It doesn't feel like 5+ years since both the PS4 and Xbox One first launched, but indeed, the current generation of gaming is fast winding down, and if persistent rumours are to be believed, next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft will likely be unveiled over the course of the next 10 months.
A new gaming generation on the horizon is always an exciting time, but the upcoming shift is especially intriguing as it marks a distinct period of change across the industry.
Sony and Microsoft are likely to offer gaming on more platforms than ever before, while a mighty new challenger hopes to disrupt the established battle between the Big Three for market supremacy.
But of course, nothing is set in stone about the inevitable arrival of new gaming hardware, yet if current industry trends continue to play out, this could be one of the most tectonic and significant years that the medium has ever seen.
Brace yourselves, because things are about to get very interesting...
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