Since August 2019, leaked designs of Sony’s Playstation 5 have been surfacing on regular intervals. And if the latest rumours are to be believed we may know the price, the release date, and have an inkling of the specs it has, in addition to the ones revealed by Sony already. So, let’s address the elephant in the room- is this amped-up version of Playstation worth its rumoured price? 

Well, we leave it up to you to decide, based on: 

The specs it will carry, which has been disclosed by Sony already

In an interview in April 2019, Sony’s Mark Cerny shared that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, super-fast SSDs instead of hard drives, 3D audio, as well as backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games. He further added that the new console will include an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware, allowing their video game console to become the first to be equipped with ray-tracing graphics.

When will it be launched?

Sony hadn’t disclosed a particular release date for PS5 but had confirmed that the release window is somewhere during the holidays 2020. But as Twitter user PSErebus’s tweet, the PS5 will be released on November 20, 2020, in North America.

While we agree that countless rumours regarding the same have been floating around for quite some time now, one has to accept that PSErebus’s revelations have held true in the past as well- the Twitter user had previously leaked the correct release date for The Last of Us 2.

Along with the release date, the Twitter user also shared the supposed PS5 cost- $499. PS4 and PS4 Pro were both launched with a price tag of $399 and for PS5 to cost just a $100 more is perfect for people planning to be the proud owners of the latest version of Playstation. 

Confirming the leaked images of Sony’s technical director, Yushiro Ootori’s “unknown electronic device” hinted at a V-shaped PlayStation 5 console, the Verge reporter Tom Warren has also shared a picture of the devkit on Twitter.

As per Warren, the shape and size of the yet-to-be-launched device will make it easy to stack. The presence of the large side-vents will act as a cooling tool and will effectively prevent overheating.