Death Stranding might be one of the first PlayStation 5 cross-generational titles, one industry analyst has speculated.
Known industry analyst Michael Pachter of Webush Securities recently spoke with GamingBolt. While speaking on the subject of the PlayStation 5, Pachter speculated that Death Stranding may be one of the first launch titles for the upcoming (and as-of-yet unannounced) console.
“It’s hard to know with Sony,” Pachter said. “Their [E3 2018] showcase was really hard to figure out, and they didn’t talk at all. My bias is that they will also launch [the PlayStation 5] in 2020, so no reason to announce any current generation exclusives other than the ones announced so far. Death Stranding will likely be a cross-generation title.”
Last May, we heard from Sony’s CEO that the PlayStation 4 was entering its “final life cycle” and the PlayStation 5 is at least three years away, which would mark that console as releasing around 2020 or 2021. As of February 2017, Kojima had no plans to let Death Stranding slip to the next console cycle, but the game seems to be a few years out still as well. If Death Stranding doesn’t release on the PlayStation 5, it seems likely that the game and console will at least release within similar time frames of one another.
At the moment, we know almost nothing about the PlayStation 5. However, we’ve seen a good bit more of Death Stranding, thanks to a few reveals and trailers at E3. The game is currently in development exclusively for the PlayStation 4.