Did PS4 Development Start Back In 2010?
We still have no idea when the PlayStation 4 might arrive, but now we've got some clue as to when work began on the anticipated new console.
According to Videogamer citing the LinkedIn CV of ex-SCEA Research & Development director Attila Vass (cool name), the "Next Generation PlayStation" has been in the works since August 2010.
Vass served as director for SCEA from May 1998 to April 2012, and he says he started work on the "graphics library and security" of the upcoming system nearly two full years ago. And because he has his experience with the Vita listed separately, one has to assume that he's referring to the PS4 with the term, "Next Generation PlayStation" (you may recall that for a while, the Vita was known as the "Next Generation Portable" aka NGP). Here's part of the CV:
"I worked on graphics ( COLLADA, PSGL ) and a lot of network related technologies ( advertising, telemetry, PVRs ) for the Playstation2-x, PSP, Vita and Next Generation platforms. Platform security was occupying most of my time at the last years... "
Well, whenever development started, the big question now is obvious: When will it be on store shelves? Sony has said they won't release a new console until it can show off a "significant leap" in technology...so don't expect the PS4 this year or something.
7/2/2012 8:18:11 PM Ben Dutka