Games Inbox: When will the PS6 be released?

I don’t often get to write in this section of the Games Inbox and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little apprehensive. The PlayStation 6 has been announced and confirmed, but when is it coming out? Is the PlayStation 5 still going to exist? Is Microsoft going to make the leap from the Xbox to the PlayStation with the release of the next Xbox console?

We’ve been waiting for the next-gen PlayStation for what seems like forever, and while we have no idea when Sony will have to reveal the PS5, one thing is certain. The PS5 will be much more powerful than the PS4 Pro, and will include the capability to play virtual reality games.

Sony recently revealed that their upcoming PlayStation 6 will be released in 2020. This is a little later than we first though, as the first PS6 games will start hitting the market in 2018. So, when can we expect to see this legendary console to hit store shelves? The PS5 is currently under development and its specifications are being finalized. The current working assumption is that the PS5 will be released between Q4 2018 and Q1 2019. However, given the PS4’s success, and the increasing popularity of mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets, the PS5 will not be released before 2020.. Read more about playstation 10 and let us know what you think.

We’re coming close to the release of the PlayStation 9. (pic: Sony)

One reader requests more co-op in Resident Evil while the Monday Inbox wishes Call of Duty Vanguard had been a historical What If scenario.

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The time is running out. I still don’t possess a PlayStation 5, as much as I’d want to, and I won’t be able to buy one until next year, which will most likely coincide with when they become more widely available. That will be about two years after it was Originally released and it made me wonder how long it would survive. So please bear with me while I perform some arithmetic.

The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013, and the PlayStation 5 will be released in 2020. The PlayStation 5 was first officially revealed in 2019, although it had been rumored for years before. Let’s suppose the rumors started in 2018, five years after the PlayStation 4 was released. That means rumors of a PlayStation 6 will most likely start in 2025, with an unveiling in 2026 and a release in 2027.

Until recently, console cycles have been quite regular, with consoles receiving five years on their own before being replaced by announcements that give them another one or two years. This time, though, there’s the issue of whether cloud gaming will take over and render consoles obsolete (not something I see occurring in that time period) and if the epidemic and scarcity of supply have already artificially extended the lifespan of the PlayStation 5.

I’m not saying I’ll wait for the PlayStation 6, but the fact that the clock is already ticking makes you ponder. Scooter

It’s possible to have too much of a good thing. So, allegedly, Rockstar is like buses, and instead of waiting years for a new GTA, we’ll receive four at once. I’m not complaining, but it all feels a bit strange. Why not wait until each game’s 25th anniversary to produce remasters? GTA 3 will be released this year, Vice City will be released next year, and San Andreas will be released in 2024 — but I’m sure no one would object if they cheated and released it a year early.

Three massive games releasing at the same time as GTA 5 on next-gen sounds excessive. I enjoy GTA as much as the next guy, if not more, but I’m not sure I want to play all four games in a row over the course of a few months.

It simply seems odd to me that they chose now to disclose them when they could have published them at any point in the past ten years. Taggert

What if something unexpected happens? Count myself among those who aren’t too enthusiastic about the Call of Duty Vanguard leaks. At this time, the Second World War is essentially over, at least in terms of a first-person shooter. There are many different methods to depict the war that I’d want to see, but if I have to attack the beaches of Normandy again, or Stalingrad, or North Africa I’ll start to get flashbacks as if I were there.

I know it’s Call of Duty so it has to be a shooter, but it could be anything other than WW2, so I wish they’d attempted something else. There are lots of alternative historical wars or what-if situations they could’ve chosen, and it seems to me that they just chose the least intriguing choice. Lemu

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either one or the other My wish for future Resident Evil games is for them to return to co-op. I get that co-op isn’t as frightening, but Village wasn’t very scary, so why not include co-op in that? I don’t mind if it’s one or the other, but if it’s not going to have both, I think it’s a waste. Resident Evil 5 wasn’t a classic, but it wasn’t terrible, and I had a lot of fun playing it with my then-girlfriend, who is now my wife.

I understand why the next game will most likely include “superpowers,” but it sounds like a dead end to me. It’ll probably be entertaining for one game, but if you’re firing laser beams out of your eyeballs or whatever, the creatures you’re up against will have to become more ridiculous to provide a challenge, and if they keep going down that path, it’ll soon get ridiculous.

Resident Evil is for me about running out of ammunition and health, and never knowing what’s around the next corner. You can make it frightening or add co-op, but just converting it into a slow-paced first-person shooter isn’t enough for me. Andy

The holiness of the grail Regarding GC’s recent Inbox remark that the Sega Saturn is the holy grail of small consoles. I completely agree, but considering the challenges of Saturn emulation and the console’s overall lack of popularity, it seems unlikely to happen very soon, if ever (at least in the West).

As a result, despite having never had (or even played) a Saturn, I just acquired an original system with a stack of Japanese games (which are much less expensive than their US/UK counterparts). I’ve been having a great time. Anyone who loves arcade races, fights, and shmups, as well as the 32-bit period, will enjoy this game. I’ll attempt to write a Reader’s Feature about my trip to Saturn as soon as possible! Jammo

GC: That would be fantastic.

Complexity of God I’m looking forward to seeing the complete Amiga 500 small console (and the ‘console’ itself) lineup, and I agree with reader Compo that Speedball 2 is one of the greatest Amiga games, so I’m happy it’s included.

Personally, I’d want to see at least one god sim included, since they were very popular but seldom featured on other platforms, with Mega-lo-Mania being my all-time favorite. Despite being a rather specialized genre, the game itself was a lot of fun and simple to grasp, and the sampled voices they utilized were full of character, and I can still quote most of them today.

I’d also want to see Populous 2 included, which was much more sophisticated and powerful but no less enjoyable, and having switched to consoles after my beloved Amiga with a SNES, I haven’t played anything even like a god simulator in over 25 years.

Aside from those two, Rainbow Islands is definitely a must-see! Andrew Wright is a writer who lives in the United

List that has been curated I noticed that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania isn’t on your list of upcoming games. I think it will be released on October 5th.

I wanted to take this chance to thank you for continuing to run it since it is a really helpful tool that makes budgeting for end-of-year gaming spending a lot simpler. Dom

GC: Thank you, but we purposefully kept it off since it isn’t in the same category as the other games in that area. The page would be a mile long if we attempted to detail everything that’s coming out.

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A tinge of nostalgia In relation to the Amiga 500 mini-console. The Amiga, and to a lesser degree the Atari ST and PC Engine, were always exotic computers while I was growing up (still working on it) in the 1980s, out of my financial grasp since I was still in school and we weren’t a well-off family (we had a Spectrum, then a Master System). I’d already moved on to the Mega Drive and SNES when I had more financial freedom in the early 1990s from my first job, and the Amiga had lost some of its luster.

Prior to that, my best mate’s elder sister’s boyfriend (sounds like a line from Hot Fuzz) was also a gamer and had an Amiga, so we spent a lot of time around his in the mid to late 1980s, and the games were definitely a step up from what I was accustomed to on the Spectrum.

Fighter Bomber, Speedball 2, Player Manager (hybrid football and management game using the Kick Off engine, I believe), Shadow Of The Beast (but in hindsight, more style than substance), Carrier Command, Xenon 2 (great music), and Sensible Soccer were among the standout titles off the top of my head (and I’m going purely on memory here, so please correct me if I’m wrong).

But I don’t believe I have enough nostalgia to buy the system; £120 for 25 games isn’t enough for me, particularly because I only want to play a few of them again. I’d be more likely to pick up the games if the rights holders repurposed them for the Switch for a fiver a pop (akin to what Sega Ages, Neo Geo, and Arcade Classics do). SoulOfTheTruth (PSN ID) PS: Thanks for responding to my message from last week, but I doubt Subnautica will satisfy my need for a more ship-based exploration game.

GC: You spelled all of the names correctly.

Lemmings, an inbox also-ran, was not an Amiga exclusive. On that platform, though, the two-player option with two mouse proved extremely effective. Anon

GC: As the reader pointed out, there aren’t many Amiga-only games. He called Lemmings a game that was “closely linked with the Amiga.”

I’ve seen Mal and Elliott’s emails on the PlayStation 5 VIP codes and can share one as well. It’s good through August 17th, like the others, and just a reminder that it must be purchased in store. Raynor

GC: Thank you very much.

The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is Reader Paulie proposed the topic for this weekend’s Inbox, asking, “What are your favorite video game enemies?”

Which bad characters do you like battling the most, from huge monsters to basic cannon fodder, and why? Is it due of the gameplay, their backstory, or the way they look? Is it possible that their artificial intelligence provides a fun challenge?

Where do you draw the line between a difficult opponent and one that is just irritating, and can easy-to-defeat enemies still be enjoyable?

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