10/08/19 UPDATE : Sony confirms Holiday 2020 release for "PS5" and details the haptic feedback aspects of the new controller.
6/25/19 UPDATE : Another "leak" from an insider. I will update the rumored specs below. The summer of PS5 hype is just beginning!
6/24/19 UPDATE : The person who had "leaked" correct intel about Sony's departure from E3 and recently about a remastered Ape Escape title also spoke about some aspects of the PS5. The retail price will range between $499 - $599 depending on Sony's willingless to take a hardware loss or not. The new PS5 controller will feature a camera, PSVR version 2 will be wireless but won't be available during PS5 launch window (which is still on track for next year between March and November 2020).
6/20/19 UPDATE : Microsoft back pedals on multiple next-gen consoles development to focus solely on Scarlett (high-end specs version to rival PS5) Report HERE
6/18/19 UPDATE : Veteran industry analyst Michael Pachter forecast the next-gen consoles can be as cheap as $399 if Microsoft plays hardball with their competition. Interview HERE
6/14/19 UPDATE :
NEXT PLAYSTATION CONFERENCE / NEWS UPDATE to be held in TOKYO on JULY 15TH. Demos of upcoming PS4 games will be shown, unannounced games will be revealed, and stage events similar to their annual Tokyo Game Show presentations will be live-streamed. Stay tuned & GET HYPED!
5/20/19 UPDATE : PS5 displayed little to no loading time during a Marvel's Spider-man game sequence when compared to a PS4 Pro. [as noted from a report during a Sony briefing in Japan] .
5/08/19 UPDATE : On the heel of the upcoming PS "State of Play" broadcast tomorrow (5/9), there will be 2 new PSVR bundles launching at the end of May 2019. [as noted from official Playstation Store news website] .
4/26/19 UPDATE : Next-gen Playstation console will release some time after April 2020 with an investment of 31.1 billion yen (around $279 million) towards the development [as noted from summary of Sony Interactive Ent. Q4 fiscal report ending 3/31/19] .
4/16/19 UPDATE : Exclusive interview with Mark Cerny (Lead System Architect for PS5) reported on Wired website.
The latest rumor for Sony's follow-up to the Playstation 4 is as follows :
- Official announcement around E3 Expo 2019 (early June)
- Release date scheduled for 2020 with expected retail price of $499
- New Playstation Plus Premium Service will also launch (dedicated server / early access)
- New upgraded PSVR headset will also launch
Technical SPECS rumored for the Playstation 5 console :
- 7nm Zen 2 AMD Ryzen (3rd gen) Octa Core CPU @3.2Ghz clock speed
- Between 16GB to 24GB GDDR6 RAM
- Custom Radeon Navi 14.2TF GPU @ 1.55Ghz, Next Gen RDNA, 36 Dual-CU, 64 shaders
- 2TB SSD Storage
- Hardware Ray Tracing
- Immersive 3D Audio support
- 8K resolution and 120Hz refresh rates support
- Full PS4 games backward compatibility
- Holiday 2020 release