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Yazar: Staff, Editör Yazım tarihi: 11.09.2022

Even though the PS5 has only recently been released and isn't yet widely available, we are already daydreaming about how amazing the PS6 would be. Hey, there is nothing wrong with projecting into the future and making an educated prediction as to when the PlayStation 6 release date would be. We are just assuming here because the Japanese corporation has already trademarked PS6, PS7, and PS10 up to this point. Of course we won't be giving you an exact PS6 release date, that would be absurd.

To be fair, a considerable period will pass before the PS6 release date. There will be a delay of at least another 5–6 years, but this won't stop us from speculating. Since Sony just unveiled their largest platform and will be concentrating on it for the time being, we currently just have history and a few statements from them to go on.

At least 2026 would be the minimum release window for the PS6. If there isn't another shortage of semiconductor chips, the PS6 would cost between $500 and $600.

PS6 Release Date – When Is It Coming?

It will likely be some time before Sony even considers thinking about the PS6 release date because the PS5 was only released in November 2020. According to market patterns, the PS5 and PS6 will be released at a six to seven-year interval, as is customary for Sony.

Of course, these are simply estimates; the actual release date has not yet been announced. Sony typically prefers to prolong the consoles' secrecy as much as possible. Before Sony itself announced the PS5, there were no reliable leaks concerning the new console.

It is safe to infer that the upcoming PlayStation console will be available in 2026 or at the very least around the 2027 Christmas season.

What’s Sony’s Official Stance

Masayasu Ito, Sony's Executive VP of Hardware Engineering, stated in an interview with Game Informer that "In fact, in the past, the cycle for a new platform was seven to ten years, but in view of the extremely rapid development and evolution of technology, it's really a six to seven-year platform cycle."

Then, he continued, "We cannot keep up with the technology's rapid advancement, therefore our expectation is that a platform for the PS5 will be developed over a period of maybe six to seven years.

His remarks make it clear that Sony wants the PlayStation 5 to follow the same lifecycle as the PlayStation 4. This leads us to...

PS5 Variants

Within a few years, Sony will likely update its hardware. We anticipate Sony releasing the PS4 Slim and PS4 PRO for this generation, much like it did for the PS4.

The PS5 Slim would have the same same hardware, just in a smaller package. Many individuals are unhappy with the relatively large PS5, and we may expect the firm to try to change their minds in around two years.

A mid-cycle console hardware update would be available for the PS5 Pro. We were promised 4K resolution gameplay at 60 frames per second with the base PS5. But unfortunately, the truth is a little different. Even though the package had "8K" emblazoned on it, you won't be able to play any AAA games at that resolution even if the console can output 8K video. With its improved internals, the PS5 Pro would at least strive to provide us a smoother experience.

Our PS6 Wishlist

The PS5 is a great console, but there are some features we'd want to see developed further or improved. Although the PS5 already includes some critically acclaimed enhancements, technology advances quickly, and the PC community has already benefited from a few amazing developments. The next console would reach a whole new level if some of those technologies, like...

 

Future is in DLSS

Deep Learning Super Sampling is referred to as DLSS. In essence, frames are rendered at a reduced quality and then upscaled with deep learning AI to look sharp. A game might produce a frame at 1080p resolution and then upscale it to 4K, for instance. Although it's possible that the AI scaled resolution wouldn't look sharp enough, unexpectedly, we didn't notice a significant change in our testing. When examined side by side, there is actually virtually any noticeable distinction from a typical viewing distance.

AMD SoCs are typically used by PlayStation, and the PS5 is no exception. Thank goodness, AMD also offers this technology on the PS5, under the name FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Although it hasn't yet been used in games, this may soon change. We want PS6 to launch with great DLSS or FSR support, and we want developers to fully utilize it.

Even the most powerful PCs can experience framerate drops due to Ray Tracing's resource requirements. Ray tracing is a feature that the PS5 is capable of having, but it is either only partially implemented, compromises frame rates, or lowers resolution.

Excellent ray tracing effects should be supported by the PS6's powerful hardware without affecting resolution or frame rates. The ideal situation is 4K and 60 frames per second ray tracing.

On some games, the PS5 supports 120 frames per second. Games like Call of Duty can run at a higher frame rate of 120 frames per second. But they do so at the expense of graphical fidelity and resolution. The claim that all games would be 4K at 60 frames per second, given by the PS5 marketing, seems like a distant memory at this point.

 

Better Resolution?

Even Sony's first-party games aren't hitting those fps at 4K resolution, though technically some titles can achieve that. For example, Horizon Forbidden West, an incredible action adventure with a gorgeous open world. Another example would be Returnal, an excellent rogue-like game. They both have stunning visuals but can't run at full 4K resolution and 60FPS.

We anticipate that the PS6 will be able to attain faster frame rates and better resolutions thanks to its improved TFLOPs performance. With their powerful GPUs, PC gamers are currently playing competitive games like CS: Go and Rainbow 6: Siege at 240 FPS on 240 Hz panels. That is a definite benefit, and console players ought to have access to it in large quantities as well.

Variable Refresh Rate support was added by Sony in 2022, which is a long time to wait for a crucial new feature that the Xbox Series consoles have from the start. Thankfully, it is available and excellent. At launch, the PS6 ought to have it as well.

 

Maybe Cloud Features?

The future of gaming appears to be in the cloud. Although it hasn't arrived yet, we can already observe improvements being made to the internet. Together with XCloud gaming, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is already demonstrating that it can be a playable and entertaining experience. We'd love to see PS Plus grow and thrive, and Sony's redesign of the service also signals a shift toward cloud gaming.

In light of this, the PS6 might receive a lighter and less expensive cloud gaming-only version. For someone who only wants to play games sometimes, the PS6 Cloud—as it wouldn't be called—should be a simple gaming access point. Or it would be nice to play Sony's excellent exclusives on the go if you don't have the room or the money to buy a huge console.

The future of gaming appears to be in the cloud. Although it hasn't arrived yet, we can already observe improvements being made to the internet. Together with XCloud gaming, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is already demonstrating that it can be a playable and entertaining experience. We'd love to see PS Plus grow and thrive, and Sony's redesign of the service also signals a shift toward cloud gaming.

In light of this, the PS6 might receive a lighter and less expensive cloud gaming-only version. For someone who only wants to play games sometimes, the PS6 Cloud—as it wouldn't be called—should be a simple gaming access point. Or it would be nice to play Sony's excellent exclusives on the go if you don't have the room or the money to buy a huge console.

PS6: What Should It Do

  • Be Smaller - The PS5 is enormous; it is almost as tall as my tiny PC. Additionally, it is the largest console in recent memory. Sony should consider doing the same as Xbox Series X was able to manage powerful internals with their smaller-sized box. Not everyone has enough room or shelves to accommodate the powerful PS4 in their home. Personally, I find it difficult to travel with the PS5, especially while taking public transportation; nevertheless, the PS6 ought to be manageable enough to transport to your friend's house.
  • More Storage - We adore how quick the SSD storage on the PS5 is. In terms of loading games, it truly is a game-changer. The PS6 should build on that by either having a sizable storage area from the start or having reasonably priced expanded internal storage available at launch. NVMe SSDs, which the PS5 utilizes as storage, will undoubtedly become more affordable as they gain popularity, so extending capacity might be a lot of fun. We want the PS6 to be prepared since games are only going to get bigger.
  • Better UI Experience - Sony made UI improvements for the PS5, but there is still much work to be done. At the very least, the PS6 should make it simpler to browse the PlayStation Store on the console. Although they enhanced the UI's responsiveness, they completely skipped over personalization. On the PS5, you are unable to alter icons, establish themes, set wallpapers, or even create folders. All of these errors should be fixed in PS6 along with an improved user interface and customizable features.

 

Maybe Some New Features Too with the New PS6 Release

 

  • Bluetooth - We still don't have native Bluetooth functionality in the console in the future. To get high-quality audio, we still need to put a dongle into our consoles. I'm not even referring about headsets from other manufacturers; Sony's own Pulse 3D headset has a dongle that uses up a valuable USB port. The PS6 should include integrated Bluetooth and easy connectivity with all earbuds, including those from other brands.
  • Back Padels - Sony would benefit greatly from the addition of pedals to the controller's back. In addition to offering customizing choices, they also increase accessibility. reloading your weapons while you move the camera and jump? On consoles, the only level of control possible is at the keyboard and mouse. Probably it will increase the price of the controller and provide another potential point of failure. But still it is a logical development and would be well received.
  • Wireless Charging - Why can't PlayStation controllers have wireless charging as phones do? Wireless charging is a feature that phones have had for a while. The convenience could come at a somewhat higher cost. Since PlayStation controllers already have inbuilt batteries, adding wireless charging to PS6 controllers shouldn't be an issue.
  • Better UI Experience - Sony made UI improvements for the PS5, but there is still much work to be done. At the very least, the PS6 should make it simpler to browse the PlayStation Store on the console. Although they enhanced the UI's responsiveness, they completely skipped over personalization. On the PS5, you are unable to alter icons, establish themes, set wallpapers, or even create folders. All of these errors should be fixed in PS6 along with an improved user interface and customizable features.

PS6 Release Date is Far

PlayStation fans have a lot to look forward to with the impending release of God of War Ragnarok and PSVR2, which appears to be a legitimate update.

We won't see Sony's new console for a very long time. Therefore, if you are delaying purchasing a PS5 in the hopes that the next generation would be available in a year or two, don't. It is always entertaining to speculate about the future of gaming, especially in light of emerging technologies. The talk of the town right now is Ray Tracing and Unreal Engine. But when the PlayStation 6 is out, who knows what new technological marvels will be commonplace. As soon as we hear a crumble of news about the PS6 release date, expect to hear from us.

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