PS5 could be released in the second half of 2018, according to analyst Damian Thong. If confirmed, the console will come a year after Project Scorpio.
The raging waters descend on Sony and Microsoft, at least as far as the new hardware is concerned. When they are about to be fulfilled twenty-four hours after the official announcement of PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, known until now under the key name of Neo, now comes the first rumors about the new generation of consoles. While the Pro model of PlayStation 4 improves the characteristics of the original, the fact remains that there is a generational shift, but some increase in performance and resolution of video games. However, on the other hand, Microsoft develops Project Scorpio, a console that in the field of technology is a huge evolution.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the Japanese company is already thinking about the future. Takashi Mochizuki, a journalist specializing in technology of The Wall Street Journal commented on his Twitter account that the analyst who predicted the newly announced models of PlayStation 4, Damian Thong, said that Sony could sell PS5 in the second half of 2018.
PS4 Pro? Wait, what about PS5? Macquarie’s Damian Thong who correctly predicted PS4 slim and Pro says PS5 may arrive in 2nd half of 2018.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) September 8, 2016
From the beginning of the generation it seems to have reinforced the idea of shortening periods between console and console launch. It has not yet passed three years or so since PlayStation 4 and Xbox One went on sale, but we have different models on the market. Given the proximity of Project Scorpio, it is obvious that Sony wants to get ready for a bullet in the chamber. Anyway, if everything goes according to the plans of Microsoft, its device will land worldwide by the end of 2017, so that if the information of Thong ends confirmed, there will be a difference of almost a year. At that date, the PS4 will be celebrating its 5 years of commercialization, the console being released on November 15 in the US.