As every year, the rumor about the imminent arrival of the PlayStation 5 runs through gamer circles, but this time, a report says we will have to wait until 2020. Meet all the news, here!
The idea of an eventual PlayStation 5 keeps fans awake at night wondering what the future of gaming holds. Year after year, and especially as E3 approaches, fans are faced with a wave of rumors that say this is the year that is announced. However, according to a report published by Kotaku, it would not reach until 2020 minimum.
The PS4 and Xbox One have been on the market for about 5 years, which is why several consider that it is time to take a leap of generation. However, since the generation that preceded them lasted 7-8 years, no one knows exactly what to expect. According to Kotaku’s report, the members of the industry do not imagine that the new console will launch in 2019, much less in 2018, but they always clear that these plans can change at any time. ” At some point, Sony must have evaluated possible dates to find the right moment, as far as Hardware is concerned, ” they explain. However, this could be altered by what your competitors do.
Most of the editors interviewed by Kotaku say they have not received information about the PlayStation 5, much less a successor to the Xbox One. However, the PS5 is real because the “next generation” begins to be designed shortly after the previous one was launched. What is most likely to exist so far are the first development kits, which are actually PCs with a CPU and GPU estimate that may not even look like the eventual console. These are designed to make developers think about what they can do more than doing things concretely.
The official development kits of the PS4 (called Orbis at the time) did not begin to appear until a year before the launch of the console, while the early kits existed up to 2 years before the announcement. Any case, cannot be reported if they exist or not since they are kept secret.
The other detail that enhances the situation is the existence of the Xbox One X, and the PS4 Pro considered a ” half generational jump .” None of these was a sales phenomenon, although they found an enthusiastic and niche audience that seeks maximum graphics fidelity. These released in 2016 and 2017 respectively, so it would be rare to see a new series of consoles so soon.
In short, according to these rumors, do not wait for the PS5 before 2020, and if it is postponed further, do not be surprised either – but everything is subject to change.