PS5- The Closest Players Have Come to a Release Date

September 2, 2020 6:46 pm

The next-gen consoles will be rolled out this holiday season, but the exact dates and prices of the consoles are still unavailable. What the community does know is that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X boast robust hardware capable of transforming the gaming experience.

The range of games to be released also has players on tenterhooks. This includes Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that was announced after much anticipation. It will release worldwide on November 13 and make its way to next-gen consoles.

This piece of information hints at a lot of possibilities. Both Sony and Microsoft have a history of launching their consoles in November, and this could mean that the consoles could roll out by mid-November along with the game. This is also the closest gamers have come to deciphering the release date considering the conglomerates have kept every detail under wraps so far.

Is the PS5 coming soon?

Sony released the PS4 in the US before it was released in Europe and other parts of the world. But with the ongoing pandemic, it might be safe to assume that they might go for a worldwide release with not more than a few weeks difference between releases. However, a recent source suggested that the console would be coming to North America in November. The rest of the world, however, might see it sometime later this year. This is the closest probable date that has come out regarding the release of PS5.

Sony has been working on a marketing campaign for some months now. They plan on releasing an entire TV series dedicated to the next-gen console. There is another theory that has suggested that PS5 could come out in early November. The Black Friday Sale is the most awaited sale of the year for gamers. Sony might be looking forward to an early release to create a niche in the market. This is considering the fact that global consumption patterns may have been affected because of COVID-19. This way, they could get a head start ahead of their rivals.

Details that have been made public

Sony has released the design and specifications of the console, but the price remains shrouded in mystery. The design and the concept look phenomenal and like nothing the players have seen before. It will also feature a ‘digital-only version’, which is a console without a disk drive.

Games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales are set to roll out sometime this year, and future updates will make things more certain. PS5 will also boast of backwards compatibility. This means the games that players enjoyed on their PS4 will also be available on the PS5. However, these games will go through a system of checks and tests to see if they’re meant to be supported by the next-gen hardware.

All of this information remains pure conjecture until Sony comes out with an official update on the release date. They’re bound to release some vital information as the holiday season is coming closer. Prospective PS5 players will have to be patient since this is an unprecedented period.


Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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