PlayStation 5 – If it was a poker match, this would be the point where Sony would probably say all-in.
We rarely reference a podcast twice on the same day, but that is the cast today – during Kotaku‘s Splitscreen podcast, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier said he heard about the PlayStation 5 launch titles, confirming that these games (he didn’t go into detail – Sony would probably sue him for breaking a non-disclosure agreement) would not be available on the PlayStation 4, making them exclusive to the PlayStation 5. These are possibly the first-party and second-party games, though, meaning these are either developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s studios or teams close to SIE. (So third-party titles, such as the next Assassin’s Creed, would not be part of his thought.)
Schreier doesn’t know of Microsoft’s plans, but he thinks the Project Scarlett launch titles would be available on PC, as well as the Xbox One (which would make sense, as Halo Infinite has been confirmed to go down this route). He added that the games will get a short demo period for you to check them out (similarly to what Netflix or other video streaming services have).
The PlayStation 5 will launch in about a year at an unknown date and with an unknown price (although we heard a rumour about both before), and we shouldn’t expect news about it on the December 10 State of Play. (Multiple rumours said Sony will have a PlayStation 5 reveal event in February, though.) The console might get a mid-gen update, just like how the PlayStation 4 did.
It’s hard to predict if the PlayStation 5 can keep the success of the PlayStation 4, or if the Xbox brand can fight back in the next generation. We’ll find it out in a year or so.
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