Sony's Latest Patent Will Help Players Save A Lot Of Money; PS5 And Xbox Two To Release In 2020, Going Beyond Google Stadia's 10.7 Teraflops
It’s no secret that Sony and Microsoft are working on their respective next-generation consoles for the next console war. Although both companies are keeping a tight leash on the information regarding their consoles (even the name for Sony’s next-gen console is still unknown), that hasn’t stop leaks and rumors coming out, and people speculating on what to expect.
For this article, we will be talking about three things:
Firstly, a Sony patent that could save you a lot of money.
Secondly, the release date for the next-gen consoles.
And lastly, both companies reportedly aiming to go beyond the Stadia’s 10.7 teraflops.
Please note that for this article we will be addressing Sony’s next-generation console like PlayStation 5 (PS5) to keep things simple.
The Sony Patent
According to a report, a Sony patent was spotted hinting that the Japanese tech company is floating the idea of a game trade-in model over the PlayStation Store.
So how does this could help one save a lot of money?
Well, as noted by the report, players will be able to sell their games back to Sony once they’re done with them. Although it sounds nice, there’s an important question that needs to be addressed: How much? Will the sell-back price be below 50 percent of the original price of the game?
Moreover, with the nature of patents, they don’t usually serve as a 100 percent guarantee that the concept design will be used in future products. With that, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt. But if this is true, then it will no doubt help players save a lot of money.
The Release Date And Google Stadia
Here we go again. Another report regarding the release date for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles.
According to an article, in a ResetEra forums threads, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier said that the PS5 and Xbox Two will not be released before 2020.
So far, this rumor goes in line with the most popular belief coined by many that we will see the next-gen consoles will arrive in 2020. In fact, there have been whispers that Microsoft will reveal two new Xbox consoles codenamed “Lockhart” and “Anaconda” at E3 2019 this June with an expected release in 2020.
Aside from that, the article also noted about Sony and Microsoft’s plans not to be left behind by Google. The two companies are reportedly aiming to go beyond the 10.7 teraflops of the Google Stadia with their next-gen consoles.
What are your thoughts about the Sony patent? What about the release date? Lastly, what about the PS5 and Xbox 2 possibly featuring beyond 10.7 teraflops? Tell us in the comment section below.
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