EA creative boss expects PS3.5 before PS4

Friday, 28th August 2009 07:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


EA chief creative officer Rich Hilleman reckons consoles are now struggling to keep pace with lightning-speed changes in the games space, and that we won’t see new full hardware launches any time soon.

“I expected we’ll see a PlayStation 3.5 before we see a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox 560 before we see an Xbox 720,” he told VentureBeat.

“The biggest shift is how fast packaged goods games are changing and going away.”

Hilleman also said future acceptance of gaming will be absolute, as older non-gamers die off and the current, 35 year-old, generation of players demanding that their games follow them everywhere no matter what the platform.

Interesting stuff. Have a Friday read.



  1. Blerk

    Isn’t the Slim the PS3.5?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Tonka

    Shouldn’t it be Xbox 540 instead of Xbox 560.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JonFE

    Did he actually use the phrase “die off”? There’s not a clear quote in the article, so it could be the author’s wording.

    In any case, it is kind of insensitive and rude, IMHO…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    It’s EA, we’re just dumb flesh carrying money around to them.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4 that may have been the case couple of years ago but EA has turned it around with Games like Dead Space, and now Bioware being with them, they are proving a to be more competive then Activison and their exploiting of games with lack of creativity…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Jadeskye

    EA is even more powerful then they once were, almost every major developer has connections to them in some sense. As much as i hate it, EA are in a good posistion to look ahead to things like this.

    Don’t take it word for word but don’t disregard it entirely either.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    there was a PS2.5 at one point :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    PSX was the biggest fail ever probably imo.

    #8 5 years ago

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