Report: NGP is Sony’s “future platform”

Monday, 30th May 2011 02:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A Sony representative has reportedly refuted speculation that the PlayStation 4 is already in the works.

The spokesperson apparently told Ripten that a recent reference to a “future platform” meant the NGP, which will see full reveal at E3.

During Sony’s latest financials, vice president Masuru Kato had said costs were already being incurred for a “future platform“.

A new console generation is generally expected in around four years, which if accurate means Sony ought to have something brewing already – Microsoft is already hiring hardware engineers – but it looks like we’ll have to sit tight and enjoy the amusing mock ups for now.



  1. Toastrules

    So… all that PS4 talk was about the NGP?

    That’s pretty funny

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    Mere PR bull, to make sure people don’t stop buying PS3s because they think a new console is on the way.

    We all know it’s being designed.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SamaT

    Technically, he never said they WEREN’T working on PS4. He was just referring to the comment made earlier by Kato about the financials of the NGP.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. osric90

    It would be stupid to talk about a PS4 right now…really stupid strategy if that’s it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ultramega

    Mhm. Like I believe that.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dannybuoy

    Maybe they’re just focussing on NGP or Vita or whatever it’ll be called and they’re going to wait for a few years to decide the spec of PS4 as advancements in tech during that time might make manufacture cheaper?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Actually boys and girls. Sony and everyone else works on the next platform when previous baby ships.

    PS4 is in the works since PS3 was launched.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    @7, I said that on this site & got called an idiot =\

    #8 4 years ago
  9. PS3Dreamer

    blah,blah,blah, thats all I hear from stupid people on here, just shut up and let them do what they want to, they know what they are doing u people aren’t pros in the buisness they are so just ride along with it for once.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Toastrules

    I wouldn’t exactly call Sony ‘pros’…

    #10 4 years ago

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