Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO of Sony Corporation, has shed some light to the future of the PlayStation systems. In statements to the Financial Times, the chief executive of the company has confirmed, briefly, the existence of a new generation of hardware. “At this point, I can say that it is necessary to have hardware of new generation”, are the brief statements of Yoshida, who has not been mentioned directly the brand PlayStation 5.
Obviously, this is not a surprise in absolute terms, because the manufacturers do not stop working on new systems, but this is the first time that a key figure in Sony expressed so clearly on the subject, even if it is with terms fairly vague. John Kodera, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, he also stated some months ago that the PlayStation 4 would have entered in the last phase of its life cycle and from many sectors have raised the hypothesis that the new hardware from Sony may arrive in 2020 or 2021, but at the moment there is nothing confirmed about it.
After the comment from Yoshida about the new system from Sony, the daily london-wide expectations by ensuring that the japanese company would like to work in a tablet designed primarily to play games and multimedia content in streaming.
According to the newspaper, Sony is planning to produce a tablet “capable of connecting to multiple devices, as the transmission of content has become more and more widespread and you want to have greater synergy between the games and the movie division”. This leads us to think of devices with a specific focus centered in the retransmission of video games and movies. For the moment, the information should be taken with due caution, since Sony has not confirmed anything about it. Only from the company simply referred to the fact that “at this point, it is necessary a new hardware“, and although it probably relates to PlayStation 5, the name in question has not been pronounced at any time by anyone relevant of the japanese corporation.