According to the latest Internet gossip, the PS5 release date has been locked down for October this year, and will retail for $499/£449. Furthermore, Sony will finally unveil the console during a PlayStation Meeting event in New York City on February 5, as previously reported.
PS5 Release Date, Price And Game Rumors
In addition to the above, the report also states that the system is backwards compatible with all PS4 games, although there’s no mention of the rumoured PS1, PS2, and PS3 support. Pre-orders for the PS5 will apparently go live right after the PlayStation Meeting event, while the console’s specifications are said to be ‘almost equivalent to Xbox Series X.’
Elsewhere, Sony’s new slogan for the PlayStation brand will be ‘It’s time to Play,’ and titles being lined up include the Demon’s Souls remaster, Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 21, Godfall, and Sony Santa Monica Studio’s new IP, Legendz.
To be fair, a lot of this does make sense when you think about it, and matches up with what we’ve previously heard. GT7 has been rumored as a launch title for a few months now, and Demon’s Souls is widely believed to be in the works at Bluepoint Games.
Plus, we know that Godfall by Counterplay Games has already been officially confirmed for holiday 2020, which is the window that Sony confirmed for the PS5 launch.
Still, be sure to take this with a massive pinch of salt – nothing has been confirmed yet.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the PS5 reveal as of late, with David Jaffe claiming it’s going to happen in less than four weeks. Regardless of when it happens, it’s probably safe to say we won’t have to wait long to see the system.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more PS5 news as we get it.