PS5 nonetheless on monitor for vacation 2020 launch, Sony says

PS5 still on track for holiday 2020 launch, Sony says

Sony’s PlayStation 5 continues to be on monitor for its vacation 2020 launch window, the corporate mentioned in a press release issued in its financial results (PDF). Next-generation video games shouldn’t be affected both, Sony mentioned.

“Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, 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,” Sony mentioned within the assertion. “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.”

In its assertion, Sony additionally mentioned there was a “slight impact” on PlayStation 4 {hardware} manufacturing “due to issues in the component supply chain,” however that “demand in the short-term is being addressed with current inventory.”

In 2019, Sony introduced that the corporate’s next-gen console will probably be launched for “holidays 2020.” Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox Series X, is slated for a similar window. Microsoft mentioned in May that the novel coronavirus pandemic has not impacted the launch schedule, however might trigger recreation manufacturing delays.

Microsoft has been extra forthcoming with details about its next-gen console, whereas Sony’s data has lagged behind. We nonetheless don’t even know what the dang factor seems like. (But we have now seen the brand new controller, the DualSense.) On Tuesday, Sony did showcase a brand new emblem for PlayStation Studios — the Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios groups that develop its video games.

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