Despite bringing the world to a complete standstill, Sony has today reiterated that the launch of the PlayStation 5 has not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Revealed in the Japanese giant's latest financial results for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2020, it states that PS5 is still on course to release this holiday season.
The statement reads: "Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season. At this point in time major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony's own first-party studios or its partners' studios."
We can all breathe a big sigh of relief then. There had been a lot of worry that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would have a dramatic impact on the launch of the PS5, with some assuming that it would be pushed out of this year to a March 2021 release. But now, as some countries cautiously leave lockdown, it still looks like we'll be getting our hands on Sony's next-gen console by the end of this year. That's definitely something to look forward to.
[source sony.net, via twitter.com]
PS5's SSD will be so fast that you won't even be able of getting snacks while the game loads.
The problem of being faster than light is that you can only live in darkness.
@Vegetto Dang I didn't think of that O.O"
I hope this covid19 ends, hope everyone is staying safe.
@Vegetto oh snap, never thought of that.
Lots of rumours swirling that geoff keighley's stream today could be some kind of info drop on the PS5. Its an hour long and hes described it as one of the most important events of the summer. Lets see!!
@Vegetto Prepare the snack before you start gaming. Rookies...
@LN78 I agree. I think a lot of people are going to be hanging on this time. We are only starting the huge impact this is going to have on us all. Its going to get a lot worse before it gets better
@LN78 oh true very true
But i work retail so my job is doing very well so it's certainly on my shopping list 😁
Good news. I need something to look forward to. Guess I can earmark some of the refund from the family summer holiday...
It seems home gaming is even more important than it has ever been.
I just hope stock catch up with demand for all companies.
I still need to grab a Switch for a late birthday present. I still think demand will be unprecedented for new gen consoles and will break records.
I dread to think how long the queues will be as we got to keep 2 meters away from everyone when queuing up for the PS5 I am taking my time with games at the moment so I should be ok until next year, so when it comes it comes
Not directly related to the article but I see Takashi Mochizuki is still going on with his bad takes and misleading quotes. When will people learn?
@DeepSpace5D @eumenes @TVRFLY @Vegetto Back in the cartridge days - when there wasn't any load time, either - we used to pause the game when we needed to grab a snack/use the bathroom.
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