Eight-core chip, 8K resolution, backward compatibility, beautiful design – PlayStation 5 is just around the corner.
For the fans of Play Stations, this news from Sony is going to make their day. Sony is launching the fifth generation of its remarkable PlayStation, P5, in the market. So, the rumors that have been spreading from quite long are actually true, and we’ll be seeing the latest version of an already accepted gaming console right in our hands.
But when? What are its new features, how compatible is it with other devices? Would it require new games? Legit questions! We are going to answer them for you in this article. So, keep reading, and you’ll find the exciting updates about the news that you have been waiting for.
Release Date of PlayStation 5:
We know that this would probably be the most exciting; we don’t want you to keep waiting so here we are stating the statement of the President of PlayStation, Jim Ryan:
Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for holiday 2020.
So, this holiday season is going to be so much fun when you are going to have the latest version of your gaming console with you, but have you saved enough to buy the PlayStation 5? Maybe the next section of the article can help you in this regard.
What is the price of PlayStation 5?
With great product comes a great price tag too. This is the case for PlayStation 5 too. The new technology of the fifth generation of PlayStation is going to be far better than its previous version. So, that makes us say that the same goes for the price too.
Officially, nothing has been released about the expected price or the actual price, but the experts of the industry have made certain assumptions about it. So, what’s the number? What are your expectations as a fan of PlayStation?
We aren’t sure about you, but the gathered information from the experts and our analysis shows that this new device is going to cost you $500 or so. But let us repeat, this is only a prediction, and there have been no official statements about this. However, the following statement does highlight the better technology version, and this is what makes us predict a higher price of the new product:
Mark Cenry, the architect of the new PlayStation, says that they “believe[s] that we will be able to release it at an SRP that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.”
So, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
What are some prominent technology features of PlayStation 5?
Like everyone, you’ll be excited to know what is new in the “new version” of the PlayStation being introduced by Sony, so let’s explore these features here in this section of the article.
1. Use of Third generation AMD chip:
The sources from the Sony PlayStation have confirmed that the latest version of this device is using AMD CPU Chip. This chip is the part of the third generation of AMD Ryzen. New 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture is going to support this chip. Because of this eight-core chip, you’ll be able to experience the ray tracing effect while using the PlayStation 5.
For the people, who aren’t aware of the ray-tracing effect, it is an essential part of Hollywood and is now part of the latest gaming line and the high-end processors of the personal computer. It can bring in more realistic lighting and shadows in the games, making the visual experience of the games far better than the previous ones.
2. 8K Resolution:
The graphical aspect of the PlayStation 5 would be advanced to the extent that it would be focusing on 8K resolution, making the images of the game chirpier and sharper.
3. Use of 3D Audio:
In order to make the new gaming console a complete hit, the authorities are adding up a 3D Audio unit in it. What will it do? You’ll even be able to hear the footsteps of the players, so you can imagine how strong the audio of this device is going to be.
4. Decrease in the loading times:
The loading times for the game in the previous version of Sony’s landmark project have actually been annoying users. So, in this particular product, we are expecting an improvement in that aspect as well. The reason for the improvement in the loading time is the shifting from the disk asked drives to SSD drives.
Just like the previous versions of the PlayStation have been named as Dual Shock, so the experts using the same name for the latest version as well. But what is going to be different in it? According to the news that has been released with respect to the controllers of the console is that it is going to be heavier than the previous version. Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are the two prominent features of these controllers that are yet to be launched.
Haptic feedback means you’ll be able to feel what your player is going to be involved in. For example, running on the mud or grass would also be felt differently. Here is what Ryan cited in the PlayStation blog, “You can even get a sense of a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”
Adaptive triggers are to make your games more real. The strength utilized in completing an activity would more realistically be felt by using the controllers or the Dual Shock of the PlayStation 5.
6. User Interface:
Up till the information that has been revealed by the PlayStation 5 authorities, the experience of the users will be a lot different. Firstly, the games would be loaded fairly quickly. Secondly, the users won’t actually have to boot the game. “Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real-time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player, you just jump right into whatever you like.”
7. Change of Design:
Even the design of the console has changed considerably from the last version of PS. Central flying V is going to make the new console look even better looking than the PS4. Optical drive and 5 USB ports for attaching different devices are also part of the outlook of this PS5. For the rest of the features, you’ll have to wait till the actual launch of the product.
8. PS5 Streaming:
This feature is going to be part of the upcoming device from Sony, as well. So, if you are the person famous for sharing games, videos, etc., you’ll be able to continue that with even better quality and lesser time required.
Backward Compatibility of PlayStation 5:
The game that you have been playing on the PS4 would be working on a newer version, as well. So, just be ready to have better quality and better effect from the older version of games too.
Additionally, it is going to be compatible with VR. One of the statements that have given such a hint is given by Mark Cenry: “I won’t go into the details of our VR strategy today,” he said, “beyond saying that VR is very important to us and that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console.”
However, it doesn’t make it clear whether it would be compatible with PS3, PS2 etc.
This version of PlayStation, PS5, is a much-awaited version because of the technology improvements that it is expected to have in it for the users. But now, there are only a few months left, when you can actually have the product in your hands.
Although not much information has been revealed by the official sources, the things that have been focused on up till now shows that the PlayStation is going to be a real hit.
Have you made enough savings to get it as soon as it launches? If not, we guess, you should be trying hard for it. New PlayStation, you should not keep it waiting. What do you say?