Sony shifts first-party development focus on next-gen PS5

Most of the focus for Sony is now on the PlayStation 5, where we might hear more at GDC 2019.

Published Wed, Jan 30 2019 9:14 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Sony's full internal development focus for its first-party developers is now the next generation PlayStation 5 console, something that industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has teased.

Sony shifts first-party development focus on next-gen PS5 |

Ahmad said to ResetEra: "in general, most of the focus for Sony [first party studios] 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. PS5 dev kits are out there and I've heard positive things about it", but we already knew the last part.

The first part where close developers and Sony itself is fully focused on the PlayStation 5 is great news as we are close to GDC 2019 and E3 2019, with the latter event Sony pulling out of - so expect the rumors of a mid-2019 announcement of the PS5 to be true. We already know that 18% of game developers are working on games for next-gen platforms, something that will include the rumored Next Xbox X console which sounds like it'll be even faster than the PS5.

Sony's next-generation PlayStation 5 console will have a Navi GPU inside of it from AMD, with Sony having large control and influence over its design with the Radeon Technologies Group. The latest news on internal specs will see it having an 8C/16T processor from AMD in the form of a custom Zen 2 chip, while it'll also feature a custom Navi GPU and undisclosed amount of shared GDDR6 memory.

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