Release Date

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Without an official word from Sony, it is difficult to say for sure when the PlayStation 5 will be released. However several analysts have expressed themselves on the matter. To date, the most recognized hypothesis is that PS5 should be released in November 2020.

Well- known analyst Michael Patcher said Sony will most likely release PS5 in November 2020.

Also according to Jason Schreier, news editor of Kotaku and expert in the videogame sector, the PS5 will be released in 2020, just as the new Xbox Scarlett will arrive in 2020.

Specification

The new Sony home console has undoubtedly remained in the shadows for a long time. Despite having discovered part of the details of the Japanese gaming machine. Over the last few months, the only source to be able to steal some information have been rumors, leaks and patents. On March 18, SONY, finally decided to reveal the official technical specifications of PS5:

  • Storage: Dedicated 825GB SSD
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB / s
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Video processor architecture: Special RDNA 2
  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
  • Expandable Storage Space: Slot for NVMe SSD
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • External Storage Space: USB HDD Support
  • I / O bandwidth: 5.5 Gb / s (Raw), 8-9 Gb / s (Compressed)

SSD and Tempest Engine

SSD integration has been the number one request for the next-gen console, so PS5 will provide twice as much solid-state disk storage than what PS4 guaranteed in its debut. This will allow the PS5 to have an 825GB SSD.

Great importance has been given to the new Tempest Engine. The new architecture that focuses on 3D audio providing a special experience for players. In particular, the 3D audio will aim to make the presence of every single element within the game world perceive. Such as the rain that could be reproduced through the sound of the individual drops and not as a single sound.

Games

I can already draw up a list of PS5 games, made by third-party developers. They will be available in coinciding with the release of SONY’s new flagship, and those that will arrive in the immediately following months:

  • Godfall
  • Fifa 2021
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Marvel Spider-Man Miles Morales

Backward compatibility

It recently emerged that the PS5 could support games for PS4, PS3, PS2 and PS1. Such backward compatibility would be an interesting move on Sony’s part as it could mean the end of remasters.

Price

If there is another detail that intrigues fans, that is the cost of the new console. What will be the launch price of the PS5? Between the PS3 and the PS4, I have seen a price decrease of $ 200. The third generation PS started at $ 599, while the PS4 came out at $ 399.

The price of a new console is always a sensitive issue, and how much the PlayStation 5 will cost is the current dilemma. The rumors speak of the possibility that the PS5 will come out in two versions, standard and slim, an aspect that will affect the price of the console.

The PS4 has shown that $ 400 is a figure that works, so Sony is likely to stick to the same price or raise it slightly, hitting $ 500.

PS5: new DualSense controller

Sony also recently shared the new official PS5 controller, titled DualSense. The new pad, which breaks tradition with respect to the past (no DualShock 5 in the title) presents a new look that has already made fans discuss, on which the black and white color cjcrmnUCD stands out.

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