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John Kodera: PS4 Is Entering The Final Stages Of Its Life-Cycle.

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OdinHades said:
Whenever it will be released, I'm not buying at launch this time. I'll wait for the PS5 Pro right away. =P

Doubt there will be a PS5pro.
Everything will run 4k30-60 next gen.

What woulda PS5pro or Xbox Two X do? 8k? meh.



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OdinHades said:
Whenever it will be released, I'm not buying at launch this time. I'll wait for the PS5 Pro right away. =P

Probably should just wait for PS6 at that point. It will likely be B/C with PS4 and PS5, with additional enhancements. But, then PS6 Pro will be right around the corner. I guess the best thing to do is just keep waiting. ;)

JRPGfan said:

Doubt there will be a PS5pro.
Everything will run 4k30-60 next gen.

What woulda PS5pro or Xbox Two X do? 8k? meh.

I would bet on a PS5 Pro. An upgrade to the resolution of PSVR2 will be necessary around the mid way point of next gen, and 8K TV will be in the same boat 4K/HDR is in right now. I would say look for PS5 Pro and PSVR2 Pro around 2025 or 2026, whenever 3nm fabrication is ready. 

Oh, and 1 last thing. 8K on anything under 70", meh. 8K on 70" or more, bring it.



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They have been working on the PS5 for a long time, but the PS4 won't be replaced until 2020.
Final stages means it still have some time out there.



not really surprising, but on the other side, the best games comes always out at the final stage of life of a console



UltimateGamer1982 said:

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/ps4-is-in-final-stage-of-life-cycle-playstation-boss-1855579

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PlayStation boss hints at a 2021 PS5 launch
  • He also states that unit sales for the PS4 will taper off
  • Services revenue should make up for some of the shortfall

It appears that Sony is gearing up for the PS5, stating that the PS4 is reaching the end of its life. During the company's investor relations day or Sony IR Day as it's known, PlayStation boss John Kodera said (as per The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki's translation) that the "PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that". With gaming trade show E3 less than a month away and Sony not having any plans to reveal any PS5 details, this should be deflating for PS fans expecting a new console.

How do you take from this that the PS5 is hinted at 2021? That's patently absurd.

I'm ready for holidays 2019.



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setsunatenshi said:
UltimateGamer1982 said:

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/ps4-is-in-final-stage-of-life-cycle-playstation-boss-1855579

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PlayStation boss hints at a 2021 PS5 launch
  • He also states that unit sales for the PS4 will taper off
  • Services revenue should make up for some of the shortfall

It appears that Sony is gearing up for the PS5, stating that the PS4 is reaching the end of its life. During the company's investor relations day or Sony IR Day as it's known, PlayStation boss John Kodera said (as per The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki's translation) that the "PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that". With gaming trade show E3 less than a month away and Sony not having any plans to reveal any PS5 details, this should be deflating for PS fans expecting a new console.

How do you take from this that the PS5 is hinted at 2021? That's patently absurd.

I'm ready for holidays 2019.

Quoted from the article. My personal beliefs has been 2019 for ps5. 6 years is long enough, time for next gen next year. 



UltimateGamer1982 said:
setsunatenshi said:

How do you take from this that the PS5 is hinted at 2021? That's patently absurd.

I'm ready for holidays 2019.

Quoted from the article. My personal beliefs has been 2019 for ps5. 6 years is long enough, time for next gen next year. 

Kodera didn't hint anything. It's just a wild assumption made by the article writer.



"Kodera also noted that while Sony is investing in first-party, it is not entirely for the creation of new IP. The refreshment of existing IP and development of successful IP as franchises are also part of the company’s plan to strengthen content."

A.K.A Horizon 2 is coming. There's been basically zero sequels to exclusive PS4 games so far, as they start to move developers onto projects for the PS5's early years they'll probably begin to make games that make use of the existing assets and engines from previous games to continue to release software on PS4 with less work.

After all PS3 had 3 Uncharteds, 3 Resistance's, 4 Ratchet's, 2 Infamous Games 2 LBPS, 3 Motorstorms, etc. This generation so far has had next to no first party series with multiple entries. So they'll want to start cranking the machine to push out games that can be made with less work due to the foundations already being in place, freeing up staff to start more long-term projects for the PS5.



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That's the part where PS5 is hinted to be coming until 2021.

 

I mean, I guess that's the part.



Barkley said:

"Kodera also noted that while Sony is investing in first-party, it is not entirely for the creation of new IP. The refreshment of existing IP and development of successful IP as franchises are also part of the company’s plan to strengthen content."

A.K.A Horizon 2 is coming. There's been basically zero sequels to exclusive PS4 games so far, as they start to move developers onto projects for the PS5's early years they'll probably begin to make games that make use of the existing assets and engines from previous games to continue to release software on PS4 with less work.

After all PS3 had 3 Uncharteds, 3 Resistance's, 4 Ratchet's, 2 Infamous Games 2 LBPS, 3 Motorstorms, etc. This generation so far has had next to no first party series with multiple entries. So they'll want to start cranking the machine to push out games that can be made with less work due to the foundations already being in place, freeing up staff to start more long-term projects for the PS5.

It seems they spent this generation building tent-pole blockbuster franchises and studios. So having Naughty Dog, SSM, Guerilla, Sucker Punch and (hopefully) Bend all relevant with popular franchises under their belt, as well as a Kojima franchise that is first party. 

Now they need to flesh out the other stuff. Revive Twisted Metal, Wipeout, Ape Escape. Restructure Sony Japan so that they release more consistently good games. Try to get back some of the original creative talent for some of this as well.