Although PlayStation 4 is about to reach 5 years in the market, the Sony console is living one of its best stages and there are still at least a couple of years to go before the succession in terms of hardware. However, that does not prevent talks about what will be the hypothetical PlayStation 5 (PS5) and the transition between platforms. This was the issue addressed by Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, who assured that the company is ready for when the time comes.
During the presentation of the recent financial report of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of the company, spoke about the positioning of this one before the arrival of PS5, in case the console debuts in 2020. Initially, the manager left, of course, although he cannot talk about the plans of other companies, Take-Two is ready to change from PS4 to PS5, because they already have the experience to adapt to the console cycles and what happens in the next few years will not represent a problem.
In that sense, the director cited the example of GTA V, which debuted in the past generation and was able to breakthrough in the current generation consoles, being one of the best selling titles in recent years.
At the same time, Zelnick supported his position on the fact that the standard of quality in the Take-Two games is very high and this allows a good transition in the case of titles that debuted in the period of closing and opening cycles of consoles.
However, the director said that although support for consoles will be based on the potential for success they represent, they have paid special attention to the development of PC gaming and its business possibilities, something that was not contemplated 10 years ago. In that sense, Zelnick considered that the future console generations could disappear and the industry would move towards an open and unrestricted hardware environment like today’s computers.