Several studios will receive this month or have already received, the PS5 development kits.
The development kits of a console are basically specialized hardware for the creation of video games. In this particular case, it should be a piece of hardware that will allow producers to start testing ideas, concepts, and games for the PS5.
The information was advanced by Jason Schreier of Kotaku. Apparently sending development kits to the producers was the reason why Sony unexpectedly revealed the first official details of PS5.
With PS5 development kits arriving at the studios, Sony feared the leaks of information and decided to get ahead of everyone. This means that the launch of PS5 is no longer that far away and is likely to arrive sometime in 2020.
As I said on today's Kotaku Splitscreen – if you're wondering why Sony randomly dropped PS5 news last week, one reason is that (I hear) a bunch of third-party studios got/are getting dev kits this month. Sony knew info would start leaking now. So they beat everyone to it
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) April 25, 2019