The PlayStation 4 has seen quite a few years of active service since its release date. During this time it has performed well, but no new hardware updates have been issued for it. Luckily, consoles operate under different parameters than PCs, so they tend to last longer. At least in terms of being able to play the newest games. PlayStation 5, however, is making the fans eager to put their hands on the next-gen console.
The PS4 is still selling very well, even after the announcement that the PS5 will replace it in the second half of next year. Despite this, the upgrade is still coming, and there are things you need to know about the next-gen console.
PlayStation 5 Release Date
Playstation 5 manufacturer, Sony, has not announced the official release date of the console. However, it has been hinted that the next-gen device will hit shelves in late 2020, possibly during the holiday season. Official news concerning the exact release date is sure to come by the end of 2019.
Sony CEO has stated in mid-2018 that improvements to the PlayStation could be expected in 3 years. Making the release date for the console in 2021. But thing developed faster, or the CEO wanted to throw off the press. Industry experts are standing behind the 2020 release date, but it is still not sure.
The upcoming console is supposed to last on the market for at least five years. Not only that, it is supposed to be an industry leader and run high-end games at over 100 FPS. So, with this in mind, it will be quite powerful.
At his point in time, people are not sure about the specs. But the educated guess is that the console will get an AMD Ryzen processor which will be a top-notch eight-core model. In the GPU department, a brand new model from Navi is expected.
PlayStation 5 Price
This one is something of a mystery, but it is very plausible that Sony will keep prices in check. This is because of its stiff competition with Microsoft and their upcoming Xbox Scarlett. Conservative prices have been determined to be around $500.
PS5 Backward Compatibility and VR
It has been announced that the new Playstation will support backward compatibility with all previous models, mainly the PS4. This is because the two consoles will have an approximate two year period where they will need to function side by side until the PS5 takes over.
Analysts are saying that the VR system from Sony does not have any real rivals. It is also said to offer the best value for money out there. The PS4 has seen excellent VR support, and the possibilities for the PlayStation 5 will theoretically be limitless.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.