Sony has revealed the first details about its next video game console. Sony did not say the next console would be called the PlayStation 5, but we can assume that's what it will be called.
Perhaps the first tantalizing detail about the PS5 is that it will be backwards compatible with PS4 games.
System Architect Mark Cerny says the console will support the PlayStation VR headset and will be able to play games streaming similar to the existing PlayStation Now service. He added the system will still support physical media speculated to be via Blu Ray discs or possibly 4K disc media.
The new PlayStation will also be able to support resolutions in 8K mode, the graphics will feature ray-tracing and will support 3D audio. The console will also ship with a SSD hard drive to significantly cut down load times in comparison to the PS4's mechanical hard drive.
Sony is not participating in the upcoming E3 event in June, and the PS5 will not be released in 2019. A full announce is speculated to be coming around this time next year.
The PS4 came out in November 2013, about five-and-a-half years ago. Sony has released all four PlayStation consoles from 5-7 years apart, so the PS5 theoretically coming out in November of 2020 would be 7 years apart from the PS4.
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