A PlayStation 5 will appear sometime. But when does Sony launch the new model? More and more industry representatives and analysts refer to the year 2020. So are some developers, who are familiar with the plans of Sony according to its own statement.
The PlayStation 4 lingers compared to the consoles of the previous generations not too long in the market. But the calls for a PS5 are getting louder and louder. A recent report did not even rule out that Sony’s new console could hit the market in late 2018 or early 2019. After the analyst Michael Pachter stressed again a few days ago that he assumes a release of the PS5 in the year 2020, his forecast got tailwind from other industry representatives.
PS5 release before 2020 unlikely
Kotaku talked to several developers who also expect a PS5 debut in 2020. Author Jason Schreier reports, “Over the past month, I’ve talked to dozens of game developers from various areas and studios about the next generation of consoles, two of which emphasized that they were familiar with Sony’s plans, and those two People told me that the release of the PlayStation 5 in 2019 is unlikely and certainly will not happen in 2018, even though they said the plans could be delayed. ”
Jason Schreier added, “Most of the developers I’ve talked to over the phone, email, and text said they had not heard of plans for a new PlayStation, even the staff of Sony’s first-party studios said that they have not been informed about the existence of a PlayStation 5. People from all fields (design, art, technology, etc.) in large studios working on games scheduled to appear in 2019 or later have told me that they are have not heard anything about the PS5, and these people said they did not know anything about a new Xbox. ”
It should be noted, however, that the employees who were rather silent, could certainly have information that is subject to secrecy. Ultimately, a launch of the PlayStation 5 in 2020 seems to be consolidating.