With PS5 DualSense controller revealed, we're inching closer to seeing what Sony's new console is capable of PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is the next-generation PlayStation, with a release date planned for late 2020. Though Sony has remained tight-lipped about its new console, it has drip-fed us a few juicy details on what we can expect from its next-gen offering.
We've already had our first look at the DualSense PS5 controller, which boasts some impressive-sounding features such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and a built-in mic.
Just as important as the DualSense Controller are the PS5 specs discussed at Sony's March reveal event. Lead system architect Mark Cerny provided us with a deep dive into the PS5's system architecture, revealing the technical inner workings of the PS5. We'll cover them in more detail down below, but for now know that the PS5 is rocking an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power.
In addition, a job listing seemingly from Sony pointed at an October 2020 date, but this turned out to be a fake.
Despite rumors, a Sony PR has confirmed the PS5's release date has not been delayed by coronavirus so we should still see the next-gen console release in late 2020 - even if we're not sure exactly when that will be
An official announcement still hasn't been made by Sony on the PS5's release date, and this shouldn't be taken as one. Still, assuming the job listing is the real thing, it's not that big a stretch to expect the console could be arriving in October, given that we always knew the console was launching towards the end of the year. It's also unclear if this date refers to a Japanese launch, or the console's worldwide release.
Some have pointed to Codemasters' announcement of Dirt 5 launching in October as an indicator of when the next gen consoles will be arriving. The announcement post for the game, though, specifically says that the racing game is launching from October 2020, which indicates some editions could arrive later.
We've reached out to Sony in Europe to ask if the listing in the date is real.
Of course, we still don’t know what any of those first party games are for the PlayStation 5, and there was no indication from Sony as to when they might reveal that information. In the end, it seems as if it’s PlayStation 4 production that has been affected more by the coronavirus, thanks to supply chain problems, but as compensation game downloads have been way up thanks to everyone being stuck in lockdown – rising to 51% of revenues for the whole PlayStation business.