Blockbuster franchises will return in 2020 exclusive to PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 4 platform is currently enjoying great financial and critical success, having launched in 2013 to quickly sell 100 million units and become the most popular home video game console. Holiday 2020 will see it replaced with the imminent arrival of PlayStation 5, however, kicking off a totally new generation with lots to look forward to. While we’ve still not seen what PlayStation 5 will look like, Sony has drip-fed us plenty of insightful titbits that help paint a clearer picture.
For one, we know that PlayStation 5 will continue to be the home of many great franchise sequels like the inevitable God of War 2 and the second Marvel’s Spider-Men as well as all-new blockbuster exclusives like Gearbox’s looter-slasher Godfall. The new console has already been confirmed to support discs in addition to digital media, indicating that it will cater to players of all preferences.
When is the PS5 release date?
Currently, we have nothing more specific than ‘Holiday 2020’ for the official release of the PS5, but based on previous console launches, we can pinpoint the release date with a solid degree of accuracy.
While both Sony and Microsoft will be keen to be the ones to launch their console first, we predict both will hold off until November. In Sony’s case, this is when the original PS4 and PS4 Pro both launched, and was the intended release month for the PS3 before it was delayed in Europe. November is traditionally the biggest month of the year for gaming retail, hence why November is popular.
All the initial versions of the four PlayStation consoles have launched in Europe on a Friday, and that’s likely to be the case again, given Friday is now the gaming industry’s de facto day to launch new games and hardware. However, Sony will want to avoid the final Friday in November 2020, as this is Black Friday. They’ll no doubt want their new flagship console to get the limelight all to itself.
For these reasons, we’re predicting that the most likely PS5 release date is Friday 13th, November 2020.