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PlayStation 5 – what we know so far

PlayStation 5 – what we know so far

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A lot of layers are asking the question, “when will PlayStation 5 be available?” for some time now. PlayStation 4 is, of course, still a very popular and popular console, but there’s no denying that the current generation is beginning to seem a little outdated.

So many will be pleased to hear that we’ve learned a little more about its successor. The release date given by Sony is still quite inadequate, but it’s still better than the total ignorance that we had to settle for so far. Moreover, it’s also worth to go over all the information about the console that we already know.

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PlayStation 5 (PS5) – release date

  • Date of premiere: Holidays 2020
  • Price: unknown

Unfortunately, Sony has not yet decided to give the exact release date of its latest console. The phrase “Holiday 2020” used by them on Twitter probably suggests November or December. Surely the goal is to position this device as the perfect Christmas present, so you can expect its premiere in the first half of December at the latest so that everyone interested can buy it before Christmas Eve.

Much more interesting seems to be the price of this device. So far, it has not been officially disclosed, so one can only speculate. It is worth remembering that for the premiere of PS4 it cost 399 dollars. However, the specification of the PS5, about which more we will write below, seems to suggest a price of at least one hundred dollars higher.

Perhaps, however, Sony will not decide to take such a step as to give Microsoft the room for maneuver, which could attract customers with a lower price of its new generation console. Therefore, the possible price of the PS5 is somewhere between $399 and $599. 

Playstation 5 specification

The console will boast graphics and a processor from AMD. It will support Ray tracing, or real-time light tracking, which is an amazing technology that allows for stunning effects in terms of graphics. The only problem with it is that it’s technically extremely demanding. In addition, Sony declares that its new console will be able to handle the still quite exotic 8K resolution. W

Full technical specification of PS5 looks as follows:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2 (3.5GHz, eight cores)
  • GPU: AMD RDNA 2 (36 computing units, 10.28 teraflops)
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Storage: 825GB SSD
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
  • Support for 8K
  • Backward compatibility with most games on PS4

PS5 console design

When the conceptual images that were supposed to present the new PlayStation leaked out in August, most people reacted with disbelief. As you can see, the project is very unusual. This design can be seen as futuristic and definitely detached from all previous generations. It turns out that it is most likely authentic.

Although the final product will probably not look exactly the same, we already know at least what we can expect. A picture of dev kit Playstation 5, a console version for game developers, has been uploaded. Of course, the finished product will probably look a bit different, but we already know more or less what to expect.

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DualShock 5 controller

The new console also means a new version of the classic Sony controllers. Visually, there will probably be no major changes, but we already know that Dualshock 5 will be heavier than its predecessor.

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In addition, which many players may enjoy, it will be equipped with a USB-C port. This means much faster recharging, so less fury attacks associated with low battery popping up at the worst moments. Also key are two potentially very interesting innovations that are designed to increase immersion during gameplay.

DualShock 5 controller

The first one is the elimination of traditional vibration technology, which has been present for several generations now, replacing it with haptic technology. The second innovation is adaptive triggers (i.e., L2 and R2 triggers). The point is simply that when they are pressed, they have to put different resistance depending on what action we do in this way (for example, stretching a bow).

Will these changes really be for the better, and will they be something that is clearly felt and often used by game developers, or just a curiosity quickly forgotten? The answer to this question will only appear when PS5 will be available for some time, but these announcements will surely inspire some optimism.

Backward compatibility

The backward compatibility of PS5 with the titles from the previous generation has already been officially confirmed. In fact, it was predictable, but it is good to be sure about it.

However, we don’t know whether we’re talking about the entire game library, or just a few or a dozen or so selected titles. Sony’s patent even suggests that not only will we be playing the PS4, but also the PS3, PS2, and even the first PlayStation on the new console. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed, so it is important to approach this information with some caution.

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