So Far The Sony PS5 Is Still On Track Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Things could change, though, as the Coronavirus has had a “wide-ranging impact” on Sony’s manufacturing.

Not that long ago, Sony released a statement in regard to the “impact and spread of the novel coronavirus” on the company and that there would be “no material impact” on games or network services through September 30, 2020 – the date when its fiscal year ends. The company was quick to point out that there were severe disruptions to its supply chains in Asia, though, and that it’s had a “wide-ranging impact” on the production of its electronic products. This basically tells us that the future of PlayStation, its first-party games, and the PlayStation 5 could, ultimately, be affected if the disease continues to spread and impact manufacturing.

The company did announce that it was “carefully monitoring the risk of delays in production schedules for game software titles at both its first-party studios and partner studios,” at least two of which we know are The Last of Us 3, and Ghost of Tsushima.  At the same time, Sony also confirmed that both the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Resident Evil 3 remake were affected by COVID-19, so it wouldn’t be surprising if that effect carries over to the PS5 or its launch games as well.

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Now, Sony has issued a new statement to Bloomberg and explained that the outbreak hasn’t had any major effects on the launch of PS5, which is still expected to arrive for the holiday season of 2020. Of course, we’re still waiting on a price for the next-gen PS5 and we’ve yet to see what it looks like, so at this point, we should probably take everything with a grain of salt.

Until we learn more, check out our comparison between the Xbox Series X and PS5, what we know about PS5 backward compatibility, what we know about the Sony PS5, what we know about the Xbox Series X, or what we know about the Xbox Series X proprietary expansion cars.


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Robert Moore
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.

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