Sony Confirms PS5 Development, Rumored To be Working on a Tablet Designed for Games and Streaming Multimedia Content

The CEO of Sony Corporation confirms the existence of a next-generation hardware.

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According to reports, in the Financial Times, an article was published dedicated to the future of PlayStation 4, complete with a brief statement by Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO of Sony Corporation, who confirms the existence of a new generation of hardware, most probably referring to PlayStation 5 or PS5.

“At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” these are the words of Kenichiro Yoshida reported by the FT, but the CEO did not mention the name PS5 directly. Obviously, this is not a surprise in absolute terms but this is the first time that a key figure of Sony has expressed so clearly on the subject, albeit using rather vague terms.

The Financial Times also raises an indiscretion that the Japanese company would like to work on a tablet designed primarily for playing games and streaming multimedia content.

According to the Sony Financial Times, it is planning to produce a tablet “that would connect to multiple devices as online streaming of games becomes more widespread and the company seeks to derive ever greater synergies between its games and movie divisions,” that would make you think of devices with specific focus on streaming video games and movies.

At the moment the indiscretion must be taken with due precaution, Sony Corporation has in fact not confirmed anything about it. Could the device in question be a response to Microsoft’s Project xCloud? We’ll find out more information in the future.

Some rumors would like the presentation of PlayStation 5 scheduled for February 2019 and the cancellation of the December PlayStation Experience may signal the possible willingness to accelerate work on the new console.