PlayStation is a gaming brand created by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 1994. It consists of four video game consoles, a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, a phone and multiple magazines.
The play station 4, which is the current console, was released in 2013. It made history by selling a record 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours. It’s been 6 years since its release and its reign is coming to an end.
In October 2018, Sony President stated that it’s necessary to have a new PlayStation console. He said “it has become necessary to have a next generation hardware” to replace the PlayStation 4. In April 2019 mark Cerny, a consultant in the video game industry, in an interview with Wired stated that Sony was working on a fifth although not named model PlayStation console that will serve as its next generation entry.
He says the Console will use AMD’s Ryzen with a 7nm Zen 2 architecture and a Radeon Navi-family Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). He also stated that the console will ship with Solid State Drive (SSD) storage with 8k graphic resolutions. The new unit is said to be fully backwards-compactible with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles. The PlayStation 5 is going to be able to play a game on the PlayStation 4 or switch to the same saved game on the PlayStation 5 and stitch back also.
It is believed the new console will run vintage games, will double down on virtual reality and could possibly eliminate load screens entirely. There are rumors that the new console will be released next year , Sony also made a statement that there won’t be any next generation console launches until May 2020, making these rumors quite believable. There hasn’t been any statements made about the price of the new console but it’s certainly going to cost more than the PlayStation 4.
While the look of the new console still remains a mystery, it is predicted to be launched with a new secret weapon, a wireless VR headset which would support 2,560 × 1,440 resolution, 120Hz, 5 hour battery life and an integrated headphone. Just like any PlayStation release, the new console is more likely going to be released with a new controller. Rumors have it that it would come with some type of camera inside for VR.
It’s also rumored to have an operation system of 4 GB DDR4 and 24 GB GDDR6 RAM with a hard drive storage of 2TB. There’s is most certainly going to be a new console, although it hasn’t been confirmed if it’s going to be called the PlayStation 5 and from these specifications flying around, it’s going to be amazing.