Everyone's favourite industry analyst Michael Pachter reckons Death Stranding, the PlayStation 4 exclusive from Hideo Kojima, will end up being a cross-gen title. In other words, it'll arrive on both PS4 and the inevitable PS5.
"My bias is that [Sony] will also launch [PS5] in 2020, so no reason to announce any current generation exclusives other than the ones announced so far. Death Stranding will likely be a cross-generation title," The Pach told GamingBolt.
Indeed, the safest bet for PS5's release year seems to be 2020. Taking Death Stranding's development into account, it's not unreasonable to assume that Kojima's project could launch on both systems by the time it's finished.
Cross-gen games are bound to become a talking point once the PS5 is actually announced. It's safe to say that most PlayStation fans are hoping for, or perhaps even expecting, backwards compatibility to be a core function of the PS5, allowing it to play PS4 games right off the bat. How that might play into the cross-gen discussion should be an interesting detail to observe over the next few years.
What do you think of this, anyway? Will Death Stranding end up on PS5 as well as PS4? Walk across a barren but beautiful landscape in the comments section below.
That's my prediction also. Gimme money.
Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Thought it had been a while since we heard from michael pachter stating the bleeding obvious. Welcome back
i guess Michael Pachter's name emits too much hate across the globe 😂
I could see it happen.
Now the question I have is, what differences would the PS5 version have compared to the PS4 version? Only time will tell.
If Sony are smart then PS5 will have some form of Xbox One X style backwards compatibility with PS4 where it simply optimises all existing games and hopefully without the need to turn on boost modes and such. Which would have the benefit of us being able to keep our library and not have to talk about cross gen games as it wouldn't really matter
Sounds reasonable. I haven't seen a Patcher article in a while though.
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I don't think Sony will do a cross gen game together simultaneously because they rarely do. They will either release Death Stranding on PS4 first then PS5 a year of so later or skip PS4 altogether. Releasing them both together would be a mistake cos they won't be much incentive to get the PS5 version especially when it be inevitably be more expensive.
Would kinda prefer ps5 only if it means theyre able to better optimize. Im pretty confident ill get the new console within first year
I'm calling it now both Death Stranding and Cyberpunk will both be cross gen games. I'll take my money now
If he thinks that, it’s confirmed that Death Stranding is a PS4 game.
Sony alway release their new console system on Holiday year.. my bet is PS5 coming out in November 2020.. Death Stranding could be out in Early 2020 then it also coming out on PS5 after PS5 come out first
Eh, I dunno. Kojima has said he's aiming for a release before the Tokyo Olympics so we'll see.
@Rob_230 If you're interested in seeing him predict even more obvious stuff on a regular basis, he actually still has a show over at Siftd.net called Pachter Factor. It's basically the same as the old Pach Attack show from GameTrailers (Siftd is run by the former editor-in-chief of GT).
@PS4fan yup, this prediction is a lock for me as well. i think sony will announce ps5 officially in early 2020 at a small venue with a release in the same year which would mirror how ps4 was revealed/released back in 2013.
@Savino i don't think last of us part 2 or ghost of tsushima are cross gen — reason being they are likely to be launching by summer/fall 2019, whereas death stranding is looking to be a VERY late ps4 release. 2020 wouldn't surprise anyone for death stranding and that is so close to the ps5 launch that it might as well be released as a ps4 and enhanced ps5 port.
God only knows how this guy is still given a platform to air his opinions, he is wrong more often than he is right.
@Turismo4GT FFVII remake is also part of the PS5 library, where's my paycheck?
@TwinsUltra64 mind-blowing prediction, bro. Who should we make the cheque out to? Or should it be direct deposit? Send your banking details to:
I'm A Nigerian Prince Enterprises
@Turismo4GT I think we should create a Gaming prediction YouTube channel only for Premium users.
@TwinsUltra64 I can see the ad revenue bucks rolling in now
After mgsv his games suck
I held off on a lot of the last big PS3 games while waiting on PS4. Everyone i held off on ended up on PS4 also. I didn't want to buy them twice!! I will wait again unless some upgrade is offered.
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