Rumors about the release of a PlayStation 5 (PS5) on March 2020 spread starting with last year when a European developer claimed that he is working to develop a PlayStation 5 launch game. The developer posted a file on Pastebin and it was enough to make the internet users spread the story.
The leaked news apparently say that the PS5 will be released either in March 2020 or November 2020 and the price will be $499 (£380). Similar claims were heard by Express Online from industry circles, namely the fact that the launch will happen in March 2020.
Websites like GamesRadar and T3 retrieved and now posted the information, despite the fact that it was actually leaked late last year, making the rumors that the PS5 is coming next year look real.
The rumor comes with the information that PlayStation 5 will be released at a smaller event in the second quarter of 2019.
Another curious story is that the PS5 will be released with regular PS Plus and PS Plus Premium. The Premium subscription will allow the players to play early access game betas and to create private servers.
What we know already about PlayStation 5
With a power of 7nm Ryzen 8 Core CPU, 7nm Navi architecture 14TF GPU, 24GB of GDDR6 RAM, the console will come with a NAND flash 2TB hard drive. An 8K upscaling is anticipated and most likely bound to happen.
The new controller will come with its analog functionality upgraded, and a built-in camera for virtual reality (VR). Since we’re talking about VR, the claim also implies that PlayStation VR 2 will be released in 2020. The new and upgraded console will have a big resolution boost and an enhanced field of view. The device is thought to be wireless, with a 4 to 5 hours battery and it will also contain headphones incorporated into the hardware.
Other rumors say that the new PlayStation 5 will actually include Gran Turismo 7, The Last of Us Remastered and Horizon Zero Dawn 2. This claim was in fact apparently confirmed at the Star Wars Celebration event by Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds’s voice actor Janina Gavankar.
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