PlayStation fans who have been waiting to see the next generation of Sony's gaming console caught a glimpse of hope last year when an analyst predicted that the PlayStation 5 could debut by the end of 2019. However, that may be far from reality, if a new statement from the Japanese tech giant is any indication.
Takashi Mochizuki, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, revealed on Twitter today that Sony has confirmed it won't be launching a PlayStation 4 successor for at least the next 12 months. Based on this claim, it is possible the PS5 may be seeing the light of day sometime in mid-2020.
However, it may take a few months after launch before the PS5 becomes available to customers, possibly sometime in the fall of 2020. The PS4 for example, was released in November 2013 in North America.
Despite ambiguities in regard to the release of the PS5, it is certain that Sony is developing the next-gen console, as previously confirmed by President Kenichiro Yoshida. Not much is known about the PS5 in the way of specs, either. However, Mark Cerny, the lead system architect behind the PS4 and Vita, confirmed earlier this month that the console will be powered by an AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU paired with a custom Navi GPU. Cerny also revealed that the upcoming console will feature ray tracing and backward compatibility, among others.
Source: Takashi Mochizuki (Twitter)