Gamingbolt recently spoke to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, and asked him about the successor to the PS4. Pachter believes that the PS5 will be backward compatible with PS4 Pro (which also means that it will play base PS4 games) and it will probably release in 2019. He goes on to say:
“I really like Shawn and I don’t think he is attempting to mislead anybody. The PlayStation 4 Pro is better [from a technical perspective] than the PS4, so I think that’s a half step towards the PlayStation 5. I think the PS5 will be another half step. So he is being honest when he said he is not doing a half step but the PlayStation 5…how much faster can it be? It will surely support 4K. Will it support 240 frames per second? Great. Will it play games that were made for the PlayStation 4 PRO? That’s the question. I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Shawn is telling the truth when he says it’s will be a full fledged console,”
You read that right folks, according to Mr. Pachter it should run at 240 frames per second at 4k. He says it’s going to be “a half step” from the PS4 Pro, which is currently playing games at 4K using checkerboarding and at 30fps yet believes the next console is going to run it at 240fps. Michael, buddy, people might’ve believed you if you said it’ll run at native 4k at 60fps. Also, states that they will build it to be backward compatible. This is not even a month after Sony said that “Backward Compatibility is not something that the players want”
“My expectation that is that it’s not coming out in 2018. That is a 2019 or 2020 but probably 2019. Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world. I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already. I think, they already know what they got to do,” he further stated.
Now that statement is something I can get behind. PlayStation’s have had a 3-year refresh cycle so logic dictates that the next PlayStation will launch in 2019, probably around September or October.
So what do you make of Pachter’s absurd claims? What do you expect from the PlayStation 5? Let us know by commenting.