The PlayStation 5 will not be launching in October, and the final release date–or even release window–is still unknown at this point. We’ll have to wait for official word from Sony to learn when the console will launch.
Sony have been slowly revealing new details about the PS5 and its approach to the next-generation of its games. A few weeks ago, it revealed the DualSense 5; the PS5’s official controller with a host of new functionality for games to take advantage on. It has also revealed PlayStation Studios, a new brand that collects all of its exclusives under one banner.
We’ll cover them in more detail down below, but for now know that the PS5 is rocking an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power.
Just as important as the DualSense Controller are the PS5 specs discussed at Sony’s March reveal event. Lead system architect Mark Cerny provided us with a deep dive into the PS5’s system architecture, revealing the technical inner workings of the PS5. We’ll cover them in more detail down below, but for now know that the PS5 is rocking an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power.
In terms of features, we know the next-gen console will have ray-tracing, a super-fast SSD, a built-in 4K Blu-ray player and will be backwards compatible with a huge swathe of the PS4’s game catalogue. Heck, it might even have voice assistant capabilities to tell you how long it will take to beat levels. So far, the PS5 is living up to the hype.
Want all the juicy details? Here’s everything we know about the PS5 so far – and what we hope will be revealed the closer we get to launch.
[Update: Epic has revealed a tech demo running on PS5 hardware.]