Sony has acknowledged the existence of a follow-up to the PlayStation 4, though the company is reluctant call the next-generation “PlayStation 5.”
During an interview with the Financial Times, Sony president and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, stated that the next PlayStation is inevitable.
“At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a [sic] next-generation hardware.”
Yoshida’s comments follow Microsoft’s announcement regarding a cloud-gaming service. Earlier this week, Google also announced Project Stream, which allows users to play console-quality games via a web browser.
Whether Sony will follow in its competitor’s footsteps by opting into cloud-gaming has yet to be seen. Based on current rumors, fans will likely get more news on the next generation of console gaming sometime in 2019. Leaked specifications for Sony’s next console indicate a massive upgrade over Microsoft’s Xbox One X.