Road to PS5 reveal up to 90,000 downvotes on YouTube

By Heidi Nicholas,
Fans have been waiting a long time for Sony to reveal of anything to do with the PlayStation 5, particularly since Microsoft has already showcased their Xbox Series X. Last night, Sony streamed a first look at the PS5 specs — and fans seem to be divided in their opinion of it, if the 90,000+ downvotes on their The Road to PS5 reveal is anything to go by.

The video may be no.1 on trending, but it's already at 94,000 downvotes. A lot of the disappointment seems to come from the fact that we still haven't seen the PS5. In comparison, the Xbox Series X was shown so long ago that that the memes comparing it with a fridge have now come full circle, with Microsoft joining in.

Sony's The Road to PS5 video was given by lead system architect for the PS5, Mark Cerny, who gave an extremely detailed "deep dive into the PS5's system architecture and how it will shape the future of games." A lot of fans were happy that it gave us the details of the PS5 specs, affording the first official information on what to expect from the next instalment of PlayStation, and how both next-gen consoles will compare with one another. It seems, however, that the disparity in the communication and transparency for details of each next-gen console has just left things in an uncertain state, with fans perhaps expecting to see more in the video than was shown. It's still not clear when we'll actually see the console itself.

On the plus side, Cerny mentioned that we'll be getting more news on PS5 games later in the year, since the console still seems to be on track for its Holiday 2020 release. At the moment, we only know of a few titles planned for the PS5. We know that Ghost of Tsushima will be one of the last major titles to release on the PS4, whereas Godfall was the first title to be officially announced for the PS5. We'll keep you posted when Sony reveals more PS5 news.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!