Sony's president reportedly has confirmed the company is working on the next PlayStation, but he stopped short of calling it "PlayStation 5."
"At this point, what I can say is it's necessary to have a next-generation hardware," Kenichiro Yoshida told the Financial Times on Monday.
He didn't give a sense of the form the next PlayStation might take, but FT sources suggested it wouldn't be a major departure from the PS4 and that its fundamental architecture would be similar.
Sony didn't respond to a request for further comment.
"Sony would likely seek to use this successful PS4 platform as long as possible," Kazunori Ito, an analyst at research firm Ibbotson Associates Japan, told the business-focused paper.
The next Xbox, rumored to have the code name "Scarlett," may arrive first, in 2020.
Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward also recently posted a new job listing -- a temporary associate game designer role -- for an "exciting, unannounced next gen title," suggesting game makers may be gearing up for the upcoming consoles.
First published Oct. 9 at 5:43 am. PT.
Update, Oct. 12 at 6 a.m. PT: Adds Infinity Ward job listing.
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