Current Blu-ray drives found in PlayStation 4, Xbox, and past systems like PS3 are unable to read data off the disc fast enough for gamers to play without first installing their games. This has been an issue now for 12 years and likely won’t be solved anytime soon. However, next-generation game consoles like PlayStation 5 and the currently code-named Xbox Project Scarlet could finally bring a change to the disc drive frontier of modern video games.
Shawn Layden stated that he doesn’t think that Sony will continue to follow the iterative process constantly like they did with the PlayStation 4 Pro. The line of questioning first started with the question asking if they would make PS4 Pro only games, he said “That will never happen!”
“The Pro is really only to offer advantages such as 4K resolutions and HMD for players who can and want to use that. Add to this a more stable image rate and larger hard disk space. But who has a standard PS4 has no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly slightly better on the Pro.”
Then when asked about future hardware such as the PlayStation 5 he stated “Yes, it will probably take some time.” Which clearly means a PS5 is something that will happen, but when is the question. If it will take some time I would say the earliest we could expect it would be 2020. As it seems this console generation is coming out very similar to the previous, being longer than the usual 4 to 5 years we were used to before, instead aiming at 8 years at the least. We will see and I am curious to see what happens, until then I will continue to enjoy my PlayStation 4.
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