Addressing the Hot Chips Conference at Stanford, Rich Hilleman, the chief creative officer at game publisher Electronic Arts, forecasted that both Sony and Microsoft will roll out their new game consoles in stages, instead of launching a new console, according to website Venturebeat.
He suggested that the companies would move ahead with advanced versions of their existing consoles, rather than coming up with entirely new consoles, and asserted that he was expecting a PlayStation 3.5 as well as Xbox 560, before PS4 and Xbox 720.
Along the same line, he said in a statement, “I expected we’ll see a PlayStation 3.5 before we see a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox 560 before we see an Xbox 720. The biggest shift is how fast packaged goods games are changing and going away”.
He backed this statement by explaining how both the tech giants Sony and Microsoft, had troubles introducing the existing generation of game consoles and possibly not looking forward to launch new consoles in the near future.
However, it seems that the inclusion of motion-capture gaming will be driving the console upgrades. Incidentally, Sony Motion Control system as well as Microsoft’s Project Natal, the new motion-gaming technologies, could be the type of upgrade Mr Hilleman was projecting.