Our Take on PlayStation 5 in 2020, Animal Crossing: Globetrotter & BioShock 4 Rumors

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "Another week, another set of video game rumors fresh off the press. This week we are hearing various reports of a couple of big, popular franchises making their debut on this generation of consoles as well as a potential look at the next generation of systems coming from Sony. While we here at the Link-Cable bureau of investigations and rumors would love for all of these to be true and confirmed we’re going to have to settle for just giving our takes on whether or not these rumors will prove to be a sign of things to come."

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DivineAssault 1812d ago

2020 sounds right to me..Theres a lot of big AAA games confirmed for PS4.. Then again, if its BC they can in 2019 but im betting 2020..

Minute Man 7211812d ago

I'm thinking 2021, mini reveal in February, full reveal E3. Here's my thinking, Sony wants to pass the PS2 #s by @least 35 million and they could with $200 and $149 price with all these great exclusives they can. They have momentum and announcing early can stop it

DivineAssault 1812d ago

I doubt theyll delay their next console for old glory.. If it happens, it will be while the PS5 is out

wonderfulmonkeyman1812d ago (Edited 1812d ago )

I honestly am not quite convinced they WILL do a PS5 within the next 5 years, if not longer.
The PS4 Pro is such a huge success that they could probably ride that cash horse well into 2025 with no issues, unless we see an unforeseen HUGE leap in affordable gaming technology.

But recently the gap, at least graphically, has been growing smaller and smaller between each console generation, which makes me feel that, with no signs of that changing, the odds of a PS5 that soon aren't likely.

I think it'd take a big change for Sony to make a big change, when the PS4Pro is already proving itself to be almost everything Sony fans want in a Sony home console.

Of course, I could be wrong, and they could continue pursuing whatever small tech gap the current small improvements in tech allow them to affordably pursue, but if Sony wants to push past the PS4 Pro's success in one huge blast of amazing sales, I don't think another console where there isn't an intense gap in technological capability will do it for them. The PS4 Pro is just that much of a sales success.

As for Animal Crossing? Not excited.
It was never really my thing; farming/life simulations never really were.

Bioshock 4, though? Now THAT makes me excited. I wasn't the biggest fan of Infinite but the first and second games absolutely sea-floored me, and I'm all for more of that kind of action in the near future. [Though I'm mixed on whether or not I want the little sisters, or anything similar to them, to return. They were cute/interesting as a game mechanic, but they also made it hard to get all the upgrades you wanted unless you went full-on bad-guy route.XD]

My big hope is that they keep the powers and the stellar music, though.
Maybe upgrade the Melee combat options a bit, but definitely don't skimp on the powers and music. Story as well.

Thatguy-3101812d ago

LOL at the though of Sony riding this console generation until 2025...... 2020 is spot on if you ask me

wonderfulmonkeyman1812d ago (Edited 1812d ago )

I don't see why they wouldn't.
They did it with the PS3 by extending it to nearly ten years, and that was just to recoup losses incurred from selling the system at a loss for so long.
Now that they've got a hit on their hands that's making them more money hand-over-fist than the PS3 ever did, why wouldn't they drag it out an extra 5 or 6 years, if no tech leaps justify a newer one before that point?

Heck, I'd even argue that waiting until 2025 would allow Sony to MAKE that tech leap a reality.
Giving the PS5 more time allows them to let the tech gap widen, right alongside improvements to visuals, which means the PS5 would make a much larger impression when it finally does release.

Besides, it's not like the PS3 was the only system to have a 6 or more year lifespan. The 3DS line has been going for how long now? I know its a portable, but my point is that it's still a gaming platform, and stands as an example that it isn't unheard of for devs to stretch the life cycles of their tech out a long way, given the right incentives.


2020 feels soon but its really not

MAULxx1812d ago (Edited 1812d ago )

I'll just say this; Beyond Good & Evil 2, FF VII remake, Cyberpunk 2077 & Death Stranding look to me like they'll be PS5 games. Now, FF VII & Death Stranding I could easily see being released for both PS4 & PS5. I could be wrong as I'm just speculating but the stage seems set for a Nov 2019 PS5 release. That's a good 6 year run for PS4 & prime time. I think they'll want to get out ahead of MS & get a PS5 Pro out around 2022.