PlayStation 5 Officially Named, Coming In 2020

PlayStation 5 Officially Named, Coming In 2020

It’s official: the next generation PlayStation is called the PlayStation 5.

Speaking exclusively to Wired, fresh SIE CEO, Jim Ryan, lifted the lid on the console’s name as well as its tentative release window and a ton of other details around the SSD, ray-tracing capabilities and the revised controller.

The full article is a really interesting read and you should check it out here, but some of the most exciting details are as follows:

  • The console is officially called the PlayStation 5
  • It’s coming ‘holiday sales period 2020’
  • The ray-tracing solution is hardware based, not software
  • The SSD, as we know, will allow for super-fast installs, loading and streaming
  • Game installations are being revised and will allow for more control over which parts of a game are installed
  • Physical games will ship on 100GB discs and 4K bluray movies are playable
  • The new controller features USB-C, haptic feedback and a better battery

Oh, and apparently those weird-looking dev kits are legitimate, and more of them are making their way into developers’ hands every day. Including Bluepoint Games, this quote right out of the Wired article:

“We’re working on a big one right now,” says Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games, which most recently worked on last year’s PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus. “I’ll let you figure out the rest.”

Exciting stuff, and a surprisingly big drop of new information out of nowhere. Has this got you any more keen for the PlayStation 5?

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.