For months, the hype for the PS5 and the new Xbox has been gaining some considerable steam. To add fuel into that fire, GameStop have added a page onto their website to sign up for notifications about the PS5.
This page on GameStop does run down a few of the key features and specifications we learned about last year when the console was first announced:
Full 8K TV support
Bespoke 8-core AMD chipset
Built-for-purpose SSD storage
Backwards compatibility with PS4 games/PSVR hardware
Ray tracing capabilities
Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X will support 8K gaming, both will feature next-gen solid-state drives that are meant to eliminate load times, both will take advantage of ray tracing, and both consoles will feature some backwards compatibility with games from previous generations.
The biggest mystery remaining for the PS5 is GPU performance. Sony have not confirmed if they will be able to match Microsoft’s 12 teraflops benchmark.
Sony said that because the PS5 is “based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward compatible with games for that console,” but that doesn’t confirm if it will also run PS3, PS2 and Ps1 games, in comparison to Microsoft, they have stated that games from all of its consoles will be playable on the Xbox Series X