If latest reports to be believed, then Sony will most likely launch Playstation 5 (PS 5) on June 5 this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. This sets off rumors that the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation will not launch PlayStation before 2020.
Playstation which consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a lone of controllers, two handhelds and a phone as well as magazines, was created and is owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, 1994. The latest console, Playstation 4, which was released 4 years back in 2013, became the fastest selling console in history when it sold 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale.
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Expected Features OF Sony PlayStation 5
Previous reports claimed that it will release next year in 2018. Although Sony has not made any official statements so far, but according to reports, Sony Playstation 5 will be significantly different and way better than its previous counterpart, Playstation 4. It will offer a native 4K support while also supporting Virtual Reality (VR) headset at the same time. Industry rumors suggest that the console will come out with two models, each having their own different specifications. It will be powered by AMD chips. If rumors are to be believed, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 6 will be one of the first games to be launched for PS 5.
Damian Thong, Macquarie Research’s analyst have said that the PS 5 will feature 10+ teraflop of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which means it will have 6 teraflops of GPU more than the Scorpio counterpart. According to Thong, PS will arrive in the second half of 2018. But the shortcoming of this move would be that it will automatically shorten the life cycle for Playstation 4. As a result, Sony is expected to launch the console not before 2019 or 2020. The price of PS 5 is being roughly estimated to be around $500.
Meanwhile, Microsoft will be launching Xbox Project Scorpio at the end of 2017 and they have claimed that it will be the most powerful console ever built and it will be the last generation of video game consoling. It will offer 4K gaming and will also feature 6 teraflops of GPU and high-fidelity virtual reality. However, Macquarie Research has quite the opposite to say. According to them, Playstation 5 will be more powerful than the Xbox Project Scorpio.
Although, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc, has made it very clear that the future of PS 5 is up to the developers. He has said that if they still feel that we need more machine power, then they would have to realize this, although they can’t do it with PS4. Besides, he further has mentioned that there is a good reason to have the PS5 so developers can create their vision.
On the other hand, Tiago Sousa, who is a lead renderer programmer at ID software has said that 6 teraflops of power of 4k gaming is just a waste of resource. As per him, the same computing power could be used for higher fidelity gaming in 1080P instead of wasting it to achieve 4k gaming.
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