With a couple of investment meetings and articles released in the last couple of months about Sony’s next PlayStation console, here is everything we can divulge for what we can expect from the PS5.
What technical features will be included with the PS5?
In an interview with Wired, Mark Cermy promoted the new console’s features highlighted starting with the AMD’s Ryzen with the 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and with a Radeon Navi-family GPU which includes support for real-time ray-tracing rendering.
Cermy also emphasized the need the new console demands for fast loading times and larger bandwidth as a way of making games more immersive by stating how the PS5 expects to ship with an SSD hard drive. The new hard drive will also support the required content streaming from disc for 8K graphics resolutions.
Can PlayStation 4 games be played on the PS5?
It has been confirmed that the PS5 will be equipped with backwards capability, which means that not only will PS4 games be able to be played on the PS5 console, but also any PS4 accounts will be available to be used on the PS5 to play with friends. This also should mean that popular PS4 games such as Injustice 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Kingdom Hearts III will be available on the PS5.
What is the official name for the upcoming PlayStation 5?
We do not know the official name for the PS5. While it can be assumed that the official name will be the PlayStation 5, it has not yet been confirmed by Sony and as such the name for the upcoming console is being coined as simply the PS5.
When will the PS5 be released?
The PS5 has no official release date, but it has been stated that the PS5 will not be released any earlier than April 2020.
However, Sony have stated that the release of the PS5 will not mean the end of the PlayStation 4 as Sony have plans to keep the PlayStation 4 around for at least another three years which means there will not be an immediate upheaval from one console to another and rather a slow transition over time.
More details regarding the PS5 will be published as the story develops.