The PlayStation 4 still has plenty of life left

While the PlayStation 5 is the main focus of PlayStation, it doesn’t appear that the company is ready to toss the PlayStation 4 to the side just yet. 

During today’s Summer Games Fest, Geoff Keighly had a chance to check out the DualSense controller and play with the upcoming Astro game for the PlayStation 5. During that segment, Geoff was joined by PlayStation’s Global marking Head, Eric Lempel, who was on hand to answer questions.

One of those questions was concerning the status of the PlayStation 4 and cross-generation games. Something of which has been a question on the minds of gamers. While many may remember that PlayStation is keen on getting as many adaptors onboard with the PlayStation 5, the company is still very much supporting the PlayStation 4.

This is what Epic Lempel what to say about that.

PlayStation 4 is a big part of everything we do and will continue to be a big part of everything we do. There’s a lot more to come on PlayStation 4.  think most recently we’re seeing some of the greatest titles of this generation have released in recent weeks but that will continue. Again, PlayStation 5 is the next generation product but we’ve got a lot to come for people on PlayStation 4. There’s still a ton of life in that product.

This comes as a relief for many who don’t play to upgrade to either the PlayStation 5 or its next-generation competition, the Xbox Series X. While many consider the last recent PS4 titles to be not only the best that we’ve seen in a while but also the last (The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima), it’s clear that the PlayStation 4 still has plenty of life left in it.

Ghost of Tsushima

As for the games, we already know that several games that will be hitting the PlayStation; Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Marvel’s Avengers, Far Cry 6, Star Wars: Squadron, Outriders, Mortal Shell, and Watch Dog Legion, just to name a few. Yep, the future isn’t quite over for the PlayStation, and that’s a good thing. No more worrying if the PS4 will receive any more AAA, there’s plenty on the horizon. No need to rush and scoop up the new hotness, that is until you’re good and ready to do so. 

The only question I have is will PlayStation follow Xbox’s lead and announce plans to discontinue the PlayStation 4 Pro. Xbox recently confirmed that the Xbox One S All Digital (Xbox SAD) and Xbox One X are no longer being produced. This is due to the rumored August 2020 reveal of the Xbox Series S, previously known as Project Lockhart. Whether or not PlayStation does kill off the PlayStation 4 remains to be seen but don’t be surprised if that never happens. 

The PlayStation 5 is slated to be released this Q4 2020, during the 2020 shopping Holiday. So far, PlayStation isn’t ready to tell us how much this new console is going to set us back. I’m pinning this on a $449.99 price tag, only time will tell if I’m right or not.