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Submitted by skowhegan 1721d ago | news

Sony is working on PlayStation 4

Eurogamer: "Sony has confirmed that work on a "future platform" to follow the PS3 "is already under way". Sony's executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato made the revelation on a conference call to investors today. He was asked to explain increased research and development (R&D) costs." (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

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Emilio_Estevez  +   1721d ago
Expected, takes a while to get something like that made from start to finish.
Freud   1721d ago | Spam
zeddy  +   1721d ago
apple is also working on ipad 3!
--------  +   1721d ago
I can't wait to be sitting infront of a 52" HD TV hooked up to a launch release PS4.

I'm gonna have to put some towels down when that happens...
ksense  +   1721d ago
Uncharted 4 on PS4!!!
Kurylo3d  +   1721d ago
u do realize ipad3 will be released in less then a year. So I dont understand your point.
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darthv72  +   1721d ago
it was rumored that when the ps3 finsihed up development, sony started looking at ways to take the cell and build a better system around it.

To think they havent been working on a newer system since the ps3 is foolish. MS has been working on a newer system as well.

The big question is predicting what the tech will need to be when the time is right for release. The base of the platform can pretty much be figured out with the speed of the cpu and amount of memory. It is making sure you have the right gpu and media format when that time comes.
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creatchee  +   1721d ago

I don't think that the PS4 will use the Cell as Sony sold of the rights to it a while back to either Toshiba or Samsung IMSMC.
duplissi  +   1721d ago
they then bought it back just a little while ago.
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1721d ago
Please have the account integrated onto the ps4! Besides that, please make psn on par to these up to date services.
Bull5hifT  +   1721d ago
Apple is already working on ipad 5 , there just trying to choose what small downgrades to make to it and release them as 3 and 4
llMurcielagoll  +   1721d ago

Sarcasm my friend.
Vherostar  +   1721d ago
Indeed just because it wil probably be released in 2015 doesnt mean it wasn't started in design in 2009 or something.
AAACE5  +   1721d ago
It's illogical to let a competitor showcase a new product without showing something yourself, which is why Ps2 released after Dreamcast and Nintendo and MS released 1 year after that! This gen, Sony and Nintendo released a year after MS.

Regardless of what kind of bullsh*t they feed us to get us to buy a console, they cannot let a competitor have an advantage!

Regardless of power, 360 and Ps3 will be viewed as old tech when Nintendo's next hits the market! It would be foolish to let Nintendo have a new, shiny, more powerful console on the market to compete with consoles people would have bought already if they really wanted to.

Regardless of fanboy, Ps3 and 360 will probably last for 10 years, but it will be more of the role the Ps1 and 2 played.
BattleAxe  +   1721d ago
PS4.....16 Core Cell Processor, 4GB of Memory and a GTX can dream.
zak94ma  +   1720d ago
well its not that big news its already known . the question is whether it will be an upgradeable console or not .
MaxXAttaxX  +   1720d ago
PC isn't even far ahead enough to call it "next-gen" (not a diss).

When we see a BIG difference(like the gap between PS1-->PS2 or PS2-->PS3) then I think next-gen will be ready.
But we're not there yet! The tech isn't far enough.

At least 2 more years.
ChrisW  +   1720d ago
Good grief! Just to let everyone know, a good console making company starts working on the next gen the day they finish making the current. It's common sense and a damn good business practice!
DeadlyFire  +   1720d ago
Not a bad spec Battleaxe, but since its mostly thread based processes that are required for the power. Its more likely 16 threaded Cell CPU instead of 16 cores. Could easily be only 2 or 4 cores and 16 threads. If Cell is used. Its possible they could swap to Power series of CPU. Like Power7. It resembles the Cell design very much so. Production in 2010 so its first showcase is here. Has higher frequencies. 4, 6, 8 core capable per chip. up to 4 SMT threads per core. So 4 core chip could easily be 16 threaded. Produces only slightly more max GFlops than the original Cell CPU. I say this is the revised Cell CPU they were talking about still showing up in some form around 2010/2011.

I doubt 4 GB, but I am hoping for at least 2 GB.

About any GPU releasing in 2011 or 2010 is probably the most likely GPU set for this console. Well depending on which GPU goes towards this one. Right now its anybody's game. PowerVR 6 GPU looks like most likely since PSP 2 is sporting PowerVR 5 GPU.
bakasora  +   1720d ago
Tell me something i don't know.
arjman  +   1720d ago

Of course you can have that dude, as long as you're willing to sell your car
hiredhelp  +   1721d ago
EXACTLY this is common practice for sony and even nintendo.
This shouldnt be blown out of paportion as this still wont be shown for years yet. He said ten years it be ten years.

Sony take years in testing comming up with new ideas and testing products not forgetting getting the system once agreed to , to be patend.

We around half way there with ps3 i know we can go further with the system and with bluray that helps alot. With NGP it will easyly see us threw and beyond the launch of ps4.
frostypants  +   1721d ago
hiredhelp, the 10 year lifecycle of the PS3 does NOT mean that it will be the only console they offer for those 10 years.

The PS2 had a 10 year lifecycle, too, but that didn't stop them from introducing the PS3 halfway through it.
hiredhelp  +   1721d ago
sony never stated ps2 would ever be a 10 year lifespan.
when i sated we wont be Shown a ps4 i meant it wont be launched b4 10 years. i stand by that
that doesnt mean to say they will out info or keep us posted with the new ps4 when its due time.

just not putting it onto the shelf.
i know the ps3 went out on sale while the ps2 still selling. thats plain to see just like the psx was still going when the launch of the ps2. why sony soo frikken good at what they do they still never forget them left on the shelf playing the old systems support is always there to some what.
Olly  +   1721d ago
Sony have said during their E3 conference that the PS2 has a 10-year+ lifecycle, all that means is they're supporting it for 10 years. This is because the PS2 continued to get support even after the release of the PS3.
There's no doubt that Sony meant the same with the PS3, they will continue to update and support the platform for 10+ years but will introduce the PS4 into the equation within the next 2 or 3 years I should think.

Honestly, when they said 10-year lifespan that's all they meant.
HappyGaming  +   1720d ago
PS1 1994
PS2 2000
PS3 2006/07
PS2 2012/13

Its a console every 6 year plan...
6 years is more than enough to notice a graphical leap...

Crysis came out in 06 and PS3 couldn't even run that on high!

I love my PS3 but if the PS4 can run games like Battlefield 3 in 1080p (and maybe even 3D) with a solid frame rate... and we have people like Naughty Dog Santa Monica GG and others making games that all look better than Uncharted 3 and Killzone 3... I would buy the PS4 tomorrow.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1721d ago
Nice troll, I mean, try. Working on new hardware has nothing to do with the online service, and you know it.

The big 3 work on the successor really quickly after releasing. It takes a lot of time, negotiation, and money to create new consoles.

I'm interested in what's next, but I don't really want to buy new hardware just yet.
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malamdra  +   1721d ago
I think it's safe to say that Sony has been working on PS4 since the PS3 was released

but not in an specific form, separate departments might work on technology developement, some might end up being used on PS4, some on NGP and some not used at all
Itzy  +   1721d ago
I'd be shocked if they weren't working on it in same stage back then. Hardly news.
Mikeyy  +   1720d ago
Exactly, this isnt news at all. I need to post a bs common sense article like this, so I can get a free pass to getting voting rights on articles and stuff.
jack_burt0n  +   1721d ago
Said it before, it wont be a new machine it will be an update, its far too risky in this climate to let go of a 50million userbase.

The new ninty device has nothing to do with the wii its a totally different demographic. Shovelware will continue printing money for them.

There is also no other way to get BC of ps3.
DeeZee  +   1721d ago
Sorry, it'll be a new console and they won't be letting go of the user-base, many PS3 gamers will move on to the new console, and it'll play PS3 games more than likely.
Persistantthug  +   1721d ago
@jack_burt0n.....What do you mean by "update"?
jack_burt0n  +   1721d ago
All the ps3 needs is ram, the gpu can be entirely bypassed, couple more ram with maybe a GPU revision or another cell, and ur back at supercomputing.

Ever notice how ps3's get daisychained in order to do military stuff ever see the multi ps3 GT5 2K demo?

It was built to be expandable, why did they buy the cell plants? how else could you do BC with PS3 games!?! Seriously Bluray is the new standard and is upgradable right now in the ps3 to 70gb.

Think how cheap that add on would be to manufacture....
Or you create an idiot box lite PC with a crappy 08 gpu and triple core cpu that was designed around the unreal engine and charge $400 for it clearly the n4g crowd will lap it up ffs.

LOL a new machine is letting go of your userbase ffs come on, it means starting from scratch again...

if they release an upgrade to the ps3 and then a standalone PS4 that incorporates the additions that is a much stronger strategy. Sony make very little on hardware anyhow.
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PS360PCROCKS  +   1721d ago
"All the ps3 needs is ram"

Entirely untrue, it needs a better GPU hands down, the CPU is a monster. Your claim is so ridiculous what do you expect people to just send in a PS3 and get a ram upgrade? You can't upgrade ram on a GPU, you have to build a whole NEW GPU. Consoles are not made to be updated and most likely never will be.

People pay best buy to setup online on PSN and XBL for them, you really think half the PS3 owners will have the brains to A.) know how to change ram or B.) actually know what they're sending it in for? It's not a PC it's not like dedicated slots on a motherboard.

Great idea though, I'm sure devs would love creating games for systems with varying amounts of ram. Or what, make it a MANDATORY upgrade? Sure, i'm sure a customer wants to hear "send me your PS3 or you'll never play a new PS3 game again, only old ones. "
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Carlos_Irwin_Estevez  +   1721d ago

Its not a pc, the ps3 is not designed like a pc.

He is talking about an external expansion, the GPU in the ps3 can literally be bypassed what part of that dont you understand!?

It looks likely, there are a few patents flying around about a machine that looks just like that.
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frostypants  +   1721d ago
Late 2012/Early 2013. Book it. I am immensely confident of this. Sony will do whatever the market and competitor behavior demands, and all signs point to that timeframe.

The PS3 will live on, however, much as the PS2 has lived on during the PS3 lifecycle.
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f789790  +   1721d ago
Ehhh maybe. I don't want it to happen though.

I always liked hardware upgrades because it allowed games to do new things. With everything that current games have, I don't see much more being added. There's no benefit to a ps4 at all besides super fancy graphics.
davekaos  +   1721d ago
I will probably get laughed at here but this is what im thinking.

Now sony own the manufacturing rights to the cell this only means the cost of the ps3 will drop and im thinking $200 £150 to be announced at E3.

With that being said straight after that announcement i can see sony saying they will be making the ps4 with 2 cell's and updated GPU for a launch price of between $250 - $350 £200 -£300.

One can dream anyway
Youjustjelly  +   1721d ago
Very wishful thinking, The last thing Sony wants to do is put another Cell chip in their next machine.
davekaos  +   1721d ago
Why would that be the last thing sony would do???
They would not buy the chip out right just to stare at it. Also Devs are now starting to understand its architecture so that would mean developing for PS4 would be a breeze
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fluffydelusions  +   1721d ago
I think Sony will make it easier for devs next time around like they have learned to do with the NGP.
MoveTheGlow  +   1721d ago
They had to explain R&D costs. Meaning they're researching and developing the console right now. In terms of hardware specs and launch prices, it looks like they'll have nothing of the sort at E3. Maybe, just maybe, we'll get a PS4 teaser, but nothing that describes the nuts and bolts or the price.
davekaos  +   1721d ago
@ MoveTheGlow
I sort of agree with you there but when people see R&D (research and development) most would assume that means complete new system when infact sony could be reseaching how well 2 cells scale or developing a main bord that will allow 2 cells.

The only people that know is sony and what is above is just my guess because manufacuring costs will be lower on the cell which to me makes sense to add a second in ps4
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f789790  +   1721d ago
You're a little optimistic for the ps3 price drop. Maybe $50 down to $249.99.

As for your estimated ps4 price cost, yeah I'm laughing big time. I doubt Sony will touch the $600 mark again but will choose to go for $400 and $500 models.
Fanboys_suck  +   1721d ago
It is not wise to reveal the development of PS4 while the PS3 is still on the market, as the consumers, who are aware of this and are planning to buy a PS3, would wait for PS4 and not purchase the PS3 in order to save money, which would decline PS3's sales.

"Expected, takes a while to get something like that made from start to finish."

Do you have proof to support this statement?

I think the only reason why you have that many "Agree"-ies is because the loyal PS3 users, who have read the article, may have felt that the development of PS4 would affect them as that would indicate that the PS3's life span is almost at an end. Similar to Adolf Hitler, you may have said what these loyal PS3 users want to hear; an indication or a statement for them that the PS3 is not coming to an end.

Anyway, I find your comment to be extremely ignorant.
b163o1  +   1721d ago
Did not stop people buying PS2's months after the PS3 dropped, just saying......... ©_©
Fanboys_suck  +   1720d ago

incorrect; the release of PS3 when PS2 was still is the market did decline PS2's sales.

And read carefully, as I stated that the PS3's sales would "decline" not "stop".
sikbeta  +   1721d ago
Of course they're working on the PS4, same happened with the PS3, they were working on it a couple of years after the release of the PS2, in that time they already chose the Format Disc for the PS3 and working on it, the thing I want the most from the PS4 it's Full Backward Compatibility for PSX, PS2 and PS3 games...
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lil Titan  +   1721d ago
PS3 still got years on it, im sure they not gonna release it soon unless the competition release what they have
BF3MW3OMGBBQ  +   1720d ago
Hop enot i wan to paly ps4 now.
Cerberus29  +   1720d ago
"Sony is working on PS4"

Um... Duh. This isn't news.
GameGambits  +   1720d ago
The sky is blue. News at 11!
a_bro  +   1721d ago
well, isnt that obvious?
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Dart89  +   1721d ago
I really don't see it getting revelead at lest until 2013.

@Freud Why are you still bringing that up that's a thing of the past just let it go already jeez.

Look to the future not the past nor left or right.

@Stephen i understand you're frustration i also got my MK codes to download but,ask you're self this do you want them to take they're time and make it safe or you want them to rush to put it up again so hackers can get at it again??
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Stephen5543  +   1721d ago
Technically it's not a thing of the past until the shop goes back up...I still am waiting to put in the codes to download content that I've already paid for. It's not that big of a deal, but I'm just sayin.
fluffydelusions  +   1721d ago
I think a lot will depend when MS announce/release their next console. Also the next Nintendo console may force both to release early too...who knows.
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TrevorPhillips  +   1721d ago
PS4 = Monster :)
hiredhelp  +   1721d ago
It will be good. It still have bluray but it be 100gb XL BD i reckon
Imagin a game being around 80gb
Dart89  +   1721d ago
But how many devs would actually take advantage of that much space is what im wondering??
a_squirrel  +   1721d ago
It depends if the CPU and GPU can handle that. (or whatever thing they have)
PS360PCROCKS  +   1721d ago
"It depends if the CPU and GPU can handle that. (or whatever thing they have)"

huh? Disc space has nothing to do with the CPU/GPU
RevXM  +   1721d ago
Ps3 is already compatible with discs as big as and maybe larger than 400 GB...

Ps4 on its way?
No shit I though sony was going to stand by as Nintendo and microsoft ... you know.

All joking aside its really good to hear that it is official.
And maybe they show us a little something at TGS?

Microsoft... what do you got?
Prcko  +   1721d ago
I cannot w8 to see new console!
Consoldtobots  +   1721d ago

dont care if it's $1200

but seriously though, anyone that's seen LA Noire on PS3 knows theres plenty of muscle left in the console.
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frostypants  +   1721d ago
It won't be $1200. In fact I'll bet it comes in around $400 or less. Assuming they stick with the Cell architecture and Blu-Ray, the initial manufacturing costs should be MUCH lower this time around. The PS3 was unique in the amount of new tech that it had under its hood.

EDIT: I also am 100% in agreement with Speakindatruth's post below.
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Consoldtobots  +   1721d ago
i know thats why i followed it up with "but seriously", some people are soo touchy around here. lol

wit that said i would love to see it come with 8GB XDR ram, 2 upgradeable SSHDDs, 2 cell processors and dual core gfx. The game possibilities would be virtually limitless on a beast with those specs.
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ASSASSYN 36o  +   1721d ago
$400! Frosty pants you so funny! I LOL'ed big time at that!
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Speakindatruth  +   1721d ago
It will be ready for release by December 2012, the fate of the world depends on it.
Plus, with all the laggy framerates and low quality textures on consoles, it's got to happen soon. All the evidence points to this, considering games such as Skyrim, RaGE, BF3, MW3, Res3 and UC3 will be coming out this September through November, leaving no room for a new console. Knowing they need to keep up with PC graphics though (considering it's 5 years old), and actually announcing it, it's nice to see someone end this Cold War standoff of the generation 4 consoles.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1721d ago
When have they ever tried to compete with PC graphics recently?
Speakindatruth  +   1721d ago
Never. But looking at the PS3 in 2006, if you remember, it was pretty top of the line hardware at the time, and Crysis was almost impossible to run on anything. Remember that? That's what they'll be doing with the PS4. Trying to make it close to top of the line without breaking the bank.
And I never said they'd try to compete with PC graphics, I was basically trying to say PS3's graphics are quite outdated. 5 year old gpu is now an economy card in my macbook air.

...disagrees? wtf? Just mad that you've got to spend more on a new console in a year that will be more advanced? Or you read my argument wrong?
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Persistantthug  +   1721d ago
Speakindatruth......Well, I don't agree with you in general.
I mean yes, high end PC's are certainly better than Consoles, and most mid ends....but what about LOW END PC's and laptops?

Alot of "jump to conclusion" people claim Consoles are holding PC development back, but they don't think or factor in the fact that game developers want their games to play on those low end PC and laptops, and the HD consoles are more capable game machines than many of those.

And then we get games like Uncharted 2 and 3, the technical marvels not done before in gaming like GOD OF WAR 3 (MLAA), LA NOIRE. Games like Heavy Rain (2011 AIAS Heavy Rain Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering).

Games with those graphics cost like 40 and 50 million each.

You want even BETTER? Significantly better? Ok....doable....but were talking about 100 million dollar products and a machine with 3 or 4 580 or 590 cards.

I don't want a new console machine to cost $ thanks. And I don't want more devs to go out of business because in order to compete they have to spend 75 million minimum on each game, because many will.

I'm good with what we have at the moment and I can live with UNCHARTED 3, INFAMOUS 2, and GEARS 3 graphics......I'm totally good with that.

I suggest you get good with it least for 2 1/2 possibly 3 1/2 more years.
Speakindatruth  +   1721d ago
I disagree with you completely. I own a Macbook Air and a Gaming PC. Games by Valve will definitely run on my MBA around 60FPS since they're coded so well to run on anything, but low quality PCs don't hold back anything in terms of graphics. In order to get Black Ops to run on my MBA, I literally have to go through hoops and bounds to get a constant 30FPS. Same thing goes for most anything utilizing a modified version of the Quake engine, like COD4. Meanwhile, Mass Effect 2 runs around 40FPS on my MBA, and I get 60FPS on TESIV. And Brink is just a mess. PC games tend not to focus on lower end machinery.

And for the record, consoles will be FORCED to offer a choice of console less than or equal to $500--and most technology these days tends to be good at mass production of these $2000 gaming PCs into $500 mass-produced hardware. Was the PS3 $2000? No. No it was not. Yet the top of the line GPUs like the GTX 8800 (yes, it was top of the line in 2006) and X1950 XTX Crossfire ran around the same speeds as the PS3 for prices outrageously above the PS3's price, and still were challenged with Crysis.

I'm not saying we need a new console so you can spend more money. I'm saying we need a new console to cut development costs so devs don't have to downcode and we all get better games!
Do you know how long it takes to make a game? I'm sure you're aware the average game takes 2-4 years to complete. And do you know devs spend on average a year coding the game to work with the console hardware, and still having to try to get out all the bugs they can find?

Jesus, all the hate over some speculated change. Most of these games that are coming out were preparing for new hardware for release. Now all these games--RaGE, BF3, Infamous 2, KZ3, UC3, Resistance 3--will all be running around 30FPS. In layman terms, it means that it has trouble running the game. And I only speculate the release of PS4 next year:
A) because of all the good games coming out this year are already maxing out hardware, and a new console would destroy PS3 and 360's lineup.
B) because we're already spending extra development costs just to downcode for consoles.
C) because every console release follows by a year of waiting for actual good titles to appear, considering most launch titles tend to suck. Gears of War came out a year after the release of the 360.
This means that the PS4 would launch in 2012, but you'd still be playing Black Ops 2 on your PS3 or 360, because there isn't enough good stuff to play on the PS4.

I'm not saying we need better graphics then what we already have (though I'd like them, considering devs won't do it because of hardware restrictions), I'm saying we need faster, better graphics on better hardware. Better GPUs means better performance, and the better a game performs the more successful the game tends to be. BF3 will be lagged to all hell, I can tell just by looking at how gorgeous it is that it's going to have to reduce itself severely on consoles. Looking at Crysis 2 you see the same thing on consoles.

TL;DR--It's time for a change, we want better games to run well on our consoles, and we want already good games to run great on our consoles. So why not? You're looking at $500 out of pocket for a new console, and $60 for new games.

Besides, game prices do not rise with every new generation. PS1 titles were $50. PS2 titles were $50. This generation they changed because they have to, to cover dev costs of new disc formats like Blu-ray. And to make you better games.

And if you don't want better games, it's a damn shame on your part for being stubborn to change.
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Persistantthug  +   1721d ago
@Speakindatruth.....Several developers have gone on record to say
that they target their games to run on Low end PC's and low powered laptops. Have no idea about your Macbook, but it seems to run them.

You can look at any game on Steam that you want, the minimum specs may not be ideal, but that's what it takes to run said game, and in almost ever single case, said game is lower or equal to the capability of an HD console.

And again, Better Graphics, like the ones we saw EPIC show on their 3-580 card machine....those kinds of graphics will cost $100 million+ and will cost the consumer plenty to get said console.

Whatever, other than Nintendo, I hope not to see a console until 2013. We'll find out soon though....less than 2 weeks, in fact.
BF3MW3OMGBBQ  +   1720d ago
OMG if what you're saying is true, spekndaturt.... that'd be so AWSOME. Too bad it's just your "speculation." :P
but naw man I totally get what your saying but duuude, you shud rly cut down on ur stuff it's relly long. I had trouble reading it all. But i dont no if u could fit in all the stuff you said so ya i guess it makes sense.

Anyawy ya I hav a 8800GS r somethin in my iMac rite now and i kno what u mena it runs good it isnt teh GTX 8800 but its ps3 is great but i notice mw2 was faster graphicly then black ops is that fps? but ya mw2 ran better thn balk ops and tochlite was definitly good presstantug, that game looked bad but runs great but taht game was ment to b tat way.
hope we ply ps4 soon fel like sony lst wen ps3 came out a year late.

sry for typos, all done on my new bb. I usally just read comments but wantd to makea usrename today. Hopefully I cna edit this out wehn i git home in ten min lol
mrv321  +   1720d ago
Again, PC games AREN'T optimized, would you get the same graphics on PC if you used to same GPU as 360.

They need an upgrade, but they don't need anything like DUAL-GPU's, heck they do fine with a 6950.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1721d ago
I predict
Fall 2013
bangoskank  +   1721d ago
2014 holiday season is my prediction. Makes more sense.
Rybakov  +   1721d ago
E3 announcement with MS's new system....i think so....doubtful honestly
trancefreak  +   1720d ago
I wonder if MS jumps Sony blinks. We'll see soon enough.
pcz  +   1721d ago
Vandamme21  +   1721d ago
They better be working on it because nintendo next system will be anounced at this year E3.
WooHooAlex  +   1721d ago
E3 2012 unveiling and a Fall 2013 launch date

Lets hope so!
fluffydelusions  +   1721d ago
I think it's hard to say a release date. I don't know if Sony wants to give MS another year head start next gen. We don't yet know MS's next xbox release date but I think next time around they will be closer together.
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WooHooAlex  +   1721d ago
I agree, they can't give Nintendo too much of a head start. Within a year and a half of Project Cafe releasing, Nintendo will probably be profiting on a $299 console while MS and Sony will be biting it on a $400-$500 console.

I say sooner the better! And I'm talking about all three, not just Sony.
floetry101  +   1721d ago | Interesting
It's interesting that Kato's quote clashes with Hirai's. It could be a foreshadowing towards something other than a console. Neither of them actually allude to a "console" system. Maybe it's something else? A bigger step towards digital distribution?
AceofStaves  +   1721d ago
Great point. I can't wait to see what Sony plans for the PS4.
baodeus  +   1721d ago
could be. I like your icon there, that is great movie.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1721d ago
Nice, and they are working with the 1st Party Devs.
bigrob123  +   1721d ago
only thing that is guaranteed about the PS4 is that one of the launch games will be Ridge Racer9!
xc7x  +   1721d ago
Riii....aww nevermind.
a_bro  +   1721d ago
sikbeta  +   1721d ago
Genji: Days of the Blade II ... now with more giant enemy crabs lol
SuperStrokey1123  +   1721d ago
I bet they have been working on it since the time of the PS2 at least in some capacity, not tapping out silicon or anything but simply getting ready for what they think they will need. Companies like Sony, MS and Nintendo have long term goals with 10 year+ plans.
ainsz  +   1721d ago
Well of course. Sony had PlayStation 9 in mind when the PS2 launched!

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Uncharted3Goty  +   1721d ago
so far Nintendo said there will be a wii 2 and sony has said there working on the PS4 and nothing from micosoft at tbe moment so does that mean that Wii 2 will came out first then PS4 and then xbox720 like these gen but sony brings there console before micosoft.
MaideninBlack  +   1721d ago
Final Fantasy Versus will be launch title and called FFXV in 2014!
Dlacy13g  +   1721d ago
Was there a doubt that this was happening? I think the only shocking part of this was the Sony exec actually saying they are indeed working on it. Beyond that its not really news.
TrevorPhillips  +   1721d ago
I can just picture these games on the PS4:

-Uncharted 4
-Killzone 4
-God of War 4
-Resistance 4
-Gran Turismo 6

and many more! :D
Uncharted3Goty  +   1721d ago
no doubt about it it will be the first games to come out haha that would be the best line up for PS4 if it was,
e-p-ayeaH  +   1721d ago
New IP´s is much more interesting.
ElementX  +   1721d ago
Agree, I'm tired of all the sequels
MoveTheGlow  +   1721d ago
I can't wait until we anticipate games without a number on the end of their title. Some day, people, some day.
zero_cool  +   1721d ago
PS4 will support the highest ultra hd resolution most definitely!
Dragonopolis  +   1721d ago
sorry zero_cool the average consumer tv is going to be 1080p for at "least" 5 more years. Sony needs to concentrate on faster more consistent frame rates (min 60 fps but 120 would be better for 3d), better AA and filtering, better physics, increase the amount of objects that can be shown and tracked both on and off the screen, etc.... etc.... etc....

The list goes on...........

There is so much more that is going on in a game than resolution. Resolution is a very small part of the package.

We have have yet to be able to even emulate real life at 480p. This is even with modern GPUs that are capable of High Resolutions. Turning down the resolution on these chips is not enough to provide the power needed to go CGI or beyond.

That said Hardcore PC gamers will turn down their resolution to gain some advantages such as faster frame rates, better AA, etc.... The point is why should Sony come up with a Graphics combo that taxes the GPU when only a few of the gamers will reap the benefits. Why not created a GPU/CPU/(and Cell processor if they decide to keep using it) that could do Ultra high resolution but instead limit it to 1080p and save all that processing power for other areas that will bring games to life and ALL gamers will benefit from that.

*Updated GPU and CPU/Cell (wouldn't mind dual core version of the CPU/Cell)
*More Memory ( 256 mb per processor is way to small). 1 GB per processor min (Ideally 2GB)
(Note to Xbox 360 fan trolls this is a mistake made by ALL console makers)

The only exception to allowing larger resolutions is in allowing multi-monitor support (as in multiple monitors of 1080p) Three monitors/TVs minimum please.

That's it .....and it would be an awesome game system that would NOT double the price of the console because it is based on past research efforts.
**** Also would be Backwards compatible with PS3 games :-)
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zero_cool  +   1721d ago
You'll be eating those words when sony reveals PS4 lmfao!
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steve30x  +   1720d ago
You will be very disapointed when you are wrong Zero Cool LMFAO

Also I dont know where you are getting the notion that a modern GPU cant do 1080P. I have a GTX580 and run all my games (new and ole) at 1080P with everything at maximum settings.
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death2smoochie  +   1721d ago
This is common knowledge. As soon as the Xbox360 and the PS3 was released...Sony and MS started to work on the next console almost immediately.
This is par of the course now as t takes many years to finalize hardware for these consoles.
Legionaire2005  +   1721d ago
I predict a Fall 2014 launch along side with the Next Box(Xbox 3).
kesvalk  +   1721d ago
of course they are making the PS4, this articles are the same as saying ppl die if they jump into a volcano...
hot111  +   1721d ago
"This is common knowledge."

Yes,but platform holders never talk about it,because it effects their current products,once they start talking(like in this case)
This is basically official confirmation,PS4 is coming soon,save some money.
opinska  +   1721d ago
well they started to developed it I assume, so the release date is probably far away...
Grannyvukka  +   1721d ago
Yep Death, as soon as the current gen machines production has wrapped up (so PS3 for arguements sake), the PS4 design & possible specs are being thought about & worked on....I can only imagine all the early specs & designs & re-designs that end up in the bin at places like Sony's tech department. I get a kick from reading the stories of how PSP is outselling the 3DS in Japan atm, I hope that momentum keeps up, as from what I have seen of the 3DS, compared to what the PSP offers as a handheld gaming device (I do own the PSP only), the PSP seems to offer better visuals in it's ageing hardware, which in turn means that the PSP in fact has better specs. Now I'm not sure if true, I'm basing that off my 1st hand experience with my awesome PSP, to that off seeing 3DS on tv & such. Now given how pathetic the Wii was & is, in comparison with PS3 & 360, it does not surprise me from Nintendo, as they are the kings of milkage.

I know one thing, those silly reports a week or so back, that PS4 & 360 wouldn't release until 2014 is ridiculous & whoever believes that, is a newbie to console manufacturers tricks of the trade. Theres no way Sony or MS would admit to the possibility of there next machines coming out anytime soon, as unlike Nintendo & there Wii, sales for 360 & PS3 will only look to grow (possible double for one of them) at a very rapid rate, especially this coming Christmas with PS3 & more than likely 360, set to drop there prices again just in time for the fat, jolly, red suited fella to crawl down the chimney. And after xmas, in the early stages of 2012, both will start rapidly making there way down to that special price point (just before the one where EVERY LAST DAMN CASUAL hops aboard after PS4 & 720 have just released). They usually hit a certain 2nd lowest price, just before new harware launches, then when there younger brother is born, they drop them to that all time low point, & sell them for pittance, while still churning out a small number of titles & heaping together collections, boxsets, lowering prices of & adding more to Greatest Hits type rangess, to make money on software, seeing as the hardware is virtually being given away.
Both MS & Sony will have hardware to announce at E3 2012, as shown with Project Cafe, news will come flooding out before then, & I expect shortly thereafter Nintendo's E3 showing this year, that MS & Sony will hit back hard with announcements on there current gen successors to steal Nintendo's thunder. And with the NGP looking so awesome, Sony already have a powerful little handheld to stunt 3DS's success somewhat, so all Sony need do now is get to working on there next disk format for my PS4, as if MS look to go the Onlive routte, then it will make my next gen gaming habits cheaper, as I'll only need buy a PS4, with my beloved cover, instructions & physical disk medium desperately needing to go around for ONE more gen at least, not only for my sentimentality sake, but because there are people out there that don't have the net, can't have a decent speed & d/l limit through there isp. So simply put, only the 2 major countries in the videogame world could do it, maybe 3 if we include U.K. or Europe as a whole (but I'm pretty sure a helluva lot of Europe's internet infrastructure may not allow it. So really that leaves Japan & most of U.S. maybe, I say maybe, as U.S. is still suffering from financial woes, so jobs have been cut, money is down, so in turn sacrifices made. It just seems a way off until going into a shop & walking out with something in your hand is still 10years away (hopefully).
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DeeZee  +   1721d ago
Yeah, if this is news to you then I'm sorry. They've been working on it for years now, it's basically common sense.
Fire1792  +   1721d ago
Take your time, I wanna enjoy the power of the Ps3 while I can I don't want to have to think about another console....
BushLitter  +   1721d ago
My thoughts too... Very happy with the way both 360 and PS3 churn out fantastic titles regularly. More so PS3 as of the last 18 months or so. Hopefully 360 gets a few more exclusives next year

I wonder what happened with Codename:Kingdoms. That seemed interesting, I'd love to see what Crytek can pull out of the 360 in the latter part of its lifespan

Maybe it will turn out the way God of War 2 turned out for PS2 - just incredible
SuicideShaun  +   1721d ago
That is a pretty ignorant statement to be honest. I can read the fanboyism through the lines.
Fire1792  +   1719d ago
Explain the reasoning behind it being an "ignorant comment."

The fact that all I'm saying is that we don't need to hear anything about new consoles if they are currently not failing. I believe that the consoles are doing just fine at the moment. Now when it comes to the Nintendo Wii, that's a good point in a consoles lifetime to release information on a new project.

I find it pretty childish that you believe my comment is ignorant.

Also I hope that this comment was directed to me and not BushLitter because if it wasn't I'd feel pretty darn stupid :).
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