Sony reportedly shifting first-party development to next PlayStation


An analyst renowned for his insider knowledge has asserted that Sony has shifted its first-party game development focus to its next console (likely to be called the PlayStation 5).

In a post on ResetEra, Niko Partners’ Daniel Ahmad wrote: “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.”

Ahmad’s assertions will ramp up speculation that Sony will unveil the PlayStation 5 this year –especially considering that, as we reported, the company has opted to skip this year’s E3 Show, which would allow it to create a separate splash of its own by revealing its next console.

As Ahmad pointed out, the upcoming Game Developers Conference, due to take place between 18 and 22 March 2019 in San Francisco, is likely to bring further revelations about development for the PlayStation 5.

To keep abreast of PlayStation-related news, keep an eye on Sony’s PlayStation website.