PlayStation 5 Latest Update: PlayStation 5 Will Likely Be Backwards Compatible With PS4 Pro; Possibly Released Date In 2019

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 07/07/17 10:02PM EDT

A few weeks ago, PlayStation's America boss Shawn Layden confirmed that they will be developing a PlayStation 5 which will represent the next major step for the brand. This indicates that Sony won't release another mid-gen refresh for the PlayStation 4 and the PS5 will be a generational leap over the current gen console.

PlayStation 5 Will Likely Be Backwards Compatible With PS4 Pro

GamingBolt recently spoke to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter and asked him about the successor to the PS4. Pachter believes that the PS5 will be backward compatible with PS4 Pro, which also means that it will play base PS4 games and it will probably release in 2019.

"I think it will. So I think they will build a console that wills backward compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Shawn is telling the truth when he says it's will be a fully fledged console," said Pachter

He also believes that the PS5 will launch in a market that is much more receptive to 4K content than it's currently, giving Sony an edge. Pachter claimed that his expectation about the PS5 launch date it's not coming out in 2018 but in 2019 or 2020.

Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world. Furthermore, Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already.

What Are The PlayStation 5 Features, Price And Spec?

According to Isports Times, Microsoft touted the Scorpio as its most powerful console and it will feature six teraflops of processing power and will play 4K games and videos. Hence, Aaron Greenberg, the boss of Xbox marketing, has said that the Xbox Project Scorpio will be the last console generation.

However, Macquarie Research analyst Damian Thong claimed that the PlayStation 5 will be powerful than the Scorpio with more than 10 teraflops of power. Furthermore, Sony will also release two models of the PlayStation 5.

The new version of the PlayStation will come with 4K games and videos. The PlayStation 5 is expected to be offered at $500 as the Microsoft is expected to sell the Xbox Project Scorpio at around $500 as well.

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