— PlayStation Enthusiast: The PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One X have all been released within the past year. This is very exciting but raises a question: when is the next-gen?
If I had to pick a year... it would be 2019.
I think the PS5 will get teased late 2018. I doubt they will give Xbox that much time to gain momentum with the X. I just hope next gen has a bigger jump than this gen.
So basically haters have admitted that the X is too superior for this gen, and now they started on dreaming of next gen to counter it. Lol lol lol hope this article would help the weakers sleep better until 2020
@feju Lol 😂 what? @TheVetofgaming Looking at Amazon’s bestsellers list the xboneX doesnt look like a big threat to PS4. At least not yet. https://www.amazon.com/best...
Feju So thats what you dreamed about from 2013 to 2017...an xbox that surpassed the PS4 in power ? You poor poor baby, little did you know that if Sony announces the ps5 at E3 2018 for a 2019 release then you would have been 'awake' for a split second. Back to slumber you'll soon go. OT: Next gen will start when a next gen console is released(not when it gets announced boys...) So if my math are good and I'm still saine, it will start when the ps5 gets released sometime in 2019 or 2020. It will be interesting, however to see if MS launches a new xbox at the time as Sony in the next 1-2 years from now and how X onwners react to that.
2019 we will start to hear rumors. Probably starting end 2019.
2019/2020 I would think is more likely, but guesstimates.
Like what seriously ask yourself whats next...best u coukd hope for ps5 has a gtx 1080 quiv in it is that a new gen? Nope just more same games now in 4k 60 theres no more jumps to be had console has caught up to pc and pc stays capped out other tech is behind...vr is only next gen jump
Might as well find out when the 10th gen is going to be released as well. 🙄
It will be 2020 at earliest. I just dont see why we need a new gen. Only a few developers push the hardware we have now and most games have gotten such big budgets that they need to include MT and crap DLC. I could only imagine what they would try to pull to get more $ if the tech was more advanced. And a new gen would need hardware many times more powerful than X or Pro to be considered "next gen" and with those costing $500 and $400 respectively then i dont see more power coming in next year or so at same price as these. I could eat my words but as of now i say No Way
I would think 2019 for ps5 as it would be 25th anniversary of its 94 launch in JP
After the Last of Us, Part II comes out is my guess. Sony likes to have certain release schedules and launch in November. Uncharted 1-3 launched in the November/December time frame (and 4 was planned for that). inFamous releases in that end of Q1 going into Q2 window. God of War releases in March. WIth the exception of 3 and Sport, Gran Turismo has released in November/December (though Sport, if I recall, was planned for the holiday season last year). Team Ico games always hit in Q4 (we can disregard the Shadow of the Colossus remake here since it's not done by Ueda's team). My point is, I think Sony very often holds certain things as constant as they're able. Delays will occasionally happen, but otherwise, it seems like they have a schedule for what has become their high-profile releases. With that being said, I think we can expect PS5 in the same year as The Last of Us, Part II. Unless we get a crazy announcement at PSX saying that The Last of Us, Part II is happening next year THIS late in the game, I think 2019 at the very earliest and 2020 is expected. PS4 still has great momentum. No need to replace it just yet. It also helps for Sony to hold the line and develop new technology, wait for the price of high-end parts to fall, etc. And, yes, I am aware that I'm only speaking about Sony for the 9th console generation. Well, that's because I think Sony will be first (though technically, Nintendo already is). If Xbox 360 and PS3 taught us anything, it's that chasing a PC's performance too closely will extend a generation considerably. For the time, PS3 and X360 were really powerful. So I think Microsoft is a good few years away from a new Xbox, especially with the release and newfound success of One X.
Already begging for next Gen so early... Xbox might come in 2021 giving scorpio some breathing space.
It already did. Switch is the first. When ever the next Xbox and PlayStation comes it will continue then. Whether you agree with it or not. Switch is a 9th generation system. There no law or rule that state all console makers must release at the same time for a generation to start nor does generation means Power.
I stated this right in the article, lol.
I know but people here and media like to think otherwise.
I think its a well known fact that Nintendo ditched support for the Wii u to jump into the next gen. All ninty fans will be claiming victory with a 3 or 4 year head start when Sony and MS join gen 9.
Handheld generation is actually always been seen as separate from the consul generation. People actually want to know when is the generation the three platforms Playstation Xbox and PC upgrade from ie....next gen. That is completely different for handhelds.
Doesn't make a difference. It's still the same generation. Otherwise. GB/GBC wouldn't work with N64 in compatibility with games GBA wouldn't work with GC in compatibility with games DS wouldn't work with Wii in compatibility with games and DS demos on Wii Shop 3DS wouldn't work with Wii U in compatibility with games, features and eShop itself. Switch doesn't share the same eShop as Wii U and 3DS does together. Only thing shared is your account when using you account. Also doesn't play Wii U or 3DS games or uses them for compatibility. Therefore not same generation.
The Switch is a hybrid, counting as both a home console and a handheld. You ignoring the home part of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist, so just stop.
Eh i fell tech wii u was ps3 360 competition switch is just now nintendoe entering 8th gen period
I have to somewhat disagree. Nintendo has released 2 "interim" consoles (the Virtual Boy and Wii U). If you count both, Nintendo is on their TENTH generation console with Switch. If you count neither, it's gen 8.
Switch already began the 9th generation
For consoles as well. It's a hybrid, and it's replacing the Wii U instead of the 3DS, which is still under production, still selling, and still getting games. That makes it Nintendo's new home console as well, regardless of whether it completely replaces the 3DS down the line. Just because you ignore that side of it, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, so just stop.
I still refuse to accept that the Gamecuboid (Wii) was a 7th generation console. Lol, it was a Gamecube with waggle.
Technically speaking, the Switch is the first 9th gen console, because generations work by sequence. The question of this article should be "what will Sony and Microsoft do for their 9th gen consoles?" Or maybe just Sony, if you consider the XB1X to be Microsoft's next big console attempt instead of a half-step. I don't think Microsoft has made it clear which they're aiming for with this one.
X is a half step. It's more power but the key is really bandwidth and ease of porting and coding. The real 9th Gen Xbox will include those things plus at least 12 teraflops.
According to Microsoft, their future is in backwards and forward compatibility... so I see every system from here on out to be iterative. Another half step up from the last. Remaining compatible across the board. I dont think they can go nuts with a radically new hardware design, if thats the case. So something like a new X every 3-4 years. Sony, on the other hand seem torn. With one person in the company stating that they will keep the console generations separated and another thinking more along Microsofts line. Which is either being done to throw Microsoft off their scent, or they are waiting to see how gamers take the half steps. Though, Truthfully, if I dont see an upgrade to CPUs for advancements to AI and Physics in the next machines... Im going to start worrying about the future of consoles. I dont mind half step generations every 3-4 years, as long as systems CPUs dont hold baćk advancements in world simulation, AI and physics. Which is what needs a leap now that graphics are at such a high level.
The PS5 will probably play every PS4 games and will probably act like a PS4 Pro when playing PS4 games. PS1 and PS2 is anyone's guess, but PS3 should be forgotten about, it's never gonna be included in any backward compatibility unless the console itself has ps3 hardware or the hardware in it is so powerful that it can reliably emulate ps3 without any trouble.
I can't be the only one sad about not being able to play PS3 games on my PS4 or any future PS5. Some of the best games of any gen came out around the PS2 and PS3 eras, and not just on those two systems either. Heck, I'm still sad that more consoles don't offer BC natively. Some have technical reasons for it, but that doesn't make it any less of a bummer that they didn't find a way or make a secondary console kit to sell that had that capability built in, as an option for consumers to pick.
They can't maintain forward compatibility. Games that come out in 7-10 years will be too demanding to release on older systems. It isn't possible. They have to abandon old consoles at some point.
Every console technically is iterative...iterative means something in a sequence.
When will they 9th generation of PC be fully utilized?
No time soon.. I don’t know why people think next gen starts in a year or 2... I say 4 yrs. minimum most likely 5 yrs away.. Like Sony and ms spent all that money for a mid gen upgrade to only start a whole new gen just 2 to 3 yrs later, riigghht!!
Apparently, math isn't your strong suit. PS4 Pro is a midgen upgrade and came out in 2016, exactly 3 years after the PS4. Do the math, add another 3 years and the PS5 come out in 2019. There is also the fact that Sony said the PS3 generation, which was 7 years, lasted too long, so the PS5 will come out when the PS4 hits 6 years old. Then you also have to consider that in 2019, the Xbox One X with its 6 teraflops will be garbage since a 12 TFLOPS console for $399.99 will be possible. Video cards are about to start using HBM2 memory instead of gddr5 (which is faster and better in every other way) and DDR5 is already in production and will replace DDR4. We already have Ryzen as CPUs, but in 2 years, something even better will come along. The power of hardware components increase every years, but every several years, you have an increase in power that is much bigger than your normal increase. We're about to hit that point with what I listed above. The GTX 1080 Ti has 11.3 TFLOPS at the moment, but in 2019, this is gonna be what budget cards like the GTX XX50 and XX60 will have.
Projections don’t seem to be yours.
Ps3 gen came about in a time where tech was rapidly evolving by the day. Yes it lasted too long. But right now i just see it as the law of diminishing returns. Power is irrelevant if games dont make use of it. Even at 12TF we would get same old regurgitated COD engines and BF games with MT. The games are not evolving with the hardware. We are getting same games we had last gen just with better graphics and resolution more player count, etc.
@343_Guilty_Spark And yet I guarantee you were part of the crowd that said PS4 in no way would have 8gbs GDDR5 and it would be 4gbs. Everything he says makes sense. Sony know how to kick off a console's launch with great tech, why would that change now with PS5?
I guess reading isn’t your strong suit but what ever... you go ahead and plan on getting that ps5 in 2019, can’t wait to see how that works out for you..
The PS4 Pro and XB1 X have a ton of life left. We're in no rush for next gen.
Is it just me, or does it seem like people are rushing this generation? Like to ridiculous degrees? Mostly the media. I don't understand why I keep seeing these articles almost every 2 weeks. Let this cycle live. We haven't even peaked yet. A lot more life left.
PS5 will launch 2019. It'll be announced next E3. X is selling well and it will continue to. The price will drop next year and it will outsell S and start gaining on PS4. Sony will bring out an uncompromising 4K system. 4K/60 on every title and true VR games, not just experiences.
No, they will not mention it at all in 2018 if 2019 is their release date. They will just do a reveal event early 2019 like they did with the PS4 in february 2013.
Fall 2019 at the earliest depends might see a reveal event in early 2020 abd released in fall 2020 My gut feeling is fall 2019 release for ps5 12 TF 16GB ram minimum 3.5-4GHZ
Hopefully the next gen Xbox will have exclusives that will make me say wow I need this console. If I had to guess 2020 will be the time PS5 and XB2 will start popping up.
It's understandable people call Switch the start of the 9 gen. But can I argue by saying Switch could be just a mid gen upgrade. I mean Switch 2 could release alongside PS5/XboxWhatever.
The Switch is a mid gen upgrade of what?
The 9th gen already started with the Nintendo Switch. We just gotta wait on Sony and Microsoft, Im predicting late 2019 for them.
The 360 and ps3 lasted longer because do so Sony needed the extea years to recoup profits they lost on selling the ps3 at a loss in the first couple of years it first launched they said so themselves and Microsoft decided to follow suit. Last gen was an exception to the rule, while I thought last gen went on too long, I was kinda too busy enjoying all the great Ganges that were releasing in abundance consistently. I personally think last gen was the best and probably will be the best generation we'll ever have. I'm not looking forward to next gen anyway, games aren't creative and fun as they use to or maybe I'm just getting too old? Nintendo is the only Conley still pushing the industry forward while Sony and Microsoft only care about who has the best graphics.
When Sony says so.
hopefully not anytime soon i want both next consoles to be true monsters that outdo pc for a few years and dont need a mid gen console 4 years in. and ill pay 699 for it . hoping for a ps5 just to showboat wil lead to failure and a weak system slightly better then a x1x and i wouldnt want that for sony fans, they deserve better. let sony take their time, they have the games, they have the lead, ride it out, great ps4 games are coming so dont rush a cosnole out to feed a few die hard fans. take your time and release a monster thats done properly and charge 499
2019 it's in the development stage. 2020 details and leaks. 2021 out in stores.
When sony decides
In Fall 2019 will be six years since the launch of ps4, so i don't see why they should not release a Ps5 by then (they said the last gen lasted longer only because of the Recession), of couse the ps4 will be still supported
2020. I Still feel the ps4 has alot of juice left to squeeze out this gen, especially with the pro. The ps5's minimum standard should be 60fps with that time gap.
What is next gen? Unless nvidia breaks new ground with volta we are stuck. 4k 60 fps best we can hope for wich may as well not go into next gen same as incremental upgrade...wt 1080 console stilp not next gen there is nomore gens really tech is capped out vr etc is future
Not for a while, ps4 and xbox don't need a new console as they have the pro and x that have just got released they fine for 5+ years... Switch is brand new but I'll say around 2020 Ninty will show the next N console as it is my weaker then it's opponents...when will it be the last gen???..... With nintys next, I hope it goes back to cube formula
Isn't it about time we stopped with this generation garbage. Each system has two things, their current console and their legacy systems. The article is good and addresses this. If anything, Nintendo got out of the console space like the vocal minority has wanted for years and didn't bother to make a 9th generation home console. They simply started a completely new type of console and the Switch is Gen 1. This is just what Nintendo does, which start something new. Or If we must, then the Switch was the first 9th generation machine since it is the home console that came after . This is no arguing that fact...because it is a fact, but people in the comments will try by perverting what a generation means.
November 2020. Calling it now.
Another way of looking at it would be that the Switch is the sole 9th generation console. Say the ps5 and xboxtwo come out in 2020. Then the Switch 2 comes out in 2021, then what generation are we talking about. 9th or 10th? If the 8th generation from PS and MS last long enough, then couldn't the PS5 and XBoxtwo be the 10th generation? and the Switch 2 would also be the 10th gen. Does anyone see how ridiculous that stilli using generation badging has become irrelevant.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.