During the last few weeks, some rumors pointed to a PS5 release set for this year. Hard to believe, yes, but we’ve seen stranger things.
However, Kotaku reported that, according to multiple sources, PlayStation 5 is unlikely to be released until 2020 at the earliest.
Jason Schreier, the man behind Kotaku’s report, spoke to “dozens of game developers, across a variety of disciplines and studios” about the next generation of consoles and this is the result:
Of those, two people said they were directly familiar with plans for Sony’s new console. Those two people both told me that the next PlayStation is unlikely to release in 2019, let alone 2018, although they were careful to be clear that these plans are always shifting
On a multi-year project, a lot can happen to shift schedules both forward and backward. At some point, Sony’s probably looked at every possible date. It’s all about what they think is the best sweet spot in terms of hardware.
Furthermore, others developers Schreier talked to work at Sony’s first-party studios and even they recognized they are developing games scheduled for 2019 and beyond.
Via | Kotaku