In arguably the least surprising snippet of PlayStation 4 news thus far, Sony’s Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny has admitted that the company already has a release date in mind for its next generation system. Chatting with EDGE magazine, the company executive noted that the platform holder “knows [its] launch date”, suggesting that production’s going well behind-the-scenes.

Other than announcing a ‘Holiday 2013’ release window, the Japanese manufacturer has been frustratingly coy about its launch plans for the system. Way back in February, SCEUK’s Fergal Gara confirmed that the console would definitely deploy in at least “one territory” this year, prompting us to pen a short article about why the company must favour Western regions.

It’ll be interesting to see which date the organisation actually opts for. The most obvious candidate seems to be 12th November. Not only does it fall on a Tuesday – which is the same day that new video games launch in North America – but it also sets up the obvious ‘11/12/13’ branding line. We suppose that it depends on which territories the organisation is actually targeting, though.

Do you have any better prospective launch dates in mind? Share your theories in the comments section below.

[via edge-online.com, videogamer.com]