As we enter 2018, those dreaming about a PlayStation 5 should feel a
little closer. With the PS4 console family all but concluded, Sony will
begin to explore what comes next. Of course, the PS4 isn't about to
become redundant, far from it. However, technology moves ahead faster in
the world of today, and it would be totally wrong of Sony not to be
thinking about what can come next.
It makes sense that Sony will already be contemplating a PlayStation
5. Sony isn't a company that likes to confuse consumers with a gimmicky
new name. Cough, cough, Microsoft. Yes, I think you'll find brands out
there that try this, and it doesn't generally go down well. Thus, expect
Sony's next console to be named the PlayStation 5.
Sony has, and continues to be busy with the PlayStation 4 brand. They've
introduced PS VR, the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. They've taken the
PlayStation 4 and upgraded it and introduced virtual reality for owners
of the console. These big moves have certainly taken much of Sony's
energy. That's not to mention the impressive exclusives that continue to
be pumped out.
With that all said, it seems Sony's attention can probably now focus
away from hardware, at least within the cycle of the PS4. It's all about
exclusive games for Sony, bringing out the very best from the world's
best-selling console - the PlayStation 4.
The PS4 was released back in late 2013, meaning that the console has
enjoyed roughly four years of its product life. Sony’s introduction of
the PS4 Pro has helped to extend the products’ life.
When it comes to a PlayStation 5, it won’t be a small upgrade from
what the PS4 Pro can offer. The PS5 will be a large leap, bringing far
greater entertainment opportunities for gamers and fans alike. With the
PS4 brand continuing to sell extremely well, there will come a time when
a large upgrade becomes apparent.