they should let me test it I broke 3 playstions 3 in 3 years, if it last on me it means they did a good job lol XD just like the slim ps3 !
Rockefellow  +   940d ago
Lucky you. I've only had one "fat" PS3 break on me, but two Slims.
gunnerforlife  +   940d ago
hmm what does this mean for the tech inside the PS4? does it mean the technology inside it is technology before 2010 or after 2010?
raytraceme  +   940d ago
Just like how nvidia, intel, amd develope cpu's, and gpu's a few years before the actual release date, sony did the same.
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gunnerforlife  +   940d ago
ohh ok so technology within the ps4 should be brand new seeing as its only recently that they started working on it! (not much of a tech guy -.- i just play the games lool) bubble to you sir.
Arnon  +   940d ago
It will be equivalent to technology from 2010-2011 most likely. Consoles, usually, have technology that's a bit dated to allow developers to know what they're working with.

That's not to say, however, that because it's technology will be a year or so behind, doesn't mean it's games will look bad. If it DOES have a GPU equivalent from 2010-2011, it's games will look phenomenal, provided that they throw in enough RAM to not have it bottleneck.
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SandWitch  +   940d ago
Technology that was futuristic and very expensive in 2010 (for making a few prototypes and then further developing and testing them).
DeletedAcc  +   940d ago
Cant wait for a ps4 game from naughty dog
Denonfreak   938d ago | Spam
JBSleek  +   940d ago

Haven't all the companies been doing the same thing? I thought it was common knowledge that you need years of R&D and testing to come out with a console.

Hopefully this translate to a 2013 release but if I were Sony I would do this:

04/04/2014 brings the PS4 with Uncharted 4, Killzone 4, God of War 4, Skate 4, The Sims 4. The 4 has arrived.
gunnerforlife  +   940d ago
now that would be a killer advertising campaign!!! brand new IPs in there as well and it would have a killer lineup!
JBSleek  +   940d ago
Thanks. I'm going to school for Finance and Marketing.
SandWitch  +   940d ago
I like this bunch of 4s, but 2014 04 is damn far away
gunnerforlife  +   940d ago
no its not! straight mid of January or end of january 14 Release! i know they'd miss Christmas but such a advertising campaign would really help them out!
Arnon  +   940d ago
No, that's a bad idea. They would definitely need their new console to release before, or during the holidays.

The 04/04/2014 is a neat idea, but in a real world situation it wouldn't rake in enough profit in a month like April. Now, what they could do, is release the PS4 before the holiday of 2013, and announce and or release those games on 4/4/14, and have games like Little Big Planet 3, inFAMOUS 3, etc. in 2013.
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CLOUD1983  +   940d ago
I prefer to see MGS 5 as a launch title sorry it doesn't suit very well with your plan and all those 4's but that's the killer-game for me that will make me to buy a PS4 a little sooner :)
DigitalAnalog  +   940d ago
Oh man, the number 4.
Has the same pronunciation as "death" in Japanese. It would be very interesting if your predication came into fruitation.
Hicken  +   940d ago
.... It's the number 4. Not 4 in Japanese. But in English. And there are at least two ways to say it in Japanese.


The first is the only one that specifically pertains to death, or sounding the same, anyway. Yon has no such negative connotations.

... which is all pointless, anyway, because Sony's systems are all named in English. In all likelihood, the date will be using yon and not shi, which makes bringing that up(again) less than pointless.
Over726  +   940d ago
I already have the Playstation 5 :P
DeletedAcc  +   940d ago
You mean... PSV ?? really? Same here :D ( ps *V* = ps vita ) ^^
Motorola  +   940d ago
Jokes on you I got the Playstation 6.
badkolo  +   940d ago
2 ps3' tied together??
steve30x  +   940d ago
That would be common knowledge. Sony cant just make a new PS4 in 24hours and hope it works flawlessly. They have to design the PS4 build a few prototypes and test each prototype to death until they find one that works the way it should.
Kidmyst  +   940d ago
I'm surprised they waited so long to start. I thought they would have started sooner than this after the PS3 was released since it takes years to develop. I can't wait to see what they and MSFT bring for us next Gen. Assuming Msft actually brings us games.
doctorstrange  +   940d ago
I think the linkedin is talking about the NGP, as in the Vita
IRetrouk  +   940d ago
This is kinda how tech company's do things ain't it? Prototypes have to be tested, bugs ironed out, reliability tests done, software wrote, features have ti be nailed down, also hardware has to be decided upon before full production goes ahead, I actually thought they would've started before 2010
mochachino  +   940d ago
I'm surprised it's not earlier.
bobshi  +   940d ago
Ha. Incorrect. It is on about the Vita. NGP = Next Generation Playstation.

It doesn't mean PS4 - which you can bet started life before 2010.
azshorty2003  +   940d ago
I remember reading articles on the Cell at least 3, if not 4 years before release.
sandman224  +   940d ago
Awesome Sony is true to all the hardore gamers. I'll be looking forward to playing the best future console ever made for a gamer. I'm sure the ps4 will learn from the ps3 and will not make bad choices in hardware.
tigertron  +   940d ago
As soon as one product launches the company behind it will be working on the next in its R&D department. Naturally.
LOL_WUT  +   940d ago
I can't wait to see some PS4 commercials because the PS3's commercials were trippy but in a good way.
Ck1x  +   940d ago
They probably started even earlier than this on the initial ideas of what PS4 will be about... So with it now becoming public knowledge of when Sony probably first started putting hardware together to become the base of PS4. What makes people still think that Sony is going for the bleeding edge in graphics revolution? This info would conclude that PS4 will be no more powerful than highend PC's of today, which is enough by console standards. But it's just not going to be the great leap that people are hoping for next generation...
bothebo  +   940d ago
They're probably trying to get more market share by making it dev friendly and reasonably priced. I still think there will be a significant jump in graphics and the like.
bothebo  +   940d ago
Soz double post
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SITH  +   940d ago
Not unusual at all. you can not sit around and wait when it comes to technology weather it is entertainment, medical, social, or military. You got to stay ahead by looking to the future as early as possible.
erick21093  +   940d ago
So can you guys imagine it right now? somewhere deep in headquarters is a room with the ps4 their, waiting for us with thousands of stuff sitting all around it waiting to be implemented :D I wanna see it!!!!!!!*.*
PirateThom  +   940d ago
I'd be very surprised if they weren't, considering some of their first parties already seem to be involved in PS4 development.
TooTall19  +   940d ago
Any news on what Sucker Punch is currently working on?
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PirateThom  +   940d ago
No, but if they have plans for another game on PS3, they're cutting it fine...
dkp23  +   940d ago
So is the ps4 going to be $899 and Sony thinking we are stupid enough to throw down that type of $$ on a "premium machine"? Didn't work out so well with the ps3 as mountains of ps3's piled up in stores for month until a price cut.

Hopefully they learn from their arrogance and price it competitively.
BitbyDeath  +   940d ago
Grudge much?
Denonfreak   938d ago | Spam
Elvis  +   940d ago
Okay, hopefully it will be officially revealed next E3.
chela  +   940d ago
no need for another shit console
Skateboard  +   940d ago
Why is it shit ?
Ezio-Auditore00  +   939d ago
Because he can only afford a shitbox or a wiitard
bobshi  +   940d ago
I can't believe this article is the top story on this site.

Are you people that dumb?

The LinkedIn profile is referencing the Next Generation Playstation aka NGP aka Vita.

It is not the PS4.
ha2e48  +   940d ago
You know I got you so high, and I know you like....
chukamachine  +   940d ago
I have the PS4.

Nope sorry, i was looking at my pc.

I'm guessing the cost will be alot lower at launch.

TheKayle  +   940d ago
@bobshi coz this site is infested by fanboys
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