November 26th, 2018, 17:38 Posted By: wraggster
We are closing in fast to the end of our current console cycle, and rumors are flying around fast these days, first with a possible Switch Pro in March 2019, and now more recently Microsoft rumored to be launching an disc-less Xbox One in Spring 2019, and today the news was announced that now Sony besides not doing their own PSX event this holiday season in 2018 they are now will be also skipping the E3 in 2019, which means come December 2019 we could see an special PSX event just for launching their PS5.
With the PS4 turning five this year, it's safe to say that Sony's PS5 is in active development. More so when you consider that development kits for the console are already out in the wild.
"As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community," said Sony in a statement. "PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can't wait to share our plans with you."
And while Sony won't have its own event around or during E3 like EA tends to do, some speculate that it's to focus on the PS5.
"Based on conversations with developers across the industry, I expect the PlayStation 5 to be released in 2020, and the publisher skipping E3 2019 certainly points to that," claims Kotaku's Jason Schreier who has a solid track record when it comes to industry happenings of the more nebulous variety, such as a yet to be announced console.
The PS5 may have a 2020 release date and it will be using AMD's Navi GPU. Previously it was suggested that the PS5 would also be using AMD's Ryzen CPU tech and it seems that AMD will have a hand in the PS5's GPU as well. This is according to a report from WCCFtech citing "sources intimately familiar with the entire situation". In addition to letting slip when we could expect the PS5, it delves deeper into the reasoning for AMD not announcing a new GPU at Computex 2018 - it has found the custom-applications space more lucrative.
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NEWS SOURCE: Sony Skipping E3 2019, Possibly to Prepare for PS5 Launch (via) Gadgets360
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