Sony wouldn’t like to lose any ground to Xbox One X. Therefore, when Playstation 5 drops they wouldn’t be attempting to play make up for lost time or to rival the Xbox One X, as indicated by Michael Pachter, the research analyst.
Sony is leading sales by a wide edge, and Microsoft is hoping they can increase some footing to finish off this generation with a last trick up their sleeve before the next one.
With the ascent of online console gaming, individuals will probably run with similar systems that their companions have. Therefore, it will take more than an incremental update to a support to truly move things. It’s difficult to envision that an updated Xbox One will be sufficient to influence PS4 players throughout, particularly with the PS5 not too far off.
It’s trusted that Xbox One X will be contending with the PS4, and will be launched in late 2017, in time for the holiday surge. It will be a revamped, “boutique” version of the Xbox One.
Is that going to be a sufficient to carry them into the next generation in the forthcoming years? Well, with Microsoft concentrating on the Xbox One X, while Sony takes steps towards the PS5, that could bring about Sony getting a major head start on the next generation while MSFT is still attempting to speed up in the past.
This is what Michael Pachter says on how the upgrade/update examples will look with the real consoles in the next few years:
“I think Scorpio will have same rules as PS4 Pro- every game made for PS4 Pro has to be fully compatible with PS4. Similarly, every game on Scorpio will have to be backward compatible on Xbox One. So what I think that means is that games will have to run at, say, 1080p and 60fps, but can be upgraded to 4k and 240fps or whatever it will be. But the game will have both on the disc, the hardware will know what file to play, so the Xbox One or PS4 looks for the standard file, while the Pro or Scorpio will pick up the better, faster content. I think that’s what you’ll see, I don’t think that’s a problem, and I think that very few games will support Xbox One Scorpio at launch- the games that support PS4 Pro will definitely support Scorpio, and they may not even run at 4K.
So games will run better, but they will be backward compatible- Microsoft is not replacing the Xbox One- they are upgrading it. So no, Sony will not come up with more hardware in 2018. You may get a PS5 in 2019 or maybe 2020, and an Xbox Two in 2020, and we will continue to get new consoles every three years, and their software will be compatible with the system released right before it. I think that’s going to be the pattern.”
Microsoft’s codenamed console Scorpio that Patcher specifies in his notes has now been uncovered to be known as the Xbox One X.