Pachter: ”PlayStation 5 blir bakåtkompatibel med PS4 Pro”

Sony har bekräftat att PlayStation 5 mycket riktigt är under utveckling, men Sonys Shawn Layden har tidigare sagt att det kommer att dröja innan de visar upp sin kommande konsol. Nu uttalar sig emellertid branschanalytikern Michael Pachter om ämnet under en intervju med Gaming Bolt.

Pachter tror bland annat att PlayStation 4 Pro är ett halvt steg fram emot PlayStation 5, och att Sonys kommande konsol kommer att vara bakåtkompatibel med just PS4 Pro.

”I really like Shawn and I don’t think he is attempting to mislead anybody. The Playstation 4 Pro is better [from a technical perspective] than the PS4, so I think that’s a half step towards the Playstation 5.

I think the PS5 will be another half step. So he is being honest when he said he is not doing a half step but the PlayStation 5…how much faster can it be? It will surely support 4K. Will it support 240 frames per second? Great. Will it play games that were made for the Playstation 4 Pro? That’s the question.

I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Shawn is telling the truth when he says it’s will be a full fledged console.”

Pachter fortsatte också att med att ge sina tankar om det kommande lanseringsdatumet för PlayStation 5.

”My expectation that is that it’s not coming out in 2018. That is a 2019 0r 2020 but probably 2019. Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world. I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already. I think, they already know what they got to do.”