PlayStation 5: Is Sony Sending Out Developer Kits?

The technical evolution is unstoppable, but it seems that Sony is already looking into the future.

Marcus Sellars has been reliable with insider information recently – for example, he also correctly knew that Treyarch is developing Black Ops 4 (pardon, Black Ops IIII…), as well as yesterday’s Nintendo Direct event’s time. Now, on Twitter, he wrote a short but important sentence: „PS5 dev kits went out early this year to third-party developers.”

Developer kits are usually PCs or specialized hardware that could be on the same performance level as the next-gen console could be, but there could be changes during the console’s creation, too. (If it were a TEST kit, then the specs would be the carbon copy of the console, but that’s another thing altogether.) Dev kits usually offer the developers a base idea on how they could make their game run on the console acceptably.

We’d like to point out one definition from the tweet: „third party.” It means that outsider developers could have received a package from Sony, who could have given the dev kits to the first-party groups earlier than them if we can believe Sellars!

We already heard 2019 and 2020 both as possible launch years for the PlayStation 5. Seeing how third-party developers might already be inspecting what the PS5 could do, it seems plausible at the moment.

Source: Twitter

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