Sony Worldwide Studios’ Vice President has suggested that the new PlayStation 4 console will launch at a more affordable price than the PlayStation 3 did.
Sony VP Michael Denny has told Edge that the firm wanted to “reach as broad a gaming audience as possible”.
“I guess the first thing to say is that we listen and learn and take the judgement from every console launch we ever have and we have to be informed by what the strengths of our PlayStation 3 system have been, but also the challenges of that.”
“We want a system that can reach as broad a gaming audience as possible but whilst being a system that’s deep, connected, rich and immersive and is going to give a very focused and differentiated experience than anything else that’s out there.”
“There’s plenty of time, we’ve got lots of information yet to give out on PlayStation 4. The initial announcement phase that we’re in now is just to explain the vision to everybody.
“Part of that vision is we have created a console absolutely focused on gamers – and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well. I think to some extent I can ask you to draw your own conclusions.”
Sony have yet to confirm a release date for the console, only stating ‘Holiday 2013’. Last week UK supermarket chain Asda announced that they will start taking pre-orders for the hardware.