In an interview with GameTrailers, SCEA’s Scott Rohde confirmed that a successor to the PS3 is coming, although he’s (naturally) not saying when, and that games are in development, as you might expect. “We’re not talking about when the machine is coming out,” he said, “but I think anyone on the planet knows that, of course, games are in development.”
He’s also rather coy about why the new machine wasn’t shown this week, despite plenty of rumours to suggest that it might have been shown off. “It’s just something that we didn’t feel was important to bring up this year,” he said.
“We had probably five or ten other games that probably deserved stage time today that didn’t get it.”
Sony aren’t in any particular rush, especially after a no-show from Microsoft earlier. “Believe it or not, PlayStation 2 still sells well in some parts of the world, so we’re still supporting that to a degree,” he added. “It’s the way this company is set up – to handle those sorts of things – so it’s not something we’re concerned about.”