PS5 to be released in 2018?

So, when is Sony really going to announce the release of PS5? Some rumours that have recently made it their way to the internet, state that the chips that are going to be used in the next generation consoles are already in mass production by The Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing company.

As we all know that PlayStation is powered by AMD hardware, so it is expected that the PS5 will be using the same chips (7nm process technology) that the next generation of AMD GPUs and CPUs will comprise of. If these rumours are true then it might lead to the release of PS5 a little sooner than we expect it to be. But does Sony really need to announce the PS5 right now? With the PS4 playing it so well in the market, it doesn’t really make much sense. It’s been over 5 years since Sony launched this console of theirs, but their more powerful version the console, PS4 Pro, did buy the current generation some more time as it is still new to the market. Even if Sony really is busy with the production of the next-generation console, what could they really offer when their PS4 Pro is already providing 4k gaming and such powerful hardware? Does PS5 need this early of a release? Another point that might justify an early release of PS5, is for if Microsoft plans on announcing Xbox One X 2 near in the future.

On the other hand, Sony’s President and CEO, Shawn Layden, some time back briefed in his interview that the PS5 isn’t going to be announced that much sooner. Such twisted news and rumours have really got us confused and entangled on what’s really going on behind those curtains. Being totally honest, even we are not sure if it’s going to be 2020 or 2018 that both the companies choose for the release of their next-generation consoles. All we can do for now is wait and watch for their next move!

Aaron Michael
Aaron Micheal is an electrical engineer by profession and a hard-core gamer by passion. His exceptional experience with computer hardware and profound knowledge in gaming makes him a very competent writer. What makes him unique is his growing interest in the state of the art technologies that motivates him to learn, adopt, and integrate latest techniques into his work.