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Has PlayStation 4 Been in Development Since 2010?

Internet sleuths at have uncovered a rather interesting tidbit of information that’s not necessarily surprising, but still seems to confirm what we’ve already suspected about Sony’s next-generation console: it’s been in development for quite some time.

The uncovered tidbits revolve around an ex-Sony employee named Atilla Vass, whose CV (curriculum vitae) on LinkedIn talks a bit about the “Next Generation PlayStation”. Vass worked at Sony for 14 years, beginning in May of 1998. His tenure at Sony, according to his CV, ended in April of 2012. His specialty appeared to have been “R&D” centering on technology ranging from graphics to cloud services and more.

Specifically, he talks about how, from August 2010 until April of 2012, he worked simultaneously on PlayStation Vita and what he calls the Next Generation PlayStation. For the latter, he worked on Graphics Library and Security. He founded some 17 technology patents for Sony, suggesting that his work on Sony’s platform may have very well been of the integral variety. You can see Mr. Vass’ exceptionally detailed CV for yourself here.

News that the PlayStation 4 (or whatever it might be called) has been in development for this long isn’t at all surprising. While Sony has been totally mum on what’s next for them in the console space, details that appear concrete first emerged in March. Weassessed those rumors before our very own source gave us even more details about what you can expect in the next PlayStation.

We reached out to Sony about this and were given the usual response: “we don’t comment on rumor or speculation.” So we are left to do just that: speculate! Feel free to do so in the comments below.

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