Sony's first-party game developers may have turned their attention to the next generation, an analyst said.
The Japanese company's in-house developers have switched their focus from making PlayStation 4 games to using PlayStation 5 development kits, according to a ResetEra post by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad.
"PS5 dev kits are out there and I've heard positive things about it. But I wouldn't expect any information in the immediate future," he wrote over the weekend.
Ahmad noted that there's "definitely a lot in the pipeline for next gen" and we might get a few more details at Game Developers Conference, which runs in San Francisco from March 18–22.
However, he said Sony is expecting a strong 2019 for PS4, as noted by Techradar, which earlier reported on the post.
The games lineup for the first half of the year is set, Ahmad wrote, but the company is also looking into making some of its unannounced games cross gen (meaning they'll come out on PS4 and PS5) or next gen.
This seems likely, since several games from the latter part of the PlayStation 3's run got simultaneous PS4 releases -- including , Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Even games that came out years later, like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Persona 5, were released on both.
Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
In October, Sony boss Kenichiro Yoshidathat the company's working on the next PlayStation, but stopped short of calling it PS5.
Before that, a patent suggested that it's looking to make the PS5 backward-compatible, and PlayStation boss John Kodera that we'll see its next console in 2021. We've also gotten that it's going by the internal code name "Erebus."
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