Ever since Sony announced the PS4 Pro and Microsoft announced the Xbox One Scorpio, people in the industry have been wondering whether or not we’ve seen the end of console generations. This was further fueled by all the talk from Microsoft about making all their games available on both the console and the PC.
Sony, for one at least, is claiming it still very much believes in console generations, such as the PS4 following the PS3. Talking with GamaSutra, PS4 architect Mark Cerny told the site “I believe in generations. Generations are a good thing. So, philosophically, we believe in them. We believe they continue, and this is a mid-generation release.”
“We don’t believe that generations are going away. They are truly healthy for the industry, and for the gaming community. It’s just that the objectives for PS4 Pro are quite different,” he said.
Of course, while Cerny is talking a good game about what the company is going to do, there is the PS4 and the approach the company has taken with it to make us wonder what is up their sleeves. It’s going to take until the next generation to get a really good look at that philosophy.