We already know the clock on the PlayStation 4 is beginning to slowly tick down to its final minutes. If everything is to be believed, we already know a developer such as CD Projekt Red may already have their hands on one of Sony’s developer kits. While the possibility could be there with Mark Cerny, Sony’s lead architect on the PlayStation 4, already beginning to make tours to meet with developers regarding Sony hardware.
While the speculation is just, he could simply be seeing what progress is being made on unannounced PlayStation VR or PlayStation 4 projects. But if all is right, it would also be the prime time for Sony to begin gearing up for a release of the PlayStation 5 between 2020 and 2022 based on Sony’s past hardware release windows and recent statements made to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
However, what if Sony followed in Microsoft’s footsteps and decided to opt out of a possible next generation and decided to go with only the PlayStation 4 family, but implementing firmware and hardware upgrades over time? Given the fact this may already be the case with Microsoft’s Xbox One, we do have a lot to look forward to, but the answer still remains: how efficient would this approach be? Would Sony eventually have to take the dive and do a full hardware upgrade using newer AMD chips? Well, the answer to both could be yes, but both also have their own complications that can arise from this approach.
So, in essence, a PlayStation 5 may not be a farfetched idea, but neither might be interim upgrades like we’ve already seen with the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. With all this being said. What do you want? Would you be happy with Sony staying focused on the current hardware group or would you like to see them move on to the PlayStation 5 and implement a backward compatibility with PlayStation 4?
Let us know your thoughts on this matter in the comments below.
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