Sony have said that the PlayStation 5 is very much on the books, but it looks like it’s going to be a good few years before you get your hands on one. German site Golem.de spoke to Sony’s Shawn Layden at E3 and discussed the lifecycle of the current console.
The site suggested the Pro is the first entry in the smartphone-like evolution of consoles, implicating that a new PlayStation would be released every year or so with slightly better features in the same way we get a new iPhone every year. This has been a theory, especially in the business world, that has been doing the rounds ever since the Pro and X were announced.
Shawn goes and lists the features of the Pro, slightly avoiding the question, so Golem.de ask if Sony will be looking towards the PlayStation 5 rather than a yearly update. “Yes,” says Layden, but adds that “It will probably be some time,” before that happens.
Shawn also confirms that there will never be PlayStation 4 Pro exclusive games and all titles will run on both the standard and enhanced console. He also added that as of this month Sony will finally be able to “meet demand” for PlayStation VR, so more units should be in the stores.
Disclaimer: The interview is published in German and Google Translate has been used.