PS5 aka Playstation 5: It has been almost 23 years since the first Playstation gaming console was launched by Sony way back in 1994, at a time when digital gaming was still a myth for nearly the majority of the mass. Now, more than two decades down the line, technology has moved forward in leaps and bounds and the number of gamers have increased substantially. The advent of the latest technologies like Virtual Reality and 4k resolution on gaming screens make sure of at least one fact that the gamers of today do have the maximum benefit of technological advancement and Sony, is definitely all set to secure their place in the times to come once again with the PlayStation 5.
The Sony PS5 has been at the centre of rumors since Microsoft uncovered their plans for their next console. But Sony has only maintained a strong silence, with only a murmur or a comment every now and then about the next generation of gaming. But they have notably refrained from saying anything about a possible ninth gen console, until now that is.
However despite Shawn Layden’s affirmation that the PlayStation 5 is necessary for the company’s move forward to the next generation of gaming, we are still in the dark about what we may expect from the Sony PS5 itself, or its features. But certain clues can be gleaned from making a study of the company’s past release patterns and current company trends.
- The last consoles by the tech giants, the PS4 and its premium variant PS4 Pro, have been met with a huge number of critical acclaim owing to the state-of-the-art technology incorporated in the console.
- The PS4 placed an increased emphasis on social interaction and integration with other devices and services, including the ability to play games off-console on PlayStation Vita and supported Sony Xperia mobile devices ("Remote Play"), the ability to stream gameplay online or to friends, with them controlling gameplay remotely ("Share Play").
- The Sony Playstation VR which was launched a couple of months back in October 2016 specifically for the PS4 to augment the gaming experience on this beast from Sony. Also, the premium PS4 Pro which was launched later on by Sony came out with an upgraded GPU and higher CPU clock rate to support 4K gameplay on supported titles. Now considering the fact that all these features have been brought into the device by early 2016, what the 2018 PS5 will bring to the gaming world is close to unimaginable.
Sony Playstation 5 Features and Specs
With Sony there is just no saying what the PS5, when it is actually rolled out into the market by the company with the actual list of specifications but one thing which is for certain is that the new console is surely slated to redefine console gaming on a whole new level. What is naturally expected from this new console are advancements from its predecessor starting from VR-compatible, 4K resolution, the latest AMD chipset to 1700 pixel HD video support - the upcoming PS5 will rock better processor for faster performance. Now these are only the things we are already expecting and considering the fact that there Is still more than a year for the PS5 to roll out, further specifications are as good as any myth which we are expecting to materialize. All of us are.
Memory- What's New
Talking about Memory specifications of the PS5 is probably one of the most speculating topics as there is no confirmation as to what exactly Sony is striving to include in this console. The memory of the console refers to the kind which stores and accesses data contributing to a superior gaming performance.
- There are quite a number of new memory concept technologies in today’s market and by the looks of it, Sony’s next is definitely pegged to feature the latest concepts once it actually surfaces in the market.
- The concept Non-volatile and stackable 3D Xpoint Memory is already hot property offering 125 times more density than DRAM providing optimal performance.
- On the other hand another piece of technology which is on the rise is 3D Stacked Memory although the concept is not expect to roll out any time before 2019 at the very least.
In terms of the key specifications, a ramp up from the PS4 Pro’s features is imminent. The PS4 pro sports 1 TB of internal storage as well as 8GB of RAM. Now the amount of ramp up expected to feature in the PS5 cannot actually be determined considering the primary fact that the console’s release date is well away and many more advancements might just be introduced while the production goes on. The internal memory, irrespective of the type of RAM, will definitely feature a minimum of 16GB. On-board memory is also set to have an upgrade and a minimum of 4TB console memory specification is unprecedented.
While RAM specifications are hard to predict (as is anything else about the PS5, besides what is already confirmed), it is crucial for Sony to buckle up and try to achieve something extraordinary with the upcoming console. We already know that 4K is on the cards for Sony’s “next generation” of gaming hardware, but some advanced graphics tweaks will hardly suffice to achieve the same. With any piece of gadget, no matter how big or small, every component has to come together in perfect confluence to ensure that the envisioned end result is achieved. And in the case of the Sony PlayStation 5, the discreet GPU that has been suggested by insiders as well as the teraflops have to be matched with a capable RAM to deliver what fans have come to expect.
It has been rumored that the upcoming iteration will be able to run games in native 4K at a whopping 240 frames per second, but as Chris Kingsley of Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4) has made obvious, the “fast CPUs and GPUs” must be accompanied with “lots of fast RAM.” “It’s no use having fast processors if they are starved of data,” he had pointed out previously. So here’s hoping that Sony would make full use of the time before the PS5 release date to optimize every aspect of the console in the making, and not end up overlooking some of the integral ones in the process.
PS5 Graphics Card
By 2020, all digital content will be presented in 4K resolution, a fact which is more or less confirmed keeping in mind the fast paced development of the 4K compatibility. The recently rolled out PS4 Pro AMD Radeon graphics engine with 4.2 teraflops of speed.
- It consists of two quad-core Jaguar modules totaling 8 x86-64 cores provided by AMD as well. The upcoming Playstation 5 console is definitely slated to feature an AMD chipset in accordance with Sony’s trend of using Graphics chipsets.
- Reports claim that there has been a specific tie-up between Sony and AMD with the coveted Graphics chip manufacturing slated to manufacture a specific high-end chipset exclusively for the Playstation 5 although details regarding this exclusive technology has not surfaced yet.
However, some really interesting information has surfaced recently in a conversation with an unnamed source.
- According to this source, who characteristically did not divulge much, the much talked about PlayStation 5 will come with a more sophisticated graphics system than what fans have been expecting.
We all know that the PS5 will be Sony’s answer to the upcoming Xbox Scorpio, and that it aims to deliver all that Microsoft’s hurried project in the works, slated to come out this November, might fall short of. In this context, Sony has the advantage of knowing exactly what Microsoft has planned in the graphics department, and it appears that the Japanese gaming giant has massive plans to render true 4K on their upcoming next generation console.
So if this source is to be believed, then fans may expect the PS5 to come with a discreet GPU, and not an APU like the Xbox Scorpio. If that is really the case, then we can hope to see some really amazing graphics delivery in comparison to the upcoming Xbox console, which seems to be held back by its creators’ decision to have it feature a less powerful graphics system.
Optical Wave Guide Technology
Another striking piece of technology which the PS5 is most probably slated to feature is the incorporating of Optical Wave Guide technology in their console. Though still in the development process, this striking piece of advancement is expected to revolutionise screen technology. The PS5’s release is still miles away and if in time and a mid-2019 release date might as well see the new console run on optical waveguides technology instead of electron-based OLED technology for display and processing.
Now the asthetic beauty of a console, if not quintessential, is somewhat essential. And the PS5 is pegged to deliver highly satisfactory results in this domain as well.
- The new console from Sony is expected to permanently adopt the dimensions and outlook of the recently rolled out PS4 slim instead of building up on the PS4 exterior.
- For those unaware, the PS4 Slim sports dimensions of 288 x 265mm with a height of 1.54 inches (39mm) but it lacks the superior qualifications of the PS4 pro. However, that will not be the same in case of the PS5 which is incorporating truckloads of stuff under the hood.
- Now there have been substantial talks and hints from the company regarding the fact that the next console by Sony will be a state-of-the art gaming platform which will be portable. Yes, portable as in you can just carry it with you to your friends house. Now a major question which is due to arise here is how much it will weight and the answer is that it will weigh a fraction lesser than the PS4 Slim. How will the company incorporate everything into such a small box? Well its Sony
Sony PlayStation VR
The future is VR! In a world where virtual reality is gaining footing, it’s pretty obvious that all great devices will seek to be a part of it. With Sony’s next console still due, there rumors how great the piece of the device will be when used along with the PlayStation VR. The PSVR, codenamed Project Morpheus during the time of the development of the virtual reality headset, was launched in October 2016.
- The headset is compatible best with the PlayStation 4. One of the highlights of the headset is that it is capable of projecting the pictures both in the PlayStation VR headset and on television, simultaneously.
- Moreover, the television is capable of displaying pictures either of what is being shown on the headset or an altogether different picture.
There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 5 will be supporting the PSVR that works either with the standard DualShock 4 controller or the PlayStation Move controllers. Talk a bit on the headset will give us an idea of what kind of improvement we can expect the next headset as well as the console. The PlayStation VR sports a 5.7-inch OLED panel and comes with 1080p display resolution. What the headset does is that it comes with a processor box that enables the Social Screen video output to the television. It allows usage of a 3.5mm headphone and as well as process the 3D audio effect. The PlayStation Camera tracks 360-degree head movement with the help of nine positional LEDs on the surface of the device. The headset is incredibly popular, and as of February 2017, as many as 915,000 units were sold.
Sony has announced that the sales of the VR headsets were far beyond what they had initially anticipated. The next headset will undoubtedly be lighter and even more comfortable and would be a great companion to the PlayStation 5. Both Sony’s next generation virtual reality headset and close is certainly worth waiting for.
Eradication of Physical Compact Disks
The Sony Playstation 5 is not coming out anytime soon with an earliest possible 2019 release date and there are quite a number of things which can change by that time and believe it ornot, Sony has it on their mind. By the time it launches, digital downloads will have become even more popular than they are now, and there will come a time when the idea of buying a physical game over a digital one will seem like a bad idea.
Who knows but the Playstation 5, along with the list of all the revolutionary features it is slated to include might also be the very first to feature digital disks eradicating the use of compact disks altogether. We think the PS5 could take the first plunge and launch without the slot for a physical media. Broadband speed may be an issue here, but we are hoping that by the time PS5 hits the market, broadband speeds will have increased.
Is PlayStation 5 Going to have Two Variants?
Eyes of the gamers are glued to the news and updates from the technological sphere regarding the fact that there hasn’t been too many news regarding the upcoming version of the gaming console from the house of Sony. But here is one for the ones who are eagerly waiting for the latest update. And the newest update is of the opinion that the gaming console might be available in a couple of variants. Now that sounds really impressive for each and everyone who is planning to get hold of one when Sony rolls out the high end console on to the market probable in 2020.
It should be there in the minds of each and every person who have kept an eye on the developments concerning the PlayStation that PlayStation 4 is there on the market up for grabs in two separate variants – PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro. Hence, it should not be too much of a surprise for those who have closely followed the proceedings on that front to come across the update that PlayStation 5 is going to be available on the market in two variants.
One of the two variants will be termed as the PlayStation Core Experience while the other on will be available on the market as PlayStation 5 Pro Experience. Undoubtedly the Pro Experience will have better configurations in comparison with the Core Experience. Which features going to differentiate these two variants of the gaming console is not yet sure, but it can be estimated that there must be a basic difference between the internal memory of the two variants. Pro Experience will surely have better storage capacity than Core Experience besides few other minor changes.
However, one thing is for sure, PlayStation 5 will undoubtedly be one of the best gaming consoles that the world of gamers has ever come across. It will be really interesting to find out how it fares when it rolls out on to the market later on.
PlayStation 5 in 2018 With 10 Teraflops Says, Analyst
Recently analysts have suggested that the Sony’ next generation PlayStation – the PlayStation 5 – will be coming with 10 teraflops. After the launch of the Nintendo Switch, all eyes will, of course, be trained on Sony’s next. A new report by Macquarie Research has revealed that the PlayStation 5 could be coming in the second half of the upcoming year, i.e. 2018 and it could be arriving with an unbelievable GPU performance that is greater than the 10 TFLOPS. This is basically going to be far better than Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio that apparently offers only 6 TFLOPS GPU performance.
The news had been circulating for a couple of months now that the upcoming PS5 will be far more superior that the Xbox Scorpio so that news shouldn’t be too much of surprise. So one can easily see how exciting the prospects for the Sony’s next console are. One can understand that it’s hard to wait for the console to roll out. At least, a bit new information would be appreciated. Of course, it important that the console should be compatible with the games that are most popular, because at the end of the day, not matter how powerful the console is, it would be pointless if it doesn’t offer the games that we want to play.
PS5 Release Date : Mark Your Calendar to Welcome the Playstation 5
Sony is reportedly working on shorter timeframes between its PlayStation launches which means we won’t have to wait too long for the next Sony console. It means PS5 Release Date should be announced much sooner than our expectation. Now how much is too long? Sony’s PS4 Pro has just very recently been introduced into the market and judging by the pattern in which Sony tends to launch their concerns, 2019 does seem a fair date to consider regarding the launch of the PS5. The first Playstation was launched in 1994, followed by the PS2 in 2000, the PS3 in 2006 and finally the PS4 in 2013. Judging by the year gaps, the tech giants have consistently maintained more or less a 6 year gap between the launch of the gaming consoles. But here, we also have to consider the fact that the PS5 will definitely come with technology unparalled to its previous versions, the implementing of which will take a considerable amount of time. So, when trying to pinpoint to an exact release date for the Playstation 5, 2019 and 2020 timelines can both be taken into account.
After the grand launch of Nintendo’s Switch, Sony is in immense pressure to release the much-awaited PlayStation 5 as soon as possible. Not only that, as Microsoft’s dream project ‘The Project Scorpio’ is in the pipeline, that has also created an added pressure on the Japanese tech conglomerate. Earlier, the rumor was rife that Sony will unveil the upcoming PlayStation 5 in the second half of 2018. Damian Thong, the analyst of Macquarie Capital Securities and famous for correctly predicting the release date of PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim said in an interview to the Wall Street journal that the PlayStation 5 will hit the market shelves by 2018 to stick in the arms race with Microsoft, which is going to unveil their coveted project Scorpio at E3 2017.
But, now the experts believe that Sony might not be able or willing to launch the PlayStation 5 that early. Instead, the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant is going to unveil the hotly-anticipated playing console in the end of this decade. Moreover, Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Pro last year, and generally a new console comes with a minimum of two years of life cycle. So if the Japanese tech conglomerate launches the PS 5 at the end of this decade, the PS4 Pro will get the much-needed shelf life and Sony will get the time to develop a next gen beast of a console.
Judging by Sony’s pattern, there is a very less possibility of rumours regarding the early release of the PS5 materialising, as the tech company is riding on the success of the PS4 Pro at this point of time. So for everyone one of you eagerly waiting for this monster of a console, being patient would probably be a very good idea as we do not see the PS5 being rolled by Sony any time earlier than 2019, at the very least
From all the PS5 rumors we have heard so far, it seems like the next gaming hardware from Sony will not be a mere mid-level upgrade. That means that the console we are expecting is going to be a full-fledged next gen console and a premium device. Which brings us to the question of the PS5 price.
Now keep in mind that Sony has not let out even a single official hint about the PlayStation 5 being in the works. But as are the norms of the industry, insider information, no matter how meager, has proved valuable. Thanks to those, we already know that Sony is indeed in the stages of developing their console, and the few whispers we have heard from cleverly concealed sources suggest that the PS5 will boast of features that have never been seen on consoles so far. For instance, it is now clear that the new Sony PS5 will have advanced graphics processing powers. Once again, that has not been officially confirmed, but the fact that Cerny had criticized the Xbox Scorprio’s 4K promises publicly means that they already have the competition in their bag. Besides, the timing is another hint. The new console from Sony is not expected to come out any time before 2020. 2019, if we are lucky. That also could find reflections in the pricing department.
So coming to the most important question at hand right now, the PS5 price is still a matter of speculation. But if we are to go by industry trends and consider the timing, then it may be possible to draw a conclusion of sorts. To take a look at the PS5’s pricing history, both the PS1 and the PS2, which had come out six years apart, were priced at $299. The PS3, however, took a massive leap according to the storage the model offered and prices could go up to $599. The PlayStation 4 came out in 2013 with a price tag of $399. The mid-level upgrade to it, PS4 Pro, also cost the same. So what about the PS5?
For one thing, the PS 5 price could be the same as the PS4 consoles, much like the PS1 and PS2. But taking the time factor into account as well as present day economy, it may cost somewhere around $450. That way, it could keep its price lower than the Xbox One X, which definitely has taken buyers aback with its $500 price tag. Some sources said that the new PS5 could launch in two versions, in which case, the price could go up even further for the higher version.
The recently launched Playstation 4 is priced at $299 while the Playstation 4 Pro, which is a premium variant offering 4K resolution is priced at $399. Now, hypothetically, if the PS5 does come out at its earliest which is 2019 will see a considerable ramp in the price possibly costing between the $500 and $600 at the time of its release. Also considering the fact that Sony has also opened up plans to manufacture a new advanced gamepad specifically for the PS5 itself, it just might be included with the console propelling gamers to succumbing to the deal. if you are a laptop lover and you will love to check the best gaming laptop under 1000