After several leaks and rumours, Sony finally announced the PlayStation 5 gaming console in an online launch event. The Sony PS5 comes in two edition — a standard edition and a digital edition where the latter doesn’t come with optical disk drive.
In the event, the company announced the design, few specifications, accessories and games.
Sony PlayStation 5 Design
The latest gaming console has a minimalist and vertical design with white panels on both side of a curved black interior on either side. The middle section has a regular USB-A and a front USB-C port along with blue LED lighting and vents along the top curve. The console’s back is unknown as of now.
The PS5 is positioned inside a vertical frame, something that Sony already has, beginning with the PS2, for its consoles. As of now, It is also not clear that if this stand is part of the package or a different addition.
The absence of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive on the Digital Edition distinguishes both consoles in term of design. This digital edition is lighter and has a more symmetrical style whereas the standard edition is bulkier and proportioned a little bit more oddly.
The overall design of both new editions looks different and appealing. It comes with DualSense controller which is already showcased back in April.
Sony PlayStation 5 Specifications:
In terms of specification, the latest PS5 runs on 3.5GHz 8-cores AMD Zen-2 processor along with 10.28 TFLOP custom RDNA 2 GPU that has 2.23GHz 36 CUs. It comes with 16GB GDDR6 RAM and 825GB SSD.
As previously mentioned it does support 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. The PS5 will also support graphics up to 8K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate graphics up to 4K resolution and 3D audio.
The GPU will support ray tracing. Ray tracing is a technique of rendering which model how light travels and interacts with virtual objects.
Sony PlayStation 5 Accessories
Sony has announced the new consoles with a different set of accessories. These include:
- DualSense Wireless Controller which will feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and a built-in microphone.
- DualSense Charging Station for simultaneous charging of two DualSense controllers.
- HD Camera for potential motion tracking.
- Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.
- Media Remote for using the console as a Blu-ray player and streaming box.
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Sony PlayStation 5: List of Games
The latest gaming console will support more than 4,000 PS4 games as it is backward compatible. The company started the event by showcasing games one by one. These include a list of 26 games:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil VIII: Village
- NBA 2K21
- Hitman III
- Destruction Allstars
- Oddworld: SoulStorm
- GTA V Expanded Version
- Project Athenia
- Demon’s Souls
- Little Devil Inside
- Astro’s Playroom
- Solar Ash
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Jett: The Far Shore
- Kena: Bridge of the Spirits
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
There are other bunch of games which are still in development and they are Destiny 2, Fortnite, Warframe, Gothic, Assassin Creed’s Valhalla, Rain Gollum, Watch Dogs: Legion, Battlefield 6, Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, WRC 9, Dying Light 2, Dirt 5, Chorvs, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Scarlet Nexus.
The rumoured popular games are Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us: Part 2, Starfield, The Elder Scroll 6, Grand Theft Auto 6, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and God of War 2.
Sony PlayStation 5 Reveal Video
The video shows the 4K Blu-ray disk drive i.e. the standard edition of PS5. There is only minimal difference between in the look of the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition.
Sony PlayStation 5: Price, Launch Date and Availability
There is no information revealed on price or launch date at the online event. But, it is expected to launch in late 2020 i.e in the month of November or December.
However, according to Amazon UK leaked listing, the gaming console was priced at EUR 599.99 (approx. Rs. 51,600). Stay tuned to PaidFreeDroid and subscribe to our notifications for all upcoming information like this.
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