Sony starts developing Playstation 4 games

Here’s a tidbit of news to get gamer’s pulses racing – Sony has officially started the initial development phases for the first ever Playstation 4 games.

We’ve got a long way to go until the Playstation 3 makes way for a successor, but sources close to Sony have confirmed to several sites that early progress is being made with the first games.

Games website Develop reports that various game projects for the next-generation Playstation console have started, and are currently in very early stages. The website quotes a ‘trusted source’ that is ‘connected to the matter’.

Sony has sixteen of its own studios which are used to develop games for its variety of consoles including Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot), Media Molecule (Little Big Planet) and Guerilla Games (Killzone), though we don’t know which of the studios are currently working on PS4 titles.

The news comes at just the right time, as there has recently been a fair bit of news and rumour surrounding Microsoft’s next Xbox console, which some believe will be called the ‘Xbox Next’.

Before Sony can turn its attentions to a new Playstation console, the company has another new product to release; the PS Vita. The next generation in Sony’s PSP portable Playstation series will be launching in the UK in February, featuring an ARM Cortex processor and revolutionary touch-panel on the back.

Many anticipate that Sony’s next Playstation console won’t be officially released until well after 2014.

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Source: Develop