A Japanese job listing site posted by Sony Interactive Entertainment mentioned an October 2020 release for their upcoming PlayStation 5 console. Additionally, the company revealed PlayStation Studios, a new intro video debuting alongside new PlayStation first-party games.
The recruitment site posted a job pertaining to PlayStation entertainment while including the text “PlayStation 5, which will be released in October 2020.” If true, this would have combatted Xbox Series X’s rumored release date of November 2020. The Xbox Series X is scheduled to release Holiday of this year.
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However, Sony was quick to debunk the news. In an article with Famitsu, Sony said the October release was false and was an error on the site. While Sony has yet to reveal the console itself, it’s rumored that a PS5 event could take place “early to mid June,” as said by Kotaku‘s former reporter Jason Schreier.
PlayStation Studios Opening Animation Revealed
On Tuesday, SIE revealed the new opening animation for PlayStation’s first-party games. You can see the full 17 second video below:
In the video, fans can spot familiar characters like PlayStation icons Kratos, Sackboy, and Ellie. For those with sharp ears, the video has a dramatic sound similar to the original PlayStation’s opening video. The idea behind PlayStations Studios is to unite the company’s first-party titles under one camp. The new logo is reported to be featured with Sony’s next console.
“We think this is a good way to let consumers know that, if they see it, then the quality games they’ve come to expect from us are here. And this brand will exist for well-known existing franchises, as well as brand new franchises that we have yet to explore.”
– Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing at SIE, Eric Lempel.
Lempel also said the branding will be seen on future PlayStation games. However, it will not be in The Last of Us Part II or Ghosts of Tsushima. The video will also not be featured on the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn.
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