Just reading the headline is probably enough for some, after all, those very words signal Sony’s next major step. It goes without saying, the PlayStation 4 has turned into a major success, trumping that of Microsoft’s attempt. With Nintendo entering the market with a niche machine, I think it’s appropriate to suggest that they are the best competitor – and their machine is refreshing, with some great games. With that said, the PS4 remains the king and queen of console gaming and will continue to be so. Let’s now see what’s next for Sony and PlayStation.
Sony has basically completed the product-cycle for the PlayStation 4: They’ve released: the base model, Slim, PS VR and finally, the PS4 Pro. Thus, we shouldn’t really be expecting too much else within the hardware arena. Though, don’t worry PS4 loyalists, your console is not about to become expired like an out-of-date cheese. Rather, things are just heating up. Sony will now focus attention on providing fantastic content that cannot be matched elsewhere – yes, they’ve already done so, but expect more… and more… and well... more.
The Lacklustre Competition
Let’s take a scenario, you own the most powerful toaster in the world, but how pointless is it if you have no bread? Simply put, the Xbox One falls into this scenario and continues to do so (have you seen the line-up of Xbox One exclusives? Quite lacklustre. Simply put, power must be a secondary feature, with content taking the main roll. The Xbox One X hasn’t achieved what the marketing team at Microsoft was desiring and that will be sure to dampen the idea of a next-gen Xbox.
Nintendo on the other hand tick many boxes, I, as a PlayStation gamer give much credit to Nintendo. I believe that any PS4 gamer wanting to own a second console should truly consider the Switch. You get to play more quality games, like Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart. Great content that is served up on a console that can showcase the games in style.
PC Gaming hasn’t stalled Console Gaming
It is 2018, and some mystic megs back from not too long ago predicted that console gaming would be dead. How wrong they could be. PC gaming is great, let’s not knock it. However, console gaming is better in various ways, especially on the PS4. Take the plug-and-play aspect, it’s simple, relatively universal, and ultimately archives what it ‘Says on the Tin’ or in this case, ‘On the Box’. Yes, PC gamers get to upgrade their rigs, see better visuals, and often have access to a broader range of titles, but how can competition be fair when one user owns a $500 system and another a $4000 system? Console gaming isn’t dying, it’s growing, and Sony is at the forefront.
Expect the PS5 to be Sony’s next Legacy
I find it funny, some question why there is a PS5 Home, as though it is ridiculous to imagine Sony creating a console after the PS4. On that thought process, there wouldn’t have been a PS2, PS3 or PS4. Clearly, the PS4 is a best-selling console, why should they just halt the brakes and not consider a next-gen console? The cloud concept is great, and we appear to be moving in that direction, though it isn’t here as many predicted. Imagine connecting to hardware, opposed to actually owning it - this concept is greeted with many problems for console gamers.
Are you in awe of the idea that Sony could soon be working on a new gaming console that is capable of delivering more amazing exclusive titles in detail never imagined before? Be sure to leave your thoughts below.