Sony New Playstation 5- PS5
Sony’s just came up with its next-generation PlayStation console which is the PS5 (PlayStation 5), and it just got announced and we can expect it to be released by the end of 2020.
What do we know about the PS5 so far? The guessing started in early 2019 when Mark Cerny announced that the company is working on the successor to the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Cerny did shed light on the next-gen console’s capabilities – including that it would retain a disc-player and have something to do with Sony’s game streaming ambitions.
Since then, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, logo, name, and a few critical details about features.
Besides, we’ve also had some shocking leaks, for example, the PS5’s general shape, button inputs, and cooling vents, which was later confirmed to be the PS5 dev kit in a leaked photo.
So here is what info we have on the PS5 collected from various sources.
PS5 KEY FACTS:
What is it?
The Sony PS5 will be the next-gen PlayStation console, replacing the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.
When is It expected to release?
It may release somewhere between October and December 2020.
What games can I play on it?
Only a few titles have come to light, but we can expect all the big names and more that is available in the store
Will the PS5 have VR?
Yes. The next-gen console will be compatible with current PSVR hardware, and there are rumors of PSVR 2.
How much will the PS5 cost?
The PS4 and PS4 Pro were both $399 / £349 at launch, but we expect the PS5 will cost somewhat more. Although we think it might be around the 499$ mark.
Now let us have a look at the specifications of the PS5.
- Bespoke 8-core AMD chipset (based on third-generation Ryzen architecture and with Navi GPU)and with Navi GPU)
- SSD storage system
- Backward compatibility with PS4 games and PSVR hardware
- 3D audio
- 8K TV support
With these specs, you can pretty much imagine the experience will be as good as it gets.
Now that we covered all the technical aspects, let us look at what the PS5 will or may look like:
Although there has not been an exact photo of how it will seem like we can speculate that Sony’s next-generation console will sport a very different look to its predecessors.
From the above image, we can see there are several buttons: On/Standby, Reset, Eject (for the double layer 100GB-reading Blu-ray drive), System Initialisation, and Network initialization, all on the front left. There are also several status lights, numbering ‘0’ to ‘7’, which likely relate to CPU cores engaged, but could also be a status light for controllers connected.
To the right, there are 5 USB ports (one USB 2.0 and five likely USB 3.0 ports – the final port obscured by a cable), as well as a USB type B port. A small circle above could well be a camera built into the console, according to earlier patent filings.
Interestingly, rubber feet appear to be on the top side of the console, when working on demanding games.
Several images around the internet may suggest what the PS5 may look like, as nothing is sure about how it is going to look. We should not conclude just yet.
Dev kits specially designed to be robust and to support a console working under extreme load to allow the developers to push their creations to the maximum without frying the hardware they are working on. It’s also designed, at this stage, to help find any flaws in the final PS5 consumer hardware industrial design.
With Sony less than a year away from the launch of the PlayStation 5, there’s plenty of time for its team to create something a little less alien-looking.
So there you go our brief rundown about the recently announced PS5 which took the entire console world by storm. Hope you have a fun read we would like to know your feedback.