on 08 March 2018
I could certainly SEE PS5 being released in 2019, but not in the first quarter, and not with completely new architecture. Also, backwards compatibility with PS1-PS3, while something Iíd find desirable, seems more like fanboy wish-fulfillment then something thatíll actually happen.
A PS5 released before 2020 would basically need to be like a PS4 Pro: similar architecture to allow for both forward AND backwards compatibility between PS4 and PS5, with the PS4 being able to play PS5 games on lower settings and vice-versa. I imagine the only reason to call it a PS5 is to allow developers to make games that are PS5 exclusive, or at least make games that can function on a PS4 Pro, but not the base PS4 model. This way, they donít abandon the software ecosystem developed during the PS4ís lifespan, and PS4 owners who skipped the Pro (such as myself) have incentive to upgrade.
But even under this scenario, a PS5 in early 2019 just seems rather...pointless. Thatís just a little over 2 years after the Pro. In order to release something thatís decently more powerful than the Pro in that time, theyíd have to go with hardware thatís way more expensive, in the $500-$600 dollar range. This price point is fine if youíre selling something as a ďpremium versionĒ of a cheaper console. But when itís a successor, such a price point seems...risky. And really, releasing a PS4 successor this early seems silly. The system is selling like gangbusters. Thereís no reason to rush out a successor, even in the face of the XBX. I definitely donít believe this rumor, though if it is true, I find the move rather dumb.
3431 posts since 28/05/13
Dont see it before 2020... early 2019 is too early, the whole point of pro was to extend the life of the PS4...
You'll see the PS4 reduce in price (or even disappear) and the Pro will reduce in price to be the new headliner - £249 price.. Theres still way too much scope for pro sales for them to consider 2019...
Seriously anyone who believes this is mad :D
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5523 posts since 21/11/07
on 08 March 2018
It's a little early for April Fool's, isn't it?
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.
4446 posts since 21/03/07
I would be extreamly disappointed if PS5 came out 12 months from now. There is no justifiable tech to deliver a next gen experience right now, and even if 7nm is available for the CPU/GPU, Memory and Storage are to expensive to take advantage of the processing.
A dev kit for PS5 is very likely to be in the hands of 1st parties and close 3rd parties, as games will need to be started now to hit a late 2020 or 2021 launch. These dev kits woukd likely be using early 7nm test chips and only be a target for where they expect to get with PS5. Current Ryzen and Vega based chips are not enough of a leap over PS4, so even a Vega 64 based system would not be a good representation. When 7nm GPUs come out 13.5TFLOPs will be mid to low end GPU power.
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