The news about the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 console and possible specs are only rumors, several pages already starting to say that this is the final product and the final specs without mention any source except naming a developer kit.
First “Details” Shared in $1,000 Article
The rumor comes via a site called SemiAccurate (via ResetEra), which has some credibility. SemiAccurate has successfully predicted the Nintendo and Nvidia partnering for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the specs for the PlayStation 4 in 201. The site claims that Sony will continue working with AMD products, with the PS5 using AMD Navi for graphics and the AMC Zen for its CPU. It also confirmed rumors that Sony has already released devkits to some developers, which could mean that the new console will arrive sooner than anyone ever imagined.
- Uses AMD’s Navi as its base architecture, not specifically using Navi.
- CPU will be Zen.
- Large amount of devkits have apparently gone out.
- Author suggests 2018 release of PS5 is not out of the question based on the amount of devkits released
- VR “goodies” baked in at the Silicon level. (Sony not giving up on PSVR any time soon is what I think)
Is this information worth 1000 Dollars? I say – NOPE!
Although 2019 is the release year most might consider, the site does not rule out a 2018 release based on just how many devkits are now out there in the wild. The PS5 could also have “VR Goodies” offered as part of its features, meaning that it would work seamlessly with PlayStation VR.
Overall it doesn’t say anything nor gives it specific details, it’s maybe written by someone who wanted to quickly get money.
When is the PlayStation 5 coming out?
Sony hasn’t actually said a thing about a new console (yet). The PS4 continues not only to be the current best-selling console but one of the best sellers in history.
About the Dev Kit
A dev kit, is a working prototype of a new console in this case. It’s typically a PC modded to run similarly to how the new console is expected to run, and can sometimes resemble what the final product will actually look like. It’s interesting to note Sellars specifically calls out third-party developers, because Sony would probably send dev kits to outside studios after Sony-owned companies already had the opportunity to work with the hardware.
Overall nothing but rumors which are pointless in my opinion, the real news is that someone tried to make cash with an article which doesn’t say in detail what hardware is been used, the mentioned things are already rumored since 1 year.
The entire story is not worth to spend more time doing research on it, I guess when ‘it’s done when it’s done’ fits well in this context and people should not buy or support articles which want money in order to reveal something which isn’t even officially confirmed or denied.
- Report: PlayStation 5 Details Allegedly Leak Out Locked Behind $1000 Subscription Site (playstationlifestyle.net)