This comes in the wake of Sony cancelling the annual PlayStation Experience event at the beginning of December, which according to Chairman of worldwide studios for Sony Interactive Entertainment Shawn Layden, is because the company doesn’t have enough new material to justify the event. This obviously poses a fairly large contradiction to the statement regarding Sony’s absence at E3.

All this suggests that the PlayStation 4 is coming to the end of its life cycle, and if there is a positive to be taken from this, it’s the next year should see some extremely interesting developments regarding the next console in the world-famous series.

Make sure you take a look at our thoughts on Sony's PlayStation 5 here.