PlayStation 4 To Be Delayed?

By Prarthito Maity , Oct 13, 2012 01:25 PM EDT
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Rumors regarding PlayStation 4 from Sony and Microsoft's Xbox 720 are running wild on the Intenet, with new leaks and information arriving almost every day. Now, more information has arrived from the PS4 front and per reports, the launch of the Sony-made gaming console could possibly be stretched a bit more than its yet-to-be revealed arrival date.

According to PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara, all of the platforms the company is currently working on, including Playstation 4, definitely makes development resources a bit scarcer. This was stated in relation to the report where it was stated that Sony's studios are having trouble balancing support of PS3, PS Vita, and the upcoming Playstation 4.

"We do have a challenge to manage [the next generation of consoles], particularly in terms of dev studio resources," stated Gara. "The more platforms you have, and the amount of rich content you have to deliver on all the systems you are supporting clearly puts pressure on decisions made across the studio network, which is something we are battling with."

Sony, per previous rumors and reports, is believed to be working on a new video game console to succeed the highly popular PlayStation 3 - codenamed Orbis (popularly known as PlayStation 4).

The new gaming console is speculated to perform a number of never-before-seen tasks that were not possible in the older iterations. While the device is said to support 4K playback support (Sony is said to be considering 4K resolution televisions to boost its home entertainment business, and so the PlayStation 4 is expected to join the 4K adventure), following the company's acquisition of streaming video game company Gaikai, Sony executives have also hinted that the PlayStation 4 will offer cloud-based streaming service.

Additionally, Gara is of the opinion that Sony doesn't feel that it has made any kind of name in the global PlayStation 3 market, and that the current console still has a long way to go before anything new from the company arrives to take its place.

Previously, in 2006, the company claimed that it will continue to support the console for another ten years. However, with sales cooling down in the U.S. market, Sony still sees a window of opportunity in Europe.

"When you look at the UK market, it's easy to say that current consoles are fading. But if you look at PS3, it's holding up a lot better than others, so it warrants support. But if you look at continental Europe, PS3 hasn't even peaked yet. Why would you run away from a console business when you're not even top of the hill? We're certainly not going to run away from it," noted Gara.

The new information has arrived after it was previously claimed that the PS4 will be hitting the store shelves sometime in 2014.

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