Next-generation gaming is just around the corner, and not even the ongoing pandemic can stop it. Sony and Microsoft will release PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively, by the end of the year. Fortunately enough, the online realm was generous with us all once again, and plenty of info about the consoles had been leaked.
We have the hunch that PS5 will sell in larger numbers than Xbox Series X, and Sony still tries to figure out new ways of making its next-generation gaming gear better.
Remember the first PlayStation console?
Thanks to Reddit user u/EmeraldTimer, we have a PS5 classic colorway controller concept. The controller is a clear reference to the very first PlayStation console released in 1994, the root of all gaming on Sony’s consoles:
A gamer who grew up with PlayStation 4 may laugh at seeing games running on the first console of the series. But if it weren’t for the first PlayStation console released over a quarter of a century ago, we would certainly not waiting now breathlessly for PlayStation 5 to arrive.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
We already have confirmation for plenty of games running on PS5, and we can mention: FIFA 21, GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Little Devil Inside, Marvel’s Avenger’s, NBA 2K21, Dirt 5, Far Cry 6, and many more.
Sony launches PlayStation 5 most likely in November, but there’s no telling when surprises can occur. Tech events are very unpredictable during the COVID-19 era, as it was proven to us many times.