PlayStation 5 Price, Release Date, Everything You Need to Know

PlayStation 5 price, release date, hardware and more have been revealed
PlayStation 5 price, release date, hardware and more have been revealed /

PlayStation 5 information hit the internet Tuesday, and gamers are clamoring to know more. What will it cost? How will it look? When is it coming out?

Here's what you need to know about the PlayStation 5.

PlayStation 5 Price

Unfortunately, Sony has yet to reveal a price point for the PlayStation 5. For reference, the PlayStation 4 came in at a $399.99 price point. Players can likely expect something in the same range.

PlayStation 5 Release Date

Sony hasn't nailed down a firm release date, but the manufacturer has confirmed the PS5 will arrive in time for the 2020 holiday season.

PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony announced several changes to the PS5 controller from that of the PS4. The company will replace the rumble technology still in use since the PS1 with new haptic feedback to provide a "broader range of feedback."

Sony will also introduce something called "adaptive triggers," which will go in the R2/L2 triggers' places. These will allow developers to program how much resistance the triggers give.

Finally, the controller will move to USB-C, increase its battery size and improve its speakers.

Per Wired's hands-on with the controller, it will look a lot like the PS4's DualShock 4. Sony has yet to confirm a name for the new controller.

PlayStation 5 Hardware Specs

Sony has confirmed that ray-tracing acceleration will be available with the GPU. Additionally, the PS5 will sport an SSD for the first time, which will speed up boot and load times. Players will have to install all games on the SSD, but developers will be able to break up the installation of their games to make individual chunks more manageable.

More information about hardware arrived earlier this year, when Sony confirmed an eight-core CPU based on AMD's third-generation Ryzen line and a custom GPU based on AMD's Radeon Navi hardware. The system will support 3D audio and 8K gaming.

PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility

Sony has previously confirmed the PS5 will have backwards compatibility with the PS4. Further compatibility remains unknown.

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