Factors That Can Make Or Break The PS5
Macquarie Capital Securities analyst Damian Thong has a history of predicting Sony's releases. He accurately predicted the release of Sony's PS4 and and PS4 pro. Now the analyst is making bold predictions regarding the PS5. Damian says that the PS5 will be released in the second half of 2018.
The PS5 is a wildcard that nobody really knows anything about. Rumors are circulating that the PS5 may be portable, similar to the Nintendo Switch which saw massive success. Sony has not confirmed or denied this rumor.
Whatever Sony plans, the PS5 could make or break them. Will Playstation stay at the top of the food chain, or will they be eaten up by the Scorpio? There are a lot of factors that could make or break them. Here are the most essential.
Everyone agrees that this feature should be Sony's number one priority. The PS4 lacked this feature due to architecture in the PS3. Instead they remastered games one by one for the PS4.
If Sony fails to make the PS5 backwards compatible and takes the easy way out they will be attacking the market with their only line of offense (exclusives) - this could put Microsoft and Scorpio ahead in sales.
The Scorpio has already announced it will have backwards compatibility, and it would be silly for Sony to now follow suit.
True 4k Gaming:
The PS4 Pro has 4k capabilities but lacks some power to run impressively detailed graphics in gaming. Microsoft's Scorpio promises to deliver "true 4k gaming" and "dynamic resolution scaling." By the time the PS5 arrives, true 4k gaming should be mainstream and it would be expected to have this capability.
All gamers would love to have Steam integration in the PS5, finally uniting console and PC gamers. This is something Microsoft has already put into motion with their Window's Store. Steam integration could be the cherry on top that puts the PS5 above the competition as this would ultimately unite the market.