Sony announces the end of the silence surrounding the PlayStation 5 and gives us an appointment tomorrow for a detailed presentation. In response to yesterday’s presentation from Microsoft, Sony confirms today that we will learn more about the PlayStation 5 tomorrow.
It’s Mark Cerny in person who will tell us more tomorrow on the subject via the PlayStation Blog. They are inviting the public to join the stream to learn more about the system architecture of the console and how it will shape the future of video games.
Sony will reveal the details of the PlayStation 5 on March 18
Tomorrow at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny provides a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture and how it will shape the future of games.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) March 17, 2020
It is worth to mention that according to the latest news, The PS5 would be an entry-level next-gen console, the best specifications will be reserved for the PS5 Pro, whose early release seems essential to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Sony would, therefore, have decided to launch two new generation consoles at the end of 2020. With a PS5 Pro available at the same time as the PS5.
The information comes from VFXVeteran, a user of the NeoGAF forum, whose account is certified as an “industry professional”. According to him, multiple insider sources agree that the PS5 Pro is the high-end solution from Sony, which will allow it to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
As a reminder, the Xbox Series X has been confirmed with a power of 12 teraflops. This is against only 9.2 teraflops (supposedly) for the PS5. The latter would in fact be a low-cost option to the PS5 Pro that would rival or even exceed the Series X in terms of specifications.
It was not necessarily in Sony’s initial plans to launch two consoles this early. But the Japanese group would have adapted to the strategy of Microsoft. The American company also plans to release two models at the end of the year. For now, the Redmond company has communicated only on the Series X, but a more affordable version (Series S) Would also be in plans.