What is going at Sony? I conjured up few scenario based on the words going around on the web.
What if Sony are just going to reveal the PS5 at an event they're planning, when they think is most appropriate?
I don't think that's a crazy idea.
At this point last generation, the PS4 had just been announced a few days ago.
Companies will chose the best time and place for their reveals as they see fit. A couple of weeks before Majora's Mask 3D was revealed, Miyamoto responded "We have no plans for that game at this moment."
Not because there were things not finished with the game, or they were waiting to see what someone else would do. But because they had planned to reveal it in a certain way at a certain time.
Sony had no idea when MS would reveal their specs. They're not likely going to change the date they had previously set for the reveal because of this. Or in the case that they do, it certainly won't happen in the span of just 24 hours.
So maybe the new guys. Herman, Jim Ryan were caught off guard on the best way to reveal PS5 and pulling out of e3 didnt help either. So hopefully for the sake of gamer's I do hope Sony messes up this gen and feel the heat from Xbox.
I don't imagine Sony were too keen on cutting the PS4's lifespan short when it was selling the way it was in its 6th year. Especially with the amount of big releases they still had/have coming up for the system in Death Stranding, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Final Fantasy 7.