The end of 2020 will be the stage for a new generation of video game consoles. While the Microsoft already revealed the Xbox (X Series), the future Sony PlayStation 5 it remains a closely guarded secret. But some rumors are emerging and can reveal a lot to console fans.
In October 2019, Sony officially announced that its fifth console, the PlayStation 5, will arrive soon. And the hot topic in the geek world has been the countless rumors about the video game, since there is a lot of unofficial information going on the internet. And the Journal du Geek took advantage of the arrival of 2020 to recapture as much official information for the most curious console fans. Check out:
Everything we know about PS5
When will the PS5 be released?
The only official release date given so far by Sony, the Japanese console maker PlayStation, talks about a possible launch in the middle of this year. Another leak suggests that Sony will provide more details during an event apparently scheduled for February 5th. The dates February 12th to 13th they are also among the possible ones for company disclosures, according to information extracted from a mysterious email from August 2019.
How much will the PS5 cost?
According to some rumors, the price of PS5 would be $ 499. Initially, as in PS4 of 2013, the PS5 should arrive in stores in the form of a single model, at least at the beginning of sales.
What will the video game layout be?
At the moment, the only glimpses of the PS5’s exterior come from photos of its development kit. Aimed specifically at video game developers, it could therefore not correspond to the final design of the console, once it was marketed. The prototypical design visible above does not have the sobriety and linearity of previous generations. The upper part of the console forms an enormous “V” shape, of which there are several ventilation grilles. According to a reporter from Wired, if the development version of this console assumed this format, it was to facilitate the stacking of several of them.
What will be the characteristics of the Playstation 5?
In May, during a presentation of the performance of the PS5 prototypes, Sony had already demonstrated the loading speed of its future console. Loading the same level of the game Spider-Man gives Marvel it took 8 seconds on PS4 Pro against 0.83 seconds for your ““, today officially known as PlayStation 5. The PS5 should benefit from almost 10 teraflops of energy (compared to the 12 teraflops on the next Xbox). In addition, the Japanese company confirmed that it has equipped its future console with a GPU specially designed by OMG and an appliance 4K Blu-Ray able to read optical discs from 100 GB.
About the GPU, Mark Cerny, one of the PS4 and PS5 designers, confirmed to Wired that will be equipped with the technology ray tracing, greatly improving the rendering of computer generated images. Regarding storage, the PS5 would be equipped with an SSD ““ disk, benefiting from a completely redesigned user interface. This will give players the opportunity to participate in any online game in progress or to continue the mission of one of their solo games in a single action. Finally, Mark Cerny announces that the PS5 will release a new “” in terms of audio quality, at least in terms of the console.
What will be the first games announced?
Unlike the future Xbox (Series X), the PlayStation 5 currently has very few games ready to accompany its launch. One of the only ones known so far is called Godfall, officially scheduled for the PS5, but also for the PC. First presented at the 2019 Game Awards, the latter is a slasher in third person set in an unprecedented fantasy universe. Like the PS5, its launch is scheduled for mid 2020. Other titles still without a release date, such as Watch Dogs: Legion or Gods and Monsters, should probably also be released on PS5.
New multiplayer options on PS5?
When the fifth generation of the PlayStation was officially announced in October 2019, the manufacturer, Sony, promised to focus on diversifying the controls provided by the DualShocks. According to recent images of patent registrations, the new generation of controls (called DualShock 5) will have larger triggers and a resistance simulation with haptic motors. In addition, it would not have a light bar and a socket micro-USB, but it would have a microphone grid to include a speaker function and a port Jack 3.5. Not to mention that the PS5’s controls would be equipped with a configurable touch screen.
In terms of functionality, they would be able to configure a new type of: two against two with six players. In other words, for example, in a fighting game, three players with three controls, each of whom could control a character simultaneously, while three other players would similarly control their opponent’s commands. Finally, on the PlayStation VR, the future DualShocks 5 could pave the way for a new type of virtual reality game at a distance. Could the PS5 give birth to PS VR 2?
Backward compatibility and other specifics?
In October 2019, Sony also claimed to make its new console compatible with at least all games released on the PS4. It is rumored that the PS5 will be able to accommodate many other retro games on its player. As full backward compatibility guaranteed by Microsoft for the Xbox (X Series), the PS5 must be able to run any game on the PS1 to PS4, thanks to a mysterious internal “”.
In addition, in parallel with the Game Pass from Microsoft and the Xbox Play Anywhere, The PlayStation Now should undergo some modifications with the arrival of the PS5. According to recent rumors, the online service should switch to a monthly subscription. Sony plans to offer three free months of PS Now to anyone who buys the PS5, which should include Remote Play, allowing them to play on both smartphone how much in tablet, or on the computer.