The PS5 is coming, and its release date might be sooner than you think...
Believe it or not, it's been over six years since the PlayStation 4 reveal event held in New York City on February 20, 2013. It was there that PS4 system architect Mark Cerny confirmed that his parallelepiped-shaped console – based on a "supercharged PC architecture" – would sport a x86 processor, an AMD Radeon HD 7850-analogous GPU and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. Given that those specs align more with a gaming PC from over half a decade ago than one built today, it's only a matter of time before we’re playing PS5 games in our living rooms, with DualShock 5 controllers, and maybe even PSVR 2.
With two teraflops of calculative processing power, the PS4 could double the number of polygons rendered in real-time by its predecessor, the PS3. Think of how good the best PS4 games now look compared to PS3. Suffice to say, the bar is set high for the PS5, a console that has to exceed the performance threshold of not only the original PS4, but the 4.2-teraflop and 4K-capable PS4 Pro released in November 2016. It also has to compete with the likes of the Xbox One X, the "world's most powerful console," according to its helmer, Microsoft. And although it hasn't yet been referenced by name in any official capacity, the PlayStation 5 is all but confirmed.
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