See that box sitting under your TV? That may well be the final numbered PlayStation, if comments attributed to PlayStation studio boss Shuhei Yoshida are anything to go by.
In an interview with Game Informer, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning quotes a very interesting conversation he had with the PlayStation top-dog, which may spell the end for PlayStation as we know it:
I said, "well what does the PlayStation 5 look like?" And he said, "you mean if". And I was like, "Wow, are you willing to say that on a stage?" And he goes"‘yeah, it’s an if". It was a really interesting thing and he didn’t give me a clear answer, but he’s hinting at "we need to be more agile. None of us know what the future will be like so how do we adapt to it faster".
As far as Lanning remembers, it was an on-the-record statement too, meaning Sony's being pretty open with its lack of decisiveness surrounding the future of its world-beating gaming division.
That's not to say it's the end of PlayStation altogether, however. If the recent PS4k / PlayStation Neo rumours are anything to go by, it appears that the company may be preparing to shift to a more PC-like upgrade schedule, tweaking the existing PS4 console incrementally on a more regular basis to keep up with the demands of developers and gamers. We might have to get used to looking for a different "big present" under the Christmas tree every five years or so. [Game Informer]