It looks like we have a final date for Sony launching its next-gen PlayStation 5 console, with a new rumor saying the PS5 will launch in the US on November 20, 2020 -- for a price of $499.
Gran Turismo 7 will reportedly be a PlayStation 5 launch title, with the game launching on November 20, 2020 as well. The new rumor is from the PSErebus Twitter account, which teased: "Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will launch PlayStation 5 (PS5) in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation 5 (PS5) available in North America on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) or $499".
Another thing is that Sony may have been a little too quiet at E3 2019 earlier this year, but the hype quickly ramped up for the PlayStation 5 and now it's being said that E3 2020 will be a hot spot for details on the PS5. Sony CEO Shawn Layden recently said in an interview with GameInformer: "Just because PlayStation is not at E3 2019 doesn't mean we won't be there in 2020".
The fight for console dominance is going to really kick off in 2020, as Microsoft doesn't want to behind in any sense of the word with the new generation of consoles. Microsoft plans to use its Xbox Scarlett to well and truly kick some Sony ass with its right-now-way-more-hyped PlayStation 5 console.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently talked with The Verge, where he talked about Project Scarlett and said: "I would say a learning from the Xbox One generation is we will not be out of position on power or price. If you remember the beginning of this generation we were a hundred dollars more expensive and, yes, we were less powerful. And we started Project Scarlett with this leadership team in place with a goal of having market success".
Spencer continued, saying that Microsoft had talked internally about whether they would do another generation of consoles "years ago". He added that he personally thinks there will be more generations of consoles post-Scarlett, saying: "We're all-in on Project Scarlett and I want to compete, and I want to compete in the right ways which is why we're focused on cross-play and backward compatibility".
We've already had a good look at what Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 will look like in 3D renders from LetsGoDigital, but now German retailer MediaMarkt Saturn is getting into the render fun with their own take on the PS5. Check it out:
The new design would see Sony using a square console with rounded edges, and something I really dig -- a status light that runs around the entire of the PlayStation 5. It looks pretty slick, but the "TURN ON" button seems so out of place -- a simple "ON" button would suffice.
The bigger change here with the new take on the PS5 from MediaMarkt Saturn is the radically re-designed DualShock 5 controller. In these renders, it would see the new PS5-bound controller featuring a smaller version (that is virtually identical) to the UI of the console. I actually like the idea of this as well, but Sony would have to do it right.
Ubisoft has confirmed during its recent earnings call with investors that it is working on 5 next-gen AAA games for both the current-gen and next-gen consoles, and by next-gen consoles the company means Sony's new PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's codename Xbox Scarlett console.
During the call, Ubisoft talked about its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) which runs between April 2020 and March 2021, where in this window we can expect those 5 new AAA games launched on all current and next-gen consoles. Sony will be launching its next-gen PlayStation 5 in December 2020 according to my exclusive report, while Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Scarlett should launch very close to it in the tail end of 2020.
We know that 3 of the new 5 new games will include Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters -- while the two other games are a mystery right now. This also means we'll see a PS4 and Xbox One launch of Watch Dogs Legion in March 2020, while a next-gen version will be offered when the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett launch in the end of 2020.
I exclusively reported not too long ago that Sony will be launching its next-gen PlayStation 5 console in December 2020, and then news broke about Sony trademarking the PS6 through to the PS10. Well, I've cracked the code and know when Sony will release them.
Using my magic code-breaking-thingamajig I have worked out that Sony will launch the PlayStation 6 in 2026, while going through to the PlayStation 10 we'll see it in 2050. Sony have around 6 years between each console, so at that rate of 6 years between next-gen PlayStation releases we should see the PS10 in around 2050, or so.
I'll be 67 years old that year. Having owned each of the PlayStation consoles, it seems the PS5 is going to be quite the beast upgrade over previous-gen units. But what the hell would a PS10 be like from here? 16K at 240FPS? I think we'll be beyond resolutions by then, beyond normal 'pixels.
- PlayStation 1 - 1994 (Japan) 1995 US
- PlayStation 2 - 2000
- PlayStation 3 - 2006
- PlayStation 4 - 2014
- PlayStation 5 - 2020
- PlayStation 6 - 2026
- PlayStation 7 - 2032
- PlayStation 8 - 2038
- PlayStation 9 - 2044
- PlayStation 10 - 2050
We know Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 is coming... and we know it'll be fast... but "world's fastest console", fast? I don't know. I think Microsoft's flagship Xbox Scarlett console will have that title, but we'll have to wait and see in 2020.
Sony has recently listed a job looking for a new Senior Cloud Engineering Manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment, with the listing looking for someone "to build next generation cloud infrastructure".
This person, if they're accepted, "will also be one of the leaders of an elite team that is super excited to launch the upcoming world's fastest console (PS5) in 2020".
We know that the semi-custom designs that AMD is providing in its Zen 2 and Navi chips for the next-gen Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 consoels will provide a huge injection of performance... but 4K 120FPS is a big call.
It wasn't too long ago that I personally did some testing between two of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in SLI/NVLink, which enabled 4K 120FPS gaming on Ultra quality. But now, Aaron Greenberg who is the GM, Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, is teasing that the huge CPU upgrades inside of Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Scarlett console will open the doors for 4K 120FPS gaming.
In an interview with the Xbox Official Magazine, Greenberg said: "But, with the next-gen, I think you'll see a big upgrade in CPU, because we really want to make sure that you don't have any compromises with the framerates. Yes, we can do 4K, but we can also do 120 frames per second. So I think that type of capability will be something that people don't see today".
We're finally here -- the first real photo of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 development kit. Our good friends at LetsGoDigital have been all over the 3D renders of the PS5, but now this is the real deal.
The first real image of the PS5 development kit shows that the renders I have been reporting on have been indeed real, showing that awesome V-shaped design that doesn't just look good, but it should also be much better for keeping the high-end internals cool.
You can see this is "Prototype 1" and is "Not For Sale" (can you imagine how much this thing would go for on eBay?) and it has the On/Standby, Reset, Eject, System Init, and Network Init buttons on the front. Don't expect the System Init and Network Init buttons on your PS5 when it launches in December 2020, however.
I have been covering the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett for what feels like forever, and was one of the first to confirm that AMD would provide semi-custom designs using Zen 2 and Navi technologies inside of the PS5... but the exact month of release has eluded me, until now.
Sony itself has confirmed the new PlayStation 5 console will be out in Holiday 2020 but according to my industry sources we are to expect a firm December 2020 release. This makes sense as it would be a huge seller over the Black Friday/Thanksgiving holidays leading right into Christmas 2020. Sony will need as many of those 7nm chips that AMD and TSMC can make between now and then, in the order of millions and millions of new PS5 consoles.
My sources stated that Sony's next-gen PS5 will release "in December" but didn't provide an exact date. I would dare say it would be early December, but I also feel like December is too late. Releasing the PlayStation 5 in October would make more sense for Sony to ride the huge sales of November and right into the Christmas sales of December... but also whetting gamers' appetites with a huge December release would be equally as significant.
I've been a big fan of the radical design change in LetsGoDigital's 3D renders of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 console, with its unique V-shaped design. But now, the site has put its work into a video and it looks even better. Check it out:
The video is identical to the latest 3D renders by LetsGoDigital, which feature the latest information in the form of what buttons will be on front -- for now, we have a stand-by button, reset/record button, and an eject button. The eject button will let you eject those gigantic 100GB Blu-ray BDXL discs that will house PlayStation 5 games.
Sony's PlayStation 5 -- at least in its current 3D rendered state, will have a slick V-shaped design (V for 5, thus PS5) and should help with cooling the system down. AMD will be powering the innards of the PS5 with a Zen 2-based 8C/16T processor and Radeon RDNA-powered Navi-based GPU... both on 7nm