While the Playstation 4 keeps doing better and better over time, Sony does have a new console in mind for the future, and it won’t be a half-step upgrade like the Playstation 4 Pro. In an interview with Golem.de, President and CEO of Sony America, Shawn Layden talked about their plans for future Playstation consoles, and had this to say:
The Pro is really only to offer advantages such as 4K resolutions and HMD for players who can and want to use that. Add to this a more stable image rate and larger hard disk space. But who has a standard PS4 has no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly better on the Pro.
When asked specifically about the Playstation 5, he said, “Yes. It will probably be some time.“, hinting at a 2019 release date.
He further went on to discuss some of their bigger releases this year, including Horizon: Zero Dawn, and also talks about targeting new audiences with big franchises like Spider-Man.
When asked about video games that had him hooked recently, he said, “I play quite a lot – most games but only about a third, then I start with a new one. The last thing that really took me a long time was Destiny. Since I have completed everything essential – even if you can not actually really finish Destiny.”