The PlayStation 4 may be one of the best-selling consoles of all time, but it looks like its time in the spotlight is coming to an end.
We’ve been hearing rumours about the release of the PlayStation 5 for a while now, and we already know that next-gen consoles are where the focus is for Microsoft and its Xbox right now.
According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Sony is no longer putting its focus onto the PS4, but is instead looking directly at the PS5.
In a ResetEra post [via TechRadar], Ahmad said: “PS5 dev kits are out there and I’ve heard positive things about it…But I wouldn’t expect any information in the immediate future.”
Despite the gaming industry being a tight-lipped community, Ahmad has been a pretty prolific poster on ResetEra, and has previously posted regarding the PS5 and the demise of the PS4, saying: “2019 will be another solid year for the [PS4] platform due to the large install base, growing network sales, strong third party software, first party software and back catalog.
“Lineup for the first half of the year is set but second half is still in flux. Sony also has a couple of unannounced games (already existing IP) with PS4 in mind but I’m conscious that there have been discussions around making them cross gen/next gen titles.
“In general, most of the focus for Sony [first party] is on PS5 right now. It is still early to talk about next gen but I imagine we’ll hear some whispers come out of GDC.”
Sony has an impressive range of games coming out in the (hopefully) near future, including Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 and Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
It’s likely one of these titles will launch alongside the PlayStation 5, whereas the other will probably end up being the PS4’s swansong.
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