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!