‘New’ PS5 Details Are Out – And Boy, Will They Disappoint You

February 28, 2020 8:19 PM UTC
The latest details about the PlayStation 5 will leave would-be fans of Sony's next-generation PS5 console even hungrier for a reveal event.
  • Impatience is brewing as Sony maintains its PS5 radio silence.
  • GameStop’s PS5 registration page features the latest morsel of news.
  • While welcome, it doesn’t offer any new insights about the highly-anticipated next-generation console.

It’s been nearly two months since Sony unveiled the PlayStation 5 logo at CES 2020. Since then, we’ve heard little else other than a vague promise of upcoming news via the freshly published PS5 website.

Sony’s bare-bones PS5 website is the closest we’ve come to any real info on the new console. | Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

With Microsoft regaling us with fresh teraflop-flavored details about the Xbox Series X as recently as Monday, would-be fans of the PlayStation 5 are left with little to sink their teeth into, and impatience is mounting.

The result is that any morsel of PlayStation 5 news, regardless of whether it emanates from an official source or the well-oiled rumor mill, is pounced upon like vultures to carrion.

GameStop ‘Unveils’ PS5 Details

The latest comes from U.S. retailer GameStop, courtesy of a PlayStation 5 landing page where those interested can share their contact information to receive notifications. While not directly from Sony, it does carry a bit more reputational weight than your daily dose of Reddit speculation.

GameStop has published some “official” details about Sony’s new console. | Source: GameStop

Unfortunately, there’s nothing all that new on GameStop’s newly minted registration page. It merely summarizes features shared by PS5 lead architect Mark Cerny in an interview with Wired nearly a year ago and in more recent info drops.

Here they are;

  • Full 8K TV support
  • Bespoke 8-core AMD chipset
  • 3D Audio
  • Built-for-purpose SSD storage
  • Backwards compatibility with PS4 games/PSVR hardware
  • Ray tracing capabilities
  • Expanded User Interface
  • New controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
  • Enhanced GPU
  • Physical and digital games

Nothing New Here

There’s no mention of design, launch titles, release date, nor more in-depth details about what the PlayStation 5 is hiding under the hood. Not that we’d expect these from anyone other than Sony.

But, these are the details that matter now rather than vague PR-vetted promises of nebulously innovative features.

With the appetite for PlayStation 5 news growing with each passing day, GameStop’s latest info drop will do little to quench the growing thirst for PS5 news.

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Last modified: June 13, 2020 12:26 AM UTC

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