EA’s Gibeau expects PS4 and next-Xbox to hit retail “in about a year’s time”

Thursday, 30th August 2012 17:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau believes Sony and Microsoft will release the next set of consoles “in about a year’s time.”

Speaking with Bloomberg TV, Gibeau said because of the impending release of new hardware, the market is in a period of flux and it will continue to slow down until a “new game chnager” emerges.

“The new hardware is going to be coming out in about a year’s time, so we’re right around this period in time when the market’s going to slow down and then you have a new game changer coming with all new technology, all new hardware, and another growth period,” he said.

“I don’t know what [Sony and Microsoft] are calling them, I’m under non-disclosure so I can’t comment too much about what they’re specifically doing.”

Gibeau said during his gamescom keynote has had seen both machines with his own eyes, and that the industry was currently undergoing a normal transition phase before hardware is released at retail.

“Transition is our friend – is kind of the saying we have around EA – because it gives you a chance to reset everything,” he said. “And we’ve done enough transitions in this business that we know what we’re doing, and we’re going to go after this one in a big way.

“But it is a time where you see new companies emerge as leaders and some traditional companies fall away.”

Earlier today, industry analyst Colin Sebastian predicted that a new Xbox and PS4 arrive sometime in 2013.



  1. drewbles82

    I could have told u that with all the different leaks over the last few months.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    PS4 too? I’d be surprised. Because look at what they still got planned for PS3? Quite a few games and they don’t have releasedates yet. There seems to be more than they can do with the PS3…it hasn’t been maxed yet.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. M. K.

    ^ Not sure if troll…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    I hope thats not the PS4 final retail model, that picture looks like a fat blue oreo.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982


    No troll here, absolutely not. You DO think the PS3 has been maxed out?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 In technology ? Yes. In exclusive games like Uncharted,Last of Us ? No.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    #6 well Sony said at one point we will never see the full power and potential of the ps3, therefore i think is neither in technology, i mean maxed out, maybe is due to cost constrains that hey dont do it, but i think like they stated in the past, we are not going to see the 100% of the ps3.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Sadismek

    @4 I think these are just fan-made pictures. Now that I think about it, that does look like a fat blue Oreo! :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 sadismek maybe we are hungry right now ;), hence the similarities

    #9 2 years ago
  10. osric90

    Current consoles have a lot to give. Max Payne 3 surprised the world with its grapchis (even when being Unreal 3 powered). Mass Effect 3 too… Can’t imagine how The Last of Us will run and, man… come on, who wants to spend money in other console right now? The best would be if new consoles hit 2016 or 17 and come with fully BACKWARDS compatibility because that’s a feature that would be awesome. Want graphics, graphics and graphics? Go PC.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    @10 WTF? Current-gen I’ve been maxed out since at least a year ago. Max Payne 3 is running on the Rage engine, not UE3

    2017 for next-gen!?! If you really don’t care about gfx then go get a SNES, probably the best console and games ever.

    Power is not just about gfx, it about bigger, detailed worlds, better animation, better physics, better AI, more immersion…

    For example, just compare the 1st DeusEx on PC and console. On the PC the world is much bigger and you have a lot more choices. See, gameplay is affected too!

    #11 2 years ago

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