PS5 release date UPDATE: PS4 successor could have this one HUGE advantage

PS5 release date UPDATE: PS4 successor could have this one HUGE advantage

PS5 release date is one of the hot topics in gaming right now, with PS4 fans wondering when the successor to Sony’s current PlayStation will be out.

Last month the first official details on the PS5 were revealed, with fans finding out it will have PS4 backwards compatibility and support 8K visuals.


PlayStation architect Mark Cerny also revealed that the PS5 will be the first console ever to boast ray tracing graphics.

Cerny also confirmed that the PS5 won’t be out this year, with it later being revealed that the PS4 successor will not be released in the next 12 months.

This means that it’s possible the PS5 could have a release date of either Q3 or Q4 2020, with analysts expecting it to be out next year.

And when it comes out the PlayStation 5 looks set to bring with it a game-changing feature.

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, Sony said they want to make loading times a “thing of the past” with the PS5.

In issue 162 a Sony spokesperson said: “An ultra-high-speed SSD is the key to our next generation.

“Our vision is to make loading screens a thing of the past, enabling creators to build new and unique gameplay experiences.”

The comments follow on from Cerny revealing in April the impact of having an SSD in the PS5.

The PlayStation architect performed a test that showed having a solid state hard drive in the PS4 successor would have a huge impact on loading times.

For instance, PS4 exclusive Spider-Man would see loading times for Spidey cut from 15 seconds to a staggering 0.8 seconds.

Sony haven’t said yet how much the PS5 will cost at launch, but Cerny hinted that it will have an “appealing” price.

Analysts have predicted it could cost $499 (£383) or as low as $399 (£306).

Other rumours claim that GTA 6 could be a launch title for the PS5 in 2020.

It’s been claimed that Sony paid “big money” to secure one month’s worth of exclusive rights for GTA 6.

And it’s been alleged that GTA 6 will only be for next-gen consoles and won’t release for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Having exclusive rights – even if it’s just for a month – for a huge title such as GTA 6 would give Sony a big advantage at the start of the next-gen.

It would surely help boost sales for the PS5 and give Sony the perfect platform to build on their huge success this generation.

The PS4 has been the best selling console of this gen and is closing in on 100million units sold.

If it passes the 100m sales barrier then it could become the second best selling PlayStation ever, beating the PS1 on 102.5m units sold.

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