Well well well, lookie what we have here. Sony Home Entertainment Vice President, Hiroshi Sakamoto was in Las Vegas and gave Emol an interview where he hinted at the next PlayStation.
He was asked several questions which were mostly related to the company’s presence at CES, these particular ones are what interest me:
Q – Regarding consoles, people say that Sony will make announcements this year and that would be working on the new PlayStation. Are we going to see a new model in some months?
A- It’s still a big secret, but our Sony PlayStation friends are getting ready. I only can say that we’re focused on the games related E3 event, booked for June. The announcement can take place there or even before, in May.
Q – But are you working on a big reveal or in something complementary?
A- Probably the first, we plan to release big news for this date, but we have to wait at least until May.
But wait, there is more. Reliable so far site VGLeaks, provided a roadmap to release for the new Sony console.
2011 June/July – PC with Win7 64-bit and a “jailbroken” ATI r9 graphics card
2011 Sept/Oct – PC with Win7 64-bit and a “jailbroken” ATI r10 graphics card
2012 Q1 – disclosure to more developers
2012 E3 – potential unveiling window start
2012 Jul – devkits for engineers writing OS
2012 Q3 – first true hardware prototype devkits
2013 E3 – potential unveiling window end
2013 Q4 – launch
It looks very plausible but as always take it with a pinch of salt.