We were all expecting to see Sony at E3, but when they announced that – for the first time in 24 years, they wouldn’t participate in the event, all hope was lost for the PS5. While some thought that maybe PlayStation will release the PS5 in 2020, and announce it during an event of their own, others are not so optimistic.
We explained a few days earlier why PlayStation 5 is Not Coming in 2020, as suggested by Yasuo Imanaka, an analyst for Rakuen Securities (Tokyo). His theory is that the PS5 will probably get on the market in 2021. And by looking at the private event held this week by Sony, we’re afraid we must agree with Imanaka.
Destination PlayStation – Nothing About PS5!
According to Resetera forum’s modiz user, a marketer that participated during the private event took a screenshot of the theater show on day one:
Destination Playstation is a closed off event for retailers where Sony is showcasing the products releasing in the upcoming year.
A marketer posted screenshots from the event with one of them clearly showing The Last of Us Part 2, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and lastly Days Gone.
We still do not know about the release windows of the first three, but the fact they were shown in there, likely means that Sony is aiming to launch all 3 before the end of Q1 2020.
A later update added that:
The stage show the first day is just a hype show. They show the same videos and games that are already public. Everything about unannounced games is done in the casitas or meeting rooms, not in the theater show on day 1.
The forum participants also added that the event included some images from third-party developers – Square Enix, Activision/Blizzard, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, and Konami.
Days Gone will be released in April, so the other three should be released by the end of March 2020 or something like that, with some distance in between to let the games get their period of marketing.
What nobody heard about was the PS5, which could only mean it’s not yet time to reveal it. Let’s hope we get more updates from insiders!
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