PlayStation 5 (officially abbreviated as PS5) is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The platform was announced in 2019 as the successor to PlayStation 4 and is scheduled to be launched in late 2020. The platform is expected to be launched in two versions. This is a basic PlayStation 5 system that integrates a retail game disc drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray. Support for digital distribution through the PlayStation Store, as well as a low-cost digital version, which lacks a disk drive, while retaining digital download support.
PlayStation 5 has a customized solid-state drive designed for high-speed data streaming, which can significantly improve graphics performance. The hardware also has a custom AMD GPU that can track rays, supports 4K resolution displays and high frame rates, new audio hardware for real-time 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.