Discussions around the next generation of consoles have been happening for the past couple of years or so, but it's only got to the point now where the dawning of a new era is upon us. Microsoft have confirmed they're going to kick off the next gaming cycle at the end of 2020 with the Xbox Scarlett, and we've actually already published a very lovely article covering how the company could end up dominating the upcoming console war.
That said, it's not fair to leave it a one-sided fight, and Sony aren't resting on their laurels going into the next cycle. They've been on top before, only to come crashing down after releasing a new machine, and it's clear they're not planning on making the same mistakes with the PS5.
At least, you'd hope they're not.
Though they've been cagey on the in-production PS5 console in comparison to the competition, leaks, rumours and comments all point towards an incredibly strong showing from Sony.
To ensure Microsoft don't take the lead, a whole load of changes to the hardware, services and games will come, and that could mean the Xbox brand doesn't stand a chance.