There’s been talk for years we’ll reach an end of the traditional game console. Could we see Sony downsize to a flash drive-like device that plugs into your TV, like Stadia, perhaps? Possibly. Let’s assume that the PS6 is actually in the pipeline for now.
Sony has released a new PlayStation every several years. Since the PS3, Sony has provided a new console late in the year, so we expect the same for the PS6.
We’d be shocked if Sony decided to skip releasing a new console as we move closer to 2021. We’re also confident there will be more info about this in 2020.
We think it’s likely that all consoles will be backwards compatible upon release, but Sony has been relatively quick with upgrading their library of games for its current generation of consoles.