PlayStation 5 Confirmed Not To Launch During E3 2018; PS5 Possible Release Specified
During Sony’s official blogcast, it seems that the Japanese tech giant already confirmed that there will be no PlayStation 5 to appear on E3 2018. Now the big question among the fans is when the PS4 successor will really arrive?
Sony Blogcast Details
Shawn Layden, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Chairman confirmed during the podcast that there will be “no new hardware announcement at E3 2018”. This basically indicates we can most definitely rule out any such PS5 launch.
Aside from the bad news regarding the PS5 release, Layden also confirmed that the E3 2018 would showcase special looks and deep dives on four upcoming video games. These titles were Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding, Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima, Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2.
Though it’s not directly apparent, this announcement is very revealing considering those past Sony E3 conferences have continuously had one eye on the future. For the first time in somewhat a few years, Sony won’t be attempting to look past the company’s past existing AAA lineup. Depending on your viewpoint, this can be a sign that the Japanese tech company is winding down its the first-party video games as it approaches a new gaming console generation.
PS5 Release Date
According to Daily Star, Sony would release the PlayStation 5 anywhere in the Q4 of 2019, but more possibly in 2020. Nonetheless, one of the most thought-provoking comments from this story stated that Mark Cerny, who’s once the lead architect on the PS4, was once more “hitting the road, talking to developers about their needs for the next-gen PlayStation.”
It is worth noting that this is the first case that Sony’s own top brass was mentioned regarding the PS5 since Shawn Layden’s comments. With that, the PS4 successor might still be years away, but if Cerny is out there conversing the possibility of such gaming console, it’s likely that from E3 onwards we could see a lot more gossips coming from the first and third party devs.
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