Along time ago, we marveled at the prospect of PlayStation, released in 1994, and PlayStation 2, released in 2000. The race between Sony and Microsoft continued and now we have PS3 and PS4, which allows us to enjoy some of our favorite game titles online and with friends. Now, Sony has confirmed the release of its latest console, the eagerly awaited PlayStation 5. While the latest console is shrouded in mystery, there is a thing or two about it we can say with relative certainty.
While it is natural to expect the console to be superior to PS4, there is little factual information available regarding the differences. Of course, PlayStation 5 will have superior processor and graphics, but all the info about it is somewhat limited.
The console will be working using an AMD CPU, which is going to be eight-core and custom made, meaning that there will be no other machines with a chip quite like it. Some of the advantages it boasts are the ray tracing and 8k resolution. The aforementioned ray tracing will also greatly benefit the audio. The promised quality is said to greatly surpass that of its predecessor. Another thing that gamers will be very happy about is the drastic reduction of loading times, as the custom control of how much of your game remains saved on the machine and how much is in the cloud.
One of the most anticipated features in the backwards compatibility. As it stands, you will have no problems playing your favorite PS4 titles, though we are still not sure whether it would be possible to play games made for PlayStation 2 and 3. That being said, there is a chance that the console will allow you to play older titles from the PS family through something known as Remastering by emulation, which is one of the features listed on the product’s patent, though we cannot confirm this will occur. For now, let’s just be glad that the child of PS4 will support its predecessor’s games.
There has not yet been an official and confirmed statement regarding the price of PS5, but we can make an educated guess on it based on previous launch prices of PlayStation consoles. PS and PS2 both cost around $300, while PS3 was available for $600 (with 60GB) and PS4 was around $400. That means that we can presume PS5 will be somewhere between $450 and $600. Naturally, the console could be even pricier at launch considering the technology behind it and the cost of making it, but we are still waiting for the official info.
Some titles have already been confirmed, like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. In the game, you take on the role of Smeagol and the action-adventure seems to be very promising, though it will not come out until 2021. Other titles include Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods and Monsters, and Godfall. There are a few rumors surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 and Death Stranding.