Analyst: PS5 Dev Kits are Out, Sony’s First-Party Studios Focusing on PS5 Games
According to different forecasts, Sony will reveal this year the successor of PlayStation 4 and although there is nothing official by Sony Interactive Entertainment, there is information that suggests that within the studios of the same company and some third-party they are already working with the development kits of the new console. Precisely, this weekend, Daniel Ahmad revealed very interesting information about what is currently happening in the Sony gaming division.
A couple of days ago, Daniel Ahmad, a renowned analyst at Niko Partners, published in Resetera interesting details about the news of SIE and what could happen this year before the imminent announcement of the PS5.
To start, the analyst predicted that Sony’s gaming division will have a fiscal year with very good results and even the results of the company’s games and services divisions will break records. In that sense, Ahmad considered that the growth will be driven by the success of online services and the most active transition towards the consumption of digital games.
That said, the analyst at Niko Partners turned on the expectation of PlayStation users by revealing that major releases for the first half of this year are already established and will reach PS4, but those originally planned for the second half of the year could register changes in their launch dates and even on the platform.
Also, the surprise of the publication came when Ahmad revealed that Sony has 2 sets of known franchises that have not been announced and these could debut on PS4 or PS5, although they could also be cross-gen: “2019 will be another solid year for the platform due to the large install base, growing network sales, strong third party software, first party software and back catalog. Lineup for the first half of the year is set but second half is still in flux. Sony also has a couple of unannounced games (already existing IP) with PS4 in mind but I’m conscious that there have been discussions around making them cross gen/next gen titles. In general, most of the focus for Sony 1P is on PS5 right now. It is still early to talk about next gen but I imagine we’ll hear some whispers come out of GDC.”
“PS5 dev kits are out there and I’ve heard positive things about it. But I wouldn’t expect any information in the immediate future,” he said in another post.
Thus, the revelations of Daniel Ahmad have given some certainty about what will happen in the division of Sony games, but have also sown doubt about what will happen with the launch of very important titles like The Last of Us: Part II, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima, which, until now and despite not having a release date, are thought of as PS4 titles.
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