With the outbreak of coronavirus extending its reach throughout the world and in various industries, there is concern that Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation plans may get delayed.
Due to the coronavirus spreading globally and more cases coming each day. Predictions are that things might get worse. But within the game, each passing day greets us with another major cancellation of the game event due to the coronavirus. While, surprisingly today, Twitch announced that it had canceled TwitchCon Amsterdam.
GDC suffered a fate similar to last month. There are concerns that E3 may be next in the line of fire as California declares a state of emergency, further destabilizing a declining gaming institution.
There are concerns that E3 may be next in the line of fire as California declares a state of emergency, further destabilizing a declining gaming institution.
As we know that the production and distribution have also been affected. Nintendo is struggling to send Switch units in Japan. Valve warned players to expect a limited stock of Index VR headphones in the period prior to the launch of Half-Life Alyx. Konami has delayed the launch of its TurboGrafx-16 mini console indefinitely because factories in China suspend production due to the coronavirus.
The expected assumption is that it is only a matter of time before Sony and Microsoft share the bad news, as the disruption of supply chains increases exponentially in scope. However, according to AMD, both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are still on their way to a 2020 vacation release. The company supplies its consoles with both Zen 2 and RDNA 2 technology to both consoles. If there is an entity closer to non-Sony and Microsoft consoles, then it is AMD, which guarantees that everything is on track.
It is a much-needed guarantee in these volatile times. If the virus shows no signs of decreasing in the coming months, then AMD may need to reevaluate its prognosis. But, for now, we can expect PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to launch as planned.