Playstation 5 release date: Sony's head wants developers to have freedom to realize their visions


Rumors have it that next-in-line flagship console from Sony, “Playstation 5” may feature the most powerful specifications to date in the franchise’s history.

Although it only has been two years since the current Playstation 4 rolled out, Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei “Shu” Yoshida hints that there may be some talks for the next installment.

In an interview with Re/Code during his appearance on “Revolutionaries” series for Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, he stated that, “It’s really up to the game creators. If they still feel that we need more machine power ‘We want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do [it] with PS4’ if that’s the case, there’s a good reason to have PS5, so that developers can create their vision. So, we’ll see.”

With more performance and graphics-based games popping up in the industry, some deem it possible that the company may enter the upcoming market of virtual reality gaming with a revolutionized new generation platform.

It also predicted that physical disc copies may become obsolete in years to come since players opt to save and load their progress using cloud storage which offers convenience and more space. Game enthusiasts suppose that this may happen if the pricing for Playstation Now will be fixed and become agreeable to subscribers and if online streaming for game downloads become the norm.

However, since there is no official announcement yet, it remains to be seen if any of the assumption comes into reality.

Meanwhile, Playstation 4 is being updated with larger editions featuring 1-terabyte storage, new models with upgraded software and hardware such as CUH-1200 to provide better sound and heat generation and to have more control in power consumption.

Some fans also hope that upcoming setting may be equipped with DMI 2.0 connections are and Ultra HD Blu-ray drive to allow for 4k video playback.