Welcome to our PlayStation 5 Wiki. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Release Date: Holiday 2020 (hopefully) | Price: TBA
A brand new console generation is almost upon us and Sony has been distributing information on what the system can do very sparingly until recently. Other details such as pricing, launch line-up and what the console looks like are yet to be revealed.
In this guide, we will compile all of the actual info that has been released for the console and it will be updated as Sony shells out additional details. Closer to the PS5‘s launch we will have a complete buyers guide that will include games, accessories and if applicable which edition is right for you.
Sony planned to reveal the specs behind the PS5 at an address to be given at GDC. Since GDC was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the address was posted to YouTube. The presentation was given by Mark Cerny, the lead system architect for PS5. You should remember him for doing a similar presentation for the PS4. The system itself was not shown and the entire thing was designed to let developers and interested fans know what is under the hood of the next-gen PlayStation. You can watch the full video below:
PlayStation 5 Specs at a glace (courtesy of the PlayStation Blog):
Next-Gen Console Ray Tracing
Backwards & Cross-Generation Compatibility
One of the big draws to Sony’s new console is backwards compatibility. The orginal PS3 featured it for PS1 and PS2 games but the PS2 compatibility was scrapped in later models of the console. Sony cites cost as the reason why but it seems that buing the games again via PSN was the real culprit. It is rumored that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with all previous playstation consoles but so far only the PS4 (PS4 Pro) is confrimed as of now. Over 100 titles are said to be backwards compatible with boosted performance at launch but the names of those games has not been announced. It has also been revealed that the vast majority of the PS4’s 4,000+ game library will be playable on the PlayStation 5.
Many games, primarily launch titles will be cross-generation. This means, for example, if this year’s Call of Duty game is made for both PS4 and PS5, then players on each console will be able to play against each other.
Launch Titles: TBA
Confirmed PlayStation 5 Games
The following games are confirmed to be in development for the PS5 or will be cross generation titles.
- The Elder Scrolls 6
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Gods and Monsters
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Two more games have been confirmed to be in development but the titles have not been announced
- The Sims 5
- Battlefield 6