No, There Won't be a PlayStation 4 at E3

Illustration for article titled No, There Won't be a PlayStation 4 at E3

Last week, trade site MCV reported that the PlayStation 4 would make an appearance at this year's E3 in Los Angeles. Sony begs to differ.

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Both Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Corp. have come out in denial of the report, with SCE's Andrew House telling CVG "I don't think we're contemplating talking about anything to do with future console iterations at this point."

Sony's Kaz Hirai, meanwhile, said the same thing. "Andy (House) is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3. I've always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that."

Nintendo's Wii U will obviously be at the June expo, and it's becoming increasingly expected that Microsoft's follow-up to the Xbox 360 will be first revealed there as well. A PS4 presence would have made it one hell of a show, but, well, bummer.

Anyway, while you're here, if you're wondering where the top image came from, it's the work of industrial designer Joseph Dumary, whose Xbox concept we've featured here on Kotaku. You can see more of his PS4 imaginings here.

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Sony 'not contemplating' future console talk, says House [CVG]

Sony Doesn't Plan To Unveil A New PlayStation At Key Trade Show [WSJ]

DISCUSSION

SparklesUnicorn
AtomicUnicorn

Boy; people sure don't like change and progression. As a versed gamer, who's only 22. I get console progression and it doesn't bother me at all. I've been gaming since I was a kid, my dad and older sister's genesis, SNES, and NES were mine to own for like a year when I was 5, then came Playstation, which my dad got in 1995(or 1996, for himself. I wanted a N64, and he got that for me, but I play his PlayStation also. Honestly it bugs me about how many people don't get this and want to be running the same piece of hardware for decades. Always strikes me ass new gamers who don't get the concept of console cycles and are not used to it, or people who don't really pay attention. PS3 and 360 are note the ultimate beast, it's the same crap around the time of PS2, Xbox, and GameCube; seen as the end alls of their time and very powerful for their time. Call me old school, but I'm well used to the 5 year cycle. One thing I do feel though, is that this generation moved slower than the last two, with not many B games to go by the constant slew of A games "that you should care about". This current generation of consoles is the only one that I've seen people's shelves fulled up with only the biggest of the big popular games and nothing else.

And also, for seventh gen consoles can we please not call them "next gen" when they're the current generation of consoles? Kill these buzzwords, please.