A Sony executive has said that the full generational transition from PS4 to PS5 “will take about three years.”
Speaking to AV Watch (translated via Google Translate) Sony’s SVP of Global Product Strategy and Management Hideaki Nishino insisted that “forward compatibility is important” and that we’ll be seeing cross-generational content that supports both PS4 and PS5 for a few years yet.
“The current assumption is that the transition from PS4 to PS5 will take about three years,” Nishino added. “We have more than 100 million PS4 customers, but we will do our best to move to PS5 as soon as possible.”
This is great news if you’re sticking with your PlayStation 4 for the time being, as it means Sony is committed to supporting both generations of consoles for the time being. It complements the comments from SIE CEO Jim Ryan, who recently said that it was ‘crucial’ to keep serving PS4 owners after the pandemic showed how active that huge audience remains.
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Of course, there are already PS5 exclusives coming to the new device at launch such as Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Nishino mentions that Sony is asking developers to develop “on the premise of cross-generation” for the time being.
In other PS5 news, you can check out our review of the next-gen console here. Tennis champ Naomi Osaka recently starred in a PS5 advert and debuted some new footage from Resident Evil Village, which you can take a look at here.
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Source: IGN Video Games All