The PS5 is coming closer and closer at becoming the next generation console. With the PS4 being around for about seven years since it’s release date in 2013, it’s time for the next generation console to take it’s place. Here is a breakdown of what the PS5 has to offer as far as price, specs, release date, and other information. It is important to note that the PS5 will apparently have unique elements which have not yet been announced.
It is confirmed that the PS5 will use a modified third-generation eight-core Ryzen 3 CPU as well as advanced Navi-based graphics that will allow ray-tracing which is a sophisticated lighting system used in PC gaming systems that improves gaming visuals as well as audio. Sony is also adding custom hardware for 3D audio resulting in a drastic change since the audio from PS3 from PS4 did not change much. The PS5 will contain a SSD which already proved to result in faster load times when playing Spiderman on the PS5. The load time from transitioning to a different environment went from 15 seconds to .8 seconds which is obviously very impressive. It’s safe to say that it should at the very least reduce startup and load times, with online load times expected to be faster as well.
The PS5 will be have the capacity to output in 4k and 8k. This jump is barely noticeable to the human eye making the jump to 8k resolution less of a big deal this time around.
The Dualshock5 is going to look similar to the Dualshock4 but will include significant changes. The Dualshock5 will not feature the lightbar the PS4 controller had and will also have different sized triggers. The PS5 controller will feature USB micro-c charging which is a step up from The micro-b the PS4 had. It will also have a built in microphone at the base. A major feature which is being focused on is Haptic feedback which makes in game experiences feel different from one another simulating various actions. For example crashing a car will feel different from driving a car in mud or rain. The Dualshock5 will also feature a larger touch pad.
Like the PS4 the PS5 will come with a disk drive which will play games and media such as 4k and Blu-ray disks.
The PS5 has been confirmed that it will be able to play PS4 game disks unlike the PS4 as well as the PS3 which both lacked backwards compatibility for prior console game disks. This means that even though the PS5 will be able to play PS4 games it will not play PS1, PS2, or PS3 games which is to be somewhat expected. In this scenario it is assumed most people are grateful that the PS5 has PS4 compatibility. It is interesting to note that only the original model of the PS3 allowed backwards compatibility for PS2 and PS1 game disks.
A few game titles have been confirmed for the PS5. Godfall is a game that is being created by the borderlands studio Gearbox along with the help of Counterplay Games which is the studio that worked on God of War. The game is apparently going to be solo along with co-op options. Another title is Black Ops 5 which is expected to be a cross-gen game for the PS4 and PS5. A few more to take note of are Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and God of War 2. God of war 2 is going to be a hit given that the first one was so successful
The official price of the PS5 remains unknown but it is expected to be somewhere between $400 and $500. Being that the PS3 list price was $599 it is possible that we might see the same with the PS5 or even something more outrageous like $650. Since the PS5 is supposed to rival gaming PCs the price point at launch could be well over $500 or even $600 likely making it more expensive than Microsoft’s next generation Xbox console.
The PS5 is confirmed to be released between October and December in 2020 during the holiday season. It has been rumored that the release date may be November 20th but this is just a leak and has not yet been confirmed. Ether way it will most likely be released before December giving people enough time to get a hold of one before Christmas.
That pretty much sums up what is known about the PS5. With the release of the PS5 It seems like the PS4 would go strong at least for a while since it does have a decent library of games as well as multiple remasters.