A LinkedIn CV of an ex-SCEA R&D director has revealed that Sony has been working on the successor to PlayStation 3 since August 2010 or earlier.
Attila Vass’s LinkedIn profile says he worked as director of research and development at SCEA from May 1998 to April 2012, adding that he worked on the graphic library and security for the “Next Generation PlayStation” between August 2010 and April 2012.
The job description on his profile also confirms that he was involved in working for Sony’s “next-gen” platforms.
“In 1998 I started as the first engineer in the Playstation US R&D,” says Vass’s profile.
“I worked on graphics ( COLLADA, PSGL ) and a lot of network related technologies ( advertising, telemetry, PVRs ) for the Playstation2-x, PSP, Vita and Next Generation platforms. Platform security was occupying most of my time at the last years… ”
VG247 was told earlier this year that Sony is aiming to launch PlayStation 4 before Xbox 720 next Christmas.