Sony PlayStation 5 release date update: what’s new?
When will the Sony PlayStation 5 be released?
In contrast to history, Sony made the gaming world admire the PlayStation 1 “divine” launched in 1994. The PlayStation 2, 3, 4 versions also launched in the 2000, 2007 and 2013 respectively. Thus, 6 – 7 years is the preferred time and best for Sony to renew its products. That means that the PlayStation 5 will likely be officially revealed in 2019.
The PlayStation 5 will certainly deliver better performance and graphics than its predecessors. In addition to this, the paper also points out the three most notable upgrades that may appear on Sony’s upcoming console models: VR, PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) and compatibility with older game.
What are the likely PlayStation 5 specs and features?
- PlayStation VR 2.0 technology
With the explosive growth of the VR and the success the PlayStation VR has been making, version 2.0 is almost certain to be available on the PlayStation 5. Harold Vancol, Content Director at Grab Games and father of of the John Wick VR and Knockout Legend titles, even considering VR will be the most expensive point in the next generation of Sony’s console.
In particular, Vancol claims that the PlayStation VR 2.0 glasses will not be sold with the PlayStation 5, but is an extremely necessary product for the player to experience the fullest. Prior to that, version 1.0 was launched in October 2016 at a much lower price than other competitors on PC such as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
- PlayStation Plus service
PlayStation Plus is a paid service that is so familiar to Sony’s gaming machines that it offers players free monthly titles and other attractive offers. Sony has started offering AAA games on the service platform to attract more players, including Bloodborne.
Besides, Sony also confirmed to PS Plus continues to expand further in the future. The service currently owns 70 million users a month with about 26.4 million registered users. In particular, PlayStation 4 users use PS Plus approximately 600 hours per week.
In addition, Sony has also scrapped titles for PS3 and PS Vita on the service platform since early 2018. This means that if you want to continue developing PS Plus, the company will have to quickly launch new gaming machines, including the PlayStation 5.
- Ability “backwards compatible” with the PlayStation 4
One of the most effective ways to attract more players to subscribe to PS Plus service on the PlayStation 5 is to support PlayStation 4 exclusive titles. Previously, Sony also launched the PlayStation Now service. Allows users to use PlayStation 4 to play PlayStation 3.
Sony recently launched a patent pending “backward compatibility” (which was submitted in 2015 and applied to PlayStation 4). Although it is unclear what the next-generation consoles are, it also shows that the company is seriously studying the feature.
- How much does the PlayStation 5 price??
So far, Sony has not officially announced the price of the PlayStation 5, but Sony will not let its price is less than £450 – the price of the Xbox One X. We will announce the details of the Sony PlayStation 5.