Sony is working on the next generation of its PlayStation console and although the Japanese company has not revealed great details, this could change on February 12, 2020, as according to NeoGAF information the Japanese company is planning an event to officially show the PlayStation 5
On October 8, Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) confirmed the name and release date of the PS5 in a press release in which he said: “Today I am proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5 and we will launch it in time for Christmas 2020 “.
As for the price, Hideki Yasuda analyst at Ace Research Institute told Twinfinite that the new console would hit the market in November 2020 with a price of US $499.
In an interview with Wired, Mark Cerny, principal systems architect for the PS4 and PS5, confirmed that Sony’s new console will not be seen this year. However, what is a reality is that several studies are already developing content to run on this console.
On August 20, the Let’s Go Digital site, located a patent document of the alleged design of the PS5 or PSV, for its unique design, which Sony would have registered in Brazil, where it also registered the PS4.
Specialists cited in the report believe that this patent could be the PlayStation 5, although it could also be a new augmented reality or virtual device or even a network switch. According to Tom’s Guide site, a developer tweeted that this patent was part of the developer kit but moments later the account was removed.
Turning to the software part, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan explained during an investor event that the PlayStation 5 will offer players the option to stream video games, without depriving them of the ability to also use Blu-discs. ray or buy the digital version of a title.
This means, according to Ryan, that Sony’s strategy in the coming years will put more emphasis on video game streaming and Remote Play services – which allows users to use a Wi-Fi connection to play with any device anywhere. – and PlayStation Now, which allows access to streaming 780 titles. In fact, the recently announced agreement between Sony and Microsoft, recently announced, to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud services is partly to increase PS Now’s capacity, the executive said.
Currently, the 96.8 million units of the PlayStation 4 function as servers for streaming video games, Sony said. The company launched the PlayStation 4, its latest generation of consoles, in November 2013 and this 2019 could reach the milestone of selling 100 million units. Therefore, it is no surprise that Ryan confirmed that the PS4 will continue on sale for at least three more years.
Sony has confirmed this on the PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5 will arrive at Christmas 2020, name and date confirmed by Sony.
In October, Sony spoke exclusively with Wired and revealed new details of the new console and also about the DualShock game controller, which will have triggers with haptic feedback; This means that they can be tensed or harder to press when the user is, for example, tensioning an arc ready to launch an arrow.
The video game company also confirmed that the PS5 will have a solid-state drive (SSD) so that users can install a part of the game and not download everything and also, this will also make it faster to install and start a game.
In April, Sony spoke with Wired and confirmed that the PS5 will feature a CPU (from Ryzen processors) and a GPU (from the Radeon VII family) both from the AMD processor manufacturer. In particular, the GPU will offer ray tracing, a technology that helps improve light effects such as shadows and reflections.
We also know that the console will offer 3D audio for more immersive sound, backward compatibility with the PS4 video games and with the PlayStation VR virtual reality glasses. A prototype console was already confirmed by Sony during the interview with Wired.
Do you want other details? In Ryan’s presentation for investors, Sony confirmed that the information load and response time of its next console is much faster than that of the PlayStation 4 Pro. And in an interview that CNET conducted in June 2019, Jim Ryan revealed that the PS5 will offer 4K ultra-high-definition images at 120Hz, which is twice the refresh rate as most televisions.
Kenichiro Yoshida, the CEO of all Sony added in his presentation that the next console will have more computing power, although he did not say how many teraflops (the unit used to measure this power). For example, Xbox One X has 6 teraflops.
But there are still many rumors that we should approach cautiously so as not to nourish the expectations of a PS5 being launched in 2019.
But speculating is fun … or not? So here we collect some of the rumors that are already circulating and will continue adding more, especially approaching E3 2019 where Microsoft Xbox will use to advertise your service of the streaming video game.
Rumors about the PS5 so far
- CONFIRMED: On October 8 Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 5 – also confirmed name – will arrive at Christmas 2020.
- CONFIRMED: The DualShock will have triggers with haptic feedback.
- CONFIRMED: The PS5 will have a solid-state drive (SSD).
- CONFIRMED: PS5 will feature a CPU (from Ryzen processors) and a GPU (from the Radeon VII family) both from the AMD processor manufacturer.
- CONFIRMED: On March 19, another patent appeared that could indicate that the PS5 will offer video game backward compatibility. If the PS5 offers backward compatibility – like the Xbox One – it would be only for PS4 games.
- Some media claim to have leaked images of a possible prototype of the console that shows two of the four cut corners and an entry for the physical disks. This supports the Android Central report (based on a Financial Times article from October 2018).
- The Let’s Go Digital site revealed a patent document of the alleged design of the PS5 that Sony would have registered in Brazil, where it also registered the PS4. This was reported on August 20.
- CONFIRMED: We expect news from Sony about the new PS5 console in 2020. PlayStation did not give details in GDC 2019 and did not say much during E3 2019, an event it did not attend, which indicates that all the news will arrive next year. The same was indicated by Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The possible reason? In part so as not to pay attention to the PS4 that is still selling well.
- CONFIRMED: Another rumor is that Sony already sent, in early 2018, developer kits to start creating games for the PS5.
- Possible PS5-ready video games could include Horizon Zero Dawn 2, The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, FIFA 21, Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed and Gran Turismo 7. The next Call of Duty could also be a new title for the next-generation console.
- With more powerful insights, Techradar reports that the PS5 will be much better for Sony’s virtual reality efforts.
- A PS5 would have a possible price of US $ 499, US $ 100 above the PS4.
With a new PS5, there could be a new PlayStation VR system.
- A more powerful PS5 will play video games in 4K at 120Hz.