The video game industry is on the rise at a pace faster than ever before, and if the content keeps on improving with a demand for better, more effective hardware, the next generation consoles may arrive sooner than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One did, as are the thoughts of many industry analysts. Sony, however, believes that it is up to developers to decide whether they want a PlayStation 5 or no
With all the major triple-A game releases and tons of content, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may look like more than a few years old, but both the consoles were released onlh about two years ago. Yet, industry analysts and company executives have already started to speak about the next generation of consoles. Shuhei Yoshida, president Sony World Wide Studios, spoke with Re/Code in a recent interview about the next PlayStation.
Talking about whether or not PlayStation 5 will become a reality in the future considering how the game industry is growing by leaps and bounds, Yoshida said that it is for developers to decide. If developers, in future, feel like there are things that the PlayStation 4 can’t handle, then, according to Yoshida, the company will have a good reason to bring PlayStation 5 to life.
“It’s really up to the game creators. If they still feel that we need more machine power — ‘We want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do [it] with PS4’ — if that’s the case, there’s a good reason to have PS5, so that developers can create their vision. So, we’ll see.”
Of course, there is a lot more left to explore with the current generation consoles as the PlayStation 4 has just started to come to form. So, PlayStation 5 isn’t coming out anytime soon, we still have to wait more than a few years for that to happen. But with the rise of 4K gaming, not to mention virtual reality, we can be sure that Sony will eventually have to bring competent hardware to the market with PlayStation 5. And of course, no developer out there would turn from more power. Who doesn’t like more power?
We have already seen reports making bold claims about the hardware and features that PlayStation 5 will come packed with. Some claim the ninth generation console will feature blisteringly fast 3D stacked RAM, while others say it will be a drive-less console, based in the cloud, and all digital. Whatever the case, it is yet too early to draw assumptions about hardware and features Sony’s next console will pack. Only time will tell what Sony has in store for us.
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