How Big of a Leap Could the PS5 Be?

According to a recent report from The Financial Times, “early indications” about Sony’s next-gen console (presumably titled the PlayStation 5 or “PS5”) show that it might not be “a major departure” from the PS4.

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“People in the games publishing industry with knowledge of Sony’s plans for a future console said that early indications were that it might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar,” their report read.

The Financial Times also interviewed Sony boss Kenichiro Yoshida, who didn’t want to formally call Sony’s next console “PlayStation 5” but told the news outlet that it is “necessary” to have next-gen technology.

“At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” Yoshida said.

When it comes to when the PS5 will launch, gamers might want to set their expectations for a release in the 2020s. Another Sony executive, John Kodera, said earlier this year that the next-gen console is still three years away from launch and Kotaku has previously reported that it likely won’t release until 2020.