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Launch Date of PS5 Rather Unlikely to be Threatened

Paul Wozniak, 28 March 2020, 21:26

A Sony spokesperson in an interview with Bloomberg assured Sony that PlayStation 5 launch should take place as planned. We also learned that the upcoming launches of Sony's games should not encounter any delay either.

Launching Games on PS5 is Supposed to be as Simple as Watching Netflix

Paul Wozniak, 28 March 2020, 20:47

Kotaku editor Jason Schreier reports that launching the game on PlayStation 5 should be as easy as watching Netflix. Sony is said to want to make the players more willing to play short runs, not just when they have plenty of free time.

PS5: Dolby Corrects False Info From Road to PS5

Bart Swiatek, 24 March 2020, 11:49

Dolby, a well-known sound technology company, has decided to correct one of Mark Cerny's statements from Road to PS5 about the capabilities of Dolby Atmos.

PS5 - People Don't Understand the Role of SSD

Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 13:09

Digital Foundry's John Linneman stressed in a Twitter post that a faster drive in the PlayStation 5 does not mean that the whole console will be more efficient - in terms of GPU and CPU, Sony's hardware is inferior to the competitive Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X no Worse Than PS5; Has its Own Sound Chipset

Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 12:27

Like the PS5, it looks like the Xbox Series X will have a dedicated chip to handle surround sound. The hardware will most likely use Microsoft's proprietary audio ray tracing technology.

Backwards Compatibility of PS5 Will Cover Most of PS4's 4000 Games

Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 22:36

Sony has ensured that the vast majority of games currently available on the PS4 will also be playable on the next-generation console, PlayStation 5, thanks to backward compatibility.

PS5 Presentation Already has More Views Than Xbox Series X's

Adrian Werner, 20 March 2020, 12:54

The impressions after PlayStation 5 specification show were mixed, but it still aroused more interest in YouTube than the equivalent material on Xbox Series X.

PS5 - Silent Running Thanks to Constant Power Consumption

Christian Pieniazek, 19 March 2020, 21:05

Sony has been extremely slow in revealing the well-hidden cards related to PlayStation 5. The information revealed in yesterday's presentation of this console gives us hope that we will be dealing with a much quieter hardware than PlayStation 4.

Experts Summarize PS5 Presentation - SSD and Bad Marketing

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 17:45

The industry speaks out about the specs of PlayStation 5. Most of the experts highlight the great importance of Sony's SSD, and some people preach of the nonsense of the term teraflop. Jason Schreier, on the other hand, focuses on yesterday's conference itself, which he considers a huge marketing failure.

PS5 - Sony Disclosed Full Specs of the Console

Michael Kulakowski, 18 March 2020, 18:17

During the Road to PlayStation 5 presentation, Sony's Mark Cerny presented technical specs of the new console of the Japanese giant. If we look at the selected hardware components, we find that the device will theoretically be several to as much as twenty percent slower than Xbox Series X.

Let's Watch the PS5 Reveal Presentation [Updated]

Bart Swiatek, 18 March 2020, 17:00

In just a few hours a stream will start, during which the chief designer of the PS5 - Mark Cerny - will present the specs of the new Sony console. According to some experts it is „the most exciting hardware in 20 years”.

Analysts: Launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X May be Delayed

Frozen, 14 March 2020, 18:12

DFC Intelligence believes that due to the coronavirus pandemic, next-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) may make their market debut later than expected.

PS5 Will Bet on Strong Narrative-driven Single Player Games

Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2020, 14:20

In an interview published on the official PlayStation blog, Hermen Hulst, the new head of SIE Worldwide Studios, emphasized that like the PS4, the PS5 will bet on single player titles with high-quality storyline.

Rumor: PS5 Pro Will Match Xbox Series X; Microsoft Plans Weaker Version of the Console

Paul Wozniak, 01 March 2020, 17:20

According to the latest leak from NeoGAF, the PlayStation 5 Pro console will match the power of Xbox Series X, new details of which have recently been revealed. We also learned that Microsoft is preparing a weaker version of the ninth generation console, with performance similar to that of PS5.

Patent Suggests PS5 DualShock May Check the Player's Heart Rate

Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 10:55

A patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office reveals a technology that may appear in DualShock 5 - a function that would enable us to measure the heart rate and sweat rate of a player in order to better adjust the gameplay.

Buying Cyberpunk 2077 on XOne Will Get You Xbox Series X Version for Free

Agnes Adamus, 24 February 2020, 22:41

There's been a confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077 will hit Xbox Series X. The developers have revealed that owners of a copy of the game intended for Xbox One will receive a next-gen console version from Microsoft for free as soon as it is released. At this point, it is not clear whether the situation will be the same for PS5.

Even Sony Doesn't Know the Price of PS5 Yet

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 12:59

An excerpt from the conference summarizing Sony's quarterly financial results suggests that even the Japanese company doen't yet know how much the PlayStation 5 console will cost.

The Official Website of PS5 Launches

Christian Pieniazek, 04 February 2020, 23:36

The official website of PS5, through which Sony has confirmed this year's release of the console, has been launched. The manufacturer also encourages you to subscribe to the newsletter and promises to provide „amazing” information about the device.

Battlefield 6 Only on PS5 and New Xbox; no Earlier Than 2021

Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2020, 12:54

Electronic Arts will not release another installment of the Battlefield series this year. The title will only debut between April 2021 and March 2022 - on ninth generation consoles.

New Gameplay from Godfall on PS5 [Updated]

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 January 2020, 17:00

A new gameplay teaser from Godfall has come out. The video is only a short fragment of the alleged trailer, but it gives us an idea about combat in this recently-announced looter slasher.

Rumor: Marvel's Spider-Man 2 in Late 2021

Bart Swiatek, 21 January 2020, 12:52

Reddit featured a leak about Marvel's Spider-Man 2, sequel of the action adventure game from Insomniac Games. The title is to be launched during next year's holiday season.

God of War Creator: PS5 Will be Revealed Soon

Bebop, 17 January 2020, 12:58

David Jaffe, the developer who worked on the God of War and Twisted Metal series, seems confident that the PS5 will be presented in the next 4 weeks. This is consistent with numerous rumors coming from uncertain sources.

French PlayStation Website: DualShock 5 Compatible With PlayStation 4

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2020, 22:03

The French PlayStation website reported that the DualShock 5 pad will enable us to play on PlayStation 4, and this has again raised hopes related to the rumor of the controller's alleged compatibility with the new console.

Sony Officially Passes Up on E3 2020

Peter Doron, 14 January 2020, 11:20

Sony confirmed yesterday's rumors - the company resigned from participating in this year's E3. Instead the Japanese company is planning hundreds of smaller events to promote the PlayStation brand.

Leaks: We Won't See PS5 on E3 2020; Sony Skips the Show Again

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2020, 22:46

Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities reports that Sony is not going to show up at E3. Again. Meanwhile, there are more or less reliable rumors on the web about when PlayStation 5 will be presented.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 and New Xbox? CD Projekt Red: „It's possible”

qjin, 13 January 2020, 22:26

CD Projekt RED once again expressed a positive opinion on the possible porting of Cyberpunk 2077 to next-gen consoles. At the same time, the representative of the Polish company emphasized that at the moment the main goal is to release the game on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

CEO of SIE: PS5 Has „Unique Unannounced Features”

Konrad Serafinski, 09 January 2020, 13:55

Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the Japanese website Business Insider, where he pointed out that the PS5 will have unique features we do not yet know about. He also commented on the logo and the process of „switching” to next-gen.

PS5 Logo Gets Almost 5 Million Likes on Instagram and Ton of Memes

Paul Wozniak, 08 January 2020, 14:07

A post showing the PlayStation 5 logo on Instagram has almost 5 million likes. For comparison, the presentation of the new Xbox has not exceeded one million likes so far. Showing the logo was enough for the fans to create a truckload of related memes.

New Leaks Show PS5 DevKit and DualShock 5 Controller?

Conrad Hazi, 06 January 2020, 13:52

New photos of the PlayStation 5 development kit have been uploaded to the web. This time, in addition to the console itself, you can see the new model of the dedicated gamepad - presumably DualShock 5.

Leak: PS5 Pre-orders will Launch in March

Paul Wozniak, 05 January 2020, 22:57

According to unofficial information, pre-orders of PlayStation 5 will start as early as March this year. On January 7, during Sony's conference, we may see the next-gen console for the first time.

Digital Foundry on Console Performance: PS5 Weaker Than New Xbox

Konrad Serafinski, 31 December 2019, 11:25

The Digital Foundry channel has tracked available leaks regarding next-gen consoles. The analysis shows that the new Xbox can be much stronger than the PS5. On the other hand, the device from Sony is to be more affordable.

PS5 With Two Hardware Modes for PS4 Game Support

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2019, 10:45

Reliable information about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5 has surfaced on the web. According to the infor, the console's GPU will have two additional modes of operation, designed specifically for PS4 and PlayStation 4 Pro games.

CES 2020: Sony's „Unique Vision of the Future” Might be PS5?

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 December 2019, 23:30

Sony has posted an intriguing message on its website. The company intends to show „a unique vision of the future” at CES 2020, which many people read as an announcement of PlayStation 5's official reveal.

Devs Say Making Games on PS5 is Easier Than Ever

Konrad Serafinski, 28 December 2019, 17:16

Developers say that creating games on PlayStation 5 is very simple and fun. This is what Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has said in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.

Nvidia: GeForce RTX 2080 More Powerful Than PS5 and Xbox Series X

qjin, 27 December 2019, 11:55

Jensen Huang, Nvidia's CEO, made it clear at GTC China 2019 that the GeForce RTX 2080 is more efficient than the chipset installed in next-gen consoles that will debut in late 2020.

Analyst Gives an Approximate Production Cost of a Single Xbox Series X

Agnes Adamus, 21 December 2019, 21:07

Prices of next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, may exceed $400. According to Daniel Ahmad, an analyst from Niko Partners, setting a lower price will generate excessive losses for Sony and Microsoft. In addition, he also determined the approximate cost of the production of one copy of the new Xbox.

DualShock 5 Renders - PS5 Controller Looks Great

Konrad Serafinski, 10 December 2019, 13:15

LetsGoDigital has shown graphics with the 3D model of DualShock 5, the controller for PlayStation 5. The first thing that stands out is the small screen on the gamepad instead of the touch panel.

Sony: PS5 Pro in the Middle of Next Generation?

Paul Wozniak, 06 December 2019, 23:57

In an interview for Game Informer, Sony's executive vice president of hardware and operations engineering, Masayasu Ito, suggested that an improved version of the console might also be available next to PlayStation 5 after some time. However, one of the editors of Kotaku reports that PS5 launch titles will not be available on PS4.

Xbox Scarlett and PS5 are Powerful Consoles With Similar Specs

Konrad Serafinski, 05 December 2019, 14:10

Jason Schreier from Kotaku says Microsoft is far behind Sony in terms of communication with the players and the media, but both Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 are supposed to be „powerful”.

Unofficial Photo of PS5 Devkit With Controllers

Paul Wozniak, 01 December 2019, 20:47

Another unofficial photo of the developer version of PlayStation 5 has appeared on the web. It confirms its unusual appearance and most likely also shows the new DualShock 5 controllers.

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett May Use Samsung's NVMe SSDs

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2019, 10:58

Samsung will probably be responsible for the production of very fast NVMe SSDs, which will be used in the 9th generation consoles - PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This is suggested by one of the slides from a presentation that was shown at the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 event in Tokyo.

Rumors About Removable PS5 SSDs Were Bogus - Patents Concerned Toys

Konrad Serafinski, 23 November 2019, 15:20

Reports that PlayStation 5 will have removable SSDs have turned out to be false. That's what TweakTown says, which proved that Sony's patents were related with Toio toy parts.

PS5 Owners Will Make Their Own Demos? Intriguing Sony Patents

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 13:56

News of another Sony patent, most likely associated with PlayStation 5, are making rounds on the internet. The company has registered a feature that enables gamers to send their friends game states saved in the cloud as de facto demo versions. Another patent application suggests that we will get access to these 'mini-games' even without the console, directly through the new controller.

Rumor: PS5 is More Efficient in Games Than Xbox Scarlett

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 11:54

There are new rumors about the performance of ninth-generation console devkits. According to a reliable source, PlayStation 5 is currently performing better in games than the competitive Xbox Scarlett.

Leak: PS5 to be Backwards Compatible With PS, PS2, PS3 and PS4 Discs

Konrad Serafinski, 21 November 2019, 11:38

We have more and more leaks about backward compatibility of PS5. Recent reports suggest that the console will read almost all discs from previous generations. In other words: our PS5 will be able to run games from PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4.

PS5 and Gran Turismo 7 Price and Release Dates; Leak From Reliable Source

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 23:35

There are rumors about the price and release date of PlayStation 5. One PSErebus states that the new Sony console will debut in America on November 20, 2020 and will cost the same as Xbox Scarlett. The user also referred to a handful of other rumors circulating on the web.

PS5 With Removable SSDs? Sony Registers Another Patent

Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 13:22

Sony has registered another patent for portable SSDs/SSDs with the Japanese Patent Office. It seems that the company is actually working on a technology called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is possible that it will be used in PlayStation 5.

We Know What PlayStation 5's DualShock 5 Will Look Like

Laty, 18 November 2019, 21:58

Today, for the first time officially, we had the opportunity to see the new DualShock 5. The Japanese patent office has published the graphics, which were supplied by Sony along with the documentation. At first sight, the new model does not differ much from its predecessor.

Nvidia Believes it Made Ray-tracing in PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Possible

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 14:09

Jen-Hsun „Jensen” Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said in a press interview that the handling of ray-tracing in next-generation consoles is indirectly due to his company.

German Media Markt Presents its Own Concept of PS5

Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 12:30

The German branch of the Media Markt store chain has presented its own idea for the look and feel of PlayStation 5. The designers' concept radically differs from the previously revealed photographs of the developer version of the device.