Report: PlayStation 5 development kits have been released

 

Daniel Ahmad, analyst at Niko Partners, has said that PlayStation 5 development kits are now with select development studios. “PS5 dev kits are out there and I’ve heard positive things about it,” he posted on the ResetEra forums, but added “I wouldn’t expect any information in the immediate future.”

We have a healthy disregard for analysts here at TSA thanks to a certain ‘celebrity’ analyst who predicts all sorts of utter rubbish, but I’ve been following Daniel on Twitter for years and he’s not one for hyperbole or ridiculous claims so I think we can trust him.

Late last year Sony boss Kenichiro Yoshida said “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” but stopped short of using the name PS5.

So, PlayStation 5, it’s real, albeit as a box of PC parts held together with sellotape and dreams, and developers have got it on their desks. Next Gen starts here, all about the hype train, choo choo!

Source: ResetEra

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7 Comments

  1. Cross-game chat?

    • I think that needs updating to “Cross platform play?”

      • Indeed, but that doesn’t need new hardware 😉

  2. I’d love to be an analyst. All you have to do is either (a) make stupid shit up (like that ‘celebrity’ analyst we won’t name), or (b) state something ridiculously obvious.

    This falls under category (b) I suspect. A PS5 is clearly coming next year, so developers have the kit they need to start working on stuff this year.

    I still think November 2020 is most likely, with cheaper PS4s this year. Although early 2020 can’t be ruled out.

    What happens if the PS5 is just a more powerful PS4 with similar architecture and backwards compatibility though? Could PS5 games already be in development in a sort of “do it on the PS4, don’t worry if it looks like a slideshow, just hope the PS5 is powerful enough” way? Then the gap between PS5 development kits and an actual PS5 release could be shorter.

    • Crap, next year? I’d better start saving!

    • One rumour that you could say is 95% true is that both Sony and MS are sticking with AMD so both next gen consoles will be more powerful versions of the current ones. Just like upgrading your pc.

  3. Ehm… about that logo…

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