‘Playstation 5’ Release Date, News, & Updates: PS5 Closer To Release Than We Thought? 2018 Release Date? VR and 4K Graphics Confirmed?

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Oct 24, 2016 06:32 PM EDT

With the eventual release of the Playstation 4 Pro on the horizon, and the rumblings and speculation the PS4 Slim generated before its eventual, theorized release, could we be getting the next generation of the Playstation sooner than we thought? Video game and tech experts seem to think so.

According to Tech Times, Damian Thong, a tech expert from global investment banking company Macquarie, is predicting that the Sony Playstation 5 will roll out in 2018. This is the same expert that accurately predicted that the PS4 Slim would be in the works and when it would be released. Thong's prediction of the PS5 was supported by another expert; the expert being Tokyo's Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki.

If these predictions are to be believed, then gamers and Playstation enthusiasts will only have to wait around two years before they finally immersing themselves in the next generation of gaming. But what do experts believe the Playstation 5 will have to offer gamers moving forward? The technical specifications of the impending Playstation Pro could hint at what is eventually coming in the next generation.

As reported by Morning News USA, Jim Ryan, the chief of marketing for Sony Playstation, shed some light on the correlation between the Playstation Pro and the next generation. Ryan explains that depending on how the Playstation Pro performs in the market, the Pro could shape the expectations of the eventual PS5.

The PS4 Pro is marketed to offer gamers a higher-end gaming experience, featuring native 4K Resolutions for games and video, twice as much GPU power, and an eight quad AMD processor to boot. These upgrades will have significant changes in comparison to the original PS4 console and should prove a hefty improvement.

If Ryan speaks accurately, then the PS4 Pro will serve as a foundation for the PS5. The specifications are likely to have 4K as its standard display resolution, an even greater leap in GPU power, and an extremely strong processor to keep up with the demands of ever-evolving video game technology.

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