Sony will detail the PlayStation 5 tomorrow

Thursday, 19 Mar, 2020

One of the most anticipated features of PlayStation 5 is the reintroduction of backward compatibility, a feature that wasn't offered by the PS4. Eurogamer posted the full specs of the console and they can be seen below. Cerny also confirmed that those in love with their PS4s will be pleased: the PS5 will be backwards compatible with those games.

The console also includes 16GB of GDDR6 RAM with a 1TB custom NVME SSD storage drive and the ability to expand storage with 1TB expansion cards.

Another reason for the PS5 not supporting backwards compatibility with the PS3 is that quite frankly, there is truckload of additional cost involved. This technology will apparently work with your existing headphones, TV speakers and sound bars, as well as multi-speaker setups. Intense, immersive audio was developed by Sony particularly for the console, through something called the Tempest Engine. The PlayStation 5 was officially unveiled during April 2019 and rumours regard specifications for the new console have been circulating ever since.

After letting Microsoft dominate headlines with a drip feed of info about the new Xbox, Sony are finally ready to speak up about the PS5. However, the ultra-fast SSD could be a true game-changer, as pointed out Digital Foundry's John Linneman today.

PlayStation 5 will be able to play "almost all" of the top 100 PS4 games - as ranked by total playtime - at launch.