So we've finally got a look at the new PlayStation 5 console that is launching this holiday season and it does look completely different then what most expected, in a good way of course.
After almost a year of teasing, Sony finally revealed their next-gen console at the end of their one-hour event that was held earlier today.
Like Microsoft's Xbox Series X, The PS5 is designed to be placed vertically and will include two versions: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The PS5 Digital variant looks substantially thinner than the regular model, thanks to the removal of the optical drive. If your not a fan of the vertical design, rest assured, you can also place the console horizontally for both model.
Next to the PS5, Sony also revealed a few new accessories for the new console, This includes a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. Sony has not yet announced pricing for any of its accessories, or whether they will all launch alongside the new PS5 consoles. Although, we do think that they will have a bundle version that includes all these accessories, similar to what they did with the PSVR Ultimate Bundle.
Speaking about the VR, they did not mention anything new about a new version about the PSVR, we do know that the current VR model will be compatible with the new console, as Sony confirmed this at their previous event.
What about the Specs?
Well, Sony already revealed most of its specs back in March. The new console will be powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. The custom AMD chips will provide 10.28 teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU.
Sony is also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will provide 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. Sony is requiring that all games be installed to the internal SSD to make use of the read speeds.
The PS5 will also support 8K graphics with dynamic lighting, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D audio.
The new DualSense controller will feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and a new create button that’s designed to share gameplay content. Just like the DualShock controllers, the D-pad and buttons will remain on the top half of the controller while its two analog sticks will be on the bottom. The DualSense will also have a center-mounted touchpad and a redesigned light bar that sits on each side of the touchpad and on the back.
One of the most asked questions is, will I be able to play my old PS4 games on the new console? As Sony stated back in March, the new PS5 will be backward compatible with more than 4000 PlayStation 4 titles.
“We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions,” Sony said in March.
Also, Ubisoft has already said that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is headed to the PlayStation 5 this holiday season.
Pricing and Launch Date
As of now, Sony has not yet announced an official launch date nor the pricing for the new Console or any of its accessories, or whether they will all launch alongside the new PS5 consoles. We can expect this a later event by Sony.
So that's about it. What do you all think about the new PlayStation 5? Already saving up for this Holiday?