PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is the next generation of PlayStation and is expected to be released later in 2020. Although Sony is tight-lipped about its new game consoles, it has revealed some interesting details to us, which gives us more expectations for the new generation of products.
Want to know all the interesting details? The following is 10 things people want to know the most about PS5. We hope that with the release of PS5, we can get more information.
#1 PS5 Release Date
Sony has officially confirmed that PS5 will be released "before the 2020 holiday", and it is likely to be released between October and December 2020, which will make it directly compete with the Xbox X series, which will also be released in the same window. It is reported that the film will be released on November 20, 2020, but this news has not been confirmed.
However, this date will be the correct window because we predict that PS5 will be released in November 2020. Historically, November was the time for PlayStation consoles to go on sale, and it will take some time to get these orders before Christmas.
#2 PS5 Hardware Specification
AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
Custom RDNA 2
16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
Custom 825GB SSD
5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
NVMe SSD slot
USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
4K UHD Blu-ray drive
As mentioned earlier, SSD is the key to the PlayStation 5 experience. To customize the SSD, built-in 825GB of internal storage space-this is smaller than the storage space you find in the Xbox X series, but the implementation of this technology is equally smart.
Not only does ssd load faster, it also theoretically allows for more open space. Due to the limitations of mechanical hard drives, developers do not need to make smaller games in the world, and SSDs will also allow more efficient use of system memory.
SSDs have greater bandwidth, so data can be loaded from SSDs when needed instead of loading large amounts of potentially unnecessary data into RAM. In pure game terminology, this means that the game will reduce the effect of texture pop-ups, and the loading time will be greatly reduced when using the game's fast travel option. Booting from standby is usually much faster.
You also have more control over how the game is installed and deleted, which means you can only install the multiplayer mode of the game instead of the full data block. This will allow starting direct games, allowing players to jump directly to various aspects of different games (such as pairing, continuing to save games, etc.) without having to start the entire game.
#3 PS5 Games
The list of upcoming PS5 games will be stronger and stronger, although we haven't got any official news from Sony. We already know that some titles are set to land on the console. Whether you like to eat a big RPG or let you fill the FPS action, we know that PS5 load time will be reduced due to the new SSD built-in integration-just as good, the update will be faster and there will be no more lengthy copying.
Although we still have a long time to wait for the release window of "Holiday 2020" (we haven't seen the design of PS5), at least we know that the game will load soon. Of course, the official launch of the game without PS5 has not been confirmed, but too many unmarked versions on the horizon, and some shrewd doubts, we have been able to build a list that we think you can see-to some extent constitutes the upcoming List of coming PS5 games.
(Godfall, Outriders, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Gran Turismo Sport, Bluepoint's mystery remaster, Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Dying Light 2, Starfield, Elder Scrolls 6, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon, Dirt 5)
#4 PS5 Dualsense Controller
PS5 will be equipped with a new handle, Sony named it DualSense PS5 controller, not the DualShock 5 you expect. The black and white color scheme is also different. This scheme is bold and may cause differences. This is the design identified in the picture above.
The color scheme of the dual-tone PS5 controller is extended to four side buttons. They still consist of triangles, circles, squares, and crosses (or X), but they have no color. When the light bar of PS4 was moved away from the top of the gamepad of PS5, a color pop-up appeared around the touchpad in the middle.
The PS5 controller includes haptic feedback in the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons, which will be adaptive. Sony explained that these adaptive triggers are very important, allowing players to feel the tension of their movements, just like pulling a bow and shooting arrows. This will enable developers to program the resistance of the trigger to more accurately simulate operation.
#5 PS5 Design
There is no official PS5 design reveal, but the reveal of the DualSense PS5 controller gave us a pretty good idea, and we can expect what the next-generation console will look like (we even created our own PS5 presentation, which you can see above, Based on what we know so far).
Although we are mainly dealing with speculation, we can assume that the design of the PS5 console will match (or at least be similar to) its controller. So far, PlayStation controllers have been paired with game consoles-if not, it would be strange.
The most noticeable DualSense controller is its new design; especially its black and white color scheme. This shows that we can see a two-tone white and black PlayStation 5 game console, similar to the controller, and the console itself has a main white design with black lining or parts.
Not only is the color scheme of the DualSense controller different from what we saw in previous PlayStation gamepads, its overall shape and design are also very different.
The design of Sony DualSense is full of futuristic. And, although we know that PS5 will not be like the development kits we currently see, this future alien design may be correct. The controller is white (as we discussed), but it looks quite simple and sleek. It looks like a boomerang, with no clear button colors, and blue light on both sides of the touchpad. It seems that Sony ’s goal is to create a simple, futuristic design for the PS5.
As we pointed out in the color scheme, the PlayStation controller usually matches the corresponding game console, so we can expect that the PS5 will also have a similar minimalist design-blue light, slightly rounded edges, buttons and ports The clarity is very low.
However, all of this is just speculation, until Sony officially announced the design of PS5, we can not be sure. We expect Sony to hold another PS5 conference in June or July, announcing the price and design of this game console-similar to the PS4 situation.
#6 PS5 Backwards Compatibility
Cerny also confirmed that PS5 will be backward compatible with PS4 games, because both consoles are built on a similar internal architecture. For those who are disappointed with the lack of backward compatibility between PS4 and PS3, PS2 and PS1 games, this will be good news.
As for which games players can play, the complete list has not yet been confirmed. However, Cerny noticed that the PS4's 100 most played games will run on PS5, and all games will run better than before. "Running PS4 and PS4 games at increased frequency also adds complexity," Cerny said. "This upgrade is too big, and some game codes can't be processed at all. The test must be carried out on a title by title basis. Despite the good results. We recently studied the top 100 PlayStation 4 games in playtime, and we expect Almost all games will be released on PlayStation 5. "
He also discussed how to achieve backward compatibility within PS5, as well as the nature of the method considering the design features, and how to not delete this feature in subsequent console iterations. He said: "One way to achieve backward compatibility is to put the chipset of the previous game console into the new game console, just like we did for some PlayStation 3s game consoles." "Of course, this is very expensive A better approach is to incorporate any differences in the logic of the previous console into the custom chip of the new console. This means that even as technology develops, the logic The feature set can still be used in backward compatibility mode. One advantage of this strategy is that once backward compatibility is achieved in the console, it enters the console. Reducing costs does not eliminate backwards like PlayStation 3. compatibility."
#7 PS5 Unreal Engine 5
On May 13, Epic Games first demonstrated Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5 at Geoff Keighley's Summer Games Festival. This demo is not a complete game, but a small part of PS5's features when using Epic Games' new technology. It has very realistic visual effects, no texture pop-up, smooth frame rate, and the ability to directly transfer the assets in the movie to the game without having to rework them a lot. By mid-2021, Unreal Engine 5 will drive Fortnite on PS5.
However, this technology is not limited to PS5. Epic Games chief executive Tim Sweeney clarified a few days after the press conference that the Xbox X series will also support demo versions of the technology, including the Lumen Lighting System and Nanite geometry.
#8 PS5 VR
The current PSVR will indeed be supported by PS5, as will the PlayStation Move controllers. "I won't go into the details of our VR strategy," Cerny has stated, "beyond saying that VR is very important to us and that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console." The system architect stopped short of saying whether a new PSVR device will ever come out, however.
#9 PS5 Price
Just like its release date, the price of PS5 is shrouded in mystery. So far, all we can do is that the PS4 was priced at $ 400 when it first went on sale-$ 100 less than competitor Xbox One. However, Sony may not play the same trick again, because Microsoft has an advantage over its competitors this time.
So far, in a retail store called Play N Trade Vancouver, the only price tag is CA$560 (less than $ 400). This seems to be a placeholder number rather than the official price from Sony, but it may be correct. Other reports indicate that the PS5 price may be as high as $500.
#10 PS5 Pre-order
Best Buy, Target and GameStop are currently accepting registrations from users who want to be notified. It is still unclear the pre-order date of PS5, but the previous generation is used as a reference, and we expect that the pre-order will begin sometime in late June. Prior to this, E3 will be canceled due to the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.
Of course, due to pandemic reasons, the scheduled date of PS5 may be later than expected due to inventory or other reasons. In any case, you can register below and you will receive a notification when PS5 starts selling. Of course, when PS5 goes on the market, we will update this story with relevant PS5 reservation information and lists.