large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

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.

Related: Xbox One X Review

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.

Are you excited for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One Two? When do you think they’ll hit the shelves? 2018? 2019? Maybe even 2020? Be sure to let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.