No one is going to get their hands on a PlayStation until some time later this year, but the website for the next console from Sony is already out there. There’s nothing new, information-wise, on the site, but it does tell us that the PS5 is indeed on the way. The site says that “holiday 2020” is when the new gaming machine is due to land.
“We’ve begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we’re not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation,” reads a message on the site. “Sign up below to be among the first to receive updates as we announce them, including news on the PS5 release date, PS5 price and upcoming roster of PS5 launch games.”
It was last April that Sony confirmed the next PlayStation, and there was a demo of the kit by May. There have been scant details released since then, with one small but exciting snippet being the 2020 holiday season launch.
We can expect to see improved graphics from the new console as well as improvements in storage handling. Hardware is a key feature, with the new PS5 coming with a solid-state drive (SSD) which will have games boot up and load a lot faster than in the last console. The controllers are getting an update too, this time gamers are going to get haptic feedback rather than the “rumble” sensation users are used to.
The price point is still to be determined. 2014’s PlayStation 4 was $399 when it went on sale, and the PS4 Pro had the same tag when it came to market in 2016.
This article was originally written by Carrie Mihalcik at cnet.