When the next generation of consoles became publicized developers were hard at work with first party companies to try and get a leg up on the new systems. The Xbox 360 launched first and with it many developers. Then the Wii and PS3 came out, each attracting a different type of developer audience.With consoles being fairly new, PS3 only 2 years old and 360 3 years, one wouldn’t think that a new platform would be on the rise as of yet, at least not until 2011 or 12. That may change.
Ready at Dawn Studios, a developer responsible for the PSP God of War: Chains of Olympus and Wii port of Okami, have listed a job listing for “a few additions to our engine team in order to add support for an unannounced console platform.” With Sony hard at work trying to keep the latest wave of momentum going with the PS3 Slim and PSP Go releases, it wouldn’t seem likely that they would be dropping a new piece of hardware. Perhaps Nintendo is working on something to shift its own weight against the more mature consoles and attract that core audience they seem to have left behind. Or it could be something entirely new. We will have to wait and see.
[Note] The above picture is a piece of fan concept art and is in no way the real thing.