news\ Jun 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

PS4 needs to demonstrate 'significant leap' before unveiling, says Sony


It looks like we'll have to wait until Sony feels they've made an "significant leap" from the current generation consoles before we see a PlayStation 4. Until then, Sony has no plans to reveal a new console or even talk much about new hardware.

"The right time to talk about new advances in hardware is when you can demonstrate a significant leap on the current experience, and something that is going to be attractive," SCE chief executive Andrew House told MCV.

"Beyond that we have nothing to say at this point," he added.

As much as I'd like to see a new console, I can't really argue with his point of view. Why show off a next-gen console unless it makes tremendous improvements on the current gen? It's possible, though I think unlikely, that this next generation of consoles could be the last, so Sony probably wants to make quite the lasting impression. Imagine the disappointment if Sony shows off the PS4 and the graphic improvements are hardly noticeable.

Some analysts and industry experts have already said that next-generation graphics will not be as major of an upgrade as many gamers are hoping. If we are judging from the Wii U which looks on par, if only slightly better, than the Xbox 360 and PS3, then I think those analysts could be right. Then again, Nintendo has never been one to boast graphics, they choose innovation and gameplay experience, which the Wii U definitely looks to revolutionize with the new GamePad tablet.

If Sony doesn't plan on introducing some all-new, game-changing experience to the industry, then they might as well wait until the advances in hardware show a distinguishable improvement.

[MCV via CVG]

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