PS5 and new Xbox release is at least two years away, says Ubisoft

PS5 release date predicted by Ubisoft

Successors to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are unlikely to arrive on the market for at least another two years, according to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot. 

Speaking during a call to investors, the executive noted that it isn’t privy to any insider information, so the two-year launch window is only an internal estimate. 

"As Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro last year and Microsoft Xbox One X this year, we think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us before something new is coming," commented Guillemot. "But that’s our perception, we don’t have any confidential information on that front."

Elsewhere, Guillemot said he favored Sony and Microsoft’s latest approach in iterating on existing hardware to allow developers to create better gaming experiences.

"We really like the fact that Sony and Microsoft are really putting more power in their machines, using the evolution of technology to give power to our developers to create better games for our players," he said. "That is going in the right direction rather than trying to do accessories or other things. That is going to help the industry a lot because the games will be really beautiful on those machines."

Two years from now would mean a late 2019 launch date for fresh hardware, which ties in with previous estimations from various industry analysts.

Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan has championed a 2019/2020 release window for a new PlayStation and Xbox, the former of which he reckons will be fully backwards compatible. 

Recently, the analyst said he doesn’t expect any next-generation consoles to tip the scales at over $500 on release.

Sony has not officially confirmed the PS5 at present, but has admitted it will release a new console at some point down the line. 

Source: GameSpot