It's difficult to believe that we're already starting to hear conversation about PlayStation 5, but the first information surrounding the inevitable machine is doing the rounds online. In no way are any of these details confirmed to be true, so please remember to take with a metric ton of salt.
A technology news site by the name of SemiAccurate (not an encouraging start) claims to have first dibs on some of the specs and other details about Sony's next generation console. This is all locked behind a $1,000 subscription, but this is the Internet, so naturally someone has summarised the key points for the masses to see.
Apparently, the PS5's architecture will be based on AMD Navi, but may not use Navi specifically. AMD Navi is a new GPU that focuses on scalability, which suggests it will be easy to upgrade over time. The CPU will be Zen, which is another AMD product.
SemiAccurate also suggests that VR features will be built in "at the silicon level". Building all the extra hardware needed for PSVR into the PS5 and supporting it from the off makes a lot of sense to us.
Finally, a large number of PS5 devkits have supposedly already made their way to developers, and SemiAccurate stipulates that a 2018 release of the new console wouldn't be out of the question for this reason.
It all seems fairly plausible to us -- apart from PS5 releasing this year -- but again, we wouldn't put too much stock into this right now. SemiAccurate also leaked details of the PS4 and the then called Nintendo NX, but this can only be labelled a rumour until we eventually hear from Sony itself.
What do you make of all this? Could the PS5 be just around the corner, or is SemiAccurate pulling our collective leg? Make some predictions in the comments below.