A leak is sometimes a great thing. It can tell us when our new favourite game is coming out, or it can tell us what Microsoft might be planning for E3 or what’s due in the next Nintendo Direct. However, more often than not, leaks are complete cr*p and are about as believable as Half-Life 3 getting announced. I’m going to let you decide what you think of this leak that wants us to believe that Grand Theft Auto 6 and the PlayStation 5 are coming next year.
The dev claims to be working on a PS5 launch game and gives us a bit of a roadmap for Sony’s supposed plans around the console launch.
The Pastebin says we can expect a reveal of the console anytime from now until June, with a launch date of March or November 2020.
In all honesty, all the rumours flying around about the PS5 right now all suggest a 2020 release, so that doesn’t seem too far-fetched. We know that Microsoft and Sony are both working on their next-gen hardware, so next year isn’t too much of a stretch.
The Pastebin leak also says the console will have backwards compatibility (again, something we’ve heard rumoured before) and a 7nm Ryzen 8 core, 16-thread processor of “unknown speed” with the architecture targeting 14 teraflops. The console will be primed for 4K gaming (with 8K upscaling support) and will also be prepped and ready for wireless VR, which is also apparently coming.
The iconic DualShock controller will also be getting an upgrade, and will include “some sort of camera inside for VR.”
This is where thing get a little…unlikely. Games.
The ‘leak’ says that Gran Turismo 7 (with VR support), PUBG free-to-play (4K remaster), The Last of us Part 2 remaster and a Ghost of Tsushima remaster will be the console’s exclusive titles. A sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn is claimed to have a 2021 release.
It also says that Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Harry Potter, GTA 6 and Assassin’s Creed are also headed to the next-gen console.
And this is where we start to hit some issues. It’s incredibly, incredibly unlikely – maybe even impossible – for Rockstar Games to be releasing Grand Theft Auto 6 next year.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is still revelling in its hugely successful launch and Red Dead Online is still in beta.
Plus we can’t forget that RDR2 was a massive SEVEN YEARS in the making. So a new GTA next year? No. Never going to happen. And if it does, I will eat my Arthur Morgan hat.
What do you think of the supposed leaks?
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