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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.
Features[edit | edit source]
- 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:
- 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "An Update on Next-Gen: PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020. PlayStation Blog (2019-10-08).
- Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation. Wired (2019-04-16).
- Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5. Wired (2019-10-08).