In a truly shocking turn of events, Sony have admitted that they’re secretively working on new PlayStation hardware, preparing for a new generation of consoles.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that it would be “necessary to have a next-generation hardware.” Though he stopped short of calling is PlayStation 5, Play5tation, or something a bit wackier like PlayStation Superbus. He also didn’t talk about the console’s shape, whether it will continue the parallelogram design of the PS4, perhaps adding an extra layer over the PS4 Pro to assert its dominance, if it will be pentagonal to celebrate being the fifth console with five sides. Alternatively, they could license the Thunderbird 5 space station model and feature a controller that looks like Johnny-5.
While Sony are still very tight lipped, Microsoft are already making clear moves to try and be more competitive next generation. At E3 they announced that their hardware team is already working on the next generation, while yesterday saw the announcement of Project xCloud as part of their emerging game streaming strategy.