Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) console will be released during the festive season of 2020, from November to December, but can be presented on February 5. The price can be as high as $ 599, or $ 450 for the cheaper version.
We already know what to expect from the price, the first exclusive games and the top technical specs. The information was revealed by Mark Cerny, architect of PS4 and responsible for the new PS5, among other sources.
Table of Contents
- 1 PlayStation 5 will arrive in time for Christmas 2020
- 2 The price of PS5 can start at 499 €
- 3 From Cyberpunk to Death Stranding, PS5 Games
- 4 Top Specs for the New PS5
- 5 We’ll have new Dualshock commands
- 6 The “DevKits ” in circulation
- 7 It will be easier to develop games for PS5
- 8 The hottest rumors around PS5
PlayStation 5 will arrive in time for Christmas 2020
It will replace PlayStation 4, announced in February 2013 and launched in markets this November. About to turn 6 and despite the Pro version released in September 2016, we still have to wait a year for the PS5.
There is not yet an exact day for the official release, but Sony has already announced that the console will arrive during the “festive season of 2020”.
It will be between November to December 2020 comes the new PS5, this is the release date also planned for UK. More recently some information leaks point to the PS5 presentation for February 5.
The price of PS5 can start at 499 €
The price of the PlayStation 5 will meet your top specifications. Although there are no set values for now, we know that Sony wants to keep its Competitive price to the target audience.
Remember that PS4 hit the market with a price of 399 euros. Well, for PS5 it is expected that the starting point is this value, with the price of the current PS4 Pro being reduced.
This points to a value between 499 and 599 euros, although for the moment these values are mostly speculative.
From Cyberpunk to Death Stranding, PS5 Games
At the outset, the entire PS4 game library, including PSVR games, will be supported by PlayStation 5. This point has already been confirmed, ie we have backward compatibility.
Indeed, and to the gamers’ delight, this backwards compatibility is likely to extend not only to PS4 but also to older consoles, extending to the original PlayStation.
We already highlight the Cyberpunk 2077 as one of the first PS5 games. According to Mark Cerny, we will also have Death Stranding as a game that will bridge the gap between PS4 and PS5, not excluding the multiplatform path.
We also have several developer kits in circulation at major studios like Rockstar Games. It has been said that GTA VI would be being developed to take advantage of PS5, but its presentation is not expected until 2022.
So far these are the confirmed games for PS5:
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Death stranding
- GTA VI
- The Last of US 2
- Elder Scrolls VI
- God of War 2
- Assassin’s Creed: Kingdom
- Ghosts of Tsushima
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Sniper Elite 5 (likely)
- Spider-Man 2 (likely)
Sony has promised to focus on “big games”
In previous statements, we learned that priority will be placed on major and exclusive productions. A category known in slang as “AAA games“, with the company using the phrase”serious gamers“, or very dedicated players.
The games indie will continue to be present, but with Sony’s resources focusing elsewhere.
With the new PS5, the effort to produce original and exclusive content will be strengthened either to captivate new consumers or keep current ones, also reflecting the importance of the new generation.
Top Specs for the New PS5
|CPU||Ryzen with 8 cores at 7 nm Zen 2 from AMD|
|GPU||Technology ray tracing and AMD Navi Architecture|
|Audio||new 3D audio system|
|Storage||SSD with PCIe 4.0 connection (capacity not defined)|
|Maximum resolution||up to 8K|
|Bluray Reader 4K||Available, capable of reading discs up to 100 GB|
It is the area where we already have certainties. We will have one CPU, or AMD processor with 8 processor cores, based on the architecture Ryzen third generation.
The graphics (GPU) will incorporate the best components and technology of Radeon Navi systems, with a final solution being created specifically for the new PS5.
The storage SSD, with a solution designed specifically for the PS5, promises to end load times. You won’t have to wait (so long) for loading either by loading a saved step, or launching a new game / level.
Based on recent information, the console can reach consumers with 2TB of SSD storage, which could be priced at around $ 499, or 499 euros.
This has already been confirmed, with times passing on average from 8 seconds to 0.8 seconds.
The promised revolution in audio with a 3D system
There is a new 3D audio system to be prepared. In practice, it will be a more immersive experience, with sound details and more realistic captures, a point highlighted by Mark Cerny.
The chief architect of the new PS5 also pointed to the support of a maximum resolution of 8K for games on TV. The PlayStation VR bet will be another of the bet vectors.
The visual revolution with the Ray tracing and AMD
Thanks to AMD graphics solutions we will have the ray tracing present on the new PS5. In practice, you will have a new lighting mechanics for landscapes and environments, more true to the natural focus of light in the real world.
This hitherto almost impossible technique will be a reality on PlayStation 5 and promises to revolutionize the look and feel of the game.
There is also a new partnership with Microsoft that promises to improve the PlayStation Now service.
The “end” of loading with the SSD
It is believed that the new storage solution will be up to 19 times faster than traditional solutions. There is also a Sony patent that suggests the use of new software to aid the fast loading of content.
You will also be able to play on your PS5 online with (or against) other players on PS4. Something that shows Sony’s commitment to ensuring backward compatibility within its consoles.
Still at this point, some rumors suggest the support of previous generations of games, from PS3, PS2 and even the original console, a recently reinforced hypothesis.
We’ll have new Dualshock commands
Rumors suggest some changes to the PlayStation’s controller to improve its handling comfort and performance. Among the most suggested features are a possible touch screen in the center of the controller.
It is believed that the new commands will not have the traditional vibration, opting for a feedback tactile similar to that applied on smartphones. So we will feel different when playing FIFA 20, or a shooter, reacting the command differently.
The second major difference will be the change in trigger sensitivity. The L2 and R2 buttons can be configured by game developers to suit the game theme with varying degrees of resistance.
The new PS5 will retain the possibility of using Blu-Ray discs already prepared for the new XL format. Although the increase in online game purchases and their download is noticeable, the physical pathway will continue to be present.
The “DevKits ” in circulation
A number of prototypes for PS5 studios, programmers and content creators will now be in use. These are peculiar looking casings that already host the PlayStation 5 hardware in a final or near-final version.
Note that this will not be the console design that will hit the market later this year.
It will be easier to develop games for PS5
According to Shuhei Yoshida, the bridge between Sony Interactive Entertainment and independent studios, PlayStation 5 will stand out for the ease with which new titles can be created.
It is believed that the PS5 will be even more affordable for those who want to develop games, streamlining the entire process. This will translate into less programming time for studios and more free time to take care of the creative side.
The hottest rumors around PS5
Sony’s tall dome seems to be confident of reducing the life of a console to about 6 to 7 years. Previously, this figure was closer to 10 years, but with the rapid advancement of technology a revision was required.
With this Sony leaves open the possibility of already outlining a new PS5 Pro coming 6 to 7 years after the PS5. For Masayasu Ito, vice president of hardware at Sony Interactive Entertainment, this is an implied possibility.
The official logo of the new PlayStation 5
In the meantime, we already got to know the official logo of the new PS5, something that did not come as a big surprise to fans and followers of the console given the similarities to its predecessors.
The announcement was made by Jim Ryan, the PlayStation CEO during the CES 2020 technology show in Las Vegas, USA.
The most recent information leak suggests that Sony will introduce the PS5 as early as February 5, 2020. However, it is only expected to hit the market months later, launching later this year.
I also points out anof pre-reservations in March 2020, although this information cannot be confirmed at this time. On the other hand, Sony is no longer afraid to talk openly about the new PS5, which may indicate an early arrival.
O PS5 release expected in Q4 2020 and, following this logic, the PS5 Pro can arrive in 2026/2027. By then, PS4 has already exceeded the threshold of 104 million units sold to consumers.
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