Oddworld Inhabitants’ co-founder Lorne Lanning has said that Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told him that a PS5 is in no way certain?
The reason? That consoles need to embrace a more iterative hardware update model, which all signs suggest will kick off with the PS4 Neo.
Yes,” Lanning told the Game Informer podcast when asked whether he believed the PS4 Neo rumours.
I interviewed Shu on stage at DICE 2015 and I asked Shu a question – I didn’t have time to ask it on stage but I asked him this at dinner a few nights before. I said ‘what does the PlayStation 5 look like?’ and he said ‘you mean if?’. And I was like ‘whoa, are you going to say that on the stage?’ and he goes ‘yeah, it’s an if’.
He didn’t give me a clear answer but he’s hinting at needing to be more agile. None of us know what the future will really look like so how do we adapt to it faster? To me that’s the way he was thinking about it, which I think is the right way to think about it.
The idea you’re going to release a piece of technology that lasts seven years into the future I think is less and less viable. It seems like a conflict.”
Here’s the full interview: