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Kutaragi hints at his vision of PlayStation 4

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 May 2007 13:40 User comments (46)

Kutaragi hints at his vision of PlayStation 4 Ken Kutaragi, the creator of PlayStation, has revealed that alothough he is retiring in June, he already has a vision for the PS4 and even the PS5 and 6.
According to his interview with the EE Times, Kutaragi said he was unable to talk about the "next step" until now because the PlayStation 3 had not been launched worldwide yet.

"We've introduced PS3 in Europe, so now I can openly talk about future plans",
he continued.

"As a matter of course, I have the vision of Playstation 4, 5 and 6, which will merge into the network."


In the interview, Kutaragi also said that he had supplied Sony's designers with a few ideas to cut the cost of manufacturing the current PS3s.

He is now focusing on exploiting all the opportunities offered by connectivity saying "The design concept of the Cell processor is the network processor."

Although Kutaragi announced his retirement last week, in the interview he stated that he will continue to have a relationship with Sony, but for the most part, he will be working independently.

As he said, "Now I'm ready to start working with a much wider world."

Source:
EETimes

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46 user comments

11.5.2007 13:52

no don't retire

21.5.2007 14:05

Hes been shot down to R&D and frankly thats where he needs to be...

31.5.2007 14:32

Sony should have let that clown go a long time ago. Can't see why Nintendo wants a loud mouth like him. Every time he says anything in public, his business/employer suffers.

41.5.2007 14:32

The funny thing with the "PlayStation" brand I remember reading out of a PlayStation magazine (maybe not the magazine but one geared towards it) when the first real hint of the PS2 was released, made by someone high up the Sony food chain, that they plan on making at least 20 PlayStations (that is a PS20 :p, not twenty PS1s ;)).

They commented on the use of Biometrics and said something to the liking of "Not in the foreseeable future but we will be thinking about it around PlayStation 15"

51.5.2007 14:38

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The funny thing with the "PlayStation" brand I remember reading out of a PlayStation magazine (maybe not the magazine but one geared towards it) when the first real hint of the PS2 was released, made by someone high up the Sony food chain, that they plan on making at least 20 PlayStations (that is a PS20 :p, not twenty PS1s ;)).

They commented on the use of Biometrics and said something to the liking of "Not in the foreseeable future but we will be thinking about it around PlayStation 15"
Dont you mean PS9?

Any way look to the future for new console lines is not to bad but hes basically a R&D geek who cant curtail his enthusiasm in order to make a "solid" product.

Can soemoen quote the wont need a new PS system till 014 and yet they are working on one for 011 mess?

I think they should chill and focus on lowering the PS3 price this system is strong enough to last 8 years easy.

BTW I wonder out of the 20 PS systems how many of them are model 2's? :X
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61.5.2007 14:45

Quote:
"As a matter of course, I have the vision of Playstation 4, 5 and 6, which will merge into the network."
Please don't ruin PS4/5/6 even Sony can't comeback after that much of a failure.

PS1/2 was great, but the success was too much for Ken's head and he tought he could just throw anything together and people would pay to play and pay to make games for it (even if it costed them a arm and leg), bad move even a idoit knows not to over estimate their true wealth (too many people do that and they fail).

71.5.2007 14:49

john_jaxs

Ya the PS3 could have been made without BR,BR is turely tacted on for no real advantage game wise.

81.5.2007 14:50

Jesus! They're already planning more PlayStations? How many do we need in this world???

91.5.2007 14:53

Originally posted by eiffel65:
Jesus! They're already planning more PlayStations? How many do we need in this world???
1 every 4-6 years at least.

101.5.2007 15:35

Quote:
Originally posted by eiffel65:
Jesus! They're already planning more PlayStations? How many do we need in this world???
1 every 4-6 years at least.

Atleast I can go on without one every 4-6 years. Add somethin' that interests me and I'll maybe take a look. Until they do, I'm happy with my Xbox.
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111.5.2007 15:39

Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by eiffel65:
Jesus! They're already planning more PlayStations? How many do we need in this world???
1 every 4-6 years at least.

Atleast I can go on without one every 4-6 years. Add somethin' that interests me and I'll maybe take a look. Until they do, I'm happy with my Xbox.[/quote]if you have not noticed they all make a new system every 4-6 years :X

121.5.2007 16:16
ZippyG
Inactive

Why is he thinking about PS 4, 5 and 6 when 3 is all but D.O.A? I liked the first two, but I'm getting tired of the excessive hyping of mundane components, trying to pass off the Cell processor as a "super computer on a chip"? Whatever...when benchmarked it couldn't even hang with a PPC G3 CPU, so the Cell chip only performs well in "ideal conditions", i.e. a benchmark environment. I just wish the Dreamcast survived...now that was a nice system with a lot of cool games, and it had potential.

131.5.2007 16:18

""As he said, "Now I'm ready to start working with a much wider world."

there has been talks and i have read stories that Nintendo is actually interested in him and has made contact with him about joining Nintendo.

of course this all speculation until there is a real press release.

but "wider world" could be interpreted as Nintendo since they have sold 40mil ds' and soon to eclipse all current gen sales with the wii

141.5.2007 17:11

Here's a vision: If youre so "visonary", how about coming up with a better name than "ps4" and "ps5"???!!!

151.5.2007 17:14

Originally posted by limelight:
Here's a vision: If youre so "visonary", how about coming up with a better name than "ps4" and "ps5"???!!!
Meh Nintendo's naming scheme is kinda lame segas was not so bad I'd rather them not try so er.... "hard" at naming the consoles....god knows what marking gimick they will try to push sales....

161.5.2007 19:25

Yes make the PS4 already....maybe we will all soon forget the POS known as the Playstation 3 sooner!

171.5.2007 19:35

Originally posted by svtstang:
Yes make the PS4 already....maybe we will all soon forget the POS known as the Playstation 3 sooner!
why it would be more powerfull than the PS3 at twice the cost...just lower the PS3 some and work on the BWC :X

181.5.2007 20:10

The PS4 will use a chicken skin disk as the format, you will need a brain chip to be able to play it and only EA will make games for it.

191.5.2007 20:37

If Sony had ANY marketing sense, they would would scrap the bluray bullsh!t and follow the business strategy M$ is currently using. Cmon, nobody needs a videogame that is damn near 20 gigs large....especially seeing as the content is mostly the same as that of a DVD9 game. Uncompressed video/fmv isnt a valid reason to push a media that nobody really wants.

Remember, the size of the the game doenst make it good!! Does the ps3 even have 5 worthwile games yet??



201.5.2007 23:52

This is crazy :) ps3 has just came out and they are already talking about 4,5 and 6. If they are planning another 3 in the production line what is the point of getting 3 now.

211.5.2007 23:56

Originally posted by borhan9:
This is crazy :) ps3 has just came out and they are already talking about 4,5 and 6. If they are planning another 3 in the production line what is the point of getting 3 now.

Because they all think at least 1 system ahead of the current product....besides the Xbx 2 will be out in 2-3 years :X


svtstang

ya BR is unneeded and only has hurt the PS3,in the long run they will do ok if they can knock 100 off the price.

222.5.2007 2:12
cascadeuk
Inactive

hahaha, He kills the playstation franchise and now he expects us to listen to his plans for the future

232.5.2007 4:34

It's a shame Ken has gone because I thought he was hilarious.
'Toy Story Graphics','2 HDMI output for dual screen display at
1080P 120fps',2 Teraflops total power,double that of 360'.
Comedy Gold all the way.
It's a sad day to have to take Sony serious from now on.

242.5.2007 5:07

Originally posted by ChromeMud:
It's a shame Ken has gone because I thought he was hilarious.
'Toy Story Graphics','2 HDMI output for dual screen display at
1080P 120fps',2 Teraflops total power,double that of 360'.
Comedy Gold all the way.
It's a sad day to have to take Sony serious from now on.
not really look at their euro PR depo always a laugh there :X

252.5.2007 5:40
ripfuel
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by eiffel65:
Jesus! They're already planning more PlayStations? How many do we need in this world???
1 every 4-6 years at least.
I 2nd.

262.5.2007 7:53

ps4 is gonna be sick!

272.5.2007 12:40

ps4 is going to make me sick

282.5.2007 12:40
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
In the interview, Kutaragi also said that he had supplied Sony's designers with a few ideas to cut the cost of manufacturing the current PS3s.
There's a price cut just around the corner!

292.5.2007 12:45

At least Sony is thinking of future consoles instead of re releasing the same console over and over again and charging a higher price for it. I donít see Sony doing a PS3 Elite. If MS put as much concentration into whatever the new Xbox will be called instead of the (2 years old) 360 they could have a console that would put anything Sony could even "think" of doing to shame. For now all they have is a older and weaker console that (for now) has more games and is cheaper.

You people and the no games thing. Bash Sony about the game thing after the PS3 is out for a year or more. Relax.... They're coming. Iím sure Sony knows they screwed up. I was dead set against the Xbox until Sony botched the launch of the PS3. I wanted to play games and I wanted to play them now so I had to get a 360. I couldnít be happier with it. Sony is real close to losing me as a customer but Iíll pass my total judgment after a year or so to give them a chance to fix the issues they have. Until then Iíll play my 360 and keep a cover over my PS3 so it donít collect a whole lot of dust.

302.5.2007 18:53

Why do we keep going with the playstation name why cant they come up with something new. For ex. Gamestation. even taht is more exciting.

312.5.2007 19:26

Gamestation?? Ill pass!



322.5.2007 20:16

lol, well it was just an example, albeit a lame one.



333.5.2007 0:18

How about this for the name for the next console.

All copyrights are reserved by me if anyone wants it i want my royalties :)

Quote:
THE DREAM MACHINE
(c)borhan9 3/5/2007 6:20pm Aussie Time :)

343.5.2007 1:41

Gotta agree with ZippyDSM tho it'll be the only time :p

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353.5.2007 14:28
hughjars
Inactive

.....and didn't they already say it would not have a BD drive? :P

363.5.2007 15:02
WierdName
Inactive

That was pretty stupid of them to even acknowledge that they were considering one. Now a lot of people wont get a 3 cuz they think that a 4, 5, or even 6 is around the corner.

373.5.2007 15:24

Quote:
How about this for the name for the next console.

All copyrights are reserved by me if anyone wants it i want my royalties :)

[quote]THE DREAM MACHINE
(c)borhan9 3/5/2007 6:20pm Aussie Time :)[/quote]LMAO


383.5.2007 15:30

@svtstang

Glad you liked it :) LOL!!!

393.5.2007 16:02

Originally posted by WierdName:
That was pretty stupid of them to even acknowledge that they were considering one. Now a lot of people wont get a 3 cuz they think that a 4, 5, or even 6 is around the corner.
really....I haven't got a PS1 becuse a PS6 will be out in my life time.....oy vay....

403.5.2007 16:53
WierdName
Inactive

Quote:
really....I haven't got a PS1 because a PS6 will be out in my life time.....oy vay....
What I meant was that people with a PS2 that are passive gamers probably would wait if they think that Sony is already thinking about PS4. That means Sony will probably not be putting as much effort into PS3 updates and such if they move their priorities over to development on PS4. I'm just saying that one would think that PS3 will soon be outdated if they know that Sony is already considering how to make a PS4. I'm not saying that just because there will eventually be a PS4, that people wont get a PS3.

413.5.2007 17:30

No,take myself for instance i won't buy either new consoles now simply because i don't want to pay those prices,but i'd love a 360 as i like halo,so i'll end up getting the game when it comes down in price as well as a console for the same reason,you have to remember also the upgrades for the 360 and PS3 have'nt finished either

423.5.2007 19:33

4 5 6? wth... 3 is a good system if only it worked right and was lower on price y talk about 4 let alone 5,6 i sudgest fixing the ps3 bugs first, their getting too bigheaded...yes sony is a great name and thats mainly what i buy but damn take a chill pill worrie bout ps3...........so far every ps3 i have played froze up on me real quick...even the stores display systems are froze and iv been to alot of stores.....out of all the ps3 iv seen out of the box only one was working fine and i didnt even get to play it myself.


as for a 360 i have one and i love it graphics are would like to compare ultimate alliance....have GoW and all i got to say is WOW...
the tv or monitor used to play these games help alot too...have a 52 wide HDTV plasma....game looks so life like i get nightmares bout it jk

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433.5.2007 19:37

Quote:
[quote]really....I haven't got a PS1 because a PS6 will be out in my life time.....oy vay....
What I meant was that people with a PS2 that are passive gamers probably would wait if they think that Sony is already thinking about PS4. That means Sony will probably not be putting as much effort into PS3 updates and such if they move their priorities over to development on PS4. I'm just saying that one would think that PS3 will soon be outdated if they know that Sony is already considering how to make a PS4. I'm not saying that just because there will eventually be a PS4, that people wont get a PS3.[/quote]
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thanks for being clear ^^
however the PS4 is years off (like 4-6) and I have a feelign the Xbx 2 is 3-6 years off so in 5 or 6 years welcome to the 8th generation of gameing or whatever.them stating they are planing out another one is simply fact since console lines are remade every 4-7 years.


to me the PS3 is a strong system if they don't lower the price its going to have issues but one that price goes lower than 510$ it will sale reasonably well and then they can rebuild on it I doubt sony is dumb enough to bring out a "patch it console" PS4 like PS3 but minus BR that would kill them for sure,the PS3 is near prefect all it needs is a 30% price drop and more games.
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443.5.2007 19:41

I think this link is just fake. I read other places and he didnt say anything about PS5 or PS6. All I read was that the PS4 may or may not be out 2010.

453.5.2007 21:08
WierdName
Inactive

@ZippyDSM
I'm just saying that common folk would use that logic. Personally, I dont think sony would be so stupid as to move to PS4 production when the PS3 has only been out for less than a year.

463.5.2007 21:14

Originally posted by WierdName:
@ZippyDSM
I'm just saying that common folk would use that logic. Personally, I dont think sony would be so stupid as to move to PS4 production when the PS3 has only been out for less than a year.

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I don't think the sheeple are that dumb,as bad as they are they tend to be bad but in other ways

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Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I think this link is just fake. I read other places and he didnt say anything about PS5 or PS6. All I read was that the PS4 may or may not be out 2010.

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I am not to shocked at what he says hes like a cheff part of a elite team that prepares meals hes a bit "eccentric" he dose well at what he dose but tends to piss others off at what he says and what he dose,this time he got to lead the team and few a fancy pricey meal to someone that just wanted a top qauilty hamburger fries and soda.

All in all its his job to work on and plan out a couple consoles ahead yes even 3 or 4 you have to put the look together sometime then build specs when you the tech is avalibale to you.
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