PlayStation 5 Rumors: What We Know So Far

PlayStation 5 Rumors: What We Know So Far

However, for the PlayStation 5 to launch this fall, it should already have entered mass production.

When will the PS5 release? Plans do change for projects such as this, and Sony would be on the lookout for the ideal time. Of those, two people said they were directly familiar with plans for Sony's new console. As reported by GameSpot, game developers have also not yet received any "devkits" for them to start working on titles for the new gaming console. Thanks to sources close to Sony and the gaming industry (via Kotaku's Jason Schreier), the general idea seems to be that a "PlayStation 5" won't see the light of day until at least 2020. While it was previously rumored that dev kits for the PlayStation 5 had been sent out to developers, with this speculation suggesting that the PS5 would be released sooner rather than later, the console is instead more likely to launch in 2020 than it is in the next two years.

Right now, there are very limited details about the PS5, though a Kotaku report suggests that the console will play games that won't run on a PlayStation 4.

There have been rumors swirling online about the potential for Sony to shock the world this year and do a sudden 2018 release of the PlayStation 5, perhaps even at E3 this summer. "It's all about what they think is the best sweet spot in terms of hardware". A source told Kotaku that early devkits could take the form of a PC with a test version of the CPU and GPU of the end product, so it might not look like PlayStation hardware whatsoever. Therefore, not many in the developer studios are supposed to know about it all for now.

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It's been almost five years since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched.

While Microsoft has been on a tear making the Xbox One backwards compatible with older games, the PS4 can't run games from the PS3. Since we are discussing the PlayStation, let's have a quick glance at pricing details of the now available version of PlayStation which is the PS 4 pro.

However, just because logic dictates that it's possible doesn't mean Sony will make that scenario happen.

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