PS5: Rumors, game specs and what we know for sure
12th July, 2019
12th July, 2019
A next generation PlayStation console has been rumored to be on the way. Not sure if ’rumors’ qualifies the state of speculation surrounding its release. Whether it’d be called PS5 is also not certain. Only thing we can hold on to are some of the confirmatory remarks made by some top Sony officials and affiliates.
- Mark Cerny, the chief architect on Sony's next-generation console, that Sony was working on the successor to the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, with a few choice details about what we could expect from its hardware.
- According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony’s Chief Executive Officer, Kenichiro Yoshida at a strategy meeting discussed Sony’s intent to prioritize marketing for AAA games over Indie games with the next generation consoles
- There has been some news about Sony's cloud streaming patent. Sony reportedly filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark in 2014. The trademark is said to be about Sony’s cloud gaming service, "a system for combining recorded application state with application streaming interactive video output". Imagine Netflix for gaming. (PS: Google has a similar Game streaming called Stadia)
- Also it was reported that Sony also showed off a demo of the custom SSD storage system that will be on the next generation console. The SSD in use is said to be 19 times faster than a standard issue one enabling the loading software to do away with loading screens altogether. That would be super impressive
- There has been rumors about the backwards compatibility of the next generation console.Meaning the PS5 would be compatable with the PS4, PS3, PS2, and original PlayStation gaming library. Sony has also confirmed that PS5 players will be able to play online with PS4 players.
With all of these rumors, remarks and hints, it’s even more reassuring of a next generation console coming so. But how soon ?
Here is what we know for sure:
The Sony PS5 would most likely be the next-gen PlayStation console.
Release date: Any time before mid-2020
Price: Not certain yet. Probably starting from both $499 / £449 / N180k at launch
Specs: (As revealed by PlayStation’s Mark Cerny)
A bespoke 8-core AMD chipset based on third generation Ryzen architecture, with a customized Radeon Navi GPU; a built-for-purpose SSD storage system; 3D audio; backwards compatibility with PS4 games and PSVR hardware; 8K TV support; VR: Yes
While the look of the console remains a mystery, its internals are coming into focus, and they're very promising.
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