Gamers are eager to hear new details about the PS5. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that PS5 will be targeted at ‘hardcore gamers’ first and foremost.
With solid PS5 and Xbox Scarlett details finally starting to emerge, fans are more excited than ever for next-gen. Now, news has arisen concerning PS5’s target audience.
In a recent report from The Wall Street Journal*, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida announced that the next iteration of Sony’s home gaming console will ‘focus on hardcore gamers who obsess over the latest features.’
Yoshida elaborating by stating that the PS5 was shaping up to be ‘a niche product aimed at serious players.’
This is good news for players of deep and immersive games who may have previously worried that PS5 might shift gear and aim itself at the expanding casual games market.
No doubt with serious gaming in mind, PS5 boasts impressive specs. A custom-designed third-generation Ryzen 3 CPU, an SSD drive (to drastically lower loading times), and 8K visual display support all point towards a product with serious gamers in mind.
Additionally, 3D audio promises to heighten every gaming experience with truly immersive sound.
Sony has also announced that the PS5 will be significantly more powerful than the PS4 Pro, and the new console is widely expected to comfortably handle frame rates of 120FPS.
Yoshida went on to say: ‘dramatically increasing the graphics-rendering speed clearly demonstrates why it makes sense to have a next-generation console.’
And concerning their audience: ‘people buy a console to play high-quality games available only on that platform, not smaller games also available on smartphones.’
For fans of huge PS4 exclusives such as God of War, Spiderman, Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn, this is delicious news – if exclusive games aimed at hardcore gamers look and play so well on PS4, what will they be like on PS5?
Of course, games aimed at more casual players are almost certain to come to the system too, it just makes sense for Sony to lay out their plans for their core audience as they move into next-gen.
Plus, casual gamers are absolutely not the ones researching PS5 interviews this far before release.
With a possible launch window of holiday 2020, we can expect to see more information about the PS5 at upcoming State of Play conferences and E3 2020.
Until then, PS4 still has a lot to give and there will no doubt be exciting new PS5 details slowly revealed.
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