New reports suggest that the PlayStation 5 console will not be released this year. However, there are already some rumors which say that the PlayStation 5 might be released sooner than expected.
According to Korea Portal, the rumors surrounding the PlayStation 5 began circulating again around the time when Microsoft has hinted that it will launch the Xbox Scorpio. The Scorpio comes with improved hardware, which will be even better than the PS4 Pro. At the same time, the Xbox Scorpio will be able to run games at 4K resolution without any problems.
TrustedReviews says it takes about 5-6 years for Sony to release a new gen of PlayStation console. So a PlayStation console version will stay in the market for a little more than five years which is long enough to have a solid library of games developed during this time.
Sony will most likely watch the market’s reactions once Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio console hit the stores. Depending on how the consumers will react, Sony will then decide if they need to rush on releasing the PlayStation 5 or they can keep the 5-6 years gap between console generations.
If Sony will see that the consumers are ready to upgrade their console, there are high chances that the PlayStation 5 will be released sometime in 2018, instead of 2020.