Despite featuring an SSD that kills loading times, Sony's Mark Cerny has said the price for the PlayStation 5 "will be appealing".
Sony’s Mark Cerny revealed some mouth-watering information about the PlayStation 5 yesterday in an exclusive interview with Wired's Peter Rubin, and he also teased that the impressive roster of features will all come at an “appealing” price for gamers.
Backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 5 was seemingly inevitable thanks to the numerous patents Sony had made, but Cerny yesterday confirmed that Sony’s “next-gen” console will indeed be backwards compatible, as well as feature a “more specialized” SSD that kills 15-seconds long loading times.
If the new info is to be believed, this is what load times could look like on the PlayStation 5. pic.twitter.com/9P7TWrBCxt— IGN (@IGN) April 17, 2019
Seeing as SSD drives aren’t cheap, gamers are naturally concerned about how much the PlayStation 5 is going to cost.
Well, although purposefully vague, Cerny did shed some light by teasing that he believes Sony “will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.”
Me: There's always been a general range of launch pricing. Will the next console hew to that range?@cerny: I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.— Peter Rubin (@provenself) April 16, 2019
The PlayStation 3 was initially a failure thanks to Sony’s ridiculous asking price, whereas the PlayStation 4 was a triumph due to the more acceptable launch fee. PlayStation 5 will surely cost more, so you should expect its fee to be between $400 and $500.
In other PlayStation 5 news, Sony has previously said they will focus a lot more on multiplayer. As for the exclusives you can expect, an asinine rumour suggests The Last Of Us Part 2 and Ghost Of Tsushima will be remastered launch titles, along with Grand Theft Auto 6 as a timed-exclusive.