It’s no secret that Sony has been working on their next-generation PlayStation console for some time, but the resume of an ex-Sony employee points to initial development on the PS4 starting back in August of 2010.
According to former SCEA R&D director Attila Vass’s LinkedIn profile, work on the next PlayStation kicked off nearly two years ago. His CV indicates that from August 2010 to April 2012 he worked as SCEA’s director of research and development on the “Graphics Library” and “Security” for the “Next Generation PlayStation.”
Vass has worked on a number of other PlayStation platforms in the past, including the PS2, PS3 and PS Vita, so it only makes sense that Sony would have him work on the PS4 as well. Chatter regarding Sony’s next console has been circulating the web for some time, with SCEA’s Jack Tretton making it clear that the company has no intention of rushing the PlayStation 4 to market.
The PlayStation 3 is starting to show its age, so there’s a good chance we’ll see whatever Sony is working on at E3 next year.