Sony launches the official PlayStation 5 website

Excited for the PlayStation 5 release date too? Here is the latest news.

(Image credit: Playstation)
(Image credit: Playstation)

So, at this point it’s seeming like the presumed February report for the PlayStation 5 is looking a little less likely. We’re now a week into February with not a hint of an upcoming PlayStation meeting. And also there was no mention of a reveal on a recent investor call. Not to say a February expose is impossible, just that it’s unlikely. That doesn’t mean the company isn’t slowly—slowly—laying the groundwork for the eventual event, however. Sony is launching websites that seem like they’ll eventually house some pertinent info.

Here’s a look at the UK website.

The text is pretty boilerplate, just telling people to sign up to receive more info:

“We've begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we're not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation. Sign up below to be among the first to receive updates as we announce them, including news on the PS5 release date, PS5 price and the upcoming roster of PS5 launch games.”


So there's nothing new there, obviously.

But nothing about launching this right now makes me think that the reveal is right around the corner. Obviously, parts of the text even seem like they’re a reply to the constant rumors of an expected reveal. A new console generation more or less builds hype on its own, and Sony has already trickled out some information via a few Wired articles. The company also appears to be playing chicken with Xbox Series X a little bit, likely because making announcements after Xbox One worked out so well for PS4.

PlayStation 5 release date, price, and specs

To be fair, PlayStation has always offered was more to the AV than just a couple of games. It had a great run with DVD playback, Blu-rays and 4k streaming over the last couple of years. So what will the new PlayStation 5 offer? An 8k machine? Support optical media? When will it get released?

Well, we can't quite answer all of these questions…yet.

But, Sony PlayStations's lead architect Mike Cerny dropped a whole lot of things we might want to expect from the new PlayStation 5 in April of last year's interview.

Sony has also, finally, officially approved some details, including the official name and release date, and there's even a leaked image of what looks like the very first glimpse of the PS5 and some PS5 accessories too. And at CES 2020, Sony confirmed the official PS5 logo. Since then, Sony has also leaked information about the PS5 DualShock 5 controller.


The new PlayStation 5 will also have some new accessories.

Sony did reconfirm some of the key PS5 features, such as Ultra HD Blu-ray support, 3D audio sound, and ultra-high-speed SSD. We look forward to the drip, drip of more news in the coming months.


The release date

After countless months of rumors, Sony has finally confirmed that the new PlayStation 5 release date to be on the Holiday 2020. 

This did set a battle royale between the PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox Series X which is planned to be released on Christmas 2020.

Earlier in an interview with Wired, Cerny only claimed that the new PS5 would not be available before April 2020, and now the company has gone on record with an end of year PlayStation 5 release. Also, a recent leak suggests that the PS5 would be launched on the 12th of February, but that's highly unlikely.