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PlayStation 5 Officially Named, Coming In 2020

Jim Ryan spills the tea

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?

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Kieron's been gaming ever since he could first speak the words "Blast Processing" and hasn't lost his love for platformers and JRPGs since. A connoisseur of avant-garde indie experiences and underground cult classics, Kieron is a devout worshipper at the churches of Double Fine and Annapurna Interactive, to drop just a couple of names.


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