It’s finally February 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), is fast approaching its launch in Malta amongst other countries. Unsurprisingly, the console is indeed called the PlayStation 5, and we also know what the logo looks like. It was revealed that the PS5 will also have PS4 backwards compatibility and SSD storage, and it will support PSVR. The company has also outlined some green, energy-efficient initiatives it is planning, for future generations of the PS console.
PlayStation 5 (PS5) Price
The price for the Sony Playstation 5 (PS5) in Malta has not been released as of yet, However it was said that the PS5’s price will be attractive to gamers, and here at Intercomp we will definitely make sure of that.
Will PS5 Be Backwards Compatible with PS4 games?
There was a time when buying a new console meant you had to ditch your old games, especially when there was a change of format. Well, the good news is that you’ll still be able to play your old PS4 faves on the shiny new PS5 console! So, whether it’s God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man or Bloodborne, the PS5 will be able to read PS4 games. Woohoo! That means that PS4 games may still be purchased from all Intercomp stores, all the while feeling safe in the knowledge that they’ll be good to go on your new machine.
PS5 Specs and Disc Drive
This is where Sony have been surprisingly upfront with new information. The company has confirmed the PlayStation 5 will contain an AMD chip that has a CPU based on the third generation Ryzen. It’ll have eight cores of the seven-nanometer Zen 2 microchip. The console will also support 8K gameplay, but this will of course be dependent upon TVs catching up. The aforementioned SSD, will load faster and be able to handle more objects on-screen at once than current HDD-driven consoles. Characters and cameras could move faster through game worlds, as environments could be loaded in much faster than they are at present.
Will the PS5 have a new controller?
Yes! Sony has confirmed that we can expect a brand-new controller with the PS5, which boasts adaptive triggers, which will respond differently depending on how much you squeeze the L2 or R2 buttons.
Is VR coming to PS5?
Good news for you VR fans, Sony has confirmed that PlayStation VR will be compatible with the next-gen console. With a powerful new machine, this opens up exciting new possibilities for PS5’s VR capabilities!
All of us at Intercomp Malta are beyond excited to get our hands on the new PS5, however, this won’t be released into the market until December 2020, which on the bright side makes it the perfect Christmas gift.