The release date for the Playstation 4 is already known by some, but us normal people are to be kept in the dark for a while longer.
Sony Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny told EDGE he was already aware of the console’s launch date, but that he sure as hell wasn’t telling us what it is.
“We know our launch date, and we think it’s very important that gamers receive that new console experience,” he said, characteristically vague.
However if anybody has the right to be a little vague now and then, it’s Denny; he’s been involved with the PS4 since day one, and pretty much started working on it the day the PS3 was launched.
“When you go back five years we were still really just getting Playstation 3 off and running after obviously some early challenges in the birth of Playstation 3…
"Even at that point we were mindful that in starting the conversation with all the magnificent game creators we work with, we absolutely wanted to talk with them about a system that could really unleash their creativity.”
He also gave one of the best descriptions of the upcoming console I have yet to hear.
“In high-level terms it’s in terms of having a system that was perhaps less bespoke so that we could really leverage all the experience and talent of game creation and technology of studios going forward.
"This time we really have gone for a PC architecture but super-charged for games.”
The rest of his answers went back to vague, but it’s worth noting that on the discussion of price he didn’t give much away but did imply the PS4 would be cheaper than older consoles.
“The initial announcement phase that we’re in now is just to explain the vision to everybody.
"Part of that vision is we have created a console absolutely focused on gamers – and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well. I think to some extent I can ask you to draw your own conclusions.”
My conclusion is that gamers are poor and need cheap consoles. What do you guys think?