The last rumor we heard concerning the PlayStation 4 seemed kinda vague. All we knew is that it might launch in 2013, which doesn't mean a heck of a lot.
But is Sony already starting to allocate software development resources to their new piece of hardware? According to a Develop report , sources "within Sony's internal studio structure" have apparently confirmed that first-party teams have begun "preliminary work" on PS4 games. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Furthermore, a few of those teams might be able to enter the full production phase very soon. The report doesn't name names, so we just have to speculate: this could involve any studio; heavy hitters include Sucker Punch ( inFamous , Sly Cooper ), Naughty Dog ( Uncharted ), Sony Santa Monica ( God of War ), Polyphony Digital ( Gran Turismo ), and Guerilla Games ( Killzone ). Sony has some amazing teams under their umbrella so anything they do should be highly anticipated.
Sony has said from the start that the PS3 will have a 10-year lifespan. But remember, that doesn't mean the PS3 can't continue on after the PS4 launches. The PS2 went strong for quite a few years after the PS3 released, remember? The PS2 lasted a good 10 years if you look at it that way.