Sony has given a new update regarding the future of PlayStation 4. Last week, the company finally revealed the most-awaited details of the PlayStation 5 – its price, release date, and in-depth specs.
Preorders for the next-gen consoles even started early, even though it has been incredibly difficult for fans to get a preorder for both versions of the PlayStation 5. With all the hype building in the next few months before its release, it doesn’t mean that the PlayStation 4 will be going anywhere.
According to PlayStation head Jim Ryan, while the company will be shifting its focus on the PlayStation 5 soon, it doesn’t mean that they are going to leave the PlayStation 4 behind. As a matter of fact, Ryan described the current-gen console and its fans as “incredibly important” before revealing that they will still be providing support for the PlayStation 4 for the next five years.
“The PS4 community will continue to be incredibly important to us for three or four years. Many will transition to PS5, we hope if we do our job well, but tens of millions will still be engaged with the PS4.”
Based on Ryan’s statement, it seems like the PlayStation 4’s life is far from extinction in terms of support and fans now know that the console will still be getting popular games not just from Sony but from third-party developers as well. Some of the biggest confirmed titles coming to the PlayStation 4 are Cyberpunk 2077, Hogwarts Legacy, Horizon Forbidden West, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
With these said, fans don’t also need to worry about Sony’s PlayStation 4 support holding back the PlayStation 5 since Ryan revealed that future games coming to the current-gen console are built from the ground up for the PlayStation 5.
Ryan guaranteed that:
“No one should be disappointed. The PS5 versions of those games are built from the ground up to take advantage of the PS5 feature set, and we have an upgrade path for PS4 users to get the PS5 versions for free. It’s about people having a choice. I’m really quite pleased about the situation.”
Obviously, they still have a lot to prove on how well the company will actually support the PlayStation 4 in the next few years. Even though Sony still supported the PlayStation 3 after the successful launch of the PlayStation 4, it wasn’t something that the company could be proud of. If the
PlayStation 5 follows the same successful path as the current-gen console, Sony might remove support sooner than later. However, if it doesn’t, fans could see a lot more support for the PlayStation 4 in many years to come.