Playstation 5 details to be revealed on March 18

Playstation 5 details to be revealed on March 18

With so many people self-isolating due to the coronavirus, videogames are more important than ever. When you suddenly find yourself trapped in your own home, then journeying on an epic quest or shooting bad guys in an epic war zone could be your only form of escapism.

So if that's the case then this bit of news will make you very happy indeed: the specs and details about the latest iteration of Sony's Playstation games console are allegedly going to be revealed to the public on March 18.

Take a look at the trailer for the recent Crash Bandicoot Remake: 

The news was broken on social media earlier today, when the official Playstation Twitter account posted an image of the logo for the upcoming machine, along with the caption: "Tomorrow at 9 am Pacific Time, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games. [sic]"

In a prior interview with Wired, PS5 Cherny confirmed that the as-yet-unreleased console will feature complete backwards compatibility with older Playstation models.

Cherny stated: "Because [the PS5] is based in part on the PS4's architecture, it will also be backwards-compatible with games for that console. As in many other generational transitions, this will be a gentle one, with numerous new games being released for both PS4 and the next-gen console."

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Meanwhile, PlayStation president Jim Ryan has previously tweeted that the Playstation 5 controller will feature cutting edge 'haptics' technology, stating: "With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud."

The Playstation 5 is due to be released in time for Christmas 2020...