Eurogamer’s got a long-winded piece on whether the next PlayStation could legitimately be a new console and not just a refresh. While a potential PS5 would enjoy the “advantages of AMD's latest CPU architecture, and a GPU that benefits from five years of improvements to Radeon technology, not to mention a 4x boost to pure compute power,” it would probably fail at resetting the paradigm, especially when compared to the recent Pro. Could future generations of hardware consist of base consoles that accept certain upgrades? Releasing so many different consoles in such a short span of time is hard to swallow. …is a new PlayStation in 2018 technically feasible? In theory, yes. But would the resulting console deliver [a] generational leap? That's less clear. Elsewhere, Cerny has discussed the notion of an eight-teraflop console required for native 4K gaming, and that's an interesting figure to put out there, because such a machine could conceivably be built for a late 2018 launch. But the question remains as to whether this is enough to kickstart a new console generation. Higher-resolution versions of existing games doesn't really constitute the "breakthrough experiences" Cerny associates with next-gen hardware.