FT: Sony commits to successor for PlayStation 4 | ResetEra
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QuoteAt this point, what I can say is it's necessary to have a next-generation hardware," said Kenichiro Yoshida, in an interview with the Financial Times. He declined to formally name Sony's future console the "PlayStation 5".Click to expand...Rumours:
QuoteThere have been industry rumours that Sony might be planning a tablet that would connect to multiple devices as online streaming of games becomes more widespread and the company seeks to derive ever greater synergies between its games and movie divisions.Click to expand...eSports
QuoteSony has also been slow to embrace the surging potential for esports, a market based around a global audience estimated at 167m that watch online streams of professionals playing games at the highest level.Could be similar to PS4:
Industry analysts believe that Sony will be keen to rectify that through its next console, by ensuring that its machines are deemed powerful enough to host top level esport events.
Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division responsible for PlayStation, said it was considering various options to strengthen its position in esports, which it sees as an effective way to encourage users to play a game for a longer period of time and to enhance the social role of games.Click to expand...
QuotePeople in the games publishing industry with knowledge of Sony's plans for a future console said that early indications were that it might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar.Click to expand...