Sony has kept very secretive and quiet about their newest console, which will come out at the end of 2020: the Sony PlayStation 5. The Sony PlayStation 5 is meant to be the “best” and “outstanding” console ever seen, as it is expected the E3 (review company) will likely feature both PS5 and Xbox Series X to showcase their hardware and software after both have been released.
Luckily, some stuff has been leaked, though so we don’t have to keep you waiting till the end of the year, waiting for some jack-in-the-box. We’ll say what we know, not what you need to know.
To most people you would think, how would this picture help us? Well, it can do more than show us, it can tell us half of what they are planning. What does the image show us then you say? There’s a number of buttons: On/Standby, Reset, Eject (for the double layer 100GB-reading Blu-ray drive), System Initialisation and Network initialisation, all on the front left. There are also a number of status lights, numbering ‘0’ to ‘7’, which likely relate to CPU cores engaged, but could also be a status light for controllers connected.
There’s a heap of technical stuff that we are all blown over for, but what we do know is all of this effects the overall performance of the actual PlayStation Console making it a pretty powerful and overwhelming console to most users. If your starting with a console, PlayStation 5 would overwhelm you a lot.
The race between Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Xbox has only just begun, because there is much more coming to newer consoles in 2020 that will blow your mind.
Here’s everything we know about the PS5 so far, and what we hope will be revealed the closer we get to launch.
●What is it? The Sony PS5 will be the next-generation PlayStation console, replacing the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Some rumours say, “it’ll make people move to PlayStation because of their new release”. Microsoft has kept quite open about their new consoles; well Sony – not so much.
●When will it release? “Holiday 2020” so between October and December 2020. We don’t know an exact date, but when it comes nearer to the date, we’ll keep you updated!
●What can I play on it? Sony luckily is keeping that the disc cartridge tradition (the console will still play discs). Only a few titles have been confirmed but expect all of Sony’s big franchises – as well as in-development exclusives like Ghosts of Tsushima. But as always, newer consoles get tons of games as soon as their released and as soon as developers know how to release their game on a new console.
●Will PS5 have VR? Oh yes. The next-gen console will be compatible with current PSVR hardware and there are rumours of PSVR 2. Apparently according to rumours, it’s meant to be “next-generation hardware”.
●What will the PS5 cost? The PS4 and PS4 Pro were both $399 / £349 at launch, but we expect the PS5 will cost somewhat more. Leaks have suggested around the $499 mark. We actually don’t know about this either, all we know is you should save up, if you want to get ready for the blow in the market.
●What will it look like? We actually haven’t got an official look of the PlayStation 5 just yet, but, if several leaks are to be believed, Sony’s next-generation console will sport a very different look to its predecessors. At the moment, we don’t know much but if you subscribe we’ll make sure that we keep you up to date to what’s going on behind the screen, so you don’t miss a thing.