Written by: Sinan Khalid
Although Sony is unlikely to launch the PlayStation 5 until 2020, new reports are suggesting that it will make its debut this year. According to these reports, Sony will launch the PS5 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June this year. Still, past reports have made claims that the new generation of the PlayStation will arrive in 2018. Sony has still not responded to these claims, so the release date of the PlayStation 5 is still unofficial.
Microsoft will also launch its X-box Scorpio by the end of this year and according to Microsoft, the Scorpio will be the most powerful gaming console ever built. Microsoft also claims that it will be the last generation of video-gaming console. The Scorpio will feature 6 teraflops of GPU (Graphics-processing Unit) and it will also offer 4K and high-fidelity virtual reality.
Here’s everything we know about the PS5:
The PlayStation 5 is said to offer 4K support along with a VR headset to make your gaming experience worth the wait. Rumors say that the console will have two different models; each with different specifications. The PS5 is expected to be powered by AMD chips. Macquerie Research claimed in a report, that the PS5 will be more powerful than the X-box Scorpio. Damian Thong, an analyst at the firm has told clients that the PS5 will have more than 10 teraflops of GPU. He has predicted that the PlayStation 5 will arrive in the second-half of 2018 but that gives the PlayStation 4 a very short lifetime. We expect Sony to launch the PlayStation 5 in 2019 or 2020.
Sony boss, Shuhei Yoshida says that the future of the PS5 is in the hands of its developers. PC Advisor quoted him saying “If they still feel that we need more machine power – ‘we want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do it with the PS4’ – there’s a good reason to have the PS5 so developers can create their vision.” According to the Rumours’ Mill, one of the first games to be launched along with the PlayStation 5 will be Grand Theft Auto 6. We expect the PlayStation 5 to be around $500.