The current-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively, are now on its way to its third year in the market. With that said, many fans are now speculating as to when the two major console manufacturers will release the next generation of gaming platforms, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two. Luckily, though, industry analyst Michael Pachter has provided a rough estimation as to when these two consoles will get released, and fans can expect it to be available between the years 2019 and 2020.
"I would be surprised if we had a next-gen console in 2018; we might have one in 2019, so I think 6 years is likely. We will have one by 2020, so I think seven years is a lock. So, lasting as long, probably not, but lasting longer than five years, probably so," Pachter explained via Segment Next.
The analyst then continued to add that 4K resolution TV will also play a major part in terms of when PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two will get released in the market. "So, once everybody has a 4K T.V. I think that's when you get a console cycle where you actually make things that are in 4K," Pachter added via Gamepur.
The current-gen consoles can only run on 30 frame rates per second at 1080p quality so with that said, it is still uncertain if the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Two will have the full capacity to produce 4K graphics, or even 2K for that matter.
However, since it is too early to jump into any sort of conclusion and nothing much has been set in stone yet, it is highly advisable for fans to take this report with a tiny pinch of salt, and consider it as a mere prediction until the two companies, Sony and Microsoft, officially confirm details on the PS5 and Xbox Two.