Sony PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Jan 4 2020, 4:49am CST | by , in Technology News

 
Sony PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know

The PS5 is tipped to be the most talked-about gaming console of 2020.

Sony’s flagship console at the moment, the PlayStation 4, was released in November 2013. Over six years on, gamers are now preparing for the release of its successor, which Sony had earlier confirmed as the PlayStation 5.

Sony chose to be consistent with the branding of its consoles, confirming in October 2019 that its upcoming console will indeed be the PS5.

For gamers who are thinking about upgrading to the new PS5 when it launches, here are some confirmations and some speculations about the features that are coming to Sony’s next flagship gaming console:

RELEASE DATE

If Sony sticks to its tradition, the PS5 could arrive sometime in November since both the PlayStation 3 and the PS4 were released in the month of November. However, Sony did confirm that the PS5 will be available in the holidays of 2020. However, one Japanese gaming blog called GamerGate suggests that it could be pushed back to December 4, 2020.

VIBRATION AND HAPTIC FEATURE

In a blog post in October 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan said the PS5 will pack the traditional vibration feature that was present in the original PlayStation, adding that the new console will also boast haptic technology to let gamers feel a range of touch sensations as they play.

BACK BUTTONS

Although it was not confirmed to be the design for the PS5, Sony's latest patent designs for a console that was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization features two new back buttons, which according to Polygon, could likely be programmed to perform functions that other buttons can do. The patent also indicated a micro-USB port on the top of the controller, similar to that of the DualShock 4, which could still mean that the design could be just another update to the older PlayStation 4 instead of a design for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

According to HipHop Gamer, who has been providing reliable leaks in the past, Sony is working on a "Remastering Engine" for the PlayStation 5, letting gamers play their old game titles that were compatible with the PlayStation 1 to 4.

NEW CPU, NEW GPU

In an interview with WIRED in April 2019, Sony’s Mark Cerny said the upcoming PS5 will have an AMD chip for a central processing unit that will support ray tracing, a process that copies the way light bounces from object to object, simulating complex interactions in 3D environments.

3D AUDIO

Cerny also told WIRED that the AMD chip inside the PS5 will offer 3D audio to redefine the sound experience in a video game, letting gamers feel more immersedin the game, with sound coming from above, from behind, and from the side. This, according to Cerny, will work through TV speakers and virtual surround sound, but that the “gold standard” will still be headphone audio.

PRICING

Japanese gaming blog GamerGate suggests that the PS5 could likely be priced at 69,800 Japanese yen, or around $645 for a standard model with a 1TB SSD. At the moment, a PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console is currently priced at $299, while a PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console retails at around $400.

I4U News will cover all the major speculations and announcements surrounding the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 console, so stay tuned for all updates.

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