The PlayStation 4 has been out for a number of years now, and while we’ve seen some minor upgrade to the original Ps4, such as with the PS4 Pro, the question on everyone’s mind right now is: what can we expect from the next generation of consoles?
It’s a difficult question to answer, as Sony has not released much information about the PS5, and for the most part it’s been nothing more than conjecture and predictions.
There have been some details leaked in recent months, however, especially as PlayStation boss John Kodera confirmed to the public that the PlayStation 4 is near the end of its life cycle.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that this will be the end of the beloved console, but more likely that Sony is making room for their next big flagship launch, although Sony has kept their lips sealed exactly when it will be.
A PS5 Release Date – When Can We Expect It
There hasn’t been a single bit of info from Sony on when the PS5 will be released. Some sites, such as Kotaku, released an article saying they believe the release date will be some time in 2020 at the earliest, but considering that Sony’s PS4 and PS4 Pro are ahead of most of their rivals in the market, the company is in no rush to release anything new for the next tow years.
As long as the PS4 continues to sell well, and it is, those hopeful for the next PlayStation iteration will need to wait for Sony to release some official dates. For those into AFL betting odds, the good money would be on a release by 2022.
The PlayStation 5 Specs
It’s difficult to speculate exactly what will be packed into the PS5 due to the lack of any official announcements, but looking at how hardware will be in the next few years, and what the PS4 has to offer, the best way to predict hardware specs is by looking at where the PC market is currently.
The Xbox One X, for example, has the same specs as a mid-range 2018 PC, and the PS4 is at about the same level.
This means we can expect the PS5 to have at least an eight-core processor of 2.5GHz, 16 Gigs of RAM, and a GPU on the same level as the NVidia 1070 or below. What the specs really are, however, will remain to be seen.
The Price of The PlayStation 5
The price of the PS5 will depend very much on the kinds of hardware used. Since there have been no official specs released, determining a price at this point is impossible.
We can speculate, however, that the price will most likely be in the same range as the PS4 when it was first released, especially as more powerful hardware is now being sold at cheaper prices.
While it’s impossible to know for sure, Sony has always believed in being able to play older games on their flagship consoles, so backwards compatibility is most likely a definite.