Sony is teasing some kind of big PlayStation announcement for 2019.
Potentially teasing a PS5 reveal or possibly some new PS4 games news, Sony’s Shawn Layden dropped the subtle hint in an exchange on Twitter.
One fan was disappointed not to see any PlayStation announcements during The Game Awards this past week.
“Have to say I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see @ShawnLayden talk about anything for @PlayStation hoping we got good things on the horizon,” one fan writes.
“I love Playstation and representing it on @WatchMixer as much as I do with Platinum runs and exclusives :)”
Layden responded by saying “see you in the new year”.
It’s not much to go on, but clearly Sony has something big planned for 2019.
Indeed, according to Reddit user RuthenicCookie4, Sony will unveil the PS5 in 2019.
Sony will reportedly host a small PS5 reveal in mid-2019, before showcasing the console in full at the returning PlayStation Experience (PSX) event.
Furthermore, it’s said that most studios are in possession of a PS5 dev kit, which is described as a monster.
While the post acknowledges that things may change, this would certainly explain why Sony dropped out of next year’s E3 and didn’t host a PlayStation Experience event.
A 2020 release date would give Sony a chance to release its final set of PS4 exclusives.
This includes The Last of Us 2, Media Molecule’s Dreams and Ghost of Tsushima.
The news comes after Sony filed a patent for a new type of DualShock controller, believed to be for the PS5.
Filed on October 16, the controller shares similarities with the DualShock, only this one features a touchscreen instead of a trackpad.