Everything we’ve seen thus far is pointing towards a PS5 release date in 2020. As we march closer to the inevitable announcement, new rumors are popping up faster than ever. The latest comes from an anonymous developer post on Pastebin.
This person claims to be a European developer in AAA development, working on a launch title for the PS5. As a result, they have a bunch of info they are willing to divulge anonymously in their post. Upon first glance, it all looks a little fishy, so make sure you take this with a grain of salt. Let’s dive in and what they predicted.
Breaking Down This PS5 Rumor
The person claims these rumors are 99% correct, but they don’t offer any proof that they are in fact a developer. Also, there are numerous typos which doesn’t give me a lot of confidence. That being said, this is the breakdown of the many claims in the post:
- PS5 official reveal in Q2 2019, release date in March or November of 2020
- Backwards compatibility confirmed
- Physical and digital game support
- PS+ and a premium version with access to betas and early access
- CPU: 7nm Ryzen 8 core, 16 threads, around 14 teraflops of power
- 24 GB GDDR6 RAM + 4GB DDR4 for OS.
- 2TB hard drive
- 8K upscaling
- PSVR2 in 2020 with major resolution boost, higher field of view, eye tracking, and wireless with 4-5 hours of battery life. Retail is around $250.
- DualShock 5 with a camera in the controller
- Price is $499, and Sony will take a $100 loss per sale in the beginning
Those cover the release date, price, and specs, but this post also claims to know about several launch titles and exclusives in development. Among these are a VR version of Gran Turismo 7, a PUBG remaster, a PS5 version of The Last of Us: Part II, Horizon: Zero Dawn 2, and a PS5 version of Ghosts of Tsushima.
They also provide several non-exclusives for 2020, including Battlefield Bad Company 3, a Harry Potter game, and a new Assassin’s Creed (rumored to be set in a viking time period).
Lastly, they even predict a holiday 2020 release date for Grand Theft Auto VI. This is pretty shocking, but it’s even more insane when they claim that Sony is pushing for a 1 month timed exclusive on the title.
This a lot to unpack, and without any proof, it’s hard to take it seriously. That being said, I’m totally fine with everything revealed here. Much of it does line up with our current predictions, but as always, we want to hear from you!
Tell us what you think of these rumors in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 4/15/19