Does it make sense for Sony to launch the PlayStation 5 in the near future?
yes of course we do. it's tradition.
Not really no Last gen it was because graphics were starting to feel dated but now we are getting almost CGI graphics on ps4 pro What next gen will bring other than higher res ?? and you still won't get better fps than what you are getting now unless it's a remaster because developers will still aim for 30fps to push graphics And unlike last gen developers are taking too long to release one game while last gen you get 2 or 3 games from the same developer
If 60 fps(with some games @ 120 fps) isn't the standard next gen then Sony n M$ royally screwed up
Better framerates, better AI, larger and more detailed worlds, more use of physics and destructible environments etc. There's numerous areas where next gen hardware can allow games to improve in that doesn't involve graphics..
ps4 is getting underpowerd soon. ps5 will deff be twice or tripple as powerfull as the ps4.
A more powerful system doesn't mean exclusively better graphics. It's also about performance, AI, interface, RAM, hard drive capacity and capability, it's data transfer and modem capability, etc. That's like saying the only thing the PS2, PS3 or PS4 have over their predecessors is better graphics, which is quite evidently not true.
We're massively cpu bound right now. More rich, seamless environments and complex interactions not possible till we get consoles with Ryzen cpu's. Memory and storage speeds are also an issue. If you want games to evolve, then next gen is exciting. Reveal unlikely to come until e3 2019, release maybe spring 2020, Xmas 2019 absolute earliest anyway, so you get your wish to stick with ps4 pro anyway for quite a while.
Betcha the specs are near finalized at this point.
It's too soon and graphics cards haven't advanced fast enough and become cheap enough for a worthwhile generational leap. Maybe 2020 or 2021
A major problem is the current price of graphics cards which actually have increased in price due to many higher end cards being used in cryptocurrency mining https://www.tomshardware.co... Coupled with that if you look at the cheaper laptops/tablets it is very common to see memories of 4GB instead of 8GB which would be what you would have expected if memory prices had fallen. From my perspective, the 16GB of memory I have in my 2.5-year-old desktop is now almost 50% dearer than what I originally paid for it. Hopefully by the time 2020 rolls around memory prices will have come down such that the PS5 will have 12GB to 16GB of GDDR5 (maybe 6) memory or even something like what the PS4pro has an additional 1GB to 2GB of DDR4 (possibly 5) memory for the operating system although if the PS5 has 16GB of GDDR memory DDR memory possible won't be needed. Obviously, 4K TV's will be supported although come 2020 8K TV's will start to become mainstream (they are available now) so some support should be made. What would be a really nice feature in the PS5 is a solid state main disk (swappable - of course) and a possible a docking bay for cheaper high capacity 2.5" HDD's so that games you commonly play can be played off the SSD (short loading times) and other less played games off the HDD or if you have the money a larger capacity (ie. more expensive) SSD. Note: A docking bay for a 2.5" drive would be fairly easy to engineer with very little cost and would be much more ergonomic than a drive being connected via cable.
I think a release date on November 2019 would be a good date that's a year and 6 months a way. That would mean the ps4 would be 6 years old and the new tech could push native 4K 30fps/60fps better physics and bigger worlds and better Ai, the ryzen CPUs will make a tonne of difference next gen.
We don’t NEED one but it would be nice. Maybe next fall. But they have to make most of this gens games playable because the consumer base is enormous.
Eventually yes, but not yet. I'd say 2020 or later.
I second this. 2019 E3 reveal, for 2020 launch.
2019 PSX reveal i think would be better
If rather they just do what they did for PS4: host an event in early 2020, launch in time for the holidays. That way they don’t risk derailing PS4.
Its going to be announced e3 2019 and launch fall 2019 wether youre ready or not. It was ok to launch the pro 3 years after the ps4... why wouldnt the ps5 come 3 years after that? A generation will never go 7 years again unless another recession hits.
I hope for a PS5 in 2019 but the pro was an experiment ... Not sure what Sony thought of it im the end? Meanwhile wouldn't be bummed if you just bought a PS4 pro and the PS5 was announced?
My money is at this year's psx it will be revealed. We are all expecting there to be little to no new triple a announcements so why wait and have nothing of worth to show at there own special show celebrating all things playstation
I think it's too soo. The PS4 is stillcranking out way too many great games and selling too well for a 2019 release. I'm predicting Christmas 2020. That gives developers the time for a healthy release library.
Rather have it in 2019 for us inpatient people thats getting old and if people don't want it early then wait til slim or pro comes out.
I would love that as long as it's backwards compatible
@getbacktogaming If the PS5 has x86_64 architecture which is what the PS4 has then it would be crazy for Sony not to support backward compatibility since that feature does sell consoles at the start of a new generation. Later while BC is still a nice value-added feature it is not a console seller since games then take over.
Yes, more specifically, I'd say Fall of 2020. PS4 still has plenty of room to grow and the Pro can have a few price cuts up until then.
Fingers crossed it’s not for 3-4 year.
YES. Give it to me now. I love my ps4 but lets not kid ourselves, the system is far from perfect. The dual shock 4 is the worst controller for a major console since the DUKE; terrible battery life, rewinds movies on its own due to the triggers being placed where they can occasionally be set on the ground and think you are pressing buttons, and terrible rubber covers to the analog sticks. Besides the controller the system itself needs a serious fix, When the ps4 came out everything loaded up in seconds I could hit power and within 10/20 seconds be opening Netflix or youtube, now it is about 2 minutes with about 40 seconds before the user screen is even showing, then have to deal with it constantly loading to change my privacy settings and if I don't exit out of that it just continues loading for minutes for something that has ALREADY been set and have no interest in changing. I love the PS4 but it is flawed and a PS5 will be a day one purchase for me. Also I really want to play death stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and TLOU2 and I am convinced all 3 will be ps5 games (death stranding and TLOU2 might be on both like Zelda was but Ghost is never coming to PS4 I bet).
There is no system which can be termed as 'perfect'. You bring consoles to play games ( at least in my point of view). There are better ways to watch Netflix and Youtube. For me, the line-up of PS4 exclusives which is going to last until at least late 2019 is amazing and there is absolutely no need for a new console anytime soon.
Exactly, but if ghosts of t, tlou2, and death stranding all release before fall 2019 what is the wait? The ps4 will be well past 100 mil consoles by fall 2019. You have to agree most big sony 1st partys are already at work for ps5 games.
The thumb tops were fixed in year one. Not sure why you are still having issues. Load times... not sure. Hard drive completely full? Mine loads faster actually, but I upgraded to an ssd. PlayStation still has the best looking games, not sure why none of the games listed would have issues on the ps4. I mean the last of us sent out the ps3, god of war sent out the ps2... so I see no issue. I’m still sticking to 2020. Twentieth anniversary to the ps2.
Actually, FFXII is the game that had sent out PS2.
Well I guess Sony forgot to send out my free replacement controller then. And answer me this, if the ps5 is fully backwards capable with 4 why wouldn't you want a 5 tomorrow, absolutely no reason you wouldnt
Also, get rid of the pointless touchpad and light bar. Why they put options and share so close to that damn touchpad is beyond me. However, I do like this controller in my hand more that the dualshock 3, it has a bit more girth.
yeah, while the ps4 is a great system only the most obsessive of fanboy will claim the lightbar isn't a huge hindrance. I would love it if I could use my switch pro controller on my ps4, THAT is the best controller I've ever held in my hands.
The light bar doesn't hinder anything. It's pointless, and hardly ever used effectively, but I've never once been hindered by it. The options button so close to the touchpad can be annoying in some games which use both, but also not really a hindrance
The only thing the lightbar is good for is finding your controller in the dark.
I understand that the Dualshock 4 has some issues, but it's crazy to me that it's the first thing you'd point out as far as PS4 issues go because I think it's a HUGE improvement over the DS3 controller and one of the best controllers ever made. That's just my opinion though.
clearly you haven't played with the switches pro controller. better build and feel all around. The ps4 controller is terrible, 5hr battery life rubber tips tearing on the sticks, buttons presses due to things being poorly spaced within the casing that cause movies to rewind on their own mid watch. Yet clearly it is "one of the best controllers ever made" People talk about xbox fans blindly touting praise instead of holding them accountable for the lack of games, it is hypocritical to not do the same for Sony. The controller is garbage and I'd much rather use my ps3 controller (which also had the same button press issues) because at least that doesn't need to be charged EVERY day.
2021 for me is good.
We don't but developers do
Which devs? Almost every game in production now is for the current gen consoles. The stock versions. I haven't heard any begging for more power yet, except for those that always complain about such things.
Wow wtf what a dumb article I think I just lost some intelligence reading this title. :\
Not the "near future", but eventually, sure. No rush, but it'll be cool when it eventually does happen.
Not at all not just yet. The ps4 is still racking in the cash for them. I say take the time and let the PS4 make history
Of course we need, reveal at the PSX 2019. and release in late 2020.
2020 or 2021 the 5 should drop
Yes we need one but not until 2020 at the earliest.
Christmas 2019 or march 2020 will happend. I think they are waiting for the jump to 7nm. It will allows a big jump in every way
2020 at the soonest cuz PS4 is killing it and doesnt look to be slowing down anytime soon. I would push the PS4 as far as it will go and then make sure PS5 has BC when it does drop.
No, we don't. The PS4 is doing fine. Don't rush next gen, because it'll need a big upgrade in power for 4K, new graphics tech, AI, etc. I can wait until 2020 or 2021.
Personally, I'm happy for the PS4 to reach 10 years old before even thinking of a replacement. The graphics are beautiful now. There's not much extra fidelity required. Sure, there's the dream of true photo-realism, but that'd only be achievable by the biggest devs. Nah, leave it until 2023 I say; although I know most will disagree with me.
I think Sony will consult guerrilla games, naughty dog and the other first party what they would like to see in their new console and when hope they don't speak to EA because they will want a chip N pin device on the front
Ask the developers.
Do we need another article asking us if we need a PS5 in the near future? It'll come when Sony decide as a business that they need it...
When you look at how amazing some of the games in the last year look (Horizons, God of War 4, etc), it is easy to see how we can go another couple years with the existing system. Which is exactly what we are going for, another couple years... PS5 will show up exactly when we need it.
Nope not really not anytime soon. 2-3 years sure fine. 2020/21 for me is japan Dec 2020 rest of the world by March 2021 They have absolutely no need to rush out a new system when their current one is still smashing it. Once they’ve cleared 100 million home consoles for a 3rd time then you’ll hear a lot about it.
Even though Sony prides themselves as an electronics company that historically loves to show off new tech, I believe they haven't been in too much of a rush to release a new console. Sony has simply been dominating and profiting off the PS4 (alone) which has pulled them out of the red (as a whole) from several years back. That being said, we all no it's on the horizon, and besides which, I'm a graphics and performance whore.
They like showing off new tech, but they still want to maximize profit from that tech. From a company perspective, you don't just drop something that's extremely profitable unless it's needed to move onto the next profitable thing. I think for the time being, the next gen isn't really needed, and if rather Sony wait it out to be able to maximize the power of next gen. Next gen games are just starting development now, so it'll be at least 2 years before it's required, and 3 is more likely to have a healthy launch line up
Eventually, yes. 1080p60 is a must which were not even getting on ps4 pro (uncharted 4. Bloodborne) Backwards compatibility is a must too
Depends on what you mean as soon really, if it releases either 2019 or 2020 would be fine with it, anything later wouldn't really be all that great of a thing.
I'm still unimpressed with this gen and all its remasters... I mean is next gen going to be 4k remasters of this gen? god i hope not!
yess absolutely before 2020
I'm predicting announcement next year with Christmas 2020 release.
I guess it depends on what “near” means. This year? Nope. Next year? Not really. Late 2020? Probably a good time to launch.
Yes we do! Because I didn't buy this 65'' 4k HDR Samsung KS8000 for nothing. I want to see PS5 run games at 4k natively as a standard.
Journalists not talking about overdose of DLC, or EA screwing every title or refusing to let off loot boxes or cut the act of heavy use of MT, or SE is releasing tons of editions and cut contents off from their game and sell it like a DLC and never completing a single game story.