More PlayStation 5 Specs, PS5 Logo Shown at CES 2020

Sony talked PS5 specs and capabilities at CES 2020. Here's what we know.

The consumer technology show CES 2020 is well underway, offering us a glimpse at the exciting new technology coming our way this year. That includes further PlayStation 5 specs info, as well as another holiday 2020 release date confirmation.

The PlayStation 5 logo was also revealed, which is, well... basically the PlayStation 4 logo, but with a "5" instead. Not super exciting, admittedly, but what's under the PS5's hood is of much greater interest.

Granted, some of tech info released by Sony at CES 2020 is just a rehash of what we already knew. The PlayStation 5 boasts an ultra-high-speed Solid State Drive that drastically reduces load times, first shown off in a private event last year. Ray tracing technology, also confirmed during that event, was confirmed again as hardware-based, which gives a more reliable and immersive effect over software-based ray tracing.

The Xbox Series X might have shown off movie-like games such as Hellblade back at The Game Awards, but it seems the PlayStation 5 won't be too far behind in that regard. And that's even considering what we saw from the next-gen Xbox console was in-engine. 

The PlayStation 5 will also offer 3D audio sound, which is particularly interesting. It's been around for a donkey's age, and games like Uncharted 4 used it to some extent. However, most games outside of VR still don't really make much use of it.

That 3D audio is billed as a console feature suggests Sony's making it easier for developers to implement as a standard feature from here on, allowing gamers with 3D-capable headsets like the Mobius greater range of use.

Haptics and adaptive controls were re-confirmed for the PS5 as well, which makes us all the more excited about what we can expect from the DualShock 5 when it's finally revealed.

Finally was the confirmation that the PlayStation 5 will support Ultra HD Blu-Ray. Ultra HD Blu-Ray handles data transfers of much larger quantity than standard Blu-Ray and makes hitting and maintaining 4K 60fps a lot easier — something even the PlayStation 4 Pro can't always do.

Equally important is how the PS5 is compatible with standard Blu-Ray, which fits with Sony's promise of backward compatibility to one extent or another.

We haven't actually seen the PlayStation 5 yet — just the rather silly-looking pizza warmer/dev kit version. However, CES 2020 shows Sony is obviously making the PlayStation 5 a big part of its plans for all of 2020, so we can expect much more in the months to come.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PlayStation 5 news as it breaks.


Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Platforms PlayStation 5
Published Jan. 7th 2020

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