Sony is known to release a new PlayStation every 7 years; however it seems like when it comes to PlayStation 5, the release would be earlier than 2020. As early as now, there are indications that Sony’s already working on a new console. According to reports, because of the trend, it seems like the upcoming PS5 won’t have a hard disk.
Here’s the latest on ‘PlayStation 5′ release date, news, and specs.
Recently, Shuhei Yoshida (President of Sony Worldwide Studios) had an interview with Recode during the last ‘Revolutionaries’ in Mountain View California for the Computer History Museum.
Based on the interview, it seems like the developers for the PlayStation 5 has full freedom on what they want to do on the upcoming ‘PlayStation 5′ .
He added, “It is really up to the game creators, if they still feel that we need more machine power – ‘We want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do it with PS4′ – if that is the case, there is a good reason to have PS5. So that developers can create their vision. So, we will see.”
Additionally, it seems like Sony has already started hiring developers that will be involved in the upcoming ‘PlayStation 5′. According to Attack of the Fan Boy Sony has placed an advert looking for a new developer. The advert said,
“We have an exciting opportunity at Sony Computer Entertainment of America (PlayStation). We seek a senior game programmer to assist us in developing a game used for RD purposes related to our next generation gaming system. For someone passionate about gaming this is a very rare opportunity. After reviewing the below job profile, if this is you, please apply!”
However, despite the early start, it is still believed that the upcoming ‘PlayStation 5′ won’t be released anytime before 2020.
In another reports, Ben Wilson (‘PlayStation’ Magazine Editor) told Tech Radar that there is possibility that the specs for the upcoming ‘PlayStation 5′ is not what we may think it will be. With the growth of downloadable games, there is possibility that the upcoming ‘PlayStation 5′ will be a streaming service.
He added, “Steam on PC has taught us that disc drives are becoming less and less necessary, but I can’t see them being phased out completely for a while yet. People love their boxed products, and ‘experts’ have been predicting the ‘imminent’ demise of the CD for more than 20 years. Remind me how that one has turned out? There will always be those who prefer special editions and sexy packaging to invisible downloads, and it’s those guys and girls who’ll ensure disc drives live on within gaming in some form.”
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