The PS5 was tentatively confirmed by Sony in June with the Japanese gaming giant revealing that they WILL release a next-generation successor to the PS4.
PlayStation bigwig Shawn Layden confirmed as much that the PS5 will be released during an interview with German website, Golem. He told the tech site that a PS5 “is coming” but that it will “probably be some time” before it’s released.
More recently we got yet another official confirmation with Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealing that when it came to working on GT Sport – out this XXX on PS4 – the assets for the game were well over-spec, right up to 8K.
Finder.com has reported that during a studio tour of Polyphony Digital, Yamauchi mentioned that they’re creating assets for GT Sport for future releases of PlayStation consoles.
Yamauchi reportedly told Finder.com:
“It takes six months to create a single car. It’s over-specced for PS4 Pro. So we are building for future versions of the console rather than the one we see today. I think it would be no problem to run it at 8K even”.
Should Sony be working on the next iteration of the PlayStation which can output at 8K, then it would surely be competing for Microsoft’s crown for most powerful home console, which is currently (albeit not yet released) the Xbox One X.
Previously one industry expert claimed that Sony was getting ready to release a PS5 as early as 2018.