PS5 release date, specs, news and rumors for Sony’s PlayStation 5

PS5 is the next-generation PlayStation, releasing in late 2020 – after a long and incredible decade that quite clearly put Sony at the top of the home console wars. (Sorry Xbox.)

What do we know about the PS5 so far? The hysteria started in early 2019, when Mark Cerny, the chief architect on Sony's next console, confirmed that the company is working on the successor to the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.

We didn't get the official name or release date until much later, but Cerny did shed light on the next-gen console's capabilities – including that it would retain a disc-player, and have something to do with Sony's game streaming ambitions – even if there was little else to go on.

However, since then, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, logo, name and a few key details about features. But, according to the company, the PS5 still has big surprises to come. However, Sony won't be revealing them at E3 2020, as the company has confirmed it won't be attending this year - again.

In addition, we've had some surprising leaks, in the form of a Sony-registered patent that seems to show off the PS5's general shape, button inputs, and cooling vents – confirmed to be the PS5 dev kit in a leaked photo – though we expect the end product design will be different for the PlayStation 5's late 2020 launch.

With 2020 now underway, Sony can only keep the finer details of the next-generation PlayStation a secret for a little longer – especially with Microsoft officially unveiling the Xbox Series X. But between the rumored specs, likely next-gen titles, and official features we are aware of, there's plenty to keep us busy for now.

Here's everything we know about the PS5 so far, and what we hope will be revealed the closer we get to launch.

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