While the PS4 and PS4 Pro continue to sell well for Sony PlayStation, a new machine is on the way.
A release date has not been announced, but many analysts believe that it will launch in 2020.
No guarantees have been made on this subject by Sony PlayStation, who remain tightlipped on their plans.
However, that hasn’t stopped the company from trying to get feedback from PS4 gamers.
Sony is reportedly sending out surveys asking questions about the future of PlayStation.
A new email is rumoured to have been released asking multiple questions on the subject of console gaming and handheld device use.
It appears Sony is gathering information on how current PS4 gamers use their consoles for entertainment.
Subjects such as streaming and playing games online are covered, as well as how offline games are used.
The survey also reportedly covers how consumers use their consoles and what other devices they own.
One part of the email reportedly reads: “We’d really like to hear your opinions on console gaming.
“This helps us plan for the future of PlayStation® – and improve the experience for you and all of our players.
“It won’t take up much of your time, and we really do appreciate you taking part.”
It certainly would be interesting to see how this new information will impact the release of the PlayStation 5.
Consoles can be used for many entertainment purposes and it would be great to learn the scale in which services like PlayStation Now are used.
And that’s not the only big news concerning the PS5 release date that has surfaced this week.
According to an online leak, the PlayStation 5 will continue to use AMD Zen architecture, although it’s unclear what kind.
The alphanumeric string code shared on the internet suggests a Zen+ core, however, this latest news should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Nothing has been confirmed by Sony yet, not even a time we can expect an announcement to be made.
A thorough breakdown of the new code was shared on PCgamesN and reads: “If the PlayStation 5 is using an SM-enabled Zen+ core at its heart you could be looking at a games console in 2020 which has 16 threads of processing power inside it,” the report concludes.
“And with the touted 3.2GHz boost clock it’s going to be running mighty quickly too.
“The Jaguar cores in the PS4 Pro are currently running at just 2.13GHz, which is more than 1GHz slower than the potential top-speed of the PS5.”
Sony has also been backed to include backwards compatibility in their PS4 release.
Rumours of such a feature have been doing the rounds for years and is something that fans would love to see.
But does it fit with the picture that Sony has already started to shape?
Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One has proven hugely popular and has even led to old games being sold again to a wider market.
It’s a way of distinguishing the Xbox One away from the PS4, which offers the PlayStation Now streaming service as a kind of alternative.
Patents have also been found that was filed by Sony that seems to suggest they’re working on some kind of Backwards compatible support.
And respected NPD analyst, Mat Piscatella, also believes it’s a big possibility for the PS5 release date.