Sony's E3 2017 Press Conference To Take Place On June 12

Although gamers are undoubtedly excited with the prospect of seeing Sony's next-generation console, there are some who remain skeptical about its touted release window, especially with the PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro only having been released late a year ago. Damian Thong is an analyst at Macquarie Capital Securities, and previously he had predicted quite a few things correctly.

Sony is yet to announce the details of its highly anticipated PlayStation 5.

The new version of the PlayStation will come with 4K games and videos. That said, the PS4's successor still isn't expected until the second half of 2018.

After a recent report hinting Microsoft's new Xbox Project Scorpio, Sony is also secretly working on its next PlayStation console. Though it appears this time, the PS5 may arrive in less than five years after the launch of the PS4.

It looks like Sony has begun pushing the PlayStation VR again, what with a number of games set to release for it this year, including the first-person shooter Farpoint, as well as a number of titles that are likely to be introduced next month at E3.

With the release of the PS4, Sony has switched to x86 architecture with AMD chips, similar to Microsoft's Xbox One.

In terms of technical specifications, not much is known about the PlayStation 5 at this time. But at this point, the PS5 is anticipated to feature an upgraded processor and GPU, with bigger and faster memory. Last year's format was praised as well for cutting out the fat and just dropping trailers of games that would excite the Sony fanbase. The company itself has not announced anything yet, and Project Scorpio will be released at this year's E3. NOPE! Because according to at least one reliable analyst who's managed to predict Sony Hardware with uncanny accuracy, a PlayStation 5 is coming sooner than you'd expect, the actual date will shock you like my attempts at clickbait.

  • Joanne Flowers