By: Dylan Lepore | @dylanslegos
Shuhei Yoshida, and the team behind PlayStation, know exactly what they are doing for the highly anticipated PlayStation 5.
PlayStation has confirmed that the PS5 is coming out this holiday season near the end of 2020, and to prepare for the launch, the company published its new webpage for the PS5 just a few days ago. Prospective buyers can sign up for news updates and read the little amount of information they make available on the page.
"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," stated on the PS5 website. "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 the upcoming roster of PS5 launch games."
Some confirmed specifications for the system include Bespoke 8-core AMD chipset (based on third-generation Ryzen architecture and with Navi GPU), SSD storage system, Backwards compatibility with PS4 games, and PSVR hardware, 3D audio, and 8K TV support.
PlayStation is even using 100GB optical disks, inserted into an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Blu-ray player, which will take up a ton of space, hoping that Sony provides enough memory for these Goliath size games.
All of these little nuggets of information have the community going crazy looking for new patents, whistleblower images, and blatantly asking Shuhei Yoshida, Head of Independent Developer Initiative at Sony Interactive Entertainment, "Please, Shuhei, where is Ps5?"
In a trolling response, Yoshida sends Twitter user @Ricks_Adv an image of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, which comes out Feb. 20, 2020. The tweet now has 1.3K likes.
PlayStation is having a grand old time with its community, and it's working. At least players can rest assured now, as the PS5 webpage states, "PlayStation 5 is coming."