PlayStation 5 release date, specs news: latest AMD chipset among rumored specs

(REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)Sony has unveiled the list of free games for PS Plus this November.

Sony has done considerably well with the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim that it's hard to think about whether there could be anything better than these two prime pieces of hardware.

But rumors of a PlayStation 5 console designed with 4K resolution, the latest AMD chipset, and 1700 pixel HD video support are sure to keep gaming enthusiasts excited and wanting more.

The PS4 Pro arrived recently packed with a single-chip custom processor and the x86-64 AMD Jaguar with 8 cores. It is considered a mid-generation console specifically designed to complement and not to get rid of the original PlayStation.

Since its release, Sony proudly revealed that it has been running several games in 4K Ultra HD and the results are outstanding. The console was initially criticized for its GPU, saying that its configuration will not be compatible to games with 4K resolution.

Moreover, the PS5 is expected to arrive with a 4-layer Blue Ray disc to fortify its gaming adeptness. For it to stay on top of the game, it is expected to carry an advanced kind of Wi-Fi and at the same time, support for hard drive and flash memory. Furthermore, it might come with an expanded storage capacity that would allow saving as many games as possible.

Reports regarding the PS5 suggest that it will topple its competitors because of its 4K gaming capacity. The biggest threats to it at the moment are Microsoft's Xbox One Scorpio and the upcoming Nintendo NX that is said to be a handheld-console hybrid. At this point, Sony is still silent about the potential offerings of its much-anticipated console.

Meanwhile, Takashi Mochizuki on his Twitter account, announced that the PS5 may come in the second half of 2018. Mochizuki is a Senior Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and mostly writes about Asian tech companies and casino and bitcoin development in Japan from their Tokyo bureau.

If the predicted schedule is accurate, Sony is indeed taking its time to make sure it delivers a better graphics upgrade.

On the other hand, other speculations are hinting that the PS5 might arrive on Nov. 20, 2020 based on the time differences its preceding consoles were released.

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