Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, has been outspoken about the PlayStation 4 in recent weeks. He has more to offer about Sony’s PS4 and believes that it will stimulate growth for the videogames industry.
“When you launch a new IP it needs to do something really, really remarkable, and that’s easier to do when you have a new set of technology that gives you novel capabilities. This is the longest cycle that any of us have ever seen, and we’re at the point where a little bit of fatigue has set in, and people are wondering what they can possibly do next,” he said.
“I’ve seen the machines that we’re building games for, and they’re spectacular. Gen 4 hardware is a huge opportunity, and it’s going to lead to a huge growth spurt for the industry.”
“The only thing that could really displace that is really high-end tablets and IPTV, and IPTV is further out than just a couple of years,” continued Gibeau. “But those are the only two places I see that kind of risk occurring, and the good news for EA is that we’re going to publish across all of them. We might ultimately find that to our advantage.”
The PS4 is expected to be revealed at E3 next year.