The breadcrumb trail just got a bit shorter with Sony finally announcing that they plan to release the PS5 late 2020. The next-generation PlayStation (PS5) has been a hot topic, dating all the way back to 2018.
Sony has kept its cards tight to its chest, regarding its new console, we know very little regarding the console they are calling the “Future of Gaming” and we now know on June 4 we will hear about the PS5 games planned for its release and the image of a new DualSense controller suggest maybe hardware too.
- PS5 tipped to cost over £450 as Sony confirms new PlayStation will run games in 8K. $499 (£381) in the US at launch. (Without tax)
- PS5 will be released with a more powerful PS5 Pro as part of an unusual dual-release.
- Sony is pushing for an early 2020 release to get in before Microsoft.
- In-game loading up to 20 times faster
- PS5 will be 2TB and use SSD
What we already know
PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020
Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.blog.playstation.com October 8, 2019
Backwards-compatible to a degree
Reminder that PS5 will also enable us to play “the overwhelming majority of 4,000+ PS4” games too. “Backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions” – Sonytwitter.com/PS5only
PS5 will be 825GB and use SSD
Coming with 825GB and options to expand, it is an improvement over the original 500GB PS4 but we will have to wait and see if it’s enough with games and software getting larger by the day. If any of you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 for example, you’ll know full well how large games are getting. The SSD is reported to have read speeds of 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) which are huge improvements over their predecessors.
In-game loading is much faster
During a Sony Demo, Spider-Man On the PS4 Pro took 8.10 seconds to load up, whereas, on the PS5, that loading time was reduced to 0.8 seconds. Which is 10x the speed, not quite the 20x as rumours suggested but Spider-Man is one of the best performing games on the PS4 so we will have to wait for the final results once the PS5 is released.
Don’t forget to tune in!
Don’t miss the unrevealing of the “Future of Gaming” on PlayStation Blog June 4th at 9 a.m PT/12 p.m. ET/1:00p.m PDT