It's been a pretty quiet week for PlayStation 5 rumors. Maybe that's because we're so close to an official PS5 reveal, or maybe the rumor mill is running out of fuel.
In any case, we keep our promise to bring you a weekly summary of all the latest PS5 rumors, leaks, and flying posts (along with some legitimate news). We also ranked them from "most likely" to "most unlikely" based on our own expertise.
While all rumors should be picked up with a big pinch of salt, there are some that are more credible than others – not to mention the legitimate information that sneaks in between.
So what's the rumor mill producing this week? A recent report suggests that the PS5 price may be driven up by scarce parts. A new patent points to brand new PSVR 2 controllers and the PS5 apparently can play "almost all" PS4 games.
The PS5 will play "almost all" PS4 games – confirmed
"It will be something new in the industry," said Guillemot. "(Backward compatibility) will help the old generations to keep large consoles on the market for years to come."
We already knew that the PlayStation 5 would support backward compatibility, but it's welcome news to hear that we don't have to throw our PS4 games away.
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Patent notices in a new way you might interact with the PSVR 2 – maybe
Sony has patented a new motion controller design that could be suitable for the PSVR 2.
Published by WIPO (about 91mobile), the newly published patent relates to a controller device that is shaped like a Wii controller and has finger tracking sensors that can determine which user is playing and how far apart the controllers themselves are.
"This control device is carried on a user's hand and includes: a plurality of sensor units which grasp the user's fingers and a sensor support part which carries the sensor units," the patent specification states. "The sensor holder part supports the sensor units so that the distance between adjacent sensor units can be changed."
Could the Move controllers be upgraded? We certainly hope so, but not all patents become real products. So we are not sure how likely this is.
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The PS5 price can be driven up by scarce parts – unlikely
A report in Bloomberg suggests that the increasing cost of DRAM and NAND flash memory parts – critical to the functioning of the console's onboard processor and also to the high demand for new smartphone versions – make the books difficult for the PS5- Make up for the selling price, and that Sony may even postpone the price decision to find out what costs are incurred by consumers.
According to the report, manufacturing costs are expected to be $ 450 per console unit – around £ 350 / AU $ 670. That makes it very likely that the MSRP will start above, not below £ 470, and probably closer to the $ 499 price that Xbox One (and Xbox One X) first started with.
There is already speculation that the PS5 will cost around $ 499. So this doesn't seem to be a big price increase for what we expected (if any), and we don't think Sony will repeat the story and make the next price unaffordable. towards the console. We are not convinced of this rumor.
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