Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5): Latest News, Release Date, Price, Specs/Features and Games
Tech enthusiasts and the gaming community alike are all hyped up for Sony’s next-generation hardware — PlayStation 5 (PS5). It’s it said to be one hell of a device. With that being said, here is a list of rumors that you need to know about the said console.
The Release Date
Regarding its release date, there have been many reports about it – some claimed it will be on 2019, some say 2020, and others also saying 2021. However, the most popular belief is that it will arrive in 2020.
As for “newer” details, earlier this week, we reported about a Reddit user who goes by the name “Ruthencookie” claiming that Sony will make an initial reveal of the PS5 in mid-2019 followed by a full reveal which will be either on November or December.
This claim somewhat goes in line with Japanese analytical firm Ace Securities’ claim last September saying that the “PS5 will be introduced at the end of 2019”.
As for the console’s actual release date, Ruthencookie claims it will be in mid-2020. Meanwhile, Segment Next reports that it could be around November 2020 or early March 2021.
What Will Be It Called?
Back in October, Financial Times interviewed Sony CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida. On the interview, the CEO declined to “formally” name their next hardware as “PlayStation 5”. Thanks to due, people are wondering if the PlayStation 5 will be named as “PlayStation 5” or not.
A Reasonable Price?
Regarding the PS5’s price tag, Ruthencookie claims that it will be $500. Comparing it to the previous models, the PS4 launched with an introductory price of $399, while the PS4 Pro launched with €399 ($453).
So, does the price for the PS5 seem reasonable?
A patent for a Sony controller was spotted. It was filed last year and published last month.
Regarding the controller, it’s unclear whether if it’s a new version of the DualShock 4 (PS4’s controller) or DualShock 5 (presumably the controller for PS5). But what we do know is that the patent for the Sony controller will come with better battery life and a touchscreen.
The PS5 is reportedly going to come with VR support.
Speaking with Gaming Bolt, Andrea Marinelli, the head developer of Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams shared her thoughts regarding VR and the next-generation hardware. She believes that PS5 will probably have VR support.
Speaking of VR, back in September, a Sony VR patent was spotted. The patent filed by Sony combats motion/simulation sickness and uses a variety of biometric, moisture, and orientation sickness. Furthermore, it will also use advanced eye-tracking cameras which will allow it to detect if the user feels nauseous.
PSN? Cloud Gaming?
You probably heard about Sony focusing on cloud gaming. Well, back in September, Windows Central’s Jez Corden posted an interesting rumor regarding the PS5.
Heard a few rumors Sony might be working on a big infrastructure/platform update for PSN in time for PS5. They're not resting on their laurels when it comes to cloud it seems.
— jezzle (@JezCorden) September 13, 2018
There’s also CNBC’s interview with AMD President Lisa Su. She talks about how her company is collaborating closely in the manufacturing of the new-generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft and that both machines will use a “secret formula” in their respective solutions. As for the talk about “cloud”, well, this is what she had to say:
“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 close on that with them.“
Developer Kits Are Already Around
Again from insider Ruthencookie. This time around, the insider said that big companies like Bethesda and EA already have developer kits for the PS5 and are already making new games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming To PS5
Earlier this month, Express noted on their report that a “new online source” claims that a Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) upgrade for the PS5 and Xbox Two could be ready by 2020. The report also noted that the information didn’t come from Sony and Microsoft, so it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt.
Taking Inspiration From The Nintendo Switch?
According to reports, Sony is planning to release a tablet-like device that will connect to multiple devices. Whether this is related to the PS5, it’s unclear. But given that it was described as a device that “will connect to multiple devices,” then perhaps it is.
The PS5 is reportedly going to feature 8 cores from the powerful AMD Ryzen chipset series, it could possibly run games at 4K resolution with 60 fps, and will have a built-in camera inside the console. Moreover, is it also expected to feature a BDXL player, support for Blu-Ray XL discs, and backward compatibility.
Games, Games, Games!
Of course, the most important aspect of the console – the games. Well, there are a few game titles that are reportedly going to be on the PS5 platform.
- Death Stranding
- The Last of Us 2
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Bloodborne 2
- God of War
- Bethesda’s Starfield – reports say that it might be released on the PS4 first.
- A new Call of Duty title from Infinity Ward
- Anthem – although it is expected to be released on the PS4 platform, due to its delay, it might be released on the PS5 platform.
- Loads of VR titles
There are also unannounced games from other studios as well. The companies are:
- Square Enix
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Bethesda Softworks
- Defiant Studios
- Warner Bros Studios
- Amazon Game Studios
- High Impact Games
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