There are many reports out there about the PS5 release date. We first heard about that late last year, when a European developer claimed to work on a PS5 game. He also posted a file on Pastebin. According to him, the PS5 will be released in March 2020 or November 2020. It is rumored to cost $499 (that’s £380). Some other people have heard the same thing from some industry insiders. Even if the report from Pastebin was posted a year ago, it surfaced again, and people started to believe the rumor again.
As we all know, Sony is going to skip E3 this year. The report showed that the PS5 will be revealed at a smaller event, in the second quarter of 2019. It’s been also said that the PS5 will be backward compatible with the PS4.
There’s another interesting thing that’s worth hearing: it will launch with regular PS Plus and PS Plus Premium. The Premium subscription would give the members a chance to play the beta games in early access and create private servers.
The PS5 is rumored to be powered by a 7nm Ryzen 8 Core CPU, with 7nm Navi architecture 14TF GPU. There will also be 24GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a NAND flash 2TB hard drive. Some fans are also talking about 8K upscaling.
It’s been also said that the new controller will come with improved analog functionality and a built-in camera for VR.
Speaking of which
The report also talks about the PlayStation VR 2, that will come in 2020. This device is set to come with a big resolution boost and an improved field of view. We’ve heard some rumors that it will be wireless, and that the battery would last 4-5 hours. Headphones will come with the hardware.
The games from PS5
Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and The Last of Us 2 Remastered are set to make their appearance on PS5.