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PlayStation 5 release date: Gaming console rumored to come in two versions

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PlayStation 5 is expected to be released in 2020 or earlier based on the trend being followed by Sony in releasing gaming consoles. The tech company usually launches a new version of PlayStation within the time span of five to seven years.

The first gaming console of the company was released in 1994 followed by the second in 2000. The third version was launched in 2006 and the latest one which is the PlayStation 4 was first revealed in 2013. If Sony would still follow this trend, gamers can expect PlayStation 5 not later than 2020.

Years before the release date of the gaming console, rumors about the specs of the device are already circulating on the web.

Recent reports reveal that PS5 will come in two versions. It said that a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive and another one for downloadable games will be developed to cope up with the latest trends. Now that online and mobile gaming are growing rapidly, Sony has to meet the needs of the gamers to stay on top.

Rumors also say that the use of discs will be eliminated even if there are gamers who still want to keep a physical copy of the game. The CEO and founder of Twitch Emmett Shear shared his idea about the future of gaming consoles during the Changing Media Summit in London.

“The problem is, the seven-year upgrade lifecycle doesn’t work in the face of the two-year upgrade cycles for every other hardware platform. It’s so intrinsically built into how consoles get manufactured and made and the full business model, that I’d be surprised to see another generation,” Emmett said.

“The problem is, the seven-year upgrade lifecycle doesn’t work in the face of the two-year upgrade cycles for every other hardware platform. It’s so intrinsically built into how consoles get manufactured and made and the full business model, that I’d be surprised to see another generation,” he added.

Regarding the specs of the upcoming console, it is believed that PS5 will be compact and portable in order to compete with the other convenient devices that are now in the market. It is also said that the storage will be changed to SSD for faster and lighter gaming experience. VR technology might also be incorporated in the forthcoming device.

MNR Daily

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