Work has begun on Sony’s next home games console, the PlayStation 4, a top Sony executive has revealed.
Though no official announcement has been made, chief financial officer Masaru Kato let slip that Sony are now beginning to look into building the successor to their PlayStation 3 console during a conference call.
Kato stated that the PS2 “still has a product life” of a few more years, but that “development work is already under way [on the PS4], so the costs are incurred there.”
No further details were revealed by Kato, stating that specifics of the technology involved nor the timeframe for the machines release could be shared at present.
The news comes as the three major console manufacturers gear up for the E3 gaming event in L.A., the biggest games conference in the world. While Microsoft and Sony are not expected to reveal any new hardware at the show, rumours are hotting up that Nintendo will reveal a new games console, currently under the codename Project Cafe.