The most and the highly anticipated PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is getting closer to its release date, which was earlier scheduled for late 2020. However, the date for this next-generation PlayStation is coming close but Sony has remained silent regarding its new console.
As coronavirus outbreak is leading many postponements of several events, there’s been speculation regarding the delay in the release of PS5 as well. However, so far it seems like the confirmed PS5 release date by Sony is not going to be delayed by a coronavirus, as of now.
When we can expect PS5 to get a release?
This is a big question for every PlayStation enthusiasts for so long. Though we know that Sony has been tight-lipped on the matter and is not revealing anything big yet, it has confirmed a release window for the PlayStation 5 and that is “holiday 2020”. On the other hand, Pre-orders are doubtful to go live until the release date, as well as pricing details, are revealed, but you can sign up for pre-order notifications from many major retailers right now.
PlayStation 5 Specifications
CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
Memory/Interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
External Storage: USB HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Sony has been very considerate in not sharing much of the details regarding PS5 and has also not said anything about the pricing of this next-generation PlayStation.
In the meantime, Mark Cerny, the lead architect of the PS4 who is also t present working on its successor said, “I believe that we are going to be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price]” that the gamers will find quite attractive “in light of its advanced feature set,”
However, we don’t know about the prices yet after seeing the company’s realization from the PS3’s overpriced rates and giving PS4’s more reasonable price tag, we expect that the next-generation PlayStation is going to be quite reasonable, maybe higher than PS4 but in the reasonable price range.
The PS4 and PS4 Pro were both released with the price tag of $399 / £349 at launch, but we are expecting a little more price range for the PS5. Some of the leaks and sources have suggested that it will cost around the $499 mark.
What games can I play on it?
Right now, only a few numbers of titles have been confirmed, but apart from all of the big franchises of Sony, as well as the probability for upgraded versions of in-development exclusives such as Ghost of Tsushima.
Also, the PS5 is also surely going to be backwards compatible with almost every PS4 games, previous generations are still yet to be confirmed. As per to the Mark Cerny from Sony, it is going to launch with support for most of the top 100 PS4 games.
In addition to that, the next-gen console is also going to be compatible with current PSVR hardware, as well as there are also rumours of PSVR 2 as well.