Whether you’ve been a big fan of PlayStation consoles over the years or simply someone who loves playing video games, you’ve probably wondered when you’ll see the PS5. After all, Sony has recently released the PS4 Pro, so it makes sense that its younger cousin would makes it appearance soon.
According to Mobile N Apps, the video game console might be released between 2018 and 2021. University Herald, meanwhile, reminds everyone that Sony released the PS4 on 2013, seven years after the PS3 was released on 2006. If this trend continues, we might see the PS5 between 2020 (seven years after the PS4’s release) and 2023 (seven years after the PS4 Pro’s release).
Unfortunately, these estimates should be taken with a grain of salt since they have not been confirmed by Sony. In fact, the Japanese company has been keeping mum about the PS5. During an interview, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida stated that the PS5 was a question of “if” rather than “when”. This could mean that 1) Sony might not focusing on the console or 2) it’s already developing the device but just want to keep it under wraps for now.
Either way, Sony has to make sure that it can stay ahead of the race to develop a video game console that provides native 4K support. The PS4 Pro supposedly does this, but tech experts point out that it cannot really render native 4K resolution (although it does come close). If Sony isn’t careful, it can get left in the dust by Microsoft, which is due to release a new Xbox One model that can support 4K and even virtual reality next year.
In terms of specs, tech experts and gaming fans are expecting the PS5 not just to render native 4K images but also to support VR games. They would also like to see support for video game streaming as well as external USB hard disks.