Next-gen gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft, Playstation 4 and Xbox One has just arrived, however this hasn’t stopped Electronic Arts from talking about their successors.
In a recent interview to MCV, EA’s Patrick Soderlund stated that he expects successors to Xbox One and PS4 will arrive in Five to Six years time i.e life span of PS4/Xbox One will be less than their predecessors PS3 and Xbox 360.
“This console cycle [360/PS3] may have gone on a little bit longer than I would have wanted,” Soderlund told MCV.
“At the same time, you have seen games like The Last of Us and GTA V at the end of a cycle which perhaps you would not have expected a few years ago. But a five, six year gap is what I expect going forward.”
For those who are unaware of, Xbox One arrives eight years after the launch of Xbox 360, whereas PS4 arrives Seven years after PS3’s Japan debut.
Both Microsoft and Sony for their respective next-gen consoles stated that their lifespan will be atleast 10 years.
The views to Patrick Soderlund matches with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot who previously criticised Xbox 360 and PS3 lifespan.
Xbox One is already out in 13 countries and crossed one million sales figure mark within first 24 hours time period, and on the other side PS4 is out in 33 countries, and will arrive in European region on November 29.