More than 5 years have passed since the release of Playstation 4 and it is safe to say that the game console from Sony won the console war with triumph. Adequate pricing policy and most importantly – a flurry of high quality exclusives made it one of the most popular gaming consoles in history. But technical progress is not to stop, the new games require more technical power to implement ambitious concepts and so more and more gamers are beginning to think about the release date of Playstation 5. Today we will try to answer the question about the release date of PS 5, and at the same time we will tell you about the characteristics, games and features of the new generation console.
Sony Playstation 5 release date
Without wasting time, let’s move on to the main point in the article. The official opening date of the new console is still unknown, and it is expected that PS 4 is at the peak of fame, leading the world’s charts of sales and getting exclusive games like God of War, which become overnight, as favorites of critics, and the main reason for gamers to spend their honestly earned money. But there are other news that directly confirm the development of Playstation 5.
It is worth starting with the statement of the executive director of Sony Kenichiro Yoshido that the Japanese media regent “needs to have a next-generation console”. In addition, recently, the social network LinkedIn has received an announcement from the California branch of Sony, which is looking for a chief engineer to create an online component of the “Next-gen console”. The announcement, as in the case of Yoshido’s statement, does not even have an approximate release date for the console, but Michael Packer, a well-known analyst in the gaming industry, assured that the release date of PS5 will be no later than 2020.
And another insider at the Reddit forum announced the release of PlayStation 5 next year. According to him, the console will be released either in March or autumn 2020. He also touched upon the reasons for Sony’s refusal to participate in E3 2019. As it turned out, the Japanese media giant did not want to fight for the attention of gamers with other companies at the exhibition. Therefore, a large-scale display of games and the announcement of the next generation of console should be expected in a separate event PlayStation Experience, which will be held in December this year.
Characteristics of Playstation 5
As with the PS5 release date, there were no official comments about the technical stuffing of the console. All that remains to be done is to apply common sense and once again pay attention to the data of not always reliable insiders. For example, on the post of a Japanese gamer, who posted the expected code number of the future processor for Next-Gen console on Twitter.
According to the declared data, the AMD processor will have a clock power of 3.2 GHz with support for AMD Zen architecture. However, it is not known whether computing processors such as Zen+ are used or whether PS5 will be built into a more productive solution based on the recently announced Zen 2.
One thing you can be sure of is that the technical stuffing of Playstation 5 will pleasantly surprise even technological geeks. In addition, the trend in this generation of consoles for 4K resolution and 30 frames per second performance will obviously continue. Unless you can expect more games that will be sharpened for 60 FPS, which will require additional capacity and be sure to hit the wallet buyers. At the same time, you should not expect a significant jump in performance and according to the technical director of Cradle Games in the new console will be no more than 12 GB of RAM.
Additional features of Playstation 5
Some Sony fans are not satisfied with the main drawback of PS4 compared to the competitive console Xbox One – the lack of backward compatibility. On 4 PlayStation it is simply impossible to play in numerous legendary projects with PS3 (for example, Metal Gear Solid 4), and besides it is required to pay twice for purchase of the same game for different consoles.
If you were waiting for backward compatibility support, it seems you have one more reason to buy PS 5 – Sony at the end of last year registered a patent based on backward compatibility technology. And if you believe the documentation, the new console is likely to be able to play games from all generations of Playstation, including even hits from the times of PS1.
The situation with virtual reality glasses on PS5 is even more interesting. In October 2018, Sony registered another patent for the technology, which will allow you to control the actions of game characters in the VR without a gamepad or special controllers.
Expected price PS5
While there are no declared device specifications, to talk about the possible cost of the set-top box will be something similar to guessing on the coffee grounds. We bet on the starting price in the range of 400 euros. This price list has fully justified itself in the case of PS4, so we can expect it in the new generation of consoles. Also, we will not exclude the simultaneous release of two different versions of consoles at once in terms of power and price. Repeat the concept with PS4 and PS4 Pro and the difference of 100 euros between the versions of the game consoles. Rumor has it that this is the plan that Microsoft will follow when releasing the next generation of Xbox (2 consoles at the time of release), so we can assume that Sony will follow in the footsteps of a competitor.