The PS5 continues to reveal all its secrets. Several months before the launch, the GameStop reseller confirmed a large part of the console’s technical data sheet. As expected, the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with PS4 games and compatible with 8K and ray tracing and more.
GameStop, the American retailer has put online a web page inviting to register in order to get a notification by email as soon as the PlayStation 5 is available for pre-order. GameStop is not the first reseller to do this. Last December, a handful of e-commerce sites already announced the imminent launch of reservations.
PS5: 8K, PS4 backward compatibility, 3D audio and ray tracing
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On this page, GameStop evokes several points from the PlayStation 5 datasheet. Most of the information put forward by the reseller has already been teased by Mark Cerny. He is the chief architect of PlayStation at Sony: “While the world is impatiently waiting to discover the hardware of the PlayStation 5, Sony has revealed what is hidden under the hood, and the power is not lacking” announces GameStop.
As announced, the PS5 is fully compatible with 8K TVs, 3D audio, ray-tracing (a calculation technique allowing you to take advantage of ultra-realistic synthetic images) and backward compatible with the games in the PS4 catalog, including the titles reserved for PSVR. The virtual reality headset would be compatible with the new console. Sony would indeed have decided not to launch a new PSVR this year. Finally, GameStop also evokes the presence of a dedicated SSD instead of a traditional hard drive and a custom-designed 8-core AMD chipset.
As a reminder, Sony will launch the PS5 during “the 2020 holiday season”. The latest leaks are counting on a sale price of about $500. We await your opinion on the information already available in the comments. What do you think about the upcoming PS5 console?