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PlayStation 5 console will definitely launch in 2020 as PS5 hardware reveal trailer tops 30 million views but the 4K debate rages on

The PS5 is widely expected to be released in November 2020. (Image source: Sony/PlayStation)
The PS5 is widely expected to be released in November 2020. (Image source: Sony/PlayStation)
There has been yet another reassuring comment from a Sony executive stating that the PlayStation 5 will still be launched this year. The impressive PS5 hardware reveal trailer that was shared on YouTube in June has now topped 30 million views. The 4K capability of the next-gen console has been questioned yet again.

There have been concerns among PS5 fans that the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic would eventually affect the production and distribution of Sony's next-gen console. While there have already been some comments from Sony chiefs stating that the hardware would see the light of day in 2020, some have considered it damage control, as announcing that the console would actually be released in 2021 would likely be a PR disaster. However, SIE executive Eric Lempel has made this reassuring statement in a recent interview:

The nice thing is that we're pulling it together. We will launch this year - that will happen - and from my end we will absolutely make sure that we will bring all of the magic and all of the excitement of launches that we have had in the past.

This will come as good news to the millions of gamers waiting to get their hands on the PS5 – and there are millions. This can be demonstrated by the fact that the impressive hardware reveal trailer for the next PlayStation console has now exceeded 30 million views, and it was only uploaded in mid-June. The clip has also garnered over 1.4 million likes compared to 60,000 dislikes. Some of those dislikes may have come from those who are convinced that Sony is hiding something about the PS5’s native 4K capabilities.

There has already been quite a bit in the news lately about this controversial subject, with the devs behind future PS5 game Quantum Error announcing that they had managed “4K 65-70 FPS unoptimized” during their testing. However, even a comment in one of our recent articles about the PS5 came from a reader who claimed to be a tester for the next-gen console, saying it does not run at 4K.

The 4K debate is still raging on, seemingly regardless of whether developers try to prove that the hardware is up to the task or not. The issue seems to have raised its head yet again because of the reported opportunity of playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales at 4K/60 fps, but it needs to be remembered that this is in an optional “performance mode” for the title, and it is the actual gameplay that will really matter the most in the end.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08-21 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.