PS5 release update: Great news as Sony teases more PS4 games success

PS5 release update: Great news as Sony teases more PS4 games success

The latest PS5 release news and reports (Image: SONY)

Sony has managed to dominate the last few years in the console market with their PS4 and PS4 Pro gaming machines.

With over 86 million units sold and another good year behind them, things are looking positive for the PS5 release date.

Still without solid launch details, it’s reported that Sony is gearing up for a big reveal in 2019.

This should contain major details on what the tech giant has planned for the PlayStation 5, as well as basic release date details.

This might not include a day and a month, but fans are hoping Sony will at least establish the year they can expect the next-gen of console gaming to begin.

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And the company are already dropping hints about what they have planned for the future.

It’s fair to say that while Microsoft has focused more on their accompanying services – such as Xbox Game Pass – Sony has looked to single-player games for success.

Titles such as God of War, Detroit: Become Human and Marvel’s Spider-Man are just the latest success stories from the PlayStation exclusive stable.

And more are being planned for 2019, including the likes of The Last of US Part 2, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima.

So can fans expect the same strategy for planning single-player experiences on the PS5?

While Sony has said very little about their new console, they have dropped strong hints that they wish to continue their current work into the future.

Speaking about the rise of online-only titles such as Fortnite, PlayStation’s Warwick Light had some interesting comments to make.

Speaking to MCV UK, Light revealed that 2018 has been a massive year for Fortnite, while Sony saw their own very different publishing strategy working too.

“While 2018 was indisputably a big year for Fortnite, it was also a year which saw us really act like a publisher and focus on our exclusive titles whether it was God of War, Spider-Man, Detroit or VR titles such as Astro Bot,” Light says.

He followed this up by stating that PlayStation consumers had made it plain they were still very interested in single-player games and didn’t just want the latest “industry buzz around games-as-a-service and long-term engagement.”

“Buzzwords are one thing, what our players are demanding is another,” Light tells MCV UK.

“There’s still a huge audience for games that offer the best in single player narrative with stunning gameplay, as witnessed by the enormous popularity of both Spider-Man and God of War in this year’s charts. I was just at the Golden Joysticks – God of War won five…

“What Fortnite has reminded everyone is that gaming has the ability to impact popular culture in a similar way to music, film or TV, and that the next ‘big thing’ can come from games.

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“Interacting will always be more engaging than passively watching; there’s now several generations of players who appreciate that.”

So if player demand continues with the likes of Death Stranding and The Last of US 2, it seems a good bet Sony will want to keep it going for the PS5 release date.

When it comes to the subject of when the PS5 will be launched, many are betting on 2020.

Sony will reportedly host at least two events during 2019, one before E3 2019 that will showcase the PS5.

There has also been some surprising news from Sony, that serves as another potential hint for now.

It comes from a conversation on Twitter and is in connection with the lack of first-party PlayStation announcements during The Game Awards.

Sony PlayStation’s Shawn Layden was added into a comment regarding the lack of PS4 news and the hope that something is being primed for an announcement soon.

Layden replied to this by simply adding: “See you in the new year.”

While this might not be directly connected with the reveal of the PS5, it certainly teases something big for 2019.

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