We already knew it, but it’s now official, the new Sony PS5 will coexist for some time with the current PS4. Indeed, Sony is betting on a smooth transition, and there is no question for the Japanese giant to prematurely abandon its faithful PS4, in favor of the new generation console.

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A “smooth” transition from PS4 to PS5

This is why some titles, which were initially thought to be exclusive to the PS5, are also available on PS4. This is the case of Spider-Man Miles Morales in particular, of Sackboy: A Big Adventure, but it will also be the case of the next Horizon Fordbidden West. Other titles, such as Gran Turismo 7 or the new Ratchet & Clank, both expected in the first half of 2021, should remain exclusive to the PS5.

The current assumption is that the transition from PS4 to PS5 will take around three years. We have over 100 million PS4 players, but we’ll do our best to upgrade to PS5 ASAP »Explains Hideaki Nishino on behalf of Sony.

With more than 110 million PS4s sold worldwide, it is obvious that Sony cannot afford to abandon its console overnight, as Nintendo did with its Switch, which immediately replaced (and erased) the Wii U on the day of its release, March 3, 2017. In the months / years to come, Sony will therefore be offering games on both platforms, obviously with some PS5 exclusives despite everything. In this way, the Japanese giant wants to give players time to move from current-gen to next-gen.

A speech that contrasts, however, with what Sony seemed to announce a few months ago, with the firm desire, at the time, to quickly make its PS5 THE console to own. A strategy which is therefore similar today to that of Microsoft, which will also offer games on the Xbox Series for 2 years, which will also be compatible with Xbox One.