Despite the rumors that internal Sony studios are working on PS4 game concepts, most aren't counting on the new PlayStation to arrive next year.
According to our recent poll, the majority of readers expect Sony to release their new piece of hardware in 2013, although quite a few say it's still a long ways off (2014 or later). Sony has often said the PS3 has a 10-year lifespan but that doesn't mean they won't launch a new machine in that period; they like to say the PS2 had a solid decade under its belt – and it did – but the PS3 launched 6 years into the PS2's reign. We'll also be interested to know if Microsoft will release the new Xbox before the next PlayStation; that will likely determine the tone for the next generation.
This week, we're going to bypass any questions about Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (we know the vast majority of our readers are gonna buy it), and we'd like to focus on the capabilities of the PS3. It's five years old now and we've been reading various comments from developers concerning the available power remaining. Do you think the machine is maxed out? Or do you think there's still a long ways to go?