The video game division of Sony recently put PlayStation 3 gamers’ fears to rest, as the company assured users that Sony will support the PlayStation 3 until at least 2015. It has long been rumoured that the company will unveil a new video game console next year, which led some gamers to question the longevity and support for the current console.
“A lot of great content is coming. And over the next 2-3 years, the PS3 has got an incredible line-up. 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,” said Sony VP of hardware marketing John Koller in an interview with Gamespot.
Sony has always been adamant that the PlayStation 3 has a ten-year life-cycle, something that Koller compared to the PlayStation 2, as there are still third-party games being released for it – even 10 years after its initial launch.
According to Ars Technica, “Sony has been pitching a planned ten-year life-cycle for the PS3 since it launched back in 2006, and these new comments seem to confirm that commitment. Microsoft has made similar promises for the Xbox 360, saying as early as 2008 that its system would receive support through 2015, though recently leaked documents suggest that support will overlap heavily with Microsoft’s aggressive plans for a next-generation console.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor