While it does, of course, pertain to what first-party PlayStation games the company wants to release the next year, there are also many unanswered concerns regarding the hardware side of things. Sony’s intentions for 2023 are shrouded in secrecy.
For instance, it has been regularly alleged in leaks that Sony is developing a new version of the PS5’s hardware that will include a removable disc drive. It’s interesting to note that a recent Comment by Sony’s senior vice president of platform experience Hideaki Nishino seems to suggest that this might indeed be in the works.
When asked in an interview with Famitsu what Sony had in store for 2023 with the PS5 entering into its third year (especially since the PS4 Pro launched in the PS4’s third year), Nishino said that while he couldn’t “talk about specifics at this time”, 2023 is set to be a “very important” year for the platform. “I hope you will look forward to next year,” he added.
As per reports, the new PS5 model will be targeting a September launch, with Sony planning on completely phasing out the current models by the Holiday of 2023 to cut down on production costs by having only one SKU on the market. It’s also been claimed that official details on the hardware revision will be coming “soon”.
Of course, Sony has other major hardware plans for 2023 as well, with the PlayStation VR2 set to launch in February alongside Horizon Call of the Mountain. Meanwhile, on the software side of things, it was recently confirmed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will launch in the Fall of 2023.
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