So the speculation mill is running full pelt at the moment. So when is the PS5 coming, what will it look like, what will they add to it?
According to Japanese firm Ace Economic Research Institute suggests that the current plan is the end of 2019, which puts it around a similar launch time to the PS4 (November 15th 2013 for North America, November 29th 2013 Europe and a really late 22nd February 2014 for Japan) but that it’s dependent on whether Sony can get hold of enough monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) to go around.
So it seems like there is a bit of a battle to get enough parts to go round, Sony does have a decent amount of buying power so hopefully this doesn’t lead to them only releasing a few at a time. Although they did have a stagnated release of the Playstation 4 across the different territories. This worked really well and there wasn’t too much scalping of consoles with plenty seemingly available, so this could be what they potentially do again, especially if they can not secure enough parts for a world wide launch.
Now there isn’t too much info around as Sony are keeping as tight lipped as ever about future plans although the head of Sony Playstation John Kodera said back in May 2018 they will take the next 3 years to develop the fifth generation of Playstation. So that would imply a 2021 0r 2020 launch at earliest. This could be one of a couple things, they are trying to keep it hush hush, or they have managed to speed up development and production of PS5 and are ahead of schedule.
There is at least one thing that leads me to think that a 2019 launch may happen, that is the announcement that Playstation Plus will be dropping Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita out of the plus games, maybe leading the way to add PS5? For now this is all specualtion and hear say.
As for what it will be like, personally I don’t think it will be anything weird or amazingly different, I thinkn we will have native 4k, hdr and obviously better graphics and faster processing. I doubt we will see a built in VR or Nintendo Switch like set ups, but I could see us having backwards compatibility at least back to the PS4.
Let us know your thoughts and ideas or what you would like to see in the next Playstation console.