The PlayStation 4 is not obsolete, it is still in development, in particular through the launch of versions Slim, Pro and PlayStation VR. They enrich the gaming potential of the console and offer a broader range of securities.
But despite this, it seems that the PS4 approach slowly from the end of the cycle, since its successor is already talking about him.
Indeed, we have heard that the Playstation 5th edition could include a new processor, a more powerful graphics card, and an SSD so fast that the loading time would be a matter of the past. For more details on the PS5, read on.
When released the PS5 ?
Pre-order the 5 march ? .
Output in November 2020 ?
Sony has officially announced that the release of the PS5 is planned for the celebrations of end of years, being November 2020 very likely, and yes, his name has also been confirmed.
Its logo has been unveiled, but on this side no surprise, since only the number has changed and the typography has been preserved.
We have heard that it is very likely that GTA VI so at the same time as the PS5, case to follow.. and that Sony is considering a PS5 Pro that will be on the market soon after the standard version.
What we have learned is that this period puts it directly in competition with the next generation of Xbox (series X), which should be out before Christmas 2020.
Admittedly Sony has not revealed an exact date, but according to a tweet from @PSErebus, it should be available by November 20, 2020 for the United States, with a sale price of $ 499. However, let’s take this “information” with caution..
David Jaffe, developer of God of War, had hinted that the PS5 would be presented at an event in February, the 13 more precisely, but we don’t know if David was referring to a rumor or a reliable source.
This is not the only assertion of @PSErebus in December 2019 he tweeted that the preorders of PS5 will be launched on 5 march, and not February as suggested by other noises of the hallways.
One thing is certain, it is that we don’t know more, since Sony will not be present at E3 this year.
What will be the price of the PS5 ?.
Without knowing exactly what it has to offer, it is not possible to guess the price of the PS5. In December 2019, and we got wind that the standard version would be launched at about 570 € (SSD 1tb) and around € 900 for the Premium (4 Tb, GPU, external). This rise of prices can be explained by the integration of a cpu, a graphic card of new generation and an SSD internal.
If we are to believe @PSErebus, the PS5 should be priced at 499 $ 446 €..
What it will look like the PS5 ?.
Images conceptual PS5-emerged on the canvas. We believe that it will keep its style as the black box and its blue LED, but it will be much more elegant.
The streaming service PlayStation Now, as well as their digital versions are sufficient to eliminate the disks and would allow the PlayStation to be more compact.
While we are more than a year of a possible output, a patent discovered by LetsGoDigital could give us a first glimpse of the design of the PS5. If we stick to this account, then, we note a completely different look from previous models of PlayStation.
In fact, the design presented here is in the shape of a V, which would improve the air circulation to prevent overheating of the console, AND it would make it more silent.
To confirm these suspicions, the patent claims even that the PS5 has been designed by one of the technical directors of Sony, Yusuhiro Ootori, and that it has the same Locarno classification (14.02) than the PS4.
Sony has not yet confirmed about its future design, so we can expect everything.
Finally, a journalist for Wired had the opportunity to hold a handle that could accompany the PS5, based on the latter it looked a lot like the DualShock 4 but with the trigger more sensitive, the haptic technology to increase the sensations and recharging via USB Type-C.
A patent was filed by Sony in which we see what it would look like this new controller. On the forum Resetera, several images of conceptual DualShock 5 have been posted.
The controllers have triggers wider, joysticks narrowed, and the Light bar as well as the output micro-USB would disappear in favor of a USB-Type C. Finally, there would be a built-in microphone/speaker. Some speak of the addition of a voice assistant..
In the post published on Reddit, below, we see the cleaning kit of the potential PS5 as well as its DualShock 5 the flare design.
What are the technical features of the PS5 ?.
The PS5 will be equipped with a processor and a graphics chip manufactured by AMD. It is reported that the processor will be based on the 3rd generation of the line Ryzen AMD and that it will 8 cores micro-architecture Zen 2 to 7nm.
The GPU is a variant of the smart Navi Radeon and will take charge of the Ray Tracing, a graphic technology that displays the reverberation of the light on objects or water, the game wins in realism.
Here are the effects of the Ray Tracing in the video below :
Also, the new AMD chip will also have a unit that is customized for the 3D audio, enabling a surround sound and much more immersive.
Nevertheless, the most requested improvement by developers and players is the integration of a solid-state drive. For good reason, as the games and their graphics become more powerful, the components for storage are solicited.
Mark Cerny, lead architect of the PlayStation 4 and Vista, has demonstrated the incredible speed of loading of the prototype of the future console.
To illustrate his point he used the game Spiderman because when that his hero moves, the console needs to load an environment that is totally new.
It turned out that the PS4 has need 15 seconds compared to 0.8 seconds for the prototype.
This speed of loading also enables developers to create detailed scenes, in which the characters move a lot faster. This opens up a huge field of possibilities for the future of the video game.
The latest news, the PS5 could be with a RAM of 24 Gb of GDDR6 and an SSD of up to 2tb.
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4 and will work with the headset virtual reality PlayStation VR (maybe even a new model is already in the cards). Other confirmations, a Blu-Ray 4k will be integrated in order to read discs of 100 Gb and it will be possible to download only the parts of the game that you are interested in, in order to reduce the download time.
A Playstation 5 portable like the Nintendo Switch ?.
The biggest question mark on the PS5, is whether Sony will work on the not Nintendo, and will launch a console hybrid to the image of the Switch.
Remember Sony had already designed portable consoles, the PSP in 2005, and the PS Vita in 2012. However, the latter had not met with the desired success, therefore, it is unlikely that Sony has the heart to revive themselves on the market of portable..
In addition, we would like to not that Sony has to make a compromise on the components, at any price, to offer a portable console, or a hybrid, and puts into play its dominant role in the sector.
However, if we are to believe an interview of John Kodera (ex‑CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment) published on Bloomberg, Sony don’t totally reject this idea..
The games confirmed.
At the present time, both games have been confirmed, it is Godfall (trailer below) and Gran Turismo 7. However, it is very likely that God of War 2, Spider-man 2 are added and can be GTA 6..