PS5 release date, specs, news and rumors on the Sony PlayStation 5

PS5 release date, specs, news and rumors on the Sony PlayStation 5

PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is the next generation of PlayStation, the release by the end of 2020, after an impressive decade, seen that Sony as the winner in the console war. 

What we already know about the PS5 so far? The news began trickling from the beginning of 2019, as Mark Cerny, chief architect of Sony’s next console, confirmed that the company is working on a successor to the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.

us the official name or release date until much later, but Cerny was soon about some of the next-generation console, the skills, reveals that he would get a CD-drive, and also have something to do with Sony’s game-streaming ambitions; there is little else to go.

Since then, Sony has a juicy tidbit, like an official PS5 release window, the logo, the name and a few important details about the features. According to Sony, the PS5 great surprises still to come, but if you will be presented is still up in the air.

While we expect to see a PS5 reveal-event in the near future, Sony has not yet confirmed this is the case. A speculated February reveal of the window came and went with no further news, and the company continues to be radio silence in terms of further updates.

Sony can only keep secret the finer details of the next-generation PlayStation for so much more – especially after Microsoft officially announced the Xbox series X and a series of remarkable functions such as fast-loading games and Smart Delivery, allows players to play, the “best possible version” of an Xbox game no matter what platform. But between the rumored specs, probably next-gen title, and the official features we know, there is a lot to keep us busy for now.

Here’s everything we know about the PS5 so far and what we hope will be revealed the closer we get to launch.

[UPDATE: PS5 and next-gen power to make low-res games stunning. Read on to learn more.]

PS5: the facts

  • What is it? The Sony PS5 is the next-gen PlayStation console, replace the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.
  • when will it appear? “holiday-2020” in the United States, says Sony, that is, between October and December 2020. 
  • What can I play on it? Only a few titles have been confirmed, but expect all of Sony’s major franchises, as well as in the development of exclusives such as the spirit of Tsushima.
  • Will the PS5 will have VR? Oh, yeah. The next-gen console will be compatible with current PSVR hardware, and there are also rumors of PSVR 2.
  • What is the cost to the PS5? The PS4 and PS4 Per-both were to start $399 / £349, but we expect that the PS5 will cost a little more. Leaks have suggested, the $499-brand.
  • Can I play PS4 games on the PS5? The PS5 will definitely be down confirmed compatible with “almost all” PS4 games – the previous generations.
  • Is coronavirus delay of the PS5 release? There were rumors this could be the case. We do not think going to be the case, but it is still a developing situation.

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God of war (image credit: YOU)

PS5 release date

Sony has officially confirmed that the PS5 will release “in time for holiday 2020” in the USA, so probably sometime between October and December 2020. A leak has suggested that the release date will be November 20, 2020, but this is not confirmed yet – but it is in the right part of the window, and it would make the time before Christmas, for orders in.

that would make the PlayStation 5 in direct competition with Microsoft’s Xbox X-series (formerly Xbox-project Scarlett), the share in the same period Game.

However, there were rumors that the coronavirus delay the release date. But we don’t think that is likely. Still, the is to develop a situation, so we’ll see. 

We expect to be unveiled to find out, the PlayStation 5 release date the next-gen console officially. We will not hopefully have to wait long, as a launch event before seems immediately. Read on to find out why.

PS5 price

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Sony has not yet officially confirmed, a PS5 price, and, according to the company, this is not because it decided yet really, how much the next-gen console will cost.

In a quarterly earnings call (via game-time), Sony’s chief financial officer, and Hiroki Totoki is not revealed to the rivet, the company and nail the PS5 price.

“What is not very clear or visible as we discuss in the competition on the court, so it is very hard to something about the price at this point of time, and depending on the price level, we have to determine the amount of support that we provide, and with how much cost we are willing to pay,” Totoki declared.

“first, we have to necessarily cost-control of labour, the employee cost, it must continue to be controlled, and the first ramp, how much we prepare, we are working on the production and distribution, and we will prepare the right volume, as we start,” Totoki.

“It’s a tightrope walk, it is very difficult to say anything concrete at this point in time,” said Totoki. But we do know that Sony with for “the best balance, so that we will be profitable in life, during the life of this product.”

While Sony may not have a price nailed down, there are already rumors about how much the PS5 costs. Such a rumor has suggested that the console will cost $499 in North America, if it starts. 

of Course, this should be treated with skepticism, but it would be welcome if the console is did introduction to this price, it is only $100 more than the launch price of the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

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However, a report in the Bloomberg suggests, the rising cost of DRAM-and NAND flash-memory parts – crucial for the smooth functioning of the console’s onboard processor, and are also in high demand for the new smartphone Version makes balancing the books for the PS5 price is hard, and that Sony maybe even by their pricing decision to determine the cost to the consumer.

The report States that the costs of manufacture are expected to hit $450 per console unit – around £350 / AU$670. The above makes it very likely that the EIA will start, that not less than £470, and probably closer to the $499 price of the Xbox One  and Xbox One X) for the first time.

Microsoft’s plans for the Xbox X-series. here are the keys, because Sony could decide to sell the hardware at a slight loss, in order to remain competitive with the other consoles. The PS4 benefits from a lower cost than the Xbox One, and Sony is not likely to be keen to reverse that for this generation.

We can expect that the console will be the price in line with the kind of technology they used, but Sony is also aware of the competition. It is unlikely, with the Xbox series, X, that Microsoft will not repeat the mistake, it has to have from the Start the Xbox One at a prohibitively high price point, so Sony will have to ensure that you do not make a similar mistake, by the PS5 to expensive.

When it comes to the PS5 and Xbox X-series, the player will see “affordable price” as the most important factor, according to a Twitter survey, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon. Boon asked Twitter users what was the most important thing for you, if it is gene to the next generation consoles.

The survey, which is to say a total of 50,295 responses, with 37.5 per cent, the majority of the users of “affordable price” was the most important factor. ‘Plays last-gen games’ (also known as backward compatibility) came second with 30%, “better graphics” received 19.2 percent of the votes, while the “exclusive games” – was the least important with only 13.2% of the vote. 

It is worth noting that Twitter is a survey of the reflective entire player base, especially as it is unlikely that younger players will be on the platform. So, while this survey may be helpful, such as a steering, the reality is probably much more complex. Regardless, we expect that the price is an important factor in if players get a PS5 or Xbox-X series – even if it is not the most important.

PS5 specs

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the spirit of Tsushima (Image Credit: SuckerPunch)
  • Bespoke-8-core-AMD-chipset (based on the third generation Ryzen architecture and Navi-GPU)
  • SSD storage
  • Backwards-compatibility with PS4 games and PSVR-hardware
  • 3D-audio
  • 8K-TV-Unterstützung

Also what the PS5 packing under the hood? We don’t know a huge amount about the PlayStation 5 specs, but here’s what we know with.

The AMD one-two punch of CPU-and GPU-unlocks the powers of the ray tracing, an advanced lighting, the next level of immersion to gaming visuals. It is Hollywood-tech, the in big-budget CGI spectacle, putting it in the context of the levels of visual fidelity you can expect from the PS5.

Ray-tracing, is enabled by the GPU-hardware-said instead of software-level, Mark Cerny Wired. “It is a ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware,” he explained. 

Sony has confirmed that the PS5 is supported 8K-gaming, and we think that AMD is smart shift could be the secret ingredient that makes this possible.

With the 8K TV-support comes far more detailed textures, and the much larger dimensions. The news of a tailor-made SSD hard drive, it is pleasing that the then – just because the games are becoming more and more complex, that means that you are slower to load. It will be appreciated that the new SSD is 19 times faster than traditional SSD storage methods (but considering the speed difference between the SSD and the optical drive, the installation of games mandatory).

Not only that, but by the use of the power of the SSD, the developers could reduce the install size of games, because, as Cerny told Wired, “there is no need to duplicate data to compensate for slow seek times, that optical drives and HDDs have”. 

The PS5 will benefit from the simplified data maintenance due to its SSD, and this will allow players more control over the install and remove the games, for example, to install by the player (or remove) only certain parts of a game – so instead of installing the full version of the game, you can choose to simply install the single-player mode, and then multiplayer later on, or Vice versa.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Image Credit: Naughty Dog)

using the Physical games for the PS5 100GB optical drives, inserted in an optical drive, which is at the same time as a 4K Blu-ray player, and the hardware of the next generation a completely revised user interface.

the Talk about the new UI, Wi-Fi, Cerny said: “Even if it is playing quite boot fast, we do not want the players to start the game, see what’s up, start the game, see what’s up.

“Multiplayer-game-Server is the console with the set of activities in real-time. Single-player games offer information like, what missions you could do, and what rewards you get for completing all of these decisions are visible in the user interface. As a player, you just jump right into what you want.”

“Audio” will be a new “gold-standard” on the PS5 also, according to Cerny, thanks to a new audio engine that delivers immersive sound – especially when using headphones. While the details are still unclear, expect something like the experience of a Dolby Atmos setup.

Sony PS5, next-gen offer consoles also improved cloud-gaming-performance, and “dramatically improved graphics rendering” makes.

The word is directly from the company itself, as it showed a sneak peak during a company strategy presentation.

Marvel Spider-Man (Insomniac Games)

Marvel Spider-Man (Insomniac Games)

sent In a statement after the presentation said Sony “the two key words for the future of the PlayStation are ‘immersive’ and ‘seamless'”, with the “immersion” experience “created by dramatically increased graphics rendering speeds, achieved through the use of improved computing performance and a customized ultra-fast DSL-SSD”.

The company also reinforced the importance of the cloud-gaming plans with the Playstation Now, and somewhat surprisingly, doubled down on its little-used Remote Play feature, namely the “evolution” of this would be in the future “to experience a seamless game, anywhere and at any time.

Remote Play is already available as part of the PS4 package, allowing you to stream a game directly from the console to a computer, smartphone, tablet, or PS Vita handheld console. But Sony says that they will go forward, it will allow “the use of the latest computing, streaming, cloud and 5G technologies”, and to improve the performance of PlayStation Now, .

If that’s not enough, Sony has confirmed that the PS5 “incredibly powerful” backward-compatibility, you can play online with PS4 players, with Ubisoft’s CEO reveals that the next-gen console can play it, from “almost all” PS4 games.

There were also rumors that the PS5 could be backwards compatible with the PS3, PS2 and the original PlayStation, so its games library could be the route back to the glory days of the mid-90s. But this feels like a shot of outside, given that the PS4 was only games made compatible with PS2 games, no PS3 at all. 

PS5-design

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We have seen some leaked images of the PS5 dev-kit, each with the same console design, along with the above render based on any of these images, courtesy of Let’s Go Digital).

What is the meaning of rendering to us the show? There are a number of buttons: on/standby, reset, eject (eject) (for the double-layer 100GB-read of the Blu-ray drive), initialization of the system and the network initialization, all on the front-left. There are also a number of status lights, numbered from ‘0’ to ‘7’, which probably refer to CPU cores, but it could also be status LEDs for the connected Controller.

On the right-hand side are six USB ports (one USB 2.0 and, probably, five USB 3.0 ports, the last port is covered by a cable). A small circle at the top could well be a camera in the console is installed, according to earlier patent applications.

Interestingly, the rubber feet appear to be on the top of the console, suggesting that the developer stopped, you can either flip the console for the stress Tests, and convenience, or you can stack them, if you work on challenging games.

But these images should really only be used to speculate on what the final design of the consumer-console, instead of considering that it is quite significant to the machine. If we like us older PlayStation dev kits, the final product is rarely the dev-kit.

the Dev kits are specifically designed to be robust, and the support of a console to work under extreme load, so the developers push their creations to the maximum to work without frying the hardware just. They are also designed to help developers find any errors in the final-PS5-consumer hardware design. 

With Sony is still several months away from the launch of the PlayStation 5, there is a lot of time for his team to create something a little less alien-looking.

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even if we might not know exactly what will the PS5, Sony has revealed that the PS5 official logo at CES 2020. It is only the PlayStation 4 is essentially a logo with a ‘5’ replace the ‘4’.

But Sony’s PlayStation President, Jim Ryan, has to tease during Sony’s CES keynote, that “there is much to share about the PS5 in the coming months. And we look forward to more details, including the content, the presentation of the platform and the future of games”.

PS5 controller

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will The PS5 come out with a new controller, according to Sony. The PS5 controller (we don’t) know the official names to replace haptic feedback, the DualShock 4’s rumble technology immersion to improve the control the feedback and thus the player. 

The PS5, the controller is also the function of the adaptive Trigger that says Sony “input in the trigger buttons (L2/R2)”. These adaptive triggers, it will allow the developers to simulate the program, the resistance of the Trigger actions in more detail.

In an interview with Business Insider Japan (translated by Gematsu), IT’s CEO Jim Ryan said: “3D audio”, and the haptic feedback support, the controllers are also things that, if you try, you will be surprised how big of a change, you are. Also just like the game the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a totally different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there’s no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via the haptic control and the game with the adaptive triggers.”

PS5: what am I going to play?

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supports The entire PS4 library, including PSVR games, the PS5; so much is known. But we hear now more about confirmed – and-rumored – PS5 games.

At this point, all of the first-party PS4 game in the pipeline, the gene from the spirit of Tsushima to The Last of Us 2 would be a candidate for the PS5 cross – upgrades. We have also heard to take enough chatter to a horizon of Zero, Dawn continued, and a new God of war game, we will see, both on land and on the PS5 console.

But what about third party titles? We had the confirmation that the transmission of the new IP comes Godfall exclusively for PS5, as a title of Bluepoint Studios, which is rumored to be a Demon’s Souls remake. We will also see a remake of THQ, Nordic cult-classic Gothic, Gollum and a pioneer country in PS5. In addition, Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six quarantine, and gods and monsters all coming to Xbox series the X-and PlayStation-5, with a new Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry is also rumored to come to the platforms. We also know that Rainbow Six Siege will launch on the PS5 and Xbox series, X. 

It is likely that we will see the coming of the Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 on the Xbox-series X-legs.

in addition, not only has EA that Battlefield 6 will be coming to Xbox X-series, but the company has sung the praises of the incoming next-generation machines in a investor call.

“The power of the new consoles is gonna be significantly more than the previous consoles,” said EA CFO Blake Jorgensen.

“can We have a] much more [with PS5 and Xbox-X series. The things we do, that will blow the minds of the people.”

this is a good start, we expect a lot more third-party games announced in the coming months. 

to beat, According to a survey conducted by the GDC, when it comes to developer interest, it seems to the PS5 is Xbox X-series.  and the Nintendo Switch.

“is That according to the GDC’ s state-of-the-games-industry 2020-survey, which polled over 4,000 game developers on a variety of industry issues before the GDC 2020 in March. And, of course, the next-gen consoles were on the top of the agenda.

When asked what platform you planned to start your next project, 23% of the respondents said that the PlayStation 5, while 17% said the Xbox series, X and 19% said that the Nintendo switch .

When it comes to which platform developers are most fascinated by the PS5 are once again the pack when it comes to the consoles, with 38%, but the switch is only just behind on 37%. Again, the Xbox X-series is a heavy residue, piquing the interest of only 25% of the devs. 

The survey also found that 10% of developers are currently working on a game for next-gen consoles.

But, to take while we know of a few third-party games in the pipeline for the PS5, there is still no confirmation about what will be the PS5 launch title, but we expect first-party games, the guide.

in addition, Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will prioritize AAA games over indie games, in an effort to focus on “serious Gamer”.

PS5 rumors

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after Microsoft officially announced the Xbox-X-series unveiled, we wait with bated breath for Sony for the first time, the PlayStation 5. While the company did not reveal much about when that will be, there have been several rumors that suggest a PS5 reveal event to be held in February. Then it is not going to happen. 

rumors of February were fired last year, as a “leaked E-Mail marketing” from Sony found its way to 4Chan. The E-Mail claims that a “PlayStation Meeting in 2020” – has a date for February 12, and would have revealed the PlayStation 5 in all its glory.

But the date has now passed and no PS5 found reveal. There were other leaks, which also proposed certain dates in February for a PS5, but these dates have passed.

A PS5 leak claims that Sony’s next-gen console will be revealed at a PlayStation Meeting in March, with pre-orders to be opened shortly.

That’s according to Twitter user @PSErebus who leaked it right before the Last of Us part 2 is the first release date, but as always, we handle the claim with an appropriate dose of skepticism.

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Sony has suggested that the PlayStation 5 will follow the release schedule of the PS4, so a March scale.

In an earnings call (via GamesRadar),  , Sony ‘ s senior executive vice president Hiroki Totoki, beat the PS5 reveal schedule is similar to its predecessor. The PS4 was unveiled at a PlayStation Meeting on February 20, 2013 before the release in November of the same year.

“It’s very hard to really discuss this, timing-wise,” said Totoki. “But as of today, we will is the lead in a time which is comparable with the past. So we are not going to change the schedule.”

Regardless of the report tell what time exactly, it looks like a PS5 launch event is imminent, especially in view of the fact that Sony now has the official PS5 website launched fans for updates on the next-gen console. 

What is a PS5 Pro? is

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rumors have emerged suggesting that Sony will double down by the introduction of the PlayStation 5 Pro at the same time as the base-model PS5.

Discovered by Wccftech, the Japanese games journalist Zenji Nishikawa made the claim in a video on YouTube channel, and while this sort of thing, would not result in the rule as a rock-solid, Nishikawa was proved correct in the past with his predictions on the PS4 Per-and Switch Lite.

According to Nishikawa, the PS5 Pro costs about $100-$150 more than the base-PS5 console. The report States that Sony this approach, because it “recognized that the interest in a high-end model and want the players what they want from the beginning of the generation”.

NeoGaf user FXVeteran (via TweakTown) has even more fuel to the fire by claiming that Sony is planning the release of two PlayStation 5 models at the same time: a PS5 Pro and PS5. According to the poster, the PS5 9 teraflops, while the PS5 pro “top of the line” to compete with the Xbox series X. 

a PlayStation 5 Pro is probably on the cards, we don ‘ T think it will release at the same time as the regular PS5. In our opinion, it is more likely that Sony will wait around for three years (2023), before the console upgrade – usually this happens mid-cycle, and the PS5 life cycle, it is estimated that around six to seven years. 

Released on Fri, 11 Mar 2020 14:27:14 +0000

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