Category Archives: PlayStation 5

Sony’s upcoming project with AMD, a next-generation console capable of backwards compatibility with PS4 games as well as unprecedented living room video game performance, the PlayStation 5 – rumored to be launching in November 2020 or 2021 alongside a number of exclusives and third party titles. Pre-Dev kits have been received as early as 2017 with original leaks falsely claiming a 2018 release date for the console, likely the final dev kits could arrive in 2018 or 2019 in an effort from Sony to bolster a strong launch lineup given the extra time game companies will have with the system.

When will PlayStation 5 release? Games, specs, backward / forward compatibility?

That’s a good question. No one knows for sure, but there is evidence to suggest that next year Sony will formally announce and begin to reveal their next-generation home video games console. One of the hot topics of debate is whether that system is coming out too soon. Most gamers seem to be split on the issue, with one side claiming that they just bought a PS4 and wish to see it supported for a long time. The other side feels that the current generation has had its spotlight long enough and they’re ready for new technology to take the industry further. However, Sony may have found a way to satisfy both camps in a way that gaming has never seen before in the console space, taking a page out of PC Gaming’s playbook. In this article we will dive through the sea of evidence, hints, rumors, leaks, and probabilities surrounding the sequel to this generation’s most popular console and identify our opinions on what the truth is.

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Rumor: DualShock 5 controller to feature touchscreen instead of touchpad

Sony has announced that they will not be attending E3 2019 in any shape or form, and they skipped doing PSX 2018 this year. These interesting moves are paired with the fact that more and more hints have been emerging that a next-generation PlayStation console will be announced for 2020 or 2021 release. All together it appears that the often talked about PlayStation 5 is slowly becoming a reality rather than a myth as 2019 approaches.

New information has surfaced regarding the expected pricing, specs, and launch of the PS5 but perhaps most interesting out of all the unconfirmed rumors is the notion that PlayStation 5’s DualShock 5 controller could feature a touchscreen in its center rather than a touchpad as seen in the PS4’s DualShock 4.

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This week’s interesting PlayStation 5 rumors are fake, but based on reality

The internet is abuzz today with a new set of specs, release date information, and features rumored for the PlayStation 5. The supposed leak came in the form of a slideshow which is highly suspicious. Although it is likely that the slides circulating in the gaming community right now are fake, there are some points of interest which seem to be based on real leaks currently taking place.

The unfortunate blending of false and true information done by online broadcasters looking to capitalize on views makes it impossible for us to know what to believe for sure. It appears that either a hoax agent has created these slides which appear to combine predictions from fans, vague chatter among devs, evidence from AMD’s actions, and information allegedly leaked by high priced insider paid subscription websites.

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Rumor: patent reveals Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans for “remastering by emulation”

A recently renewed patent filing originally private but updated to ownership of Sony has unveiled a potential technology path for PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility. While PS5 is still an unknown system expected to release in 2020 or 2021, PS4 and Xbox ONE are known to be using the same architecture as PC Gaming making such software accomplishments much easier versus past situations involving custom hardware such as PS3’s CELL processor.

The newly discovered patent filing details a procedure by which assets in-game are marked with specific hash numbers and then replaced by custom textures hand crafted by artists presumably working for the development studio that produced the original game, or a contractor hired on by its publisher / current rights holder. This is system sounds similar to the Xbox ONE X method of enhancing Xbox 360 and original Xbox games like Morrowind (seen to reach 4K graphics by Bethesda’s hand), but differs in a few important ways.

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RuneHeads discusses their expectations with PS5 and Xbox Scarlet

In a recently published interview with GamingBolt, Matteo Sciutteri of RuneHeads has revealed a few expectations for next-generation hardware currently in development from Microsoft and Sony. As many may know, Microsoft openly announced the Xbox Project Scarlet family of consoles to be in development at this year’s Xbox E3 2018, though no details were yet provided. Sony has been vague about details as well, merely stating that a next-gen console can be expected from them around 2020 or 2021 with a possible name of ‘PlayStation 5’ given by the leading game industry giant.

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlet could use Blu-ray Rev 2 or BDXL

Current Blu-ray drives found in PlayStation 4, Xbox, and past systems like PS3 are unable to read data off the disc fast enough for gamers to play without first installing their games. This has been an issue now for 12 years and likely won’t be solved anytime soon. However, next-generation game consoles like PlayStation 5 and the currently code-named Xbox Project Scarlet could finally bring a change to the disc drive frontier of modern video games.

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Rumor: PlayStation 5 Dev Kits, Dedicated Graphics Card, and… Holograms !?!?

Recently every gaming website and YouTuber has had something to say about the rumor that Sony could launch the next-generation at the end of this year. PlayStation 5 coming in 2018? Not likely. But what truth sparked this curiosity which slowly grew out of control? Why do people think this, and what can we learn from the situation?

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Sony is planning on doing a PlayStation 5

Shawn Layden stated that he doesn’t think that Sony will continue to follow the iterative process constantly like they did with the PlayStation 4 Pro. The line of questioning first started with the question asking if they would make PS4 Pro only games, he said  “That will never happen!”

“The Pro is really only to offer advantages such as 4K resolutions and HMD for players who can and want to use that. Add to this a more stable image rate and larger hard disk space. But who has a standard PS4 has no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly slightly better on the Pro.”

Then when asked about future hardware such as the PlayStation 5 he stated “Yes, it will probably take some time.” Which clearly means a PS5 is something that will happen, but when is the question. If it will take some time I would say the earliest we could expect it would be 2020. As it seems this console generation is coming out very similar to the previous, being longer than the usual 4 to 5 years we were used to before, instead aiming at 8 years at the least. We will see and I am curious to see what happens, until then I will continue to enjoy my PlayStation 4.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Tristan Werbe on 20170626 and was last modified on 20170626 .

Sony And EA Want ‘PlayStation 5’ Release Five Years From Now

For those who think this article is going to head into one particular direction – let me stop you at the gate. Honestly the PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 generation lasted way too long. And if PC Gaming as well as Console Gaming throughout the past decade and a half has taught you anything it’s that it’s not always easy buying new hardware right when it comes out. That being said, Sony reached some controversy when it announced PS5 (or rather that a fifth PlayStation design (PS5) was being thought of starting around the time of the PS4 Launch). Some want these console generations to go as long as humanly possible, to get the most value out of their machine which whether you’re talking low/mid-range gaming PC or next-generation consoles in their first few years of release – you’re looking at some amount of hundreds of dollars.

Back in the old days it was a little different. The games were so expensive on the cartridge format, and players spent so much time playing through a single title that they would make modern day Achievement hunters look like ‘noobs’ at the game’s they’d ‘100% Completed’. So making available over 3,800 games like PlayStation 2 developers managed to do simply wasn’t necessary (by comparison PlayStation 3 currently has 795 games available and thanks to cloud computing (PlayStation NOW) and digital distribution (PlayStation Network / PlayStation Plus) the PS3 will likely be forwards-compatible with many games that are developed for the PlayStation 4 as a lead platform. This means a level of post-mortem support that game consoles have never seen before, and the Xbox 360 will likely hang around longer than expected this time around due to the presence of their digital Xbox LIVE infrastructure as well.

But for gamers to ask for console manufacturers not to release a ‘PlayStation 5’ or next-next-generation Xbox console is a dangerous and slippery slope in my opinion. By the time 5 years has passed the next-gen consoles we see today will likely have been host to so many optimizations in console game development code, especially as they are now more in-line with PC game development architecture, that they will be in the prime of their lives. At the same time, if you spend double on a PC what you would on a PS4 right now, you’re already there at a higher level of experience (granted you use the right kind of display, and not a television designed for console gaming). Five years from now the PC Gaming sector will be very far advanced beyond console gaming once again and with an increasing embrace to Steam and PC Gaming in general players should expect a ‘PlayStation 5’ – type of system to emerge again with updated specs and renewed focus on emerging network trends from the internet world in order to keep the console experience feeling luxurious.

As I said at the start of the topic, I believe the PS3 / 360 generation lasted way too long. The industry shouldn’t wait that long to refresh, because it holds developers of console games back. The games can’t innovate without the hardware specs increase – not just in terms of graphics, but more importantly gameworld and gameplay elements can be evolved as well. And although this source may be questionable, Electronic Arts EVP Patrick Söderlund seems to agree with the precedent Sony is putting forward with the ‘PlayStation 5”s scheduling, even going as far as to say that the PS3 / 360 generation took too long which is something I’m often lambasted for saying myself due to the bargain effect people seem to be going for with these consoles.

Currently, sales of the PlayStation 4 are skyrocketing (beyond 6 Million and rising), so many may begin to disagree with my notion that Sony is right to aim for a 5 year away ‘PlayStation 5’-style launch. But if their first party studios can manage to produce all of the projects they are currently planning – that’s a lot of incredible gaming material coming down the line including new IPs and existing IPs such as The Order: 1886, a currently untitled Uncharted 4 (in addition to The Last Of Us 2 and a New IP by Naughty Dog), Drive Club, Infamous: Second Son (followed by a New IP by Sucker Punch), a currently untitled Open World RPG by Guerrilla Games, and this is just to name a few coming soon or less soon. Essentially it seems each PS4 first party developer is engaged in at least one existing IP project and one New IP project. Keep in mind there’s also third party exclusives being developed for Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 this generation such as Dead Rising 3 for XO and Deep Down for PS4 (both published by Capcom).

This generation might be less about entertaining you for another decade and more about packing a punch for what consumers are considering a high asking price to engage in next-generation console gaming. For a final word on the subject from the executive point-of-view, take a look at this Sony UK Interview.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20140310 and was last modified on 20140310 .