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"Next Generation" PlayStation Has Been In Development For Two Years

Ah, so maybe there will be a PS4 after all.

Ah, LinkedIn again. And once again it’s someone at SCEA leaving clues in their profiles as to the future of the PlayStation brand. Or rather, someone who used to work for SCEA.

Picked up by VideoGamer, the profile of one director of research at the company claims that they were working on the graphics library and security on “Next Generation” platforms way back in August 2010.

An employee working on new technology isn’t earth shattering, but it does date the PS4 – assuming that’s what this is all about – to at least two years back.

“I worked on graphics and a lot of network related technologies,” says the profile, “for the Playstation2-x, PSP, Vita and Next Generation platforms.”

“Platform security was occupying most of my time at the last years…”

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33 Comments
  1. IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Anyone that actually thought/thinks the PS4 will be a streaming only device needs their head examined.

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 17:43.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Indeed. I have a therapy session* every evening where I repeatedly bash such disillusioned souls against the brick wall outside whilst simultaneously repeating “I will not spout such nonsense on the internet ever again”.

      *discount for group bookings.

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 17:49.
    • Workshed
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Indeed, the hysterical reporting from TSA and constant jumping to conclusions seems like pretty poor game journalism to me.

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:15.
      • dave87fez
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        I disagree. Don’t think they said it would be streaming only, just that you may be able to stream to PS3/Vita but hardware may also be released for those who want it.

        All anyone can say this early is speculation in any case. I thought it was an interesting possibility…with my PS3 and Vita, I can’t see myself feeling the need to splash out on a PS4 anytime soon.

        Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 23:13.
      • IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
        Member
        Since: Nov 2011

        They may not have said it will absolutely, definitely be streaming only but there has been a consistent push, from linking back to previous articles to numerous speculative pieces outlining their reasoning, that this is what TSA believes.

        If that’s not the actual case, well, that’s the way it reads, guys.

        I’m all for speculative postulation and, in my opinion at least, the recent trend on TSA supports the position that the site thinks the PS4 is streaming only.

        That said, Shuhei Yoshida himself RTed a link yesterday from a site that said “You may already own a PS4,” so who knows?

        Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 10:46.
  2. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Nah.

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:00.
  3. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Right, I’m calling it. 2013 reveal followed by a launch in early/mid 2014, maybe late 2013 if they’re quick off the mark.

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:09.
    • SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      I reckon either the neXtBox or the PS4 will be announced early next year, latest at E3 and will be launched before December so the can beat the other console, and be the first too launch out of the 2, my money is on the PS4 being out first as they don’t want to have the same problem as this gen.

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 21:03.
  4. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Wonder if they’ll name it the Mortem.

    Vita… Mortem get it?

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:15.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      I don’t, sadly. Can you explain the joke please?

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:21.
    • damoxuk
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Nope not getting it either?

      If the Vita was called Post then maybe it would be funny but.. the saying goes if you have to explain the joke..

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:27.
    • Darth Newdar
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      Get with the modern age and learn Latin, uneducated fools!

      Vita = Life

      Mortem = Death

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:42.
      • Darth Newdar
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        Although I can’t resist pointing out that death should actually be Mors (nominative, not accusative.)

        Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:43.
      • blast71
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        OOH! Get you! ;)

        Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 19:21.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        Modern, err that would be modern day English, not Latin lol.

        Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 00:13.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    PS4 in development. ZOMG!

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:27.
  6. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    “Playstation2-x, PSP, Vita and Next Generation platforms”
    What does 2-x mean and wasn’t the PS3 in 2010 still called “next-gen”

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:34.
    • sparkyscrum
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      The PSX, the Japenese only PS2 with DVR abilities.

      Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 19:05.
  7. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    TSA make up your mind. Is the PS4 a steaming device or a console??

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 18:46.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      If you read article correctly, you’ll find it was described as speculation.
      (Is it a full moon or something, some crazy comments surfacing on this.)

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 00:17.
      • Nickboss1
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Nothing i’ve read says any thing about speculation. You muppet.

        Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 12:48.
  8. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    The PS4 is going to be a console. It’s just Sony will Lilly bring game streaming for older titles they can get the licences for.

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 19:06.
  9. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    The PS4 is going to be a console. It’s just Sony will Likely bring game streaming for older titles they can get the licences for.

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 19:07.
  10. Kevling
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    So this guy was working on PS4 security a year before the PSN got hacked?
    No wonder he no longer works there :)

    Comment posted on 02/07/2012 at 19:21.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      hmm, an inside job., or a coincidence this guy is anonymous.

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 00:21.

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