PlayStation is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released on 3 December 1994, and since then, it has been released as four main versions, and the fifth one is the forthcoming update to it. The PlayStation 4 console generation has been giving us a great experience in gaming since the day it was released, and now its time has come to an end. Sony has started to spill the beans of the forthcoming PlayStation 5 by now, and we are going to present all the rumors and details that we have collected about it.
PlayStation 5 – Release Date
Well, this is not going to be a happy news for you at all. Sony hasn’t announced the release date to the 5th generation to the PlayStation. However, the company has confirmed that it is not going to be released in this year 2019. But rumors from everywhere reveals that it is going to be released in the year 2020. If we look back to the launching dates of previous PS3 and PS4, both were launched in November. So hopefully, the PlayStation 5 will also be released on November 2020.
PlayStation 5 – Price
Just like the release date, still, there is no planned price for PS5. But as rumors include hints about almost everything related to PS5, we can assume an approximate price for that also. And that would be $800.
PlayStation 5 – Specifications
Mark Cerny of Sony has promised the features 8K graphics, 3D audio, backward compatibility with existing PS4 games, super fast SSDs. He also stated that the 5th console will include an 8th core CPU based on AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen line, with the latest 7nm Zen 2 chip process. And it will also include a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware, which is going to bring ray tracing graphics to a video gaming control panel for the first time. The company has planned to replace the hard drive with an SSD, intending to quicken the load time and gameplay. The company has proved that the SSD’s fastness by comparing the load times between Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. And just as imagined, PS5 was drastically faster thanks to the SSD.
PlayStation 5 – Games
Although Sony hasn’t confirmed the titles for the next generation system yet, the company has announced many IPs currently in production. And reports are coming everywhere that the Sony has planned to obtain way more exclusive titles. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, Kojima’s Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima by Sucker Punch Productions are the three first-party exclusive titles that have no planned release date yet. Sony has chosen to skip E3 2019 and they are not going to add upcoming major titles to the PlayStation 4, they are just preparing for the next generation announcements.
PlayStation 5 – News Updates
Sony has shown that they are going to remove loading screens from games. As I mentioned in the above, the company has added SSDs to Play Station 5 so that it could reduce the loading time compared with the current PS generations. Jim Ryan of Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that the PS5 will support 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate. You will get smoother and a more responsive look on displays. With the introducing “cross-generations play”, users will get the opportunity to switch between consoles so that they can continue their progress in the same game.
As the two consoles; PS4 and PS5 are going to have similar internal architectures, PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with PlayStation 4 games. Sony is planning to improve the quantity and quality of the PlayStation with the streaming technology. Furthermore, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Sony intending to build gaming and content streaming technologies. Cerny has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 supports PSVR, but he hasn’t revealed any further details regarding that.
*** As soon as we got new updates about PlayStation 5, we will let you know with a new article. Stay tuned hopefully.