(Updated 10/25/2019) -> Sony has opted for a very interesting strategy to promote or at least boost hype around its next-generation next-generation PlayStation 5.
After all, the Japanese giant chose not to attend E3 2019, where its rival Microsoft even revealed some rather curious details about its 'Project Scarlett'.
That said, Sony has chosen to do short interviews, revealing few but very important and interesting details about the hardware and capabilities of the PlayStation 5. To some extent leave players wanting more, but not neglecting their current PS4, which According to the company, it still has many years to go.
The PlayStation 5 will be the successor to PS4 and PS4 Pro, being powerful enough to be able to reach 4K / 60FPS in any and every game. (It could also reach 8K or 120FPS in some titles)
That said, let's see the rumors that have come to the Internet in recent weeks
1. PlayStation 5 Technical Specifications
- Code Name: Epsilon
- CPU: x86-64 AMD “Zen 2” 8 cores / 16 threads at 3.2GHz
- GPU: AMD Radeon “Navi” capable of 14TFLOPS
- Memory: 20GB -> 16GB GDDR6 Memory capable of 860GB / s + 4GB DDR4 Memory for Operating System
- Storage: 1TB / 2TB HDD + SSD PCIe 4.0 Super Custom
- Official Announcement: February 2020
- Official Release: December 2020
In parallel, you will need a BDXL player to support the new generation of Blu-Ray XL discs that can hold 128GB.
(Update) – Well-known leaker UM TUM_APISAK ’has published a post where he shares with the world the source code of a custom AMD chip… which will apparently be used on PlayStation 5!
The codename “2G16002CE8JA2_32 / 10 / 10_13E9 ″ on this AMD chip does not reveal any information by itself, but if you have a slightly more trained eye, it is possible to pull out some very interesting information… Now look:
– APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) January 18, 2019
Thus, this leak indicates that the PlayStation 5 specifications are as follows:
- Third generation Ryzen CPU with eight physical processing cores (16 threads) with a 3.2GHz Boost frequency
- AMD Zen 2 CPU Architecture
- Navi Architecture with Ray-Tracing GPU Support
2. As soon as Sony will use for PS5
The PlayStation 5 will feature an AMD-made SoC made up of an 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2 CPU. As well as a Navi GPU, which unfortunately we do not yet know the full specifications. Still, according to the latest leaks, we are looking at performance at the level of an RTX 2070.
The new Sony console is expected to hit the market at a very reasonable price of 500 €. However, Mark Cerny, systems architect at Sony, has already made it public to say that perhaps the price is higher than expected.
Still, many stores continue to mention the price of ~ $ 500 / euros. In my opinion this will really be the final price of the PlayStation 5.
4. Release Date
Sony has already confirmed the release for Christmas time. With several leaks even pointing to the month of December. Which is too late for us, but it should also depend on the date Microsoft chooses for Scarlet.
(Update) A new source has now gone public about the same month of December! Stating that the PlayStation 5 will be released on December 4, 2020, priced at € 499
After all, a Slovak store (ProGamingShop) mistakenly popped the console on its website (it has already been taken down). Where we could find the new Sony console for the price of 499 €. That is, as we have said several times, the console will even be launched at around ~ 500 Euros / Dollars.
5. DualShock 5
Apparently the command will also change significantly!
Thus, in addition to some design changes, it is possible that the controller will receive a touch screen as well as other features that should ensure greater player involvement. Notably studio-programmed 'Triggers' as well as a haptic feedback system that will eventually replace the old vibration motor.
6. Play on the Cloud!
The future is in the cloud, and if you happen to have a super fast internet, and hate to have your hard drive super full, it's probably a heavenly marriage for you. Because of all this, the PS5 should have a big focus on streaming.
Incidentally, the new command will be able to connect directly to Sony's servers without input from the console itself.
6. Native Virtual Reality Support
The new PlayStation 5 should be Virtual Reality's best friend, with native support.
7. Launch Games – We already know some of the launch games where we can include
- Death Stranding (Should come out first on PS4)
- The Last of Us 2 (Should come out first on PS4)
- Ghost of Tshushima (Should come out first on PS4)
- Bethesda’s Starfield
- Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5
- Horizon Zero Dawn 2
8. Backward Compatibility
Sony has been heavily criticized in recent years for forgetting its old consoles, and as a result, losing a huge range of great games…
True, the company has even launched PS Now as an alternative, but it turns out not to be the same
So, with Microsoft betting more and more on this aspect, it looks like the new PS5 will also follow the same path! Proof of this are the many patents that have been made public.
9. PlayStation Virtual Assistant
After all, one of the big news of PlayStation 5 will be the inclusion of a virtual assistant thinking about video games. That is, while Google Assistant, Bixby and Siri answer several questions, among other things… Sony's new assistant will serve as a companion within the game itself!
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