All About the PS5: The Next Generation Console by Sony | Specs, Features, and Release Date

The release of Sony’s highly anticipated console is just around the corner, and the rumors around it continue to increase as Sony gives us slight details on what the PS5 will bring.

The next-generation console will go head-on with its rival Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Both are expected to be released in late 2020. So questions about the PS5 cloud every fan’s mind such as will it offer 8k support, if it will be able to play Blu-Ray disks and what will be the cost once it’s released.

Although all these questions cannot be put at rest, for now, Sony did reveal a whole lot of information about the PS5 in an April 2019 interview through its lead architect and console producer, Mike Cerny. In October, Sony’s CEO, Jim Ryan, added further details on what will the PS5 bring.

Not everything is speculation though, as Sony has confirmed some of the details which include the official name of the next-generation console and an idea about the release date. Moreover, the official logo has been established at CES 2020. It wasn’t much of a surprise though, is quite similar to the PS4 logo but with a five at the end. There have been only rumors on how the PS5 will look along with a leaked image. The information on the new PS5 DualShock 5 controller has also been leaked.

PS5 Hardware Capabilities 

It was confirmed by Sony that the PS5 will be powered by a custom-made, eight-core AMD CPU, a 7nm chip on Zen 2 architecture, based on AMD Ryzen’s third-generation line.

The GPU will be from the Radeon Navi-family. One significant change that Sony has finally decided to make is the step towards SSD storage instead of disk bases storage options.

This hardware will be able to run 8K but only for the lesser demanding titles. More demanding titles will use an improved version of the method Sony has been using for displaying PS4’s title on 4K. The hardware nonetheless will reduce load times and be able to bring stunning visuals.

Sony has confirmed backward compatibility with the PS4, but it’s not sure if that is for all titles or few specific ones.

The PS5 will be releasing on Holiday 2020, as confirmed by Sony which is close to when the Xbox Series X will be coming out making gamers choose which next-generation console they want as a Christmas present.

FAQs Related to PS5

What is the release date of PS5?

Holiday 2020, possibly between October and December 2020.

How much will you have to pay?

TBD but expected to be up to the $499 mark.

What will you be able to play?

Godfall, Outriders, Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Siege, PS4 backward compatibility and all major franchises are expected to make the jump.

What hardware does it pack?

8-core AMD Zen CPU, AMD Navi GPU, custom SSD, 4K Blu-ray player.

Features to expect

Ultra-fast loading times, ray tracing, 4K visuals at 120Hz, haptic controller.

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