EA: No Pressing Need For A New Console Generation
Sony won't release a new PlayStation console until developers have had their fill of the PS3, and one game producer says the machine has plenty of life left.
In speaking to Eurogamer, EA Europe boss Jens Uwe Intat said both the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be around "for quite some time." He added that the recent PS3 price drop "should hopefully get some acceleration for the Christmas business." For now, the bottom line is that EA still sees solid software sales for all existing platforms, so there's no reason to panic and insist on new hardware. Said Uwe Intat:
"All I can say is we do see healthy sales of hardware. We do see healthy sales of software into those existing hardware platforms. It's the first-parties you have to discuss with when A, they think they can afford to come out with a new platform, but even more important, B, when they think a new platform will really offer something meaningful to the consumer.
The existing generation of consoles is actually technologically very advanced. They're still very capable machines. It's their call."
We've often said we're happy with the PS3 and a PS4 would just be plain inconvenient at this point. Most designers agree that the PS3 isn't tapped out, and we're interested to see what more can be done...
8/23/2011 9:41:03 AM Ben Dutka