PlayStation 5

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PlayStation 5
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Early PlayStation 5 concept
Basic Information
Type(s)
Home Console
Generation
Ninth
Sony Corporation
Series
Upcoming
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro
United Nations International Release
2020
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PlayStation 5, first announced by Sony in April 2019, is Sony's successor to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro home consoles; the name PlayStation 5 was confirmed by Sony on October 8, 2019, and also confirmed that the PlayStation 5 would launch Holiday 2020[1].

Features[edit | edit source]

Based on an interview that Mark Cerny did with Wired[2], the following features were cited as being expected for this new console:

  • Backwards compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles, as well as with PlayStation VR
  • AMD 8-core 16-thread "Zen2" 7nm-process CPU based on the third generation of Ryzen processors
  • AMD Radeon "Navi" series graphics, with ray tracing and 8K resolution support
  • AMD 3D Audio
  • Internal SSD (interface unknown)

After the PlayStation 5 name reveal in October 2019, Sony confirmed that haptic feedback and adaptive triggers would feature on the new, unnamed controller, while Wired confirmed the following additional features[3]:

  • 4K UHD Blu-ray support
  • Video games will use 100 GiB BD-ROM discs
  • GPU-accelerated ray tracing support
  • Modular support for software installations (i.e. single-player and multi-player content treated as independent software packages)
  • Revamped UI to focus on real-time data and suggestions
  • USB-C to be used on the controller, with a battery capacity and overall weight bigger than the DualShock 4.

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