Sony lately began to elucidate its plans for the subsequent era of PlayStation, suggesting it might be nearer than we had beforehand thought. But it nonetheless is not too shut, as the corporate has now dominated out seeing it anytime within the subsequent yr.
Sony Interactive Entertainment adopted up with an earnings announcement, and Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki tweeted in regards to the firm’s feedback (by way of Engadget). The firm introduced that the subsequent PlayStation is not going to be coming within the subsequent fiscal yr, which guidelines out any new console on cabinets by April 2020. The firm additionally recommitted a heavy funding into growing the subsequent PlayStation.
Last yr we had heard that the next-generation PlayStation was still three years away, which might put it in 2021. Cerny taking the wraps off with first particulars urged that Sony may have moved that timeline up, presumably for a 2020 launch. This revelation does not rule out 2020 altogether, however it does imply the corporate would wish to purpose for a summer season or fall launch as an alternative of spring.
PS4 architect Mark Cerny started detailing plans for the subsequent PlayStation–presumably to be named the PlayStation 5–in a current interview. The improve feels like a big enchancment that also depends on numerous PS4 structure, even all the way down to permitting for backwards compatibility. Other options embrace a solid-state drive, and the potential to help 8K decision. You can learn up on the entire technical specs we know so far.
Cerny additionally particularly dominated out the PS5 being an all-digital gadget. Microsoft has taken step one into providing an all-digital console with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, however it stays to be seen if its subsequent era shall be all-digital as properly. This may tie into Microsoft’s plans to launch a streaming platform, code-named Project xCloud, which may cut back the necessity for bodily media. Meanwhile, each of them will face a brand new competitor with the approaching launch of Google Stadia, an all-streaming gaming platform.