Interestingly, this is the same post that leaked PS5 backwards compatibility, which was confirmed by PlayStation yesterday, April 16. They also leaked an extensive list of specifications for Sony’s next-gen console and they appear to be almost spot on. This has only added further validity to this post.
While we are now approaching the console’s 6th anniversary since November 15, 2013, it seems ages ago since the PS4 was released. Although Sony has just released some official details, there’s a lot more information on this post, including PSVR2, and we could have an idea of what we can get our hands on early next year.
PlayStation 5 Release Date
The post details the PS5 release date as being in March or November 2020. They say that it’s “not yet finalized.” The two dates being eight months apart seems a bit odd, however. If the leaked information on the post is true however, a March 2020 release is more likely.
Regarding a PS5 release date being this year, PlayStation ruled that out yesterday when they revealed their first details, following an interview with The Wired.
Although initial details were released yesterday, according to the post, you can expect Sony’s official PS5 reveal details to arrive somewhere around E3, which is June 11-13, 2019. Sony won’t be attending E3 this year, however.
PlayStation 5 Plus Membership
Another interesting revelation is that the usual PS Plus will be included, but also PlayStation Plus Premium. The premium membership would allow players to play early access beta versions of official games and create private servers. We’ll update this with a potential price once we have it.
PS5 Price Point
The post details that the price will be $499 which is around £380. Interestingly, the PlayStation 4 first launched at a price point of $399. “100$ loss per console at a beginning” essentially means that it costs $599 to produce each console.
For those confused, yes… Sony is losing $100 per console if the cost happens to be $499, however they can break even in no time with how much software is available for purchase.
PlayStation VR 2
Firstly, it was revealed yesterday “that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console.”
Sony’s first installment of Virtual Reality was released October 13, 2016, at a price point of $399. The Pastebin post has leaked some intriguing details regarding Sony’s next VR push.
- Big resolution boost – probably 2560 x 1440, 120hz
- 220 field of view
- Eye tracking
- Battery life 4-5 hours
- Headphones integrated
- Less motion sickness
- No breaker box
- Much less cable management
- Much more focus on VR for AAA games
PSVR 2 Release Date
The post details the PS Virtual Reality 2 release date as 2020 and will be revealed with the PS5.
PS Virtual Reality 2 Price Point
The PSVR2 price is rumored to be around $250, which is interesting seeing as there may be much more focus on VR for AAA games.
Dualshock 5 (PS5 Controller)
Sony’s PlayStation 5 controller will be a key piece to the puzzle as to how advanced gaming can be with the PS5. Rumored details about the new controller include there being some sort of camera inside for VR, more analog precision for FPS games and something similar to the steam analog trackpad.
Although some of this ‘leaker’s’ details in the post have been proven correct thus far, we advise fans to remain highly skeptical. Some parts of the information seem rather farfetched, nor has Sony confirmed or provided word on some of the details in the post.
Nonetheless, if these rumored details are true, these are some interesting revelations regarding Sony’s PS5 and PSVR2. It seems as though Sony will be once again pushing their next installment of Virtual Reality, alongside the release of their next console.
What do you think of these leaked details that have come to light? Is there anything in particular that you’re hoping to see regarding the PlayStation 5 and Virtual Reality 2?
Source: Anonymous source on Pastebin
Expected Announcement: Q2 - Q3 2019