In today’s Sun newspaper, Sony President Andrew House is reportedly quoted as saying the PlayStation 4 will be released in October. The story, picked up online by CramGaming and lots of others since, isn’t accurate in the way that some are reporting it.
According to the site, the newspaper (in its business section, no less) says that “Brit Mr House (Andrew House) says the games console, due out in October, will feature a raft of new features to broaden its appeal beyond younger male gamers”.
In case it’s not immediately clear, it’s not Andrew House saying the console is due in October – that’s the Sun journalist’s own claim. The article is online, and the phrasing does not point to the words being those of the Sony President.
We’re awaiting an official response from SCEE.
The Sun does quote House as saying that the company isn’t “going down the route of making the console pink of course” with reference to appealing to a wider audience.
“I think the key is to have people – and increasingly women – with different sensibilities creating different games. It is not all about shoot em up games… The key is getting games developers – who are going to make the next Angry Birds – excited about the PS4. And they are,” House said.
The only date currently supplied by Sony for the launch is “Holiday 2013”.