PlayStation 5 [PS5] Rumors: Disc Drives No More, Welcomes Streaming Service Soon?

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Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Detail of the Sony PlayStation 4 and peripherals, including the virtual reality 'Project Morpheus', during the Annual Gaming Industry Conference E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Convention Center will be hosting the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which focuses on gaming systems and interactive entertainment, featuring introductions to new products and technologies. (Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PlayStation 5's release date still remains a secret. The new game console is said to bid goodbye to disk drives and welcome a streaming service instead.

PlayStation 5's coming out has long been overdue and details as to what we can anticipate in the upcoming console remains a question. Some reports suggest that Sony may just leave out 'disk drives' altogether and go for a streaming service in its place. 

Sony PlayStation Magazine Editor Ben Wilson stated via Tech Radar that the specs for the up and coming PlayStation 5 may not be what we think it will be all along. Due to the development of downloadable games, the new-generation console will most likely be a streaming service.

Sony's Wilson explained, "Steam on PC has taught us that disc drives are becoming less and less necessary, but I can't see them being phased out completely for a while yet. People love their boxed products, and 'experts' have been predicting the 'imminent' demise of the CD for more than 20 years. Remind me how that one has turned out? There will always be those who prefer special editions and sexy packaging to invisible downloads, and it's those guys and girls who'll ensure disc drives live on within gaming in some form."

PS5 is believed to sell at the cheapest price. Matt Pellet, current Editor of PlayStation Magazine, said: "Look at the evolution of PS3 from launch day to now, and then consider that the PS4 was designed from the ground up to evolve in the years after its release, even with simple updates, the PS4 under my TV today is going to be unrecognizable to the PS4 under my telly in 2019 - despite being the same box." 

Sony has recently started working on the new 'PlayStation 5'. It is highly likely that this happened after Sony posted a job listing on their official website, trying to find a developer to work on their upcoming console, Attack of the Fan Boy reported.

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