Sony has long insisted that the PlayStation 3 will have a ten year life cycle. It should come as no surprise, then, that they see a bright future for the console despite Nintendo’s Wii U reveal and rumors of a new Microsoft platform being in the works. Sony’s worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida has shared some details as to when consumers can expect to see new hardware.
Speaking in regards to making a new console, Yoshida told Eurogamer:
As far as we are concerned, we have no desire now to do that. When you see games coming out on PS3, both the traditional type of games as well as new kind of games using PS Move, there is a lot more we can do from the game development standpoint.
So as long as we and our developers can create new experiences that are more exciting to consumers, I see no need to transition into a newer generation.
Sony has previously stated that new intellectual properties are the life blood of the industry. They have reinforced that statement by releasing some of the most innovative new games of this generation, such as LittleBigPlanet and Heavy Rain. One can’t help but be excited to see what other new ideas they have in the pipeline.