PS5: Release Date, Launch Titles And All Other PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two Rumors
As the next generation of Sony’s famed console product family, a lot of people are eagerly waiting for the PS5. The PlayStation 5, which will bring in marked upgrades on the features and specs of the console, is an integral part of Sony’s business, which means the company will invest a lot in it.
Expected competition with Xbox Two
Tech analysts are already expecting a showdown between Sony and Microsoft. This is because the latter is also in the process of developing the next generation of its own console line. Rumored to be called Xbox Two, the hardware will serve as the fourth console in the Xbox Family.
Another area in which the two companies will butt heads is the issue of streaming. Experts are saying that it may be the last console generation before streaming fully takes over the gaming industry. This would make competition between the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two even tighter.
Market watchers are also anticipating that the release date of the PS5 may depend heavily on Microsoft’s own move, according to Express. If Sony sees that Microsoft has significant pace in the development of the Xbox Two, Sony could pull off a surprise as well.
Possible launch titles
One of the best parts in the speculations regarding the PlayStation 5 is the guessing game on which titles will be part of its introductory lineup. These are three games that may come on PS5 upon release:
Call of Duty 2019
It is not a complete PlayStation console without a Call of Duty game. It is possible that the next Call of Duty will debut on the last few months of the PlayStation 4’s lifetime and then become part of its successor’s launch titles.
Black Ops 4
Black Ops 4 may be released this year but it could still be a good title on the next PlayStation. It could even come with a multiplayer mode.
The Last of Us Part 2
The first Last of Us is one of the most critically acclaimed games in recent years. The next one will surely be a success so Sony should have it in their launch lineup.
Features and specs to come
As far as features go, one sure thing is that the next PlayStation will have some degree of streaming on it. Also, the success of the Nintendo Switch will make Sony consider releasing its own handheld hybrid device.
Possible release dates and price
The earliest possible release year for the next PlayStation is 2019, according to TweakTown. That is assuming that everything in the development goes well and that Sony sees the need to update its hardware. However, more realistic estimates peg the release to either be in 2021 or 2022.
As to the expected market rate, the PlayStation 5 could cost around the same amount as its predecessor’s introductory price. That means it could hover around $399.
What are you most looking forward to with the upcoming PS5 console? Will PlayStation 5 come in the next two years? Let us know your opinions and theories in the comments section.