Sony has applied for a trademark in Switzerland, meaning the company may soon launch a next-generation PS5 console, according to Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital. Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will meet by the end of 2020 under Sony’s announcement plans with rival Microsoft. The exact release date of the new machine is not yet known.
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There has been speculation that Sony’s SIE will announce the surprise at the PlayStation conference, along with the updated DualShock 5 handle.
On 27 January 2020, the Japanese game console manufacturer filed a trademark application for PS5 with the Swiss Federal Intellectual Property Office (IGE IPI), registered in Category 9, including gaming computers.
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We’ve heard the name PS5, but it’s been a while. Sony even released the PlayStation 5 logo earlier this month, although it looks almost identical to the front-order logo.
Back in the release of PlayStation, Sony first applied for the trademark registration of the new machine on February 13, 2013, including Switzerland, and then officially announced it on February 20.
PS5 DevKit a closer look Animation (via)
The majority of players expect the PS5 to deliver a bigger improvement than the last time, such as the introduction of faster-loading solid state storage (NVMe SSDs) rather than traditional mechanical storage (HDDs).
In addition, the PS5 is expected to support hardware-based ray tracing and 3D Audio sound. When it comes to game content, Sony will obviously also strive for backward compatibility.
The PS5 First Prototype Controller – PATENT LING (via)
On the handle side, the new Shock Dual 5 is expected to deliver an enhanced experience of haptic feedback and adaptive triggering. It remains to be seen whether Sony will open its PS5 bookings immediately after its release.
In the Netherlands, however, some retailers have opened pre-booking channels, such as NedGame and GameMania, both offering deposits of just 50 euros (the full retail price or 500 euros).
Finally, the PS5 is expected to be available before the end of the 2020 holiday season, and rival Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is expected to reveal more details during the E3 game show in June.