In a Financial Statement By Sony, The PS5 Is Still On Track For a Holiday 2020 Release
The release of a new console generation is always an exciting prospect. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both received a significant amount of hype in the lead-up to their releases, despite the latter stumbling on several occasions. However, recent events have led many to believe that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X may not be released at the end of the year, as originally intended. However, Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series X is on track and now it seems the PS5 is also on track.
According to a recent financial statement by Sony, though, it looks as though the PS5 is still on track for a holiday 2020 release. In addition, the technology and entertainment giant has claimed that there are “no major issues in-game software development” to deal with in the coming months. While this may be optimistic, it certainly looks as though it will be the case.
However, Sony did acknowledge that development of the PlayStation 5 and games for the console has been affected because of the worldwide pandemic. In a report, the company noted:
“Although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.”
PlayStation 5’s Third-Party Content
The company also addressed possible concerns about third-party content, noting that there are no issues with its development pipeline. This should be good news for players looking for PS5 launch titles and exclusives. As Sony claims:
“At this point in time, major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”
There’s, naturally, still a lot of time between now and the holiday season, which means that there’s plenty of time for more announcements from the company about the release. If some rumours are to be believed, then many of these should be positive. However, that doesn’t mean that all of them with be PS5-related.
In contrast, some reports suggest that the PlayStation 4 will see several exclusives over the coming months. If correct, this could be a boon for the console as it reaches the end of its lifecycle. For example, it’s expected that The Last Of Us 2 will be confirmed as a PS4 exclusive next month. Following that, Ghosts of Tsushima is rumoured to be exclusive to the console, too.
These should subsequently be released for the PlayStation 5. Regardless of whether they’ll have PS5-formatted disks doesn’t seem to matter, with the console having backwards compatibility for almost all PlayStation games.
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