PS5 News and Rumors

Playstation 5 NewsLooking for PS5 news? You’ve come to the right place! Whether it’s specs, games, release date or any other hot rumor about the PS5, we’ll list it right here on our PS5 News page. Check this page frequently for the latest rumors about what is sure to be the next, next generation’s hottest device! Got a hot tip for us? Let us know in the comments!

Current News

Sony Planning a Game Pass For PS5

Game Pass has taken the industry by storm, and for good reason. It was only a matter of time before Sony rolled out something similar. In this article, we look at a new report from Bloomberg that offers some insight into how Sony will deliver their own version of Game Pass in spring 2022.

Game Awards 2021 Highlights

The Game Awards is always a fun time of the year, and while the awards are often overshadowed by trailers, it’s a fun event nonetheless. Find out what big reveals we saw, and who took home Game of the Year! The winner may surprise you, but I can say from experience that it’s a title that deserved the win.

PlayStation 2021 Showcase Highlights

Sony held their E3-style showcase in September of 2021, and they brought the heat! With new game announcements and some info about heavy-hitters like God of War Ragnarok, this is one event you’ll want to check out, especially if you missed the live stream. Find out what’s coming in the full article!

Sony Officially Acquires Bluepoint Games!

Bluepoint is renowned for their work on titles like the Shadow of the Colossus remake and the Demons Souls remake on PS5, so it’s only natural that Sony would want to acquire them. What could they be working on next? Some say it’s an original title, but we’ve got a list of games we’d like to see remade in our full article!

How Chip Shortages are Making PS5’s Hard to Find

A global shortage of chips and semiconductors is causing headaches for everyone around the world. From automotive manufacturers, to smartphone makers, and especially for those making game consoles. With chips out of stock, the PS5 is even harder to find than it would normally be. Learn more in our full article!

E3 (sort of) Returns For 2021!

We all remember how E3 just got completely canceled in 2020, so this year we got a virtual event instead of nothing at all. It wasn’t a return to form, and honestly a reminder of how this staple in gaming is slowly dying, but hey we got some announcements! Check out this list of trailers for titles you may have missed among all the virtual E3 options!

PlayStation Store Shutting Down?!

Sony started a lot of fires on the internet when they said that PS3, PSP, and Vita stores would be shutting down by the end of 2021. With countless games on these platforms never being made available physically, the decision raised a lot of issues with game preservation as a whole. Sony eventually decided to step back from the ledge, but read the full story to find out how it all went down!

The Full GameStop Stock Story

You’ve seen the memes, but what actually happened in 2021 surrounding GameStop, the stock market, and the sudden explosion of the share value? More importantly, does it affect gamers? Will trade-ins finally be worth something reasonable in store credit? Find out in the full article!

Sony Confirms PS5 is Coming Holiday 2020

Sony has been quiet for a long time on PS5 news, but all of that changed when a new WIRED article released, along with a new PlayStation Blog post. The next generation console from Sony is indeed called the PlayStation 5, and it’s coming holiday 2020 like we’ve predicted for three years. Find out what else they revealed in the full article!

New Patent Reveals Possible PSVR 2 Features

Yet another patent has been made public, but this time we have information about Sony’s plans for PlayStation VR. It’s possible the next-generation headset will be a wireless design with new Move controllers, and that’s just the beginning. Find out more in our full article!

Bluepoint Games, Known For Remakes, is Working on a Big PS5 Game

Bluepoint Games have made some stellar remasters and remakes in the past, including Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. Now, Sony and the studio have confirmed that they are working on something “big.” What could it be? Join us in our full article to discuss the possibilities!

PS5 Could Have a Virtual Assistant Called “PlayStation Assist”

Virtual assistants can do a lot of things, but what if they could help you with your games? A new patent filed by Sony suggests they could be working on “PlayStation Assist.” Find out what this assistant could potentially do for you in our full article!

Sony Joins The Fight Against Climate Change With a New PS5 Feature

Sony, along with twenty other gaming companies, has signed on to join the Playing for the Planet Alliance. As part of this agreement, Sony is joining the fight against climate change in several ways. One of which is an interesting new power saving feature on the PS5. Find out everything else the company is doing in the full article!

Could Sony be Working on a Second Console?

We know the PS5 is coming in holiday 2020, but another patent shows that Sony could be working on a second console. Specifically, it would be a “cloud gaming system” that could rival Google Stadia. Find out more in the full article!

A New Sony Patent May Have Revealed the PS5’s Design

We reported previously that PS5 development kits were being sent out to studios. Now, a new patent has revealed what could be the design for the system. Take a look in the full article!

Rumor Indicates Full PS5 Reveal in February 2020

A person claiming to be a former senior marketing manager for Sony claims that Sony will hold a PlayStation Meeting in Februaery of 2020. Find out what else they revealed in the full article!

Sony Sets Sights on New Studios and Hardcore Gamers For The PS5

A new interview with SIE CEO Jim Ryan reveals that Sony is interested in acquiring new developers in the same way Microsoft is buying up studios. Not only that, but their focus on the PS5 is “hardcore gamers.” Find out more in the full article!

PS5 Benchmarks Leak!

A well-known PC parts and benchmark leaker on Twitter has posted what they reveal to be the PS5’s benchmarks. Spoiler alert: they’re insane! It’s looking like the PS5 could have the same kind of horsepower as today’s top-shelf PC video cards or more! Find out more in our full post!

Rumors say PS5 Will beat Project Scarlett Specs

The E3 2019 reveal of Microsoft’s Project Scarlett was certainly impressive. It promised a lot of the same things as Sony’s reveal earlier in the year. If rumors are to be believed though, Sony is still shooting to beat Microsoft once again in the next generation. Find out more in our full post!

Industry Execs Weight in on The PS5

Todd Howard of Bethesda fame, and Toshiro Nagoshi, director of the Yakuza series, have both spoken out about the power of the next generation. They may not reveal everything, but it’s enough to get any gamer’s imagination running on overdrive!

Not Even the PlayStation Team Knew About The Microsoft Partnership

In a bit of news that shocked everyone, Sony and Microsoft announced a partnership to work together in the cloud space. With Google’s Stadia looming on the horizon, the two giants will work together using Microsoft’s Azure cloud to deliver better online gaming and streaming. The craziest part? No one told the PlayStation team!

Anonymous Developer Reveals PS5 Specs

While this is one of those rumors we cannot confirm, a developer posted some interesting information on Pastebin. They offered a ton of specs information, release date, VR info, and some reveals of next generation titles you won’t want to miss. Could it be true? That’s up to you to decide!

PS5 to Surpass Stadia’s 10.7 Teraflops

A new leak from Kotaku’s own Jason Schreier says that Sony is looking to aim higher than the 10.7 teraflops promised in each of Google Stadia’s servers. This would put a lot of horsepower into the next generation consoles. Find out everything we know in our full post!

Google Announces Stadia

Google has finally entered the realm of gaming, and they are offering a streaming platform. Known as Stadia, it will have a small release in 2019 and a larger rollout in 2020. It’s promising to compete with both Sony and Microsoft, but can streaming keep up? Find out more in our full article!

PS5 Officially Confirmed!!!

Sony Playstation’s very own Mark Cerny has confirmed the PS5 is coming and it’s features are already legendary. What do you think the CPU, GPU will be? Backwards compatible? Find out in the link above!

New Sony Patent Points to Backwards Compatibility on The PS5

One of the most requested features on the PS5 has always been backwards compatibility. Microsoft has been winning here with support for Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles on their new systems. From the looks of it, Sony is ready to fire back on the PS5. A new patent that surfaced describes a method for running legacy titles on modern hardware. Coincidence? Read the full article and decide for yourself.

Fake PS5 Photos Take The Internet by Storm

Some pretty convincing images of a potential PS5 prototype console surfaced on a Russian tech site. While It’s a shame they weren’t real, the design is pretty solid for a prototype console. Check out the full article and let us know if these would have fooled you!

PS5 is a “Monster” According to Reddit Leak

A Reddit user by the name of RuthenicCookie accurately predicted Sony’s decision to leave E3 2019, along with the unsteady launch of Anthem from EA and Bioware. They went on to reveal potential leaks about the PS5. With information on specs, price, VR, and more, this is one article you won’t want to miss!

Sony is Skipping E3 2019

In an unprecedented move, Sony has announced they will not be attending E3 2019. This comes as a shock to some, but the tradeshow has been on the decline in recent years. We also have to remember that Sony’s E3 2018 showcase left a lot to be desired. Could they be saving their big reveal for a PS5 related event? Find out what we think, and which Sony E3 moments wowed us the most throughout history in the full article.

PSN May Undergo Massive Changes For PS5

According to Windows Central editor Jez Corden, Sony may big working on a major update to the PSN in time for the PS5’s release. It seems their focus on cloud technology has not wavered as much as some would have you believe. With Microsoft going all-in and pursuing their Project xCloud, it’s possible we could see cloud gaming become a part of the PS5 experience. Check out the full article to find out more!

The PS5 Could be Codenamed Erebus

A smart gamer spotted a listing in Unreal Engine 4 pointing towards a console codenamed “Erebus.” It’s extremely likely that Unreal 4 will be used on the PS5, so could this codenamed console be the PS5 support built into the engine?

While some would have you believe otherwise, the evidence is pretty compelling. See the facts for yourself in our full article!

Call of Duty 2019 May be a PS5 Title

A job posting with Infinity Ward popped up looking for a narrative scripter on an upcoming next generation title. As we all know, Infinity Ward is the developer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, among other titles in the franchise.

They are up next to release a title in 2019. Could this job reveal the fact that the next COD is going to be a PS5 game? Check out our article for all the juicy details!

Bethesda Announces Two PS5 Games at E3 2018

E3 2018 has plenty of interesting moments, but the announcement of both Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI at Bethesda’s press conference were both mind-blowing. What’s even more interesting, is that Todd Howard confirmed on stage that these are indeed next-generation titles.

Check out our full article to see all the details, including the teaser trailers for these eventual PS5 titles!

PS4 Has Entered The “Final Stage” of its Lifecycle

At the recent investor event, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO, John Kodera, told investors that the PS4 is in the final stage of its lifecycle. Sony plans on taking the next three years to “crouch down” so they can jump higher when the next phase begins.

Find out all the juicy details in our full article!

Rumors Suggests Developers Already Have PS5 Dev Kits

A new rumor has sparked discussion as gaming journalist Marcus Sellars claims that PS5 dev kits are being sent out to third-party developers. If this is true, Sony could be in the final stages of designing the PS5. It could also signify a release day within the next 1-2 years.

Could the PS5 release as soon as 2019? Find out what we think in our full article!

PS5 2 Years Away Says Ubisoft

While some rumors have been suggesting that the PS5 could be coming out as early as 2018, the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, believes otherwise. On an investor call, he argued that the launch of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X means that there will be a minimum of two years before we see something new. He admits this is a prediction, but a publisher as large as Ubisoft would know if the PS5 was coming out soon, wouldn’t they?

PS5 100% Confirmed!

Sony isn’t sharing many details, but we can confirm that the PS5 is going to happen! In an interview with a German magazine, PlayStation Boss Shawn Layden dropped a confirmation that leaves no room for interpretation. Meanwhile, other Sony executives and top analysts are throwing down predictions of their own. For all the latest news on the confirmation of PS5, check out our full article!

Michael Pachter Believes Sony is Waiting on Scorpio, Damian Thong Says PS5 in 2018!

Two analysts have both weighed in on PS5 as of late, and they both have some interesting predictions for how Sony will move forward in the console race. With the PS4 Pro still fresh off the assembly line, Michael Pachter says Sony will wait to see how Scorpio does before they talk PS5.

He claims that PS5 won’t be here until 2019 or 2020, as Sony is waiting on the 4K market to find its roots in both the U.S. and internationally.

Meanwhile. analyst Damian Thong claims that Sony will see record-breaking profits in 2018…when they release a 10 teraflop PS5! Is any of this possible in our minds? Find out in the full article!

Mark Cerny: ‘You Need 8 Teraflops for True 4K’

In an interview with a Japanese website, PlayStation’s architect, Mark Cerny claimed that to hit 4K resolutions at a native level, you’d need about 8 teraflops. Of course, that’s just his prediction. Join us in the full article as we look at all the reasons why Sony could be targeting 8 teraflops of GPU power in the PS5.

February 2016 – Developers are Already Thinking About PS5 Developers are already thinking about PS5 games and what they will look like. The developers at Three Fields Entertainment who are working on a PS4 game called “Dangerous Golf” are thinking about how the next generation of games will look and play.

January 2016 – Rumors Suggest GTA VI is Coming to PS5! New rumors have come to light that Rockstar is working on Grant Theft Auto VI! It won’t be out until around 2020 (when the PS5 comes out), but there are plenty of reasons to suggest that the next flagship title from Rockstar is already in development.

July, 2015 – CrossMap Reports on PS5

Sophia Smith over at CrossMap has compiled some information about the PS5 from around the web, showing the ever-growing opinion that the next generation console will be cloud-based or a streaming service entirely. If your curious to see what others are saying (spoiler alert: we guessed it first) head on over to CrossMap

June, 2015 – Job Posting for Work on a “Next Generation Gaming System”

A job posting appeared on the PlayStation job boards looking for a senior programmer to work on a “next generation gaming system.” Part of the job’s description talks about working on an Operating System or OS. Is it possible that this position is for someone who will be building the OS that the PS5 runs on? We’ve got the full job details and the job’s description! Check out the full article!

June, 2015 – TechRadar Weighs in With Their PS5 Predictions

Electronic website TechRadar has posted their very own PS5 article running through the predictions they believe will make up the new console. With topics like PlayStation Now and VR, it seems like we may be in agreement on a few things. Find out what they think the PS5 will be like in the full article!

March, 2015 – Twitch Boss Predicts the End of Game Consoles (via The Guardian)

Keith Stuart from The Guardian reports that Emmett Shear who is the CEO and founder of Twitch spoke at the Guardian Changing Media Summit and claimed that the PS4 and the Xbox One were likely to be the last dedicated game consoles. Is he crazy, or is the PS5’s existence in danger? Check out the full article over at The Guardian.

August, 2014 – PS5 Release Date may be sooner than later

Those who find themselves here are the visionaries, the stargazers, the ones who dare to dream and to free their minds from the shackles of the present. Welcome, fellow beacons of humanity to the most comprehensive and all inclusive PS5 news page in existence. If you need news on specs, games, or the release date of the upcoming system, you come here first. We are always on the forefront of this industry’s shifting sands and we will never steer you wrong. Honesty, accuracy, and damn fine writing are the pillars of our site and our fans are the number one priority. Read full article

April 23, 2014 – The PS5 is Confirmed
In a recent interview, Sony’s Worldwide President of Studios Shuhei Yoshida made mention of the circumstances that would warrant the need for a PS5. Does this mean Sony is already considering the next system, and how long until these circumstances are reached? Join me for an in-depth examination of what this quote could mean for PlayStation and more specifically the PS5 in: “A Slip of the Tongue Can Change Everything: How One Quote Revealed the Future of PlayStation“.

November, 2013
Rumors are that Sony already has elements of the PS5 in development under an internal code name.

Article by – Bradley Ramsey

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