Playstation 5 to release in 2018
10th March 2017

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According to Macquarie Research Analyst, Damian Thong, the Playstation 5 should be out by the end of next year. Considering that the PS4 was only just released at the end of 2013, you could say it’s too early, but technology is moving fast.

Let’s look at how long previous Playstations were released between one another. The first ever Playstation saw the light of day on the 3rd December 1994, where the Playstation 2 came nearly 6 years later on the 4th March 2000. Yet another 6 years later on the 11th November 2006 the Playstation 3 was released but after this the 6 year traditional waiting time changed. The Playstation 4 was released on November 29th 2013, a longer 7 years after its predecessor. With this logic, it could make sense for the Playstation 5 to come out in 2018, but at the same time it could easily wait a little longer.

Playstation 5 - PS4 20th Anniversary

For the 20th anniversary of the Playstation, Sony released a PS4 that honoured the original from 1994. (Image: Engadget)

To me, the Playstation 4 still feels like a relatively new console, especially since the mid-gen PS4 Pro has only just recently been pushed forward. I honestly didn’t think the Playstation 5 would see light of day until late 2019 at the earliest, a more realistic point in time that fits Sony’s release pattern much better. With the likes of God of War 4 and The Last of Us 2 both expected to be released on the PS4, it doesn’t seem as likely that they would shove a new console at us quite yet.

I could be wrong here though. Sony would probably seize the opportunity to rob even more money from their consumers by releasing a “remaster” of previous gen games for the new one. The original The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 got this treatment. An irritatingly good way of tricking people into buying the same game again.

Concept Image for the PS5 (Image: Kevin Tan)

Performance wise, you’d hope that the Playstation 5 was very powerful and the days of 30 frames per second on console would be a thing of the past. I hate to admit it, but PC nerd Guy Goldsmith makes a fair point about performance regarding the PS4. Frame drops aren’t exactly a rare sight for it. The PS4 Pro may well have resolve this but I’m not interested in buying another console when the original should have been capable to start with…

Do you think that we will recieve the Playstation 5 by 2018? Or do you think Mr Thong has it completely wrong?

Source: The Wolf Hall

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