The COVID-19 epidemic has already thrown a number of programs around the world in controversy, from sports to travel, but one area that hasn't affected — yet, anyway — is the upcoming release of PlayStation 5.
Sony released its earnings report for the entire FY19 4th company today, and inside was the exciting part when the PlayStation team suffered the devastating effects of the epidemic and its closure that had to do with comfort building.
While "there has been little impact on PS4 hardware development due to problems in the supply chain", Tony says this is being offset by the "ever-increasing" number of digital gaming sales.
Speaking of PS5, last year has been announced for the 2020 holiday season
With the introduction of the PlayStation®5, although features such as home-based staff and international travel have presented some challenges regarding the testing process and the suitability of production lines, development is underway with the launch of the planned 2020 holiday console. So far this time major problems have not come from the pipeline for developing Sony's first-team game software or the studio of its partners.
This should change as the socio-economic conditions decline in any of the major regions responsible for the console release (and its launch titles), but at least, in the midst of global disruption, it's good to know that at least the new PlayStation is still being followed.