As many gamers are likely aware, Sony just released its newly enhanced console last year with the PlayStation 4 Pro, which offers enhancements such as 4K resolution, 4.2 teraflops, an 8 core x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,” and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, but even with these impressive specs available out in the wild, some fans are still speculating if a PS5 reveal is on deck. Unfortunately for those hoping for a new console reveal from the tech giant soon, it won’t be in the cards for “some time” according to the President and CEO of Sony interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden.
The Sony executive revealed as much during a recent interview with Golem.de, with the German site asking Layden whether or not fans should expect any games to be released strictly as PlayStation 4 Pro exclusives, prompting him to respond by saying, “That will never happen!” This vigorous statement from the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America caused the interviewer to suggest that PlayStation 5 will carry on the exclusive games tradition from this current generation, with Layden saying, “Yes. It will probably be some time.”
For those unaware, there was absolutely no mention of the PlayStation 5 during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, with the showcase primarily focusing on the slew of new games coming to PS4 within the course of the next year. Even so, the Macquarie Capital Securities analyst Damian Thong insists the PS5 will launch in 2018, but he could very well be incorrect considering Layden’s recent statements on the matter, as well as the launch of PlayStation 4 Pro last year.
Taking all of this into account, there’s really no telling when PlayStation 5 will be announced, especially with Sony being quite focused on the expansive and varied line-up of exclusive titles on the way for PS4. Nevertheless, there’s a chance that Sony could decide to completely upend the traditional length of the console cycle by putting out the next iteration of its hardware next year just to be ahead of the competition. For the sake of PS4 fans, though, let’s hope the company explores all that the current generation can offer before moving on to yet another system.
Sony‘s PlayStation 4 can be obtained as a standard version, as a PS4 Slim, or as a PlayStation 4 Pro.