Sony revealed the details for its next-generation console–most likely named PlayStation 5, although the name hasn’t officially been confirmed.
In an interview with Wired, Mark Cerny, lead system architect for PlayStation 4, talked about his work on the upcoming console.
Cerny confirmed the next-gen PlayStation is partially based on PS4 architecture, which means that it is backwards compatible. He also revealed that it is not an all-digital device, and will accept physical discs.
Wired’s article describes the transition from PS4 to PS5, as a “gentle one,” adding that numerous games will be released for both PS4 and the next-gen console. The description of a gentle transition indicates that the PS5 will be an iteration on the PS4, instead of being drastically different the way the PS3 was from its predecessor.
While the system does not have a release date just yet, it was confirmed that the system will not release this year. So save you money now and look to cop the new system sometime in 2020.
Source: Wired.com and GameSpot