God of War's David Jaffe Hints at PS5 Reveal in February, But Retracts Claims

God of War and Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe suggests that a PS5 reveal is only a few weeks away, to later backtrack on those claims.

By Ryan Meitzler

January 16, 2020

With 2020 now in full swing, one of the biggest topics on everyone’s minds in the games industry has been the impending arrival of the next-generation consoles. Microsoft already came out of the gate at The Game Awards in December with the reveal of the Xbox Series X, and likewise Sony announced that the PS5, its own next-gen console, will be arriving sometime in holiday 2020. However, we don’t know a ton about the next PlayStation console just yet (other than its logo), with God of War creator David Jaffe suggesting that the reveal of the system should be coming in the next few weeks…sort of.

On Twitter, David Jaffe (the director of the original God of War and the Twisted Metal series) made some interesting suggestions about when to expect new information about the PS5, and claimed that we would most likely be seeing some sort of reveal tied to the console in February. According to Jaffe, he claims that a February reveal event for the PS5 is “the worst kept secret in games right now,” and that the reveal for the console is “less than 4 weeks away.”

However, Jaffe later followed up with a subsequent tweet retracting his statements, saying that his previous suggestions were based on “rumors I’m hearing online+history,” and added that he doesn’t have “company secrets” regarding when to expect new information to come out about the PS5.

Obviously this is all to be taken with a grain of salt given that so little information about the upcoming console has been provided by Sony, other than that we can expect the system to arrive later this year. Likewise, while Jaffe has industry experience and (surely) connections to those that may have information on the upcoming console, he has previously made some claims that were perhaps taken out of context and gained steam online and through Twitter in a similar manner. Jaffe has also not been employed by Sony for several years and has largely been independent following the closure of Drawn to Death developer The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency.

However, as much as Jaffe’s statements are far from pure confirmation on a PS5 reveal event, the suggestion of more information on the system coming sometime next month does line up with how Sony previously released information on the PS4. Sony had held a reveal event for press in February 2013 before the PS4’s launch in November 2013, and based on history alone, it would be easy to make the assumption that we’ll be hearing about the PS5 within the next month or so.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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