PS5 specs leak reveals console will support 8K gaming and play all your old PS4 titles

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FRESH details about the hotly-anticipated new PlayStation console have leaked online.

The PlayStation 5 will allegedly support 8K gaming and work with all your old PS4 games when it launches later this year.

This could be our first glimpse of the PlayStation 5 – Sun Online renders based on Sony patents

The machine’s high-end specs emerged online last week in an official listing published seemingly by mistake by US online retailer GameStop.

The listing, which gave previously unknown details on the new console ahead of its launch in time for Christmas, was quickly taken down, reports Tom’s Guide.

Japanese tech titan Sony announced the PS5 and details of its revamped controller late last year.

Little is known about the console besides its vague “Holidays 2020” release date (which likely means sometime in October or November).

Little is known about the console besides its vague “Holidays 2020” release date (which likely means sometime in October or November)

According to the listing, the console will be powered by a bespoke 8-core AMD chipset.

Previous reports have suggested the gaming machine will be twice as powerful as the PlayStation 4.

The listing also confirmed that the PS5 will also come with 3D Audio – a new technology that immerses players with sounds coming from above, behind, and the sides.

The main point of interest for gamers, however, will be the console’s ability to play PS4 games.

Sony has yet to officially confirm so-called “backwards compatibility” would feature in the PS5.

Here’s the full list of features included in the leak:

  • 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
These sketches of the PS5 are based on Sony patents

Rumours suggest we’ll get our first look at the PS5 later this month.

Sony has already confirmed that the console is coming out in time for Christmas this year.

But the PS5’s precise release date, as well as its price and what it looks like, remain a mystery.

Apparently, Sony will wait to put a price on the console until its competition – Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, also out later this year – gets a number.

Of particular excitement to Sony fans is the rumoured support for “backwards compatibility”.

This is the ability to play old games on the PS5 console from all five platforms: PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3 and PS4.

Some of the rumoured launch titles include Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 21, Demon Souls Remastered, Godfall and Legendz.

Pre-orders are tipped as going live on the same day as the launch event, but the actual on-sale day is tipped to fall in October 2020.

In other news, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could be delayed by the spread of the coronavirus.

Sony recently confirmed the PS5 will release in time for Christmas 2020.

And, a recent “price leak” suggested that the console could cost £250 more than its predecessor.

Do you plan on splashing out on one of the new consoles? Let us know in the comments!

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