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PlayStation 5 pre-order and launch dates possibly revealed via Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak as PS5 commenter predictions start aligning

It's possible COD: Black Ops Cold War could be bundled with the PS5. (Image source: Sony/Activision - edited)
It's possible COD: Black Ops Cold War could be bundled with the PS5. (Image source: Sony/Activision - edited)
The pre-order date and launch date for the PlayStation 5 may have been revealed via a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak. It appears data miners have managed to prise out information about the upcoming title’s reveal and release dates, which could coincide with those for the next-gen console. Known PS5 commenters have also seemingly pinpointed a particular PS5 pre-order date.

PS5 fans should be cautiously excited about recent reports concerning Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leaks. After the huge disappointment last month when Sony didn’t spring the next-gen console pre-order details on the awaiting public, many have become wary about social media users claiming a specific timeframe or particular date for PS5 pre-orders. But CharlieIntel has now reported that data miners discovered the worldwide multiplayer reveal date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the launch date for the first-person shooter: September 9 and November 13, respectively.

It hasn’t taken long for gamers and commenters to leap on those dates and associate them with the PlayStation 5. September 9 especially has been mentioned on the grapevine a lot lately. It’s likely Activision has worked closely with Sony in regard to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it has been suggested that the game could even be part of a PS5 bundle at launch time. Sony’s console is expected for “holiday 2020”, and dates such as November 14 (alleged Japanese launch) and November 20 (supposed global launch) have already been offered up. However, Roberto Serrano’s forecast of the PS5 launch date being November 13, which falls on a Friday, certainly holds much more water now when connected to these new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War revelations.

As for the vital PlayStation 5 pre-order details, yet again some of the more reported about Twitter users who post frequently about the next-gen console seem to have fallen into a surprising alignment in regard to this date. Not only has IronManPS5 simply now gone with the very straightforward “Preorders for PlayStation 5 begin on September 9”, which had previously been hinted at, but fellow PS5 forumite Tidux has also apparently teased the same date. The latter posted some Japanese text on Twitter (see below) that translated to “248-253”. Followers have taken that to possibly mean days of the year, and as 2020 was a leap year then the 248th day would be September 4 and the 253rd day would be September 9.

There may be some wishing those figures alluded to the PS5 prices, but it seems more than coincidental that Tidux should pick this moment to make that particular tweet. It’s already been mentioned that September 9 will be the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation’s launch in North America, and Sony has previously made it clear that there will be some warning given before PS5 pre-orders start – so September 4 for the “warning” and September 9 for actual pre-orders? It’s a considerable amount of conjecture and speculation, but it does appear that the PS5 hype train is certainly getting closer to its final destination.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08-25 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.