2019 Sony Calendar: PlayStation 5 Reveal, PS4 And PSVR Games, And More
Tech enthusiasts and gamers alike are looking forward to what Sony has in store for 2019. So what can we expect from the company this year? Well, there’s the rumors regarding the announcement and release date for the PlayStation 5 (PS5), the upcoming PS4 games, and many more.
Is The PlayStation 5 Going To Be Released This Year?
There have been many rumors and speculations when the PS5 or Sony’s next-gen hardware (Sony has yet to confirm what name it will carry) will be released. However, so far 2020 is the most popular expected date.
One of the many reasons/speculations as to why it could be released in 2020 is because Sony announced in September 2018 that they’ve decided to cancel the 2018 PlayStation Experience (PSX). And then on November, they followed it up with a confirmation of a no-show at E3 2019 – E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is usually held in June.
On the same month, there’s also Reddit user RuthenicCookie who revealed some information regarding Sony’s plans for the PS5. According to the Reddit user, the company will do a “small” PS5 reveal in mid-2019 and will be followed by a full reveal at PSX 2019 in December. With this, fans can then expect the PS5 to be released in 2020.
This also happens to somewhat coincide with T3’s report back in September 2018 quoting Japanese analytical firm Ace Industries. According to the Japanese firm, they believe that the “PS5 will be introduced at the end of 2019“. Noticed that the word used was “introduce”? Now, we’re not ruling out the possibility that it could be a translation issue or something. But still, it’s interesting to see.
But Wait… Sony Confirmed They Won’t Attend E3 2019, So Where Do This “Small” Reveal In Mid-2019 Fall Into Place?
Assuming what RuthenicCookie said is true, it does leave you wondering when exactly is this “small” reveal in mid-2019. With this, the devil is in the bloody details.
We can say that mid-2019 is between June and July. But E3 has always been in June, right?
- E3 2013 – June 11 to 13
- E3 2014 – June 10 to 12
- E3 2015 – June 16 to 18
- E3 2016 – June 14 to 16
- E3 2017 – June 13 to 15
- E3 2018 – June 12 to 14
But what if the company decides to do that “small” reveal in July? That’s a possibility.
However, according to Pushsquare, Sony is looking into different ways to interact with its community. This is what the company had to say:
“PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently, and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.“
Perhaps Sony will follow Nintendo’s way of handling things? Usually, 2-3 days prior to the event, Nintendo will release a tease via Twitter.
As you can see, there are many factors to consider. With this, we can only wait until Sony makes an official announcement regarding their plans.
Games, Games, Games!
There are many PS4 games that are expected to be released this year. Just to name a few:
- Resident Evil 2 – January 25, 2019
- Kingdom Hearts III – January 29, 2019
- Metro: Exodus – February 15, 2019
- ANTHEM – February 22, 2019
- The Division 2 – March 15, 2019
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – March 22, 2019
- Days Gone – April 26, 2019
- Concrete Genie
Aside from this, there are also games reportedly coming to the PlayStation VR platform in 2019. These games are:
- Blood & Truth
- Star Child
- Ghost Giant
- Vacation Simulator
For 2019, Sony will also make some changes with their services. Pushsquare notes that there will be majors changes planned for PlayStation Plus, cross-play functionality, and the ability to change your PSN name. In addition to that, S Plus will drop its monthly selection of PS3 and PS Vita games in March.
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