With the PS4 on its way very shortly – an unveiling at E3 2013 is almost guaranteed – you may think the future of the PS3 is in doubt. Not so, at least according to PlayStation Vice President of Hardware Marketing John Koller.
Gamespot recently spoke to Koller about the recent launch of the super-slim PS3, and asked him, “You were just saying the PS3 has a life for the next 2-3 years. You’re going to continue to support the PS3 for the next three years?” To which he replied:
“We’re going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years. Absolutely. And we’re going to continue supporting it not only that long, but as long as there is a development spigot that’s running hot. And I can tell you right now, the development spigot for PS3 is very hot. A lot of great games coming. Same thing with PS2… it’s kind of stuck around as that old warrior, many years after its launch. But there’s still games launching for it.”
His answer is interesting in a couple of ways. Firstly, his choice of words does confirm a new console is on the way, but there’s no mention of any timeline. Secondly, it should assure PS3 owners – of which there are 60 million worldwide – that just because the PS4 is on its way, Sony still has plans for its predecessor. All good news.