PlayStation 5


Sony PlayStation 5 Devkit
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At least one Twitter user – Alcoholikaust – has managed to get some hands-on time with a Sony PlayStation 5 devkit and some next-generation DualShock 5 controllers. No concrete details have been released, but so far, we know that it will be powered by a semi-custom 8-core AMD chipset based on third generation Ryzen architecture, a Radeon Navi GPU, a built-for-purpose SSD storage system, 3D audio; backwards compatibility with PS4 games / PSVR hardware, and 8K resolution TV support. Read more for the full image and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Cartridge
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Back in June 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent with the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil, titled “Configuration applied to / in data recording and storage equipment,” and it was published on November 5, 2019. For those who don’t know, the PS5 Developers Kit was patented by the same office. Read more to see the patent filing and for additional information.

Sony PS5 Video
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This past week has been a big one for PlayStation fans, as Sony officially announced that the PS5 is going to be released during the holiday 2020 season. New features include a DualShock with haptic feedback, and the ability to install specific portions of games with its powerful SSD. The console will be powered by an AMD-based CPU, based on their third-generation, eight-core Ryzen processor, as well as a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU, enabling the console to use hardware ray tracing in game. Read more for the video and additional information.

Sony PS VR2 PlayStation 5
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Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) with the title ‘Data processing’ that was recently published on October 3rd. The patent sketches depict a virtual reality headset with a built-in camera and motion detection, which will most likely be the PS VR2. Both this VR headset and the PlayStation 5 are expected to launch during this time next year. Read more for the patent sketch and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Launch Release
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Sony officially confirmed that its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5, will launch during the holiday 2020 season. Aside from the totally redesigned console, the classic controller is also getting some upgrades, with one of them being haptic feedback via adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). This means crashing into a wall in a racing game is going to feel different than tackling someone on the football field. The company even said that you’ll “get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.” Read more for additional pictures and information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console Leak Patent
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There’s been no official leaks about the PlayStation 5, but Sony has hinted at a November 2020 release, just in time for the holiday season. The console will most likely be backwards compatible with PS4 games, since both are rumored to feature similar internal architectures. Inside, it’ll be powered by a semi-custom 7-nanometer, 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU and a Radeon Navi GPU with support for 8K gameplay.

PlayStation 5 Specs Leak

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A new link from an industry insider claims that Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be powered by an eight-core Ryzen CPU powerful enough to run games in 4K at 60 fps. Since this next-generation video game console is reportedly going to have backwards compatibility, it does make sense to use the most powerful hardware for a smooth gaming experience regardless of the game’s original hardware. The slated PS5 release date in some time during 2020, but nothing has yet been confirmed with E3 2019 looming. Read more for a video of what the PS5 user interface could look like.

Sony PlayStation 5 AMD Zen 2 Ryzen
A Sony programmer associated with the firm’s Advanced Technology Group is allegedly working with AMD’s Ryzen technology to improve the Zen core’s micro-architecture support within the LLVM compiler stack – a key component of a tool used in the PlayStation 4 development environment. Since there’s no PS4 model currently using the Ryzen processor, analysts speculate that this is related to a prospective next-gen PlayStation 5 console currently in development. In other words, a Sony programmer was spotted by Linux specialist “Phoronix” making contributions to the LLVM GitHub related to the znver1 architecture, which is the codename for AMD’s first-gen Ryzen CPUs, none of which are used in any PlayStations…yet. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 PS5

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A new PlayStation 5 leak reveals when the console will actually be announced to the world, and despite Sony officially confirming that they would not be at E3 2019, one analyst claims it will be revealed in mid-2019 at its very own press event, with a March 2020 release date. It’s reportedly capable of stable 4K @ 60 fps, thanks to an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor, and will be priced from $500. Read more for additional pictures and information.