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"October" Release Date For PlayStation 4 Not From Sony's Andrew House

If it's coming out in October, nobody at Sony has said so.

andrew house speaking at the ps4 reveal in new york

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″.

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14 Comments
  1. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    The reporting could be worse.

    Could be reported as Sony looking to switch from AAA gaming to Angry Birds style games!

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 14:15.
  2. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Could have reworded the paragraph to make it a little clearer but I read it as though the sun, not House, said the PS4 is releasing in October.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 14:23.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      “The second most popular game that we played as children is House!”

      (The Bucketheads, “The Bomb”, 1995)

      Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 15:22.
      • double-o-dave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        That was ’95?! Holy crap I’m getting old!

        Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 15:31.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Green Velvet: Velvet Tracks, 1993.

        Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 15:38.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Scooby Snack to Alex :)

        Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 16:29.
  3. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Did the interview take place at Andrew House’s House whilst on the back of his favourite horse, named Horsey Horse-horse in the small hours of the morning surrounded by whores?

    Okay. I’ll stop.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 14:41.
    • f4rgo
      Member
      Since: Dec 2011

      I so heard that in a Stewie voice. Damn your avatar, all your posts are like that now. I can even hear him whilst I’m typing!

      Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 16:09.
  4. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    As it happens there’s a lot more depth to his words if we look to the future. We’re seeing a slow but progressive maturation of the industry. Female gamers are on the increase and, thankfully, devs are beginning to understand that we might actually want games with a … *looks left and right for fear of one’s life*… a STORY! With that in mind, I’m hoping next generation will be far more about the story and less about the technicalities. It’s what keeps a game slotted into one single genre instead of embracing whatever it needs to, to depict whatever literary tale they fancy throwing our way. Hopefully, the industry will become less of a boys club and more about appealing to the masses. Now, to get that sort of stuff across with any sense of reality we need decent hardware. Welcome to PS4! :-)

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 14:46.
  5. double-o-dave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Doesn’t sound right to me… Would Rockstar hold off on releasing GTA5 ’til September on the PS3 that close to an October PS4 release date??? I can see parents now (even though it’ll be an 18 cert), “You can have GTA5 for your birthday or a PS4, not both, its one or the other!”.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 15:39.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Rockstar may not even know the release date of the PS4. Of course it could actually be a September launch with a PS4 version of GTAV.

      Beyond isn’t due until October and there’s no guarantee there will be a PS4 version of that.

      Any later than October at it would mean Ubisoft were wrong when they said all version of AC IV would release at the same time.

      Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 16:40.
  6. Pidge
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    There’s a surprise, that rag of a paper reporting shite. Not for the first time! Wouldn’t wipe my arse on the rag!

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 16:20.
  7. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Interesting to see an Angry Birds analogy especially with the touch pad on the DS4.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 17:57.
  8. CR8ZYH0RSE
    Member
    Since: Sep 2012

    The Daily Scum,say no more.
    *Peter griffin.”Roadhouse,house”.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 19:16.

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