New PS5 Concept Video Impresses
While it’s just a mock-up, the video features plenty of attention to detail, including the presence of a physical drive and multiple USB connection ports. How close this will be to the final PS5 design is anyone’s guess, but it’s definitely a decent stab at what Sony’s next-generation console may look like.
Check it out below.
The PS5 is scheduled to ship in holiday 2020, although an exact release date has yet to be announced. Sony hasn’t revealed the console yet either, but there’s growing speculation it will take place later this month or in April.
Not only that, but it’s been reported that the PS5 will be capable of playing older PlayStation games too, with PSOne, PS2, and PS3 titles supposedly being supported.
As expected, the new console will feature a revised version of the DualShock controller, which includes haptic feedback among other features. There’s also talk of a built-in microphone for voice command support.
Jack Tretton, the former head of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), has warned that his former employer will face ‘exponentially more competition’ during the PS5 cycle than it did in the current console war.
Microsoft should give them a better run for their money, and Stadia is a new wrinkle in the market that didn’t exist in 2013. Nintendo is more relevant this time around. It’s going to be a much more competitive market. There are new players. But they’ve learned some valuable lessons in this generation. It should be great for everyone in the business, whether you’re a developer or a gamer. It’s going to keep everyone on their toes.