We were used to having a game console around for quite a few years before the next generation one launched. In the past years, however, this seems to have changed. The number of years that pass before the release of a new generation of gaming consoles becomes lower and lower. According to the latest predictions, the next generation PlayStation will arrive as soon as the second half of 2018. Yes, there still is one year left until then but releasing a totally new generation of gaming consoles or only an improved version of the current model is not the same. The PS 4 Slim and the PS4 Pro consoles were just released, so we didn’t expect the release of the next generation Playstation 5 as soon as next year.
The information, however, seems to be credible. It comes from analyst Damian Thong, who was quite accurate when predicting the release of the PS 4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. It would make sense for him to hit the nail on the head with this prediction also. Of course, there is a possibility that the next generation PlayStation will not be a totally new console either. Instead, Sony could only deliver a considerably upgraded version of its current console. When we say considerably, we think of changes that should be important enough so we can see the next generation PlayStation as a new and independent device from the PS4. This means a new design, considerably more power, and so on.
The truth is, it’s a little early to know for sure what Sony is preparing for us. Even though marketing is important, the company probably won’t disclose any important detail regarding the upcoming device at least until the beginning of next year. Even so, it will have almost six months to prepare a grandiose launch event for its next generation PlayStation. The upgraded PS4 models were announced only a few weeks before their official release. In case the next console will be the PlayStation 5, we can expect for it to be announced a little sooner than that. Even so, there still are a couple of months to go until we will find out more about this matter.
What do you think Sony’s next move will be? The release of the PlayStation 5 or only an upgrade to its existing model? What would you prefer? What would you like to get from a new generation of gaming consoles? Let us know in the comment section.