Sony’s upcoming next-gen console is preparing for its massive launch this year, and fans couldn’t be more content. Last year, we had much information regarding the device, from too many rumors to the real official deal from developers. Besides its name, we also knew that PS5 would come with PS4 backward compatibility, support for PSVR, and an SSD storage.
Sony has also unveiled some details about a green matter. It appears that the next-gen console will come with some energy-efficient actions. As we witnessed the last console’s unveiling, we can expect the same event for PS5, somewhere in February 2020. Unfortunately, no comments regarding such a thing haven’t been released. Also, it is still unknown if Sony will be part of the E3 2020 this year.
PS5 Launch Date and Price
As everybody keeps waiting for an answer, Sony remains silent on any exact date. We only know, according to developers, that PS5 will arrive on “holiday 2020.” We’ll find out more, however, once when Sony decided to get involved with some events. As for the next-gen console’s price, Sony stated that PS5 would come with attractive costs.
PS5 Compatibility With PS4 Games
According to Mark Cerny, the lead architect of the PS4, PS5 will be compatible with PS4 games, as the two devices are developed after a similar design. Such a thing came as a relief for those players who wanted PS4 compatibility with the previous consoles.
“Whether it’s backward compatibility or the possibility of cross-generational play, we’ll be able to transition that community to next-gen,” said Jim Ryan, the SIE president. The PS4 games will also run faster than before, thanks to PS5’s state drive.
PS5 Features and Disc Drive
Sony confirmed the arrival of an AMD chip, a CPU based on the third-generation Ryzen. PS5’s processor has been developed with eight cores of the seven-nanometer of a Zen 2 microchip. The next-gen console will also come with full support for an 8K gameplay. As for its graphics, PS5 was designed with a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi Line, supporting the most anticipated feature ray-tracing. Cerny explains how such a feature will also enhance game audio, PS5 arriving as full 3D Audio.
Moreover, the SSD storage, one of the most significant features so far, will provide players with whole new experience from faster loadings to better handling of objects on-screen. Finally, the disc drive continues to keep players’ hope up with the buy and play physical games.
The Next-Gen Controller
As Sony detailed: “One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.”
PS5’s upcoming controller will arrive with haptic feedback to substitute the “resounding” technology, and something dubbed “adaptive triggers,” a feature that will enhance the game experience by making players feel the tactile sensation of going off-road, drawing a bow, and many others. The controller will also have USB-C connectivity, enhanced speaker, and a bigger-capacity battery.
The Future of PSVR and PS5 Games
The next-gen console will support the actual PSVR, as Cerny said: “beyond saying that VR is essential to us and that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console.”
Not much information was released about the upcoming games, but FIFA and Call of Duty are highly expected to be among the first games to be introduced. However, we have Godfall as the only game announced, and a possible arrival of the Final Fantasy VII remake version.
PS5’s User Interface
PS5’s upcoming user interface will come with many enhanced features. Players will be able to find out more about their friends’ games more quickly. It appears that Sony didn’t want players anymore to trouble with boots. Also, the multiplayer feature will offer some sleek joinable events in real-time, while a singleplayer will come with details about possible missions and rewards.