The First PlayStation 5 Details Have Been Officially Confirmed And Looks To Be Releasing in 2020

Sony has just dropped the first PlayStation 5 details out of nowhere.

Mark Cerny, who was the lead Architect for PlayStation 4 has revealed the first PlayStation 5 details in an exclusive for Wired. This is the first time that Sony has spoken about their next-gen console officially.

It’s been revealed that the console won’t release in 2019 (we’d bet on 2020) and has spent four years in development. It will sport a 8 core AMD Zen 2 and will support ray-tracing with its GPU. It will also have an extremely high-end SSD.

Sony also spoke a lot about Virtual Reality and sound in the article, suggesting that these will both play major arts in the future of the PlayStation brand. It’s also been confirmed that PS4 games will work with the console and so will the previous virtual reality headset.

The PlayStation 5 Will Be Compatible With PS4 Games And PlayStation VR

HERE ARE THE KEY POINTS OF PS5:

  • Not releasing in 2019
  • Four years in development so far
  • Backwards compatible with PS4 games
  • 8 core AMD Zen 2
  • Ray-tracing support with GPU
  • Extremely fast high-end SSD storage
  • Custom AMD unit for 3D Audio, also aided by ray-tracing, a big upgrade
  • Extremely fast high-end custom SSD storage faster than any solution currently available for PC
  • Technically supports 8K but Cerny demoed Spider-Man load speed improvements (15s -> 0.8s) on a 4K screen
  • New Virtual Reality platform strongly hinted at but also supports current PSVR (meaning millions of VR users ‘day one’)
  • Physical Media

You can read the full article here.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article stated that the console would be releasing in 2020. This was speculative on our behalf. It has only been stated that it is not releasing in 2019, prompting us to believe it will be 2020.

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