Sony: PS3 has a lot of life left

Sony is aiming to support its PlayStation 3 hardware with new releases for at least another two years, the company has revealed.

In an interview with GameSpot, SCEA director of hardware marketing John Koller discussed the importance of not overlooking PS3’s established install base – specifically in the wake of PS4’s initial success.

"We believe that the platform has a lot of life left in it. Two, three, four years; we think there’s time left in the platform. It depends on the content. We have a good lineup this year and it looks like a good lineup next year," Koller said.

"We need to keep fueling that. We really have to keep PS3 alive. And so to do that, we have to further the content. I think there will be a good story for the PS3 over the next year to two years."

Koller also touched on the potential of PlayStation Now and streaming games for the industry as a whole – even if the technology hasn’t yet reached a point where it can handle mass consumption.

"We’re pretty bullish about that whole idea. We think streaming is going to be a view to a gaming future. Certainly the Gaikai technology gives us a lot of confidence. And the way it’s been built; it’s been built the right way.”

Obviously, a streaming gaming service doesn’t work if you’re seeing high latency and the immediacy’s not there. Clearly that’s not the case here. PlayStation Now is something that I think does something that no other streaming service so far–rumored or in market–has done; and that’s provide very low latency and very immediate gameplay. We’re confident about this."

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