(Updated) Sony PlayStation 5 Release Early 2021?

PS4 At The End Of Its Life Cycle

There have been multiple rumors concerning the Sony PlayStation 5 in recent weeks and for a good reason. The PS4 has been out for a long time now and people are interested in seeing what Sony has to offer next. In a recent conversation with investors, Sony talked about the future of the company and the direction that the company would be taking in order to grow in the coming years. We also got a hint regarding the release of the PS5.

Update: In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Kodera made a PlayStation 5 launch in 2021 even more likely by saying that Sony would “use the next three years to prepare for the next step. ” This has got us very excited indeed. The rest of the story is as follows. 

PlayStation manager John Kodera hinted that the PS4 was entering into the end of its life cycle and that PlayStation business must “duck out” by March 2021. This could be taken as a hint towards the launch of the PS5. Word about the Sony PlayStation 5 has been on the internet for the past couple of weeks and reports have claimed that Sony cannot mass produce Sony PlayStation 5 till 2020 and that would align with this new information.

Furthermore, there have also been reports that that CPU that will power the Sony PlayStation 5 will be based on AMD Zen and will feature 8 cores like the current PS4. Keeping in mind that the current consoles are also powered by AMD I would not be surprised if this turned out to be true come 2020. Some publications also suggested that the graphics solution used for Sony PlayStation 5 would be based on AMD Navi. As of right now, there is little that we know about AMD Navi so I cannot comment about that But I do hope that it is better than what Vega turned out to be.

During the investors call Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida talked about the PS Network and how the company will focus on increasing revenue by focusing on PS Network as well as games instead of relying on PS4 sales. Sony has sold millions of PS4 units and it is about time that the company stopped relying on it. The technology is just getting too old.

Let us know what you think abou this hint concerning the release of the Sony PlayStation 5 and whether or not you think it will be launched until 2020.

Talha Amjad
Talha has been in the tech industry for the last 6 years and is a current member of the PC master race.