GameStop is going through a tough situation right now. The company has seen massive stock drops throughout the year, it’s laid off numerous employees throughout the company, and it’s been resetting stores in an attempt to revitalize interest in a dying brand. Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t end here.
Not long ago, there was a leak that suggested a funky new design for the PlayStation 5. This strange design was unlike any PlayStation that had come before, making it just weird enough to seem like it could be real. The video game press and fanbase soon decided that this must be a PlayStation 5 dev kit. However, this leak remained mostly just a rumor, with Sony not saying whether the leaked design was true to the upcoming console or not. Now, it looks like this design may have been confirmed.
At long last, Sony has revealed the official launch date window for the PS5. The tech giant just confirmed that the next-generation console’s release is set for “Holiday 2020.” And yes, it will be officially called PlayStation 5.
The PS5 Adaptive Triggers are a new feature that is coming in the PlayStation 5. Now that Sony’s next-generation console has been announced, gamers will surely be curious as to what cool new features we’ll be getting for this upcoming home gaming device. Sony has been pretty light on the details so far, but it did reveal some information about one particular part of the PS5: The DualShock 5 controller.
So we’ve known for a while that Sony is working on their next-gen PlayStation console, so the question is when will the console be released? This is important as some gamers who have yet to hop on board the PS4 bandwagon might instead choose to hold out for the PS5 instead of buying the current-gen console.
Up to this point, Sony hasn’t officially confirmed the name or when to expect the release of its next-generation game console. That changed today, however, with confirmation that its next-generation console will indeed be called the PlayStation 5 and it’s scheduled to release in the holiday season of 2020. While we won’t get our hands on it for about a year, it’s packing some very interesting technology under the hood.
The PS5 Holiday 2020 release window has been confirmed by Sony today, and while that's the big news to come from Sony Interactive Entertainment's President & CEO Jim Ryan, via a statement on the PlayStation Blog, there's also plenty more information to be found in an accompanying hands-on report from Wired.
While the PS4 Pro is undoubtedly a great games console, it upset many AV fans by failing to join the Xbox One S and X in carrying a 4K Blu-ray drive. And in light of some of the excuses Sony made for not including a 4K BD player in the PS4 Pro, many AV fans had feared that the next PlayStation console wouldn’t get a 4K Blu-ray drive either.
There's almost nothing in the world of consumer electronics that stokes the rumour mill quite like a new games console. So with both Microsoft and Sony working on the latest versions of their machines, and with those products now offering so much more than gaming, it's an exciting time for anyone with even a passing interest in home entertainment. And now there's more grist for the mill.
To the surprise of possibly no one, Sony has today confirmed the PS5 release date as set for “Holiday 2020,” which is what everyone is expecting it to be. This means that by this time next year, we could possibly be on next-gen! Exciting!