An ex-SCEA R&D director’s LinkedIn CV has revealed many a details concerning PS4, including when work began on the still unannounced console in earnest.
Apparently work began over two years ago, back when it had no codename, and was simply called the “next generation PlayStation”.
The LinkedIn profile of Attila Vass, who served as director of research and development at Sony Computer Entertainment America from May 1998 and April 2012, claims that he began working on the graphics library and security on the “Next Generation PlayStation” in August 2010.
Vass also did some work on PlayStation Vita, but he lists said work separately, suggesting that “the next generation PlayStation” may be PS4.
“In 1998 I started as the first engineer in the Playstation US R&D,” reads Vass’ profile.
“I worked on graphics ( COLLADA, PSGL ) and a lot of network related technologies ( advertising, telemetry, PVRs ) for the Playstation2-x, PSP, Vita and Next Generation platforms. Platform security was occupying most of my time at the last years… ”
Start saving up early, guys, because next year you will spend a lot of money.