Sony PlayStation 5 due for release this year despite Coronavirus

Sony confirms the PlayStation 5 is due to be released later this year, and Sony has not introduced further delays due to Coronavirus.

Employees working from home and the restriction to factory operations has hed drastic effects around the globe, and it had people wondering whether Sony could meet the deadline they had set.

The team at Sony seem to have pulled together though to ensure the PS5 is available for Christmas, stating “remains on track for launch in this holiday season” and that there was “no major issues in game software development”.

Sony did however go on to say that it hasn’t been an easy ride during the current global pandemic.“Regarding the launch of the PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season,”

This news was released in the Sony year end report, and they forecast the following months as good stating, “at this point in time major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”

They can also be encouraged by the massive uptake in gaming during this period which reflects very positively on most aspects of the PS4 console.

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