One week ago a leaker on Twitter purportedly revealed exactly when the Sony PlayStation 5 is going to be officially unveiled. The PS5 console, according to the leaker, is to be shown off for the first time on June 2, 2020.
Well now that exact same leaker has also revealed exactly when pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 will open, and exactly how much gamers will have to put down to secure their PS5.
Now, as we have noted before, this leaker hasn't got any past form when it comes round to accurately predicting future hardware releases, with the account only starting to tweet about PS5 back in late 2019 and no other proven evidence to call on. As such, this information as with the last info drop, should be taken with a healthy pinch of salt.
However, once more the detail of this leak, with specific retailers, dates, and figures listed, at least on face value adds some weight to it. The timings work with the leaker's other proclamations, too, and sync up with what we are hearing about the PlayStation 5 through industry whispers.
We also don’t know how Sony will handle cross-generational game issues. Microsoft has a system in place where if you buy a version of a first party game (and some third party ones) you can upgrade from an Xbox One version to a Series X version for free.
Sony hasn’t announced anything like that, so we have no idea if say, The Last of Us Part 2 launches this June, what the state of that game will be like on PS5 this fall if there’s an “enhanced” version of it.
It’s a story as old as…the past year or two. Microsoft reveals a bunch of stuff about the Xbox Series X and Sony…is extremely quiet about the PlayStation 5.
And yet we are heading toward the fall release window for both consoles, and Sony is going to start talking sooner or later.
With every new console, the processor and graphics get better, which is, of course, compelling, but we need to have unique elements too", explained Ryan in an interview with Business Insider. Apparently many of these "bigger differences" between PS5 and PS4 haven't yet been announced.
In the GDC-style presentation from Sony's Mark Cerny, he said the company has chosen to go with an 825GB SSD internal hard drive to try and keep costs low for the next-gen console,