The PS5 is basically Schrodinger's console right now because we know absolutely nothing about it, thanks to Sony being so tight-lipped.
Everyone is just sort of tired of Sony at this point. While Xbox has revealed plenty about the Series X, the PS5 is still a mystery. Argue all you want about ‘which console will win’, but right now Xbox wins by default. If only because right now the PS5 is Schrodinger’s console.
Really they just need to hurry up and give us something to go on. Literally anything. A picture, some specifications. Hell, at this point just revealing a feature would be enough to keep us going.
Sony might think they’re being smart. Keeping people hungry is certainly a tried-and-true marketing method. It does have its limits though. I feel like people are probably pretty done with it around this point.
I also find it hard to believe that any amount of grandiose events will make up for the wait. Even if they have the PS5 reveal planned to be a spectacular event the likes of which mortal men have never seen before, it’ll probably be annoying that we waited so long for basic specs on a console.
Even if the PS5 has incredible features never before conceived of by hardware designers, we’ve still had to wait too long for it all to come out. Just do a live stream and reveal what is going on. Your fans will thank you for it, and then at least we can start to plan out some informed purchase decisions.
This whole debacle surrounding the PS5 is made worse by the Xbox Series X. Microsoft have revealed plenty, and there are lots of features to get excited about. That whole smart delivery thing could be awesome, 12 teraflops isn’t to be sniffed at, etc.
For Sony die-hards the PS5 offers nothing of the sort. What are fans going to get excited about? The potential for backward compatibility which we’re still not 100% sure on? Maybe some games that we know practically nothing about?
Until we actually hear from Sony about the PS5 we’re all left to fill in the considerable gaps with rumors and hearsay. That’s probably why the internet went insane and thought we’d have a reveal today. Spoiler Alert: we probably won’t.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das.