SIE First-Party Studios Are Starting To Focus On PS5, Dev Kits Are Out There, Says Analyst

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) had a great year with the PS4 and they are on track to do even better in 2019 according to analyst Daniel Ahmed, who works at Niko Partners.

PS5 rumors are starting to grow with the start of a new year where it is expected to make a debut. We have heard rumors about Sony working on PS5, hardware specs leaking through product code, next-gen mentions by developers in their job listing, and this is just a small glimpse of it.

Daniel Ahmed has shared some information on Sony’ future and especially their expectations this year and about the PS5 dev kits going out to developers.

“PS5 dev kits are out there and I’ve heard positive things about it. But I wouldn’t expect any information in the immediate future,” says Daniel Ahmed in a post on resetERA forums.

In another post, he shares his views on what Sony has in store for 2019 where he talks about how they have started to think about first-party support for PS5.

“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.”

2019 looks like it will be an interesting year for Sony Interactive Entertainment and PlayStation fans. Sony is not attending the upcoming E3 2019 mega event either, so rumors are circulating that they will have their own media event to reveal the PS5 and make any potential announcements about the future of the PlayStation ecosystem.

Danial Arshad Khan

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