PlayStation 5 release date rumors continue to do the rounds, as when several other new technology hardware will be announced and subsequently go on sale. This is certainly no different when it comes to gaming consoles.
Unfortunately, there’s bad news for anybody hoping for an E3 surprise. Despite the PlayStation 4 selling like hot cakes, the rumor mill is still spinning for the PS5. Here, over the past few days and weeks surrounding when Sony will release the PS5? Some had that potentially happening as soon as this year, but Kotaku has poured scorn on that possibility, rather suggesting that not only will the PS5 not come in 2018, it will take your time waiting a fair bit longer than the end of next year, too.
It looks like we have to wait until 2020 for a Sony PlayStation 5 release, which has been the subject of much discussion and it may have just been leaked, as way away off in 2020.
Kotaku also claims we won’t see the PS5 release date in this year, and also won’t glimpse the next-gen Sony console in 2019, either. All hope for a new console sooner than 2020 is not lost.
One of the multiple sources pointed out that Sony’s plans are not set completely. They are ready to be flexible should they need to – if Microsoft devices to release its next Xbox console before then, for example.
The PlayStation 4 originally arrived five years ago, the same goes for the Xbox One, for that matter – anyone expecting a replacement soon may be disappointed. But a timescale that will see the PS4 and PS4 Pro live on for a good while yet.
This article on SemiAccurate which claims that Sony has already sent out PlayStation 5 development kit to third-party game developers. This also claims the PS5 will land in 2018, which seems hopeful at best. Of course, there is a long life cycle when it comes to Sony’s consoles. That is because, PS4 did not arrive until seven years after the PS3, and seeing as we mentioned the Xbox One earlier, it’s worth noting that it itself did not make an appearance until eight years after its predecessor, the Xbox 360.
Based on the aforementioned notes, it’s entirely likely that we will not see a new Sony console any time soon, and Kotaku agrees.
Over the past month, I’ve spoken to dozens of game developers, across a variety of disciplines and studios, about the next generation of consoles. 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.
While the current mid-generation PS4 Pro is a stop-gap, but it’s one that launched relatively recently, so the PS5 will likely still be a while off as Sony continues to make money from games on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. And the PS4 Pro has plenty of life left in it yet.
Sorry guys – the wait until 2020 for PS5 release seems likely.