Sony officially confirms it’s working on a next gen console

Did Sony Just Confirm the Play Station 5

Sony's Kenichiro Yoshida sat down with the Financial Times recently to talk about the next generation console in response to the growing popularity of the mobile games market and consumer habits. As always, details regarding Sony's next-gen console are quite hush hush, so fans are now relying on leaks, rumours, and speculation to come up with the goods.

Speaking to TIME Magazine in June 2017, Ryan said: "When we've dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much".

The current console generation has been very, very kind to Sony. As expected, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have all been rumored to be working on new gaming systems. As consumers find ways to game beyond traditional gaming-dedicated hardware, the development of such hardware naturally comes into question.

While Yoshida noticeably omits the term "PlayStation 5", the publication's sources state that "early indications were that it might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar".

Sony has indicated it is in the midst of creating the follow-up to the PlayStation 4. That's not such a surprise: More than ever, players are demanding that their digital game libraries carry forward. Read on see why the patent could suggest we could be getting the ability to play our PS4, PS3, PS2 and PS1 games on the Playstation 5. Microsoft's Xbox One is in a distant second place, and Nintendo's Switch is in a league of its own.

Less than two years ago, Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Pro: A more powerful update to the PlayStation 4.

Sony's no doubt hoping that you'll consider the PS4 Pro for now, but don't worry if you're not: Something new is also in the works.

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