A disturbing statement from a high-ranking journalist in the middle of a video game sowed doubts in the minds of the players.
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PS6 in boxes soon?
What is certain is that in 2023, PlayStation will bring the PS5 back to life. With a hopeful end to the year, Sony will be releasing the PS VR2 as well as a new console that, sadly, should not be the PS5 Pro.
For the first time since its launch in November 2020, the console will also bundle full or temporary exclusives: Final Fantasy XVI, Death Stranding 2… Very good news for players who have borne the brunt of the lack of inventory preventing the most ambitious titles from expressing their full potential.
We can reasonably assume that the PS5 has at least 3 years left to live in the hearts of gamers forever before moving on to – perhaps – something else: the PlayStation 6.
Games announced in 2023 for PS6? It’s possible!
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier is one of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the video game industry. In a recent tweet, the journalist spoke about the length of the development cycles of the largest games. And the least we can say is that the content of the message is food for thought:
Fun fact: Video game production cycles have become so long that if a big-budget studio started work on a brand new project today, it would most likely be released for the PlayStation 6.
We remember in particular the colossal length of development for Red Dead Redemption 2, which spanned eight long years, with a culture of crunch established within the Rockstar teams. In the controversy that followed, the way developers were managed changed, and the production timelines for the biggest titles were overestimated.
This goes for indie development time as well, as Philippe Tibitoschi, president of modest studio Young Horses (Bugsnax, Octodad) responded to Jason Schreier’s tweet:
Even in our small studio, we seem to be on a one-game-per-console lifecycle schedule. Designing, prototyping, developing, testing, releasing, fixing bugs, porting, fixing bugs, etc. takes a lot of time.
So, are we ready to see the next God of War or a hypothetical Red Dead Redemption 3 on PS6? Judging by the latest rumors, we are off to a good start.
On the same topic:
Fun fact: Video game production cycles have gotten so long that if a big-budget game studio starts working on a brand new project today, it’s likely to be for the PlayStation 6.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 2, 2023