Sony isn't sure there will be a PS5. It's an 'if' according to Shuhei Yoshida

PlayStation studio boss Shuhei Yoshida has apparently suggested a PS5 isn’t a done deal according to Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning. 

We should probably take this with a pitch of salt as it is second hand, but here's what Lorne had to say in an interview with Game Informer about a conversation he had with the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios: 

"I said to him, 'well what does the PlayStation 5 look like?' And he said, ‘you mean if’. And I was like, ‘whoa, 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 ned to be more agile. None of us know what the future will be like so how do we adapt to it faster’". 

Shuhei Yoshida apparently made the comments during a dinner by Lorne’s recollection had no problem being on the record with it. 

It’s especially interesting to hear given all the PS4.5/NEO rumours currently doing the rounds. Maybe that was what Shu was hinting at - incremental updates of an existing platform rather than a complete do over every 5-6 years. 

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