PlayStation 5: Release Date and Possible Launching Titles
As of present, there have been no direct indications that we’ll be seeing the PlayStation 5 anytime sooner than two years. However, new reports say that Sony is aiming to release the console in June of this year despite not being confirmed yet.
According to Semiaccurate, a self-professed industry insider, the tech giant is planning to debut the PlayStation 5 during E3 this year, which suggests that the device is already in development. Aside from this, the Marcus Sellars, a popular insider, also revealed that dev kits of the PS5 have already been distributed to trusted developers further supporting the claim of an early outing either late this 2018 or sometime in 2019.
In support of this, new reports show that PS4 sales are on the decline. With this being the case, Sony might already be planning to go into overdrive when it comes to the PS5’s creation, which means that the release schedule is going to be earlier than previously estimated.
However, an analyst in the form of Michael Pachter remains firm that the new console won’t be seeing a release earlier than 2020 as developing a console of that caliber takes an appropriate amount of time. USGamer also chimed in, they indicated that despite the decrease in PS4 sales, Sony could just drop the price of the current gen platform and bundle it with highly-anticipated titles this year such as Red Dead Redemption 2 to counter the decline in unit sales.
Aside from release news, other recent reports also tackle possible launching titles for the upcoming console. According to the USGamer, two games which always come into mind when talks of a PS5 debut arises is Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2 –games who are said to be coming out alongside the PS5 in 2020. They say that this holds especially true for The Last of Us: Part 2 since Sony isn’t rushing the creation of the title.
In addition to this, GTA 6 has also been rumored to drop as a launching title for the PlayStation 5 console. ValueWalk says that this might prove likely since the game has yet to receive a launch window for the current PS4 platform. They add that Sony is also capable of dropping GTA 6 to the PS4 initially and then proceed to port it for the PS5.
Though these developments sound exciting, Sony has yet to confirm the speculations. We advise our readers to take these updates with a grain of salt until otherwise proven true by Sony.