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.

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  1. Toastrules

    So… all that PS4 talk was about the NGP?

    That’s pretty funny

    #1 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  4. osric90

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

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ultramega

    Mhm. Like I believe that.

    #5 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

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

    #8 3 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 3 years ago
  10. Toastrules

    I wouldn’t exactly call Sony ‘pros’…

    #10 3 years ago