PlayStation 5 Release Confirmed For Holiday 2020
Next-generation console gaming has been approaching at a steady pace as of late, with numerous pieces of speculation coming forward in between admittedly-sparse official announcements. Sony notably dropped the first word on the PlayStation 5 back in April, revealing the system’s impressive specifications and vast improvements over the company’s current console offerings. Even more official details have now been revealed, including confirmation of the console’s long-awaited release window.
As unveiled on the PlayStation Blog, the PS5 was announced for release late next year, the post confirming the next-gen console will finally launch during Holiday 2020. “Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring,” said SIE President Jim Ryan. “Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 8, 2019
This new development comes after intense speculation from both fans and industry professionals, with potential PlayStation 5 release dates ranging from a surprise 2019 launch to several varying times set for sometime next year. Now that the PS5 is slated for a late 2020 release, speculation will now likely venture guesses about potential launch games or perhaps when the inevitable PlayStation 5 Pro will come out. We still haven’t had a proper look at what the system will look like, but a recently-revealed dev kit design may provide an answer.
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