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Sony Announces Transition Window from PS4 to PS5

A recent interview with the Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed some new information about the future of the PS4. Obviously, with the brand new release of the PS5, gamers are going to begin transitioning over to next-gen hardware. However, according to a statement by Hideaki Nishino, there is going to be a decent transition window. 

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In an interview with AV Watch, a Japanese technology site, Nishino revealed that the transition from PS4 to PS5 is going to take roughly three years to complete. While this may sound like an incredibly long time, gamers need to remember that the transition to the PlayStation 4 took even longer. Fifa 19, one of the last major releases on the PS3, came out in September 2018, nearly five years after the release of the PS4. 

Nishino hopes that developers will continue supporting the PS4 in the late stages of its life while also releasing titles on the PS5. With such a large technological gap between the consoles, it’s going to be interesting to see how realistic this is. Already, some games, such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, have been declared PlayStation 5 exclusives. 

As someone who has yet to find a PlayStation 5, this is welcome news for the time being. I do hope that developers take full advantage of the PS5 sooner than three years from now, as the technology is breathtaking. Regardless, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the PlayStation 5 and hope to get my hands on one soon.


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