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Another stab at the PlayStation 5's release date is made as more games for next-gen consoles are revealed

Gods & Monsters is one of the titles being prepared by Ubisoft for the PS5. (Image source: Ubisoft)
Gods & Monsters is one of the titles being prepared by Ubisoft for the PS5. (Image source: Ubisoft)
There’s been a new speculative guess at the PlayStation 5 release date thanks to the appearance of an Easter egg in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It’s arguably one of the most tenuous so far, but these kinds of hints have been accurate in the past. Ubisoft has revealed it is working on five cross-generational titles.

Just because Sony hasn’t officially announced a release date for the PlayStation 5 beyond “Holiday 2020” it doesn’t mean there aren't those that will pick up on any hint or clue as to the actual date. Not long ago we had a Slovakian retailer “accidentally” adding the date of December 4 to a listing for the PS5. Now we have an apparent Easter egg in Activision’s 2019 hit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that could be offering a different date.

While traipsing around the ruins of London it’s possible to come across a surprise in the form of an “Actibase” games console. This Call of Duty detail has already been reported on, and on the surface it just seems like a bit of fun for the game’s creators to insert a fake console. However, an interesting spot in regard to the Actibase device reveals a date for its release: November 25, 2020.

This has led to slight speculation that Activision is actually teasing the PS5 release date here; although the chances of that being accurate are incredibly slim. It seems very unlikely the game developer would risk the wrath of Sony by leaking the date, even as an Easter egg. In fact, Sony might even be still working out the fine details for the optimum release date anyway. But it is harmless to add another date to the now growing list of potential PS5 release dates, if only to see if any of them end up being right.

Ubisoft has revealed that work is being carried out on five cross-generational titles, which will be released on current-gen consoles and the next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett. Two of the titles haven’t been announced yet; however, CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow Six: Quarantine will be three of the games that PS5 and next-gen Xbox owners will be able to enjoy.

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Meaningless details or PS5 release date clue? (Image source: Activision/Dexerto)
Meaningless details or PS5 release date clue? (Image source: Activision/Dexerto)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-11- 2 (Update: 2019-11- 3)