With the new PlayStation 5 being announced shortly, what will it look like and what are the final specs of the machine? Questions we all want to know but there's other information available before the reveal.
Since yesterday, an official page for the PlayStation 5 has been posted online by Sony themselves. The page is currently empty but people can fill in an e-mail form to receive updates in the nearby future.
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While there is no official announcement about a release, it is expected that the PlayStation 5 will launch during the holiday season of 2020 (another November release?) as well as its concurrent, the Xbox Series X. With the website live and the message stating that they aren't currently ready to "fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation", we do have word about the PS5 controller, which Sony recently went into detail about, saying that it is set to feature USB-C charging, a battery with a larger capacity than the PS4 controller, haptic feedback, an improved speaker and "adaptive triggers". As for the PlayStation 5 itself, there aren't many details available yet. What Sony has confirmed is that it will support ray-tracing technology and that it will be hardware-accelerated, backwards compatibility (for PS4 games and the current PSVR headset), support for 8K graphics, discs are still going to be relevant and will be supported as well and last, but definitely not least, a "completely revamped" user interface.
At this point, there hasn't been any price reveal but during Sony's third-quarter earnings call, Hiroki Totoki (Sony's Chief Financial Officer) was asked a question on how the company is looking to achieve a smooth transition from the current generation to the next generation of consoles. "It's a question of balance", Tokoti said, "and because it’s a balancing act it’s very difficult to say anything concrete at this point in time, but when I said smooth transition, we mean that we will definitely choose the optimal approach and that we will try to have the best balance so that we will be profitable in the life, during the life of this product".