Kamil Zihnioglu, Associated Press
In this Nov. 3, 2017, photo, the logo of the PlayStation 4 Pro is seen at the Paris Games Week in Paris. Sony revealed plans for the new PlayStation 5 in an interview with Wired magazine last week. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

SALT LAKE CITY — Sony revealed plans for the new PlayStation 5in an interview with Wired magazine last week.

PlayStation chief architect Mark Cerny told Wired that the PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with PlayStation 4 games. He said the PlayStation VR headset will also work with the device.

Cerny said the new PS5 will use physical media. The device is expected to launch next year.

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A Wall Street Journal reporter revealed on Twitter that Sony plans to release the device sometime after the next 12 months.

“That leaves a potential PlayStation 5 launch date for the summer next year, or far more likely the fall period of 2020,” according to The Verge. “A holiday launch for the PS5 wouldn’t be that surprising given this is when new consoles are typically available in stores, and it leaves the door open for Sony to reveal a lot more about the console at E3 next year.”

Sony revealed that PS4 total sales reached 96.8 million units, which means it is close to reaching the 100-million milestone.