PS5 price update: PlayStation fans had better start saving for next-gen Sony console

The PS5 release date appears to have leaked alongside the price of the next-gen Sony console.

As previously reported, the PS5 is said to have a November 20 release date in 2020. This would be roughly 25 years after the original PlayStation made its debut in Europe and North America.

The leak comes from the same source who successfully revealed the release date for The Last of Us Part 2 (before it was delayed), so there’s a good chance it’s legitimate.

According to the tweet by @PSErebus (via Dutch website Let’s Go Digital), the price of the PlayStation 5 has also been revealed ahead of launch.

And potential PS5 customers might want to start saving, because the console is said to cost $499.

The tweet reads: “Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will launch PlayStation 5 (PS5) in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation 5 (PS5) available in North America on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $499.”

There’s no word on a UK price, although recent tech trends – such as the price of an iPhone in the US compared to the UK – suggest it could cost as much as £499.

Of course, it’s all speculation for the time being, and chances are we won’t find out for certain until the rumoured PS5 reveal next February.

The same source suggest Gran Turismo 7 will be a PS5 launch title, while previous reports claim that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and a new PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale game are in development.

Earlier this year it was confirmed that Sony’s next-gen console would indeed be known as the PS5 and would have a late 2020 release date.

PlayStation 5 system architect Mark Cerny also discussed the new console’s impressive specs.

Instead of working at a software level, Cerny confirmed that the console would gave ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware.

The PS5 will also feature a completely redesigned user-interface, where the emphasis will be on seeing your options and instantly joining games.

“Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don’t want the player to have to boot the game, see what’s up, boot the game, see what’s up,” Cerny explained to Wired.

“Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them – and all of those choices will be visible in the UI.

“As a player you just jump right into whatever you like.”

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