Sony is hard at work on a big reveal event for the PS5, but it seems that fans will have to wait longer than some may have expected.
A report offered by a reliable source mentions that Sony is planning to release the anticipated console in 2020 as a direct rival for the Xbox Scarlett. Many gamers were looking forward to a 2019 release since it would have given Sony a major advantage against Microsoft.
While it is important to keep in mind that reports like the one presented in this article have to be taken with a grain of salt, many of the arguments make sense. A major announcement event could take place on February 2020 when the console will be revealed.
Important details could be shared during the presentation, including a potential release date and the price of the unit. A relative release window could be offered, with a definite announcement coming at a later date. Sony used a similar strategy when the PS4 was announced.
One of the highlights of the leak is the fact that the Last of Us Part 2 could be among the launch titles, and the anticipated sequel could play an important role in selling the first units at launch, especially if a PS4 version will not be available during the same timeframe or at all.
The same report also mentions a new State of Play event which should take place on November 2019. It is expected that during the event the company will offer an official release date for The Last of Us Part 2. If the event will take place the rest of the report will gain more credibility.
A different report focused on the possible looks of the console, as the design of a developer kit was recovered from a popular patent platform. The front of the device is shaped like a V, an interesting stylistic choice.