Sony has revealed that they are currently working on the next generation of PlayStation console, but they won’t commit to calling it the PlayStation 5 (PS5).
In an article by the Financial Times, Sony commented on the next generation of consoles mentioning in the interview that they are working on the next console. Sony President Kenichiro Yoshida acknowledged the need for the company to have the next generation of hardware ready. “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware.”
However, he didn’t give away any more information and declined to refer to the hardware as the PlayStation 5. Could this mean the next PlayStation might not have a numeral pasted on the end or could the new console have a brand new name entirely?
While rumours of the new PlayStation console have been doing the rounds for quite some time now, including what many suspect could be the console’s hardware specs, Sony has kept their plans under wraps.
Some of the PS5 rumours have included backwards compatibility and even that it could have some sort of portable element to it, similar to the Nintendo Switch. It has also been mentioned that the next console might not be the same huge technological jump we saw between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
We know that Nintendo is planning to release a revamped version of the Switch next year, and rumours of the next Xbox console, codenamed Scarlett, have been doing the rounds.
Many suggest that the next generation of consoles will focus more heavily on streaming and digital. We might even see the beginning of the end for physical games.