PlayStation 5: the rumors and first details

The current generation of consoles, obviously coming to the end of his era, and this means that the main platformtarget in the face of Sony and Microsoft in the foreseeable future needs to please us with announcements of new devices. About the plans of the American company at the moment little is known, but the Japanese recently gave us not a little food for thought. We have gathered for you all the most interesting currently available information about the upcoming console, Sony PlayStation 5.

I would like to start with the data received from the resource Techtastic. As the authors of the publication, Sony some time ago patented a special “electronic gaming carried”. But do not think that we return to the past, because modern cartridges are much higher capacity, the success of Nintendo Switch says that on them it is possible to fit the modern game. By the way, if the cartridge and will put into production, it will not pose a danger to the environment, since it is made of synthetic resin.


Schematic representation of the cartridge. Those who are not afraid of the Japanese language, unable to read the text personally

Another recent patent by Sony for controllers. According to him, they can have a touch screen. So, it’s possible that Sony wants to develop a good experience using the DualShock 4, replacing the user-friendly touch panel on a small information display.

Again remembering Nintendo you would think that Sony has decided to follow in her path and to combine in one device home and portable consoles, however, this approach is very risky. First off: creating a hybrid, the company may completely lose their home console market in Japan, “gave” it to Microsoft. And secondly, it just doesn’t fit with the words of the Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment John Coder, who, responding to a question from Bloomberg about the successor to the portable PS Vita responded with the following:

“Instead of dividing portable and home console, you can think about the first as about tools to enhance gaming experience.”

So most likely, we are waiting for some kind of accessory for the PlayStation 5, or even a separate device not related to consoles, because game consoles are not the only type of equipment manufactured by Sony. Besides, even before the announcement of the current generation of consoles, there were many rumors that platformtarget will abandon physical media, which, as we know, did not happen.

In addition, the network also leaked an alleged photo of a prototype PlayStation 5. According to the portal, which has got in its disposal a prototype, it worked only in debug mode and determined by the controller.

In fact, almost immediately followed by a rebuttal and it was announced that this is fake. Some suggested that the photo shows the so called Dev Kit, then there is a version for developers, but this is not confirmed. Besides, “DevKit” with rare exception, have little in common in appearance with the upcoming consoles. At least their first versions, which are sent to companies before the announcement. By the way, earlier this year, UbiSoft CEO Yves gilmo said that they company is already working with “the next console from Sony” and she is “just gorgeous”.

As for the specifications, one of the insiders from the forum Reddit, which has previously published accurate information about the plans of Sony, said that the “heart” PlayStation 5 should be modified OCTA-core CPU processor Ryzen from AMD, and specifically designed for a console graphics chip Navi. This will allow the bailiff to run the game in “fair” 4K at 60 frames per second. In addition, together with the PlayStation 5 should be out and helmet PlayStation VR of the second generation. About the cost of a new console is not known yet, but based on previous years it is expected that its price will not rise above $ 500.

And finally, one of the most interesting news: recently, Sony canceled its annual event PlayStation Experience, and stated that it will not participate in E3 2019. For the first time in 24 years! While PlayStation Experience 2019 goes according to plan, this means that Sony is likely to go the way of Apple and the launch of his new device organizes the event. If all goes as planned, the announcement of PS 5 should take place in the mid-to-late 2019, and sales will begin in 2020. Of course, if Sony doesn’t beat all, as it already was with the announcement of the PlayStation 4.

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