If you are into gaming, Sony’s PlayStation will not require any introduction. This line of the gaming console has become a major success in terms of both popularity and sales and PlayStation has a huge fanbase of its own. Even today, the PlayStation 2 remains the most sold gaming console of all time. Games like Tekken 3 and Street Fighters on the iconic console bring back a lot of memories. With the passage of time, gaming consoles have advanced too. While we would like to relive those nostalgic moments on PS2, we must move on with the sands of time. And at the moment, the limelight is on the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5, which the company plans to launch sometime this year.
PlayStation 5 Unveiling: The Build-Up
We had news about the upcoming PlayStation 5 as early as March last year. Sony revealed some of the features of the console in its Investor Relations Strategy Meeting (IR 2019). Hardware specs like 7nm Octa-core AMD processor, high-speed SSD, and graphics from AMD’s Radeon Navi Family were revealed alongside features such as Ray Tracing, backward compatibility, disc support, and 3D audio.
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Sony PlayStation 5: Supposed Launch/Unveiling
A few days ago, someone posted about the supposed leaks of the Sony PlayStation 5 in 4chan’s gaming forum. The post, which has since been deleted, contained a lot of information about the PS5 including its unveiling, features, price and release date. The post hinted on Sony PlayStation 5 unveiling on February 5 at the Sony Hall in NYC. If the post is to be believed on, “It’s Time to Play” will be the new slogan for PS5. The features of the PS5 will be highlighted with buzz words like “little to no load times“, “blazing fast downloads“, “immersive controls“, “modular installs for games, download whatever“, “disc drive included“, and “download the games, or stream the games as an option“.
Though the post may have excited us there were no reasons to believe it at first glance as it came from the most unusual of sources. But lately, people have started taking it seriously. The reason? The supposed slogan for PS5 has emerged on the official PlayStation Twitter handle. Still not buying into the leak? David Scott Jaffe on his twitter handle has shed some light on the “the worst kept secret in games (right now)” hinting at the February unveiling. Coming from a game designer who has worked on PlayStation exclusives like God Of War, it has already got me excited.
The Official Information
Amidst all the speculation, Sony has announced the release window for the “next-gen PlayStation“. It also shared the logo of the upcoming console which will be officially called PlayStation 5. Surprised? Not really. What really exciting though is that the Sony PlayStation 5 launch will be somewhere around the 2020 Holiday season.