Those developers that have formed the tier 1 of the circle and even Sony's own studios have the impression that a 2019 release is out of the question, unless Sony is making some drastic roster changes.
It's been almost five years since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched.
Avengers Infinity War trailers
The trailers for "Avengers: Infinity War" have certainly been ominous, and its characters look like they're in plenty of trouble . Although we won't see his entire story, he'll still have quite an arc over the course of Infinity War and Avengers 4.
So, it's quite obvious a PlayStation 5 is in an engineering phase, whatever that actually means in terms of when the console gets announced. It would only make sense to launch the next one after a while. The Japanese company is selling so many PS4 and PS4 Pro units that it should be in no rush to bring out the PS5. Two people "directly familiar" with Sony's plans told him that there was no chance of the PS5 releasing in 2018. However, recent rumors have suggested that Sony has been giving out PlayStation 5 devkits to certain studios, with the report stating that Sony has asked studios to keep the devkits in locked rooms and restrict access to the device. The console is unlikely to release in 2019 either. Even developers at Sony's first-party studios had not been briefed on the existence of the PS5 yet, and these are the developers now working on games scheduled for 2019 and later. At some point, Sony's probably looked at every possible date.
Last week, SemiAccurate claimed that Sony had shipped a large number of PS5 development kits to game developers. As it stands, the earliest release date for the PlayStation 5 at this moment seems to be sometime in the year 2020. However, for the PlayStation 5 to launch this fall, it should already have entered mass production. After all, those early kits are often generic pieces of hardware that aren't specifically tied to the final design of a next-gen console. For comparison, the PS3 launched over six years following the PS2's release in 2000, though with the PS4 Pro having given the console's games a graphical and performance boost, its technology isn't notably outdated. In fact, word on the street with actual developers seems to be hinting at a potential 2020 release date.