Reportedly, some of the news that was initially meant to come out of E3 2020 will go live a bit earlier than planned. Of course, there are reveals that publishers and developers aim to keep under wraps until what would’ve been the week of E3 arrives. And some bits of information are likely to surface later than originally planned. Interestingly, PlayStation and Xbox fans can supposedly expect the “first proper next-gen console/games showcase” to happen sooner, as well.
All of this is according to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who further notes that even reveals and such that were altered due to E3’s cancellation are still subject to change. After all, we are currently living through an unprecedented health crisis.
Ahmad shared these details in a recent Twitter post. See it linked below:
With E3 cancelled, a lot of the planned reveals / announcements have been moved out of that single week.
Some are now much earlier, others much later. Some still during E3 week ofc.
The first proper next gen console/games showcase is much earlier too.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 19, 2020
We know from a previous report that Sony’s marketing plans for PS5 have already been disturbed by covid-19. Still, the company seems set on releasing the console by this year’s end. If it does hit stores this holiday season, Sony is likely to only manufacture a limited number of consoles. Reportedly, such a move may be inspired by Sony’s demand expectations, which depend upon the console’s potential price at launch.
[Source: Daniel Ahmad on Twitter]