PlayStation 5: Big Platform Update For PSN, AMD Working On The PS5

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Gather around Sony fans, because there’s a new rumor about the PlayStation 5. This time around, the upcoming gaming console device is rumored to have a big platform update for its PlayStation Network (PSN).

The Rumor

According to a report, last September 13, 2018, Windows Central writer Jez Corden posted a tweet about the PS5. In his tweet, he says that he has heard rumors about Sony possibly working on a big infrastructure/platform update for PlayStation Network in time for its PlayStation 5.

So what are these updates? We don’t really know because Corden didn’t really specify it. However, he did mention the word “cloud” on his tweet saying, “They’re not resting on their laurels when it comes to cloud it seems.

With this, we’re guessing that it could be related to cloud-based gaming in some way or another. But hey, take it with it a pinch of salt.

Does AMD Know The Answer?

Lisa Su, executive director and president of AMD, spoke with CNBC. During the interview, she reveals that her company is closely working with the upcoming Sony and Microsoft consoles and that both machines will use a “secret formula”.

“We very, very much appreciate our partnerships with all of our key customers. Microsoft with Windows and game consoles. We have a vision of where cloud computing is going, and we’re closely on that with them.”

Thinking about Corden’s tweet, this may be related to it. What do you think?

Aside from this, Su also revealed that AMD is making decisions right now where one won’t see the outcome for 3 to 5 years. However, she does hope that they’ve made some good decisions.

When Is The PS5 Coming?

Regarding its release date, the most popular belief is that it will be released in Q4 2020. On the other hand, the less popular expected release dates are 2019 and 2021.

How Much Will It Cost?

For its price tag, well, it’s expected to cost around $399. This is said to be the sweet spot if one is to look at the previous consoles.

Take for example the PS3. Sony launched it with a $600 price tag to which the customers didn’t really like it.

Another is the Xbox One which launched in at $500 and also didn’t receive a positive response from the customers. Microsoft was forced to drop the Kinect and bring it to under $400.

What Games Could It Launch With?

For PlayStation 5 games, we’re expecting Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. We also expect Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Elder Scrolls 6, and Starfield as well.

What do you think will be the update on the PlayStation Network? Do tell us in the comment section below.

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