While Sony hasn’t revealed even a tidbit of info regarding the PS5 other than Sony’s CEO deeming it as “necessary,” we now get news that Sony’s first-party studios (Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios, etc.) are reportedly focusing on PS5 already.
This bit of news comes from industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, who’s been known to be dependable with these things. Over on video game forum ResetEra, Ahmad posted a graph detailing Sony’s lucrative online network services business, where he also dropped the following:
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.
Obviously, this is not official, but again, Ahmad has been known to be accurate when it comes to these things. Also, it’s not really surprising if Sony’s first-party studios are now focusing on PS5 content, as we’re most likely nearing the tail end of this generation of consoles.
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