In a statement to Bloomberg, Sony affirmed that the continued coronavirus pandemic has yet to possess any major effects on the launch of the PS5, which remains planned for this season.
This statement comes just nine days after the corporate told Dutch site LetsGoDigital that “coronavirus has not yet delayed the launch of the PlayStation 5 for the nonce .” Globally, things with coronavirus have only worsened within the past nine days, although some Asian countries – which, as manufacturing keystones are the main think about the PS5’s launch – are now on the mend.
Sony has offered more information about the impact of COVID-19 has had on its business plans for the continued financial year, suggesting that the long term of PlayStation, its first-party games, and, therefore, the PS5 itself might be heavily suffering from the continued spread of the disease.
In a new statement addressing “the Impact of the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus,” Sony revealed that its current estimates suggest “there is going to be no material impact” on its games and network services business for the present financial year, which runs until September 30, 2020.
However, the corporate warned that severe disruptions to its supply chains in Asia had had a “wide-ranging impact” on its manufacturing of electronic products. While PlayStation’s next-gen console, the PS5, isn’t explicitly alluded to here, that system is thanks to shipping this Holiday. Still, Sony’s outlook suggests a PS5 delay remains considerably possible as a possible side-effect of those disruptions.
Lastly, Sony clarified that it’s “carefully monitoring the danger of delays in production schedules for game software titles at both its first-party studios and partner studios,” indirectly referencing the likes of The Last folks 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and other, unannounced games expected to release this year.
While there are not any known issues thus far, Sony confirms, the impact of COVID-19 has already affected the launch plans of both Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake, suggesting PlayStation might be handling a similar situation during a few months.
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