Quashing rumours that the eagerly awaited PlayStation 4 console is on the horizon a PlayStation head has announced the fourth-generation gamer is not coming anytime soon stating existing hardware is advanced enough.
Despite nearing its fifth birthday Sony’s PlayStation US Chief Jack Tretton has backed the PS3 to keep gamers entertained for a number of years yet announcing in a recent interview that the “PlayStation 3 is really just hitting its stride.”
Keen to put an end to rumours that Sony will be unveiling the PS4 within the year Tretton announced: “Technologically, I don’t think it’s possible to provide any advancement beyond what we have.”
Further looking to bolster the credentials of the aging PS3 Tretton added: “We invested heavily in that, we rolled a very heavy rock up a steep hill, through the launch period. But now I think that all pays off, and we’ve got a long run way behind it. So, I wouldn’t look for any discussion of a next generation PlayStation for quite some time.”
With Nintendo having officially unveiled the Wii U at this year’s E3 convention with the famed casual gaming giant launching its first HD console Tretton believes the PS3’s age will not see it slip to the second-gen Wii. ”What we’ve seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3,” he stated.