PlayStation 5 Date?
PlayStation 5 sooner than expected?
A Sony Interactive Entertainment job listing may have revealed that PlayStation 5 will launch in October 2020.
PlayStation 2 was launched in North America in October of 2000, and history suggests the console will launch in different territories at different times: PlayStation 4 was launched in North American two weeks before the European launch, while the Japanese launch trailed by four months.
- Sony has never had a simultaneous global launch for a home console
- This contradicts rumours that PlayStation 5 could be delayed well into 2021 by COVID-19
Show your cards, Sony: While Microsoft has talked a lot about Xbox Series X, showing off both hardware and games, Sony has just revealed the new DualSense controller. The console design is still a secret, and no games have been shown. If there’s less than six months left before launch, we can expect Sony to start a considerable marketing push soon.
Editor’s Note: Following the hours after this was written, Sony’s PR reps in Japan responded to a request for comment from Famitsu.com, saying that the recruiting site had “made a mistake and the date was still set for Holiday 2020”.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Why is Gandhi so uncharacteristically aggressive in the Civilization games?
- A disgruntled programmer changed the code
- There was a glitch in Gandhi’s stats
- Historical context
- The dev team just didn’t like Gandhi
Now THIS is Pod Racing!
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer was developed in just two years by the team behind Nintendo 64 launch title Shadows of the Empire.
Lucasarts started development immediately after completing Dash Rendar’s 64-bit adventure, based on little more than a few frames of footage from the upcoming Phantom Menace.
Those few frames seem to have been ample inspiration: The game appeared on several consoles, although the PlayStation version was never finished. The game is full of music and sound effects lifted straight out of the movie, and Jake Lloyd – who played Anakin Skywalker – provided voiceover and even promoted the game at E3.