PlayStation 5 and Xbox 2 likely to launch in 2019, says Ubisoft CEO

The next-generation PlayStation and Xbox – believed to be called the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two, respectively – won’t hit the shelves until 2019, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. But that’s far from confirmed.

Microsoft released the Xbox One X last week and the PlayStation 4 Pro has been on the market for around a year, so we could have to wait two years for the next big thing to arrive, predicted Guillemot during a recent investors’ call.

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The Ubisoft CEO stressed, however, that the details he provided are nothing but the firm’s estimated release window for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two; it doesn’t have any evidence to support its claim. It’s pure speculation.

That’s not to mean it’s far-fetched, though – because it isn’t. Earlier this year, Michael Pachter, a renowned American video game analyst, revealed that he expects the PlayStation 5 – and the Xbox Two – to arrive in 2019.

Damian Thong of Macquarie Capital Securities, on the other hand, believes that the PlayStation 5 could hit the shelves as soon as next year, in an attempt to bridge the gap between the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.

They’re all sound theories. But that’s exactly what they are. Theories. With that in mind, we’d recommend taking Guillemot’s prediction – and Pachter and Thong’s, for that matter – with a considerable pinch of salt.

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