Japanese gaming giant Sony has claimed that it has ‘no desire’ to release the long-rumoured PS4 console as of now.
Sony’s worldwide studios head Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer that the company will release a new console only when it believes that game developers are no longer capable of improving the games they make for the console.
“Looking at the platform cycle, when the platform becomes something game developers are not able to improve their creations with, that's the time we have to really seriously consider shifting to the next generation,” Yoshida said.
Nintendo plans to release the next generation Wii U next year while Microsoft is also rumoured to be working on the generation Xbox console. Sony on the other hand is focusing on the PS3 for now and the soon to be launched PS Vita hand-held gaming console.
“Gamers always need something new and more exciting. If they're seeing just similar types of games coming year after year, they will quickly lose their interest,” Yoshida said.
"Looking like that, when you see games coming out on PS3, both the traditional type of games as well as new kind of games using PS Move, there is a lot more we can do from the game development standpoint,” Yoshida added.