We're well into PlayStation 5's third year on the market, and we likely still have a few years yet before its successor, presumably called the PlayStation 6, will launch. However, that hasn't stopped the PlayStation 6 rumor mill from steadily churning.
The latest comes from YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead, a reliable tipster who previously leaked details about Sony's long-rumored PS5 Pro with beefed-up internals. In a recent video, Moore’s Law is Dead claimed to know with "100%" certainty that Sony will continue its partnership with AMD to power the PS6 and PS5 Pro. The chip will boast a speculated 4K at 120fps and 8K at 60fps gaming experience, sources said.
Adding credibility to this rumor is another report from YouTuber RedGamingTech, who claimed Sony wasn't even considering any vendors other than AMD to power its next-gen consoles. The PS4 and PS5 each packed the AMD Jaguar and Zen 2, respectively. Before the PS5's 2020 release, RedGaming Tech said, Sony discussed making the switch to other chip vendors, the most notable of these being Nvidia. However, the company ultimately decided to stick with AMD for several reasons, including ease of backward compatibility and an already dedicated custom solutions team.
Possible PS6 launch window
Of course, you should take all this with a grain of salt barring official confirmation from the PlayStation team. There's still much we don't know about the PS6's specs and launch window, but we have a clue thanks to court documents made public in the FTC's case against Microsoft over its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard.
In November 2022, Sony indicated in documents submitted to the court that it doesn't plan to release the PS6 until at least after 2027. Last summer, Microsoft said that, should the Activision Blizzard deal go through, it's committed to releasing Call of Duty games on PlayStation platforms for at least the next 10 years.
“This term would in any case go beyond the expected starting period of the next generation of consoles (in 2028),” Microsoft said.
Sony has already entered talks with manufacturers for the PS6, Moore’s Law Is Dead claimed. As for the PS5 Pro, the most common rumors suggest it'll be announced this year with its release planned for late 2024 or early 2025.
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I remember before the Ps5 release we were told 4k120 and where are we at. Yet tom decides to follow up with article. I wonder what we will get.Reply
8K 60fps. Wow. Surely this won't be with FSR frame gen and absolute lowest settings, right? Riiight?Reply
It's annoying companies mislead people like this. I think that's the maximum output and it's extremely misleading for the casual gamers. Reminds me of when Sony said they have a 64 bit bit Dream engine chip which was just a 32bit CPU and 32 but GPU.Timaaaahhhh said:8K 60fps. Wow. Surely this won't be with FSR frame gen and absolute lowest settings, right? Riiight?
I remember when the 3090 was advertised as the first 8K card lol. Why don't we prioritize 4K120hz or 1440p240hz or 4K60hz with higher settings first? Way more impactful and meaningful differencesReply
No offense but Italians say: “le solite cazzate”. This is the usual BS marketing stuff like the 8K on the PS5 box.Reply
Also, who cares about 8K gaming, seriously.
4k60 would make everybody happy already, and even that seems like a pipe dream right now.
But that’s what the engineers will go for, believe you me.Will808 said:I remember when the 3090 was advertised as the first 8K card lol. Why don't we prioritize 4K120hz or 1440p240hz or 4K60hz with higher settings first? Way more impactful and meaningful differences
The rest is dumb rumors and even dumber marketing.
Cheers mate and happy gaming.
Ahh, the standard HDMI output rating being used as a statement of performance.Reply
....My cars top speed is 190mph because of the tyre rating, the fact the engine tops out at 140 is irrelevant.
8k at 60 my ass. A consumer grade plastic box won't even come close. Especially one powered my AMD. They aren't technically lying, but are really disingenuous. Maybe it can technically display 8k, but it will be for like video playback or a simple sidescroller. Just like they were making 8k and 120fps claims foe this gen. Yeah, they have the capacity do DISAPLAY or render at that speed or resolution, but not the actual power to do it. The PS6 will be equivalent to a budget PC build or mid spec laptop. Raytracing will still be a gimmick since it's AMD hardware, and not even top line.Reply
Basically, you'll probably be playing game that look exactly the same as they already do, but instead of 30fps being the baseline, and some cames being 60fps+, 60fps will be the baseline, with some comes being 120fps. Or they will just set the games to PC very high/ultra or force rtx on, and make the games still only be able to do 30fps.
The fact is, you just don't get high end performance and specs in a mass market consumer product like this, with mass market appeal. If you are a PC enthusiast you've already experienced better performance and visuals 4-5 years ago. Even modern high end rigs aren't specced for 8k gaming. 8k is just a gimmick, and unless you have a huge screen, it looks no different than 4k with average levels of pixel density. Especially on gaming monitors. These consoles and their marketing prey on the less informed, using buzzwords to generate hype/sales.
Do people actually believe this 8k gaming non-sense? 4k120 and 8k60 doesn't even math right.Reply