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Next to the “leaked” pictures of dev kits we saw earlier, now systems architect Mark Cerny disclosed a bunch of details about the next generation PlayStation in an interview with Wired Magazine. It all sounds even better than the rumors we heard so far, but when will we get the big reveal? Could Sony “kill” E3 completely if they held an announce event early May to present the PlayStation 5?

playstation 5 mark cerny

Almost immediately after the PS4 was released the first rumors about the next generation Sony console surfaced, but were pure speculation and in no way foresaw the current state of technology in the gaming industry. No Mark Cerny has lifted the veil of tech mystery on the PlayStation 5, the true speculation can begin. To get you geekz up to speed we’ve linked the complete interview below:

Mark Cerny would like to get one thing out of the way right now: The videogame console that Sony has spent the past four years building is no mere upgrade.

You’d have good reason for thinking otherwise. Sony and Microsoft both extended the current console generation via a mid-cycle refresh, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 spawning mini-sequels (the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro). “The key question,” Cerny says, “is whether the console adds another layer to the sorts of experiences you already have access to, or if it allows for fundamental changes in what a game can be.”

The answer, in this case, is the latter. It’s why we’re sitting here, secreted away in a conference room at Sony’s headquarters in Foster City, California, where Cerny is finally detailing the inner workings of the as-yet-unnamed console that will replace the PS4.”

PlayStation 5 games

No comments on which games will get a PlayStation 5 release or double release, but our bets are on titles such as the Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Control and off course Cyberpunk 2077. Next to new first party projects from Guerrilla Games, Polyphony, Japan Studio, Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch which we can bet on to be there at launch.

Whether it’s the PCIe 4.0 SSD drive, the 3D audio, 28Gb (LP)DDR5/ DDR4 or even full backwards compatibility, after reading these insights from Cerny, the coming year will be exciting to say the least. Will we get a May reveal event or later in Q4, with release spring 2020 or even a surprise December 2019 launch to celebrate the 25 years of PlayStation? Only time will tell and we’ll be there to bring you fresh PlayStation 5 details along the way!

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Jorge Wolters Gregório

Gamer dad who loves the classics, indies, racers and the occasional shooter. Have been in the industry for almost two decades now and am as enthusiastic as ever! #4theplayers