Is It Time For Sony To Unveil the Playstation 5?

Is it time for Sony to start thinking about the next iteration of the Playstation? Or should the gaming powerhouse play the long game and respond what its competitors are up to

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Snookies122324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

I'm saying 2019 would be a good year to begin showing a potential PS5.

Eonjay2324d ago

Plus we still have plenty of good games coming. We aren't gonna to stop being excited for these games to focus on a PS5 yet.

Mr Pumblechook2324d ago

As Nyxus said 'No, too early.'

There will be no PS5 in 2018, or 2019 and to be honest I don't even think we will see it in 2020.

rainslacker2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Maybe start hinting at it, but they're going to want to highlight their 2019 games more than a new console. Sony is more likely to release in the same year they announce, so a summer announcement, with a holiday release. I suspect 2020.

2020 will give them 7 years on the market. While a competitor can put pressure on them, it does take time to stage a new system release, which includes getting games support, and since they're not in the process of doing that, outside the early game support, I can't see it coming next year.

On the discussion of competition, if they release next year, it gives MS a year or two to one up them, which could throw the whole power balance off for Sony. The longer Sony waits, the more they put the pressure on MS to release in the same time frame. Sony wouldn't want MS to have an extended power advantage on the market. The mid-gens are one thing, but a brand new gen with the Xbox being significantly more powerful because it released a couple years after, just mandates that Sony would have to do another mid-gen, as opposed to it being more casual like it is now.

Brian76554922324d ago

Development is rumored to already be under way so don't be surprised if they announce it in 2019. No way they will say anything this year.

Looks to me a 3 year cycle is going to be common now. PS4, 2013, PS4 Pro, 2016, PS5 2019, 2022 PS5 Pro.

mikeslemonade2324d ago

PS5 should have came out in 2017

FinalFantasyFanatic2323d ago

I'm expecting 2020 or 2021-ish as a time frame for release, 2019 still feels a bit too early to me because of the slew of quality games in the works, that and the time it takes for technology to trickle down to the price acceptable for consoles.

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Eldyraen2323d ago

I think we will see news of it next year at the latest, even if it’s just an announcement for a 2020 reveal. Next year will be Japan’s 25th PS anniversary which would make a perfect “25 years in Gaming, and the future of PS” reveal (or 2020 release if Worldwide tie-in and a bit later for launch).

Question is, when would it release?

If it releases next year, which is a possibility but one I still doubt, then it would need revealed by e3 ‘19. Most games PS has announced at this point should release by then (most by next year—Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima, TLOU2, Spider Man and Death Stranding being the real AAA question marks still). Of those, we will probably have seen DG, SM, and TLOU2 releases by next Spring imo. Ghost and Death? Who knows, maybe a bit later and possibly even as PS4 Swan Songs (TLOU2 would make a perfect one though—to end the generation just like the original did). One might even be Next Gen for all we know as I don’t ever seeing “PS4” really being attached to either Ghost or DS directly.

So, I think part of it comes down to what is shown at this e3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t announce too many new games (a few probably, especially a remaster/collection) and focused heavily on the unreleased games again—this time going heavier in gameplay side of them (tlou, ghost, open world Spider-Man, etc). If not much “new” is shown, ‘19 reveal is more likely than 2020 imo as surprises will make the PS5 shine even if it releases in 2020.

If 2020 release, probably see it revealed at PSX ‘19, early december to coincide with Japan’s 25th anniversary as I mentioned. Less shown off then however since release will be further away, but also show PS4 a last hurrah with big Spring before PS5 in the Fall of 2020 and still a couple post-PS5 games (that probably get PS5 enhancements as think BC will be a thing for both PS/Xbox from now on).

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rpvenom2324d ago

I agree.. way too early.. I'll only be ready for PS5 after GTA 6 releases for this generation.

rpvenom2324d ago


Yeah I know.. but one can hope.. what happened to the days where two gta games would release per generation... (insert cry face emoji)

madforaday2324d ago


Now they can make an original GTA game for this generation and then remake it for the PS5.

TheCommentator2324d ago

Honestly, I say the longer they wait, the better. They're in no position to rush things with their current success and would only piss off some people who bought the Pro. It's not worth it.

I prefer Xbox, but let's face it; In a best case scenario MS announces new 1st party studios acquisitions and several games, but it still won't be a significant impact to Sony for at least a few years anyways. And that's a world-stunning performance by MS I'm talking about and very, very unlikely to happen. Again, I say let the "mid-gen" consoles ride themselves out and then upgrade; it's better for everybody.

AmUnRa2323d ago

Agree 110%, you hit the nail on the head.

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TheCommentator2323d ago (Edited 2323d ago )

Kind of off topic, Cigi, but I see what you're saying about the future of things being advantageous for MS. That's more of a long term thing though, and even a turnaround at E3 this year would not yield results that have any immediate impact on Sony. Sony has got games for days and MS only has a handful at the moment.

To your point, if all this work MS out into the notion of BC/FC pays off though then it will break the cycle of starting over at the beginning of a generation. This is true for gamers and the industry in general. If MS makes the "2X" the lead platform and the 1X the "budget console" in a few years then MS already has an install base for next generation software and a cheap entry point into the newest games at a lower fidelity.

Sony is going to have to develop a hypervisor like MS if they intend to compete with MS in this regard, and they still may not have the ability to use the Pro like MS will use the 1X it the scenario I just described. Sony's got games and MS has got HW and each will need to catch up to the other in their own ways, so it could get really interesting over the next few years for sure.

Xenophon_York2324d ago

The same panic happened with the PlayStation 4 being discussed. By the time the PS4 launched hardly anyone complained.

WilliamSheridan2324d ago

2021 or 22 release. No way we get anything this year. Next year the earliest. Announcing this early will kill sales of the current gen.

Seraphim2324d ago

when PS4 dropped, as always there's speculation already about when the next might release. I always said 2019 at the earliest though most likely 2020-2021. At the same time we never would have imagined a mid gen upgrade in the Pro. Considering the steam PS4 has, PS4 Pro, PS4 pricing, etc. I'd imagine at earliest we'd see an announcement would be 2019 with a release in 2020. I just don't see Sony already dropping a PS5 in 2019. My guess would be 2021 atm but 2020 wouldn't be surprising.

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rainslacker2324d ago

Can't see why they'd be in a hurry. I'm not really in a hurry. I still think the best is yet to come this gen, and I'd rather not disrupt that with a new gen launch right now, or soon.

As of right now, I can't see anything really threatening Sony's market dominance, so from a business perspective, there is no reason to risk losing market share by jumping to the next gen too early.

On the plus side, the longer they hold out, the stronger their next console can be vs a reasonable price.

I suspect they'll announce mid-2020, and release for that holiday. Sony already has games announced expected to release in 2019, and a new console will just distract from that, unless Sony plans to cross gen them, or release most of their games early in the year.

FinalFantasyFanatic2321d ago

Can we just stop being excited about shiny new things, with the amount of life left in the ps4 I don't see any reason to be enthused about a new playstation.

Ceaser98573612324d ago

2020 Nov will be a good time to release the PS 5 and since Sony made a lot of profit this time. I hope they invest well on the PS 5 .. 4K 60fps should be mandatory ... At least go for a powerful CPU... 499 USD with 4K 60fps and introducing Backward compatibility will be a win win for Sony.. They can take time and introduce PS4 bc during PS5 3rd year..

Inzo2324d ago

The article isnt asking if its time to release the PS5, its asking if its time to unveil the PS5 and I dont think its too soon for Sony to do so, it it will fall right into their mantra of releasing a new console every six years. An unveiling of the PS5 at E3 2018 will, imho mean that we will most likely have a PS5 release date around November 2019 if Sony's history is anything to go by.

Elimin82323d ago

I agree, too early. However 2020 just sound so right for release or at the least reveal?

savedsynner2323d ago

Agreed. They still want to get some juice out of the PS4 Pro and just announcing PS5 for 2020 will keep alot of people from buying a PS4 Pro.