Ready or not, a new console generation is coming.
By early 2019, both Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and Xbox boss Phil Spencer have confirmed that each company is working on next-gen hardware, the successors to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Both console projects have not been named, so we’ll tentatively dub them PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Two.
Before you pack up your tent to camp out for these, you should know it’s looking increasingly likely these new machines won’t see the light of day until 2020 at the earliest, based on Microsoft reports and Sony’s strange move to back out of this year’s E3. The leaks have already started, though, and in the post several months, information on gaming’s future has trickled down from the top and an image of what the next consoles will look like is starting to take shape. It’s far from a complete picture, but here is everything currently rumored and known about the next generation.