Fu­ture proof?

Games Master - - Fanbase -

I wanted to pick your brains and ask the peo­ple in the know (you!) when you think the next gen­er­a­tion of con­soles are go­ing to come out? I’ve heard ru­mours that Sony have started to send out dev kits to soft­ware com­pa­nies al­ready… I think the ear­li­est it will be is 2020 with the book­ies’ favourite be­ing 2022.

Do you think it’s too early for the next con­soles, given that we’ve had mid-cy­cle up­grades al­ready? Sam Hamil­ton, email Yeah, we’ve seen the ru­mour go­ing round about PS5 dev kits, but we’re pretty cer­tain it’s not true. We think you’re prob­a­bly right that 2020 seems like the ear­li­est the next gen could launch, and we def­i­nitely wouldn’t be sur­prised if it took as long as 2022.

It de­pends a lot, how­ever, on how big a leap the next gen­er­a­tion ac­tu­ally is. As you say, we’ve started see­ing ‘half-step’ con­soles such as PS4 Pro and Xbox One X – will Sony and Mi­crosoft’s next con­soles rep­re­sent an­other small jump up from there, or will it be the tra­di­tional hard gen­er­a­tional di­vide? Hard to say.

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