With the rumourmill in full swing, many are eager to hear about the rumoured PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. While previous rumours had E3 2012 penciled in for the announcement for both, Kaz Hirai, Executive Deputy President of Sony, has told the Wall Street Journal that “we are not making any announcements at E3. I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that.”
While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are started to lag behind PC gaming, there is still a lot of life in the consoles. And the longer we wait, the better the next generations technology will be. If the new consoles are announced now using current technology the leap will not be as big as the leap from PlayStation 1 to 2 or to 3.
The big question is whether Microsoft will beat Sony to shelves again, jeapordizing sales of the PlayStation 4 with the next Xbox. Or whether the Wii U will arrive this year. There is also a chance that the plans for a PS4 are still on track for E3 2012 but Sony just doesn’t want to slow PS3 sales yet.
Either way, it’s going to be an interesting time for the next year or so and you can find it all here on techgeek.com.au.