The PlayStation 5 is on the lips of nearly everyone at this moment, and even though we won’t likely see it until 2020 (that’s just my personal guess) a lot of people are now wondering what exactly the PlayStation 5 will be. Especially since Sony got nearly everything right with PlayStation 4 beating Microsoft to the punch with a consumer-friendly console, (the PS4 is very different to Microsoft’s original concept with Xbox One). Furthermore, you could lend and trade games as you could before and the price was significantly cheaper too (the PS4’s £350 Vs Xbox One’s £420).

Microsoft’s idea wasn’t necessarily bad though, it was new and different, but if anything it was too soon. Microsoft tried to force something rather than let it happen gradually, and the backlash followed. Sony read the market well, and it’s this reason they’ve experienced a lot of success with the PS4. However, can they keep that success going with a new console? (the PS5) And how will they innovate and what features could we see in the future?

Well of course right now, everything is just speculation and guessing games. I don’t have a crystal ball showing me the future, but I can imagine the PS5 would be certainly a powerful machine I have no idea what will be inside it because being a console gamer graphic cards and PC tech talk is lost on me. One thing is for sure though, and that would be that it’s very likely that the PS5 will adopt the 4K format (It really is the talk of town these days), but I imagine 1080P will still be around because I doubt within three years everyone will be proud owners of 4K TVs as people have only just considered buying them now.

If virtual reality hasn’t crashed and burned we could see PSVR new and improved. However, when it comes to home console, I still want that simplicity of just booting up and playing games, it will all come down to speed and how it will be done. Nintendo Switch brought back the cartridge, with the PS5 could see an alternative to the Blu-Ray disc as games become bigger and require more memory and install data? Will it even have a disc drive at all as we slowly creep into the digital era?

the ps3 and ps4 controller

One generation jump, and one list of improvements later.

Backwards compatibility seems to be very important to many gamers and it’s seeing success on Xbox One, but Sony is still remaining stubborn with their PS Now service, giving you instant access to an entire library of games as long as you have a decent Internet connection and are willing to pay for the subscription. So with PlayStation 5, I expect Sony to reaffirm their stance on subscription based digital streaming, especially with broadband speeds increasing and becoming affordable each year.

The ease of use with PS Now is very welcoming, from a personal standpoint, the older I’ve gotten I’ve become lazy, when I get home from work, I’d rather boot up my console and play a game digitally rather than look through cases for a disc, just to swap it out because my pals want to play Overwatch. As It’s cool to hold physical media. However, this trend will die eventually just like VHS, Laserdisc and Music cds because of lazy buggers like me.

Nevertheless, I still expect that collectors editions will live on, whether it will be physical media or a redeemable code is another thing to contemplate on. Of course, I like being able to trade in my games or borrow a friends, but if we want gaming to move forward we need to leave old trends behind and form new ones, because if the PS5 just does what the PS4 does but the games just look a bit nicer, personally I couldn’t call that a next-gen console.

The PS4 did bring a lot of new tech, services and features to the table though where Sony has tried to make it worthwhile over the competition, something as small as the “share button” was instantly popular letting gamers upload content with ease, “Share Play”, let you share games with a friend albeit for a limited time, “PS Now” brought a catalogue of games in a Netflix style kind of way, and “PSVR” brought us virtual reality a brand-new way to enjoy media.

So the PS5 needs to do all this and more, adopting what makes the PS4 good and then completely improving every aspect of it. Since the launch, PlayStation has even added extra functionality such as external hard drives, custom themes, HDR content and more to improve the user’s experience, it’s evolved over time and PS5 will likely see similar changes during its cycle, but seriously Sony, please make sure that external HDDs are available from the get go?

As we all know, software has always been king when it comes to consoles. That’s also why Sony has had great success with their exclusive content and countless games. I mean, one after another title has been released for all walks of life, and that includes everything from “Horizon Zero Dawn” to “Persona 5”. In other words, Sony have managed to cover everything with 1st party and exclusive 3rd party content, and they continue this offering for 2018 with games like God of War, Days Gone, Spider Man, Detroit and more, and of course the Last of Us 2 which I expect to see in 2019 the end of PS4’s cycle.

the last of us 2 remastered ps5

Is it wrong to predict that “The Last of Us 2” will be remastered on the PS5?

This will obviously have to continue on PlayStation 5. So I expect “The Last of Us 2” remastered will be making an appearance, mainly due to the fact how that worked well for PS4. Furthermore, consumers don’t seem to mind buying the same game with some extras (as long as it’s a good one). So that is something I don’t expect to die. In other words, we’ll likely see a lot of the games we already owned re-released on PS5 (whether it’s GOTY editions or cosmetic upgrades). Even so, what excited me the most is the 1st party exclusives that we will see in the future =) Not to mention that visuals will be pushed to the limit, and developers will most likely find new ways to improve gameplay as we move forward.

playstation 5 concept art

Will the PS5 look anything like this on release? Probably not, but time will tell.

The actual console design is also going to be a talking point. On a personal level, I have always laughed at the ridiculous concept designs for consoles in the past, and of course they look nothing like the final product. So the PS5 will probably have a similar look to PS4. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony goes for a more stylish look. For example, the new Atari looks pretty cool with its wooden finish. The PlayStation Pro just looks like a sandwich, so hopefully they will go with a more eloquent design in the future. The DualShock has also seen its fair share of redesigns but has kept that basic mold, the Dualshock 4 seeing the most changes with the share button, touch pad, built-in speaker, built-in light and being one of the most comfortable controllers I’ve used, but maybe just maybe they will sort out the battery life for its next outing?

playstation 5

What will the PS5 design look like?

Well, we still have some time to go until we see what Sony has in store for us, personally I’m happy to wait for now, the offering of games at the moment has never been better. All the games will play the same no matter what resolution they will render at. Super Mario World is still fun as it is after all these years and no amount of power can improve that.

What I really want to see developers delivering games that give us new experiences we’ve not experienced, like what “No Man’s Sky” was meant to be on paper. Consoles are still seen as consumer-friendly products ready to entertain at a pinch for the young and the old, and with the PS4 sitting at 58.3 Million sold units (according to VGChartz) it seems consoles in general are definitely going to be around for another generation, and it will likely start with PlayStation 5.

And with that said, what’s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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45 Comments ON " Thoughts on the upcoming PS5 console – What ... "
  • TwoLiterSoda

    OK, not to sound rude but what’s the point of this article? You listed absolutely no new or factual information just a ton of vague paragraphs. It’s almost as if you have no news to cover so you just made an article with the minimalist amount of info and called it a day, kinda like hey I’ll just mention ps5 and that’ll get me some hits…. Ugh. Just an FYI, if you have no news, and it’s obvious you don’t, then just do an opinion article instead of this train wreck you posted.

    • 1. “Opinion editorial”

      2. ***Disclaimer***
      This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

      3. It’s not a news piece, but an OP about Sharn’s thoughts on what’s known about the PS5 so far (his predictions, hopes and expectations).

      4. “OK, not to sound rude”, then continues by being just exactly that.

      5. I added plenty of links to other news sites that have listed everything that’s known about the PS5 at the moment.

      6. “Ugh. Just an FYI, if you have no news, and it’s obvious you don’t, then just do an opinion article instead of this train wreck you posted.” – See the previous points that I made.

      • totenglocke

        ” “OK, not to sound rude”, then continues by being just exactly that.”

        How was he rude? Criticizing someone’s work isn’t being rude. Insulting them is being rude and he did not insult the author.

        • I have already answered all of her complains in a previous comment. This was NOT a news piece. It’s an OP.

          • totenglocke

            An opinion piece should…you know…have an opinion. This is a click bait “news” piece that you’re tagging as an opinion piece due to readers pointing out the lack of information in it.

          • I’ll be sure to point that out for Sharn, and I will do what I can to improve our future posts of this kind.

    • Night Fall

      Exactly, he just a blogger.

      • J.j. Barrington

        And you are….?

        • I have no idea, someone whose salty I take it.

  • Hvd

    the same as it has been imo.i am a xbox gamer but if xbox goes the route of no single player games and becomes the always online they wanted in 2013 i will make the switch to the ps5.a console to me is a box you buy and put under your tv and buy physical copies of games.if xbox strays from that route then im out.

    thats what console gaming is

    • The single player part is still a big deal for a lot of gamers all over the world. So “if” Microsoft don’t pick up on that, then I bet that quite a few Xbox players will make a switch over to the Playstation camp in the future.

      • Hvd

        agreed if they go the route of no single player exclusives like gear or forza them ill be out and get a ps5.pc gamers are the one that are fully online they have no choice but console gamers shouldnt.if xbox tries they will lose a lot of gamers.

      • XanderZane41

        Phil has already addressed the SP games. Cuphead and Ori and the Willow of the Wisp are both SP games. Super Lucky’s Tale is also SP. There are more in development. Microsoft knows they need to bring some SP exclusive games to XBox One X in the near future.

        No one is thinking about the PS5 right now. Sony would be foolish to release it this early with the PS4 selling so well. I don’t think they want to kill their momentum at this point. PS5 probably won’t be out until late 2019 or 2020. Might hear some new in late 2018.

        • Night Fall

          My point exactly! Damn is this too hard for people to comprehend.

      • Night Fall

        wrong. If that was the case they would have been left.

  • J.j. Barrington

    The PS5 is on almost no one’s lips right now. And if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that it only popped up in response to the XOX… and those mentions were mostly- and are, still, mostly- made by Xbox fans.

    Too much to do with the current hardware for anybody else to be worrying about what’s coming in a few years.

    • James Fitzgerald

      Actually its on everyone’s lips as well as Ps4 Pro recieving a price cut come christmas and the holidays. 2020 is pipe dream, the only thing stopping Ps5 right now is crypto mining driving GPU and Ram prices through the roof, as soon as the bubble busts on that scene Im guessing this fall, then Ps5 rumors, leaks and news will be so thick you’ll have to bat away the stories.

      • J.j. Barrington

        Telling everyone that it’s happening doesn’t mean it’s happening.

        It’s not.

        • Night Fall

          All it is, is that some people are desprately looking for sony to make that asinine move.

        • kreator

          Just stop man..lol

      • Eddie Battikha

        PS5 is for sure launching Fall 2019 as thats Playstations 25th Anniversary and Sony will go out with a Bang.

    • Night Fall

      Umm no! These talks of a ps5 is not coming from Xbox fans my friend, it’s coming from sony loyalist.

      • J.j. Barrington

        Definitely not.

        • Night Fall

          Definitely so. No need to be in denial.

          • J.j. Barrington

            Um, but what is there to be in denial over? A handful of people are saying that everybody’s doing something, but anybody with eyes can see that’s not the case.

          • Night Fall

            A lot has to be in denial when you are obviously blaming the wrong people.

          • J.j. Barrington

            That doesn’t even make sense.

          • Night Fall

            I understand that it don’t make sense to you, it’s because you don’t comprehend the subject that you are speaking about.

          • J.j. Barrington

            It’s more like it doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t make sense. There are more Xbox fanboys stoking the fires of the PS5 rumors than PlayStation fans. The latter don’t have anything to be in denial over.

            You, on the other hand, with your desire to not actually address any of those things… is there something YOU’RE in denial over? Seems like it.

      • Eddie Battikha

        U got it the other way around guy 🤔

        • Night Fall

          No you have it the other way around

          • J.j. Barrington

            So why would Sony loyalists be talking about the PS5?

    • kreator

      BS…only the PS camp has been mentioning PS5 causes of what the X1X is capable of!

      • J.j. Barrington

        .. so far, it’s capable of the same things as the Pro..

      • HAppY_KrAToS

        By the time it gets released… 6tflops will be a total joke.
        Like the ps4 pro,there will be tons of compromises… compressed textures, reduced shadows/light quality… inferior AA processing… much less polygons on characters, npc’s and scenery… draw distance… inferior LOD’s…etc etc

        What were people expecting ? The x0x would take a game like uncharted 4, use 2 million polygons for the characters and enemies, instead of 500k, use pixar-like visuals on decors, perfect uncompressed textures.. all that running at 4k 90fps, with a MSAA 16X or 32x….

        Yes, the x1x is more powerful, and i will get mine day 1….by what, 20% ? Maybe 30% extra power ?

        30%, or even 40%… aren’t enough for the difference to be noticeable.
        Still today, many people claim they can’t see a difference between an x1 version at 720p and a 1080p ps4 version…

        Destiny 2 will be 30fps on both ps4 and x1x. Don’t know if sony paid a few millions to secure parity, but…for a system that has been advertised as ‘all titles will be native 4k 60fps’…, having destiny 2 only run at 30fps on the x1x… will definitely kill the console.

        How can microsoft convince gamers to pick an x1x… if the system released 1 year ago, with 30-40% less processing power, the ps4 pro, will play the game with the exact same quality as the x1x…

  • Eddie Battikha

    Sony without a doubt is switching to 3 year hardware refresh cycles, this way technology isnt held back and evolution will continue. The launch of a Next Gen Playstation and then a Pro Version 3 years after and reset back to Next Gen 3 years after the Pro which makes 6 years of
    of B/C at a $399 – 499 launch each launch is Sonys best strategy going forward and makes the most sense strategically. The Last Of Us launched in 2013 with other PS3 Exclusives like Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain and then later in the Fall PS4 launched Fall 2013. Itll happen again with The Last Of US 2 in 2019 and with other PS4 Exclusives like Death Stranding and Sucker Punches new ip which i heard is a melee combat cyberpunk game. PS5 is launching Fall 2019 which is also Playstations 25th Anniversary. Bada bing bada boom 😉

  • Night Fall

    Ok, I for one hand am not looking forward to be fucked in the ass by sony, just so that they can one up that damn Xbox one x. Please tell me why are you bloggers so anxious for another one?

    • Well, I won’t be in the rush of buying a Xbox One X or PS5. As I will do just fine with a new Gaming rig, PS3 slim and a PS4 pro console.

  • And by the time the PS5 comes out, PC hardware technology will once again be miles ahead, probably doing native 8k @ 60fps+ as the minimal standard.

    While the PS5 brigade will be gloating about 4k @ 60fps and non-native 8k @ 30fps and below (which will probably be some crap like upscaled 6k).

    It’s like lather, rinse and repeat.

    • Bigfatdane

      Well I am off the console train, I’m sick and tired of consoles forcing PC games to be degraded to fit onto fixed hardware for years on end or by making actual console games into cheap PC imitations through forced PC concepts such as online Multiplayer, microtransactions and endless upgrades.
      Either they make consoles into mini PCs where ram, hard drives and graphics cards can be swapped by the user to improve em to keep up with development or they stop acting like those tiny boxes can compete with PCs by forcing everything to be PC like.

  • Bigfatdane

    I am tired of this shit, I really am.

    The whole Console thing is killing me, they push out a new 300 to 400 dollar upgrade every three years now to keep up with PC development while at the same time keeping PC game development back by forcing game developer to fit their games onto increasingly limited hardware.

    Either they make future consoles into mini PCs where ram, hard drives and graphics cards can be swapped by the user to improve em to keep up with development or they stop acting like those tiny boxes can compete with PCs by forcing everything to be PC like.

  • totenglocke

    “because if the PS5 just does what the PS4 does but the games just look a bit nicer, personally I couldn’t call that a next-gen console.”

    So, according to you, Sony and Microsoft have never made a “next gen” system. All of their systems have used essentially the same controller with improved graphics. I’m sorry, but it’s clueless articles like this that make it hard for me to keep reading thegg.net.

    • “So, according to you, Sony and Microsoft has never made a “next gen” system.”

      – Read this slowly for yourself one more time, what does it say?

      “because if the PS5 just does what the PS4 does but the games just look a bit nicer, personally I couldn’t call that a next-gen console.”

      “All of their systems have used essentially the same controller with improved graphics”

      – Really now?

      Xbox and PS controllers
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-DvyuWOjxg
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qaYTJkeo_E

      Xbox and PS consoles:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-eVnP-Om3s
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0jQot4PEtM

      “‘m sorry, but it’s clueless articles like this that make it hard for me to keep reading thegg.net.”

      – It’s not an article. It’s an OP by a Playstation user who shared his thoughts on what he thinks about the PS5. That’s up to you to decide, I’ve edited +3,000 posts for TGG since May of 2014. So if you’re going to stop reading our posts because of one single post, then there’s nothing much that I could do about it.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I really don’t see a PS5, Sony is getting crushed by PC lol

    • Sony has already stated that a PS5 is in development, their goal was never to compete with the PC, but to co-exist with the PC.

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