Despite speculation that Sony had nothing to reveal this year, given they’re not participating in this years E3, they did reveal the first details on their upcoming system to Wired in their interview of Mark Cerny.
The main takeaway is Sony has a lot of exciting plans for the future. First off, instead of focusing on 4K, Sony is planning on the system supporting 8K. This is due to it being powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen processor and a Radeon Navi graphic chip. In addition to that, the system is finally moving from a traditional HDD to SSD and support 3D sound.
While there is a lot to look forward to, Cerny also confirmed it will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 and current PlayStation VR units. Plus it is able to accept physical media, though no word on whether that is PlayStation 4 games, Blu-Ray movies or all of the above.
Finally, Cerny noted it will not release in 2019 but it certainly has enough to be excited for. Given some current fears, it should make the system a lot more attractive to people, plus calm some concerns about PlayStation VR.